Yeti SB130 Bikes & Framesets For Sale
Shop new & used Yeti SB130 MTBs for sale at TPC - The Pro's Closet. Find reviews, specs, weight info, prices, and size charts on various models and popular years (2021, 2022, etc). Read our Yeti SB130 Quick-Take Review below.
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The SB130 puts 130mm of rear travel together with a 150 or 160mm fork. There’s little consensus on whether this is an all-mountain bike that climbs or a trail bike that out-descends others in this category. And that’s a thing. Introduced in 2019, it replaced SB 4.5. Yeti’s Switch Infinity sliding pivot point expands suspension capabilities without increasing numerical travel.
A long reach paired with a short-offset fork keeps your body centered over the wheels and the steering feeling light. In the small changes category that can loom large, Yeti made room for a water bottle inside the main triangle, which can simplify what needs to get carried.
Is the Yeti SB130 a good climber?
The SB130 is a very solid climber, thanks in large part to the Switch Infinity suspension platform, which ensures minimal bob and power loss off the top of the suspension travel. It also provides excellent traction during climbs to make sure you can maintain your line and not put a foot down. Weight (around 32 lbs +/-), slack, and geometry are right where you want them for a good climber. The Yeti SB130 strikes a good balance of climbing efficiency, comfort, and traction.
How much does an SB130 weigh?
A Yeti SB130 frame with its carbon fiber construction weighs between 7 and 8 lbs, depending on size. A stock build of an SB130 weighs around 31 lbs, depending on the size.
2022 Yeti SB130 Lunch Ride T2 - Weight, Specs, Price
|Shifters: SRAM X01 Eagle
|Wheel Size: 29"
|Frame Travel: 137mm
|Frame Material: TURQ Carbon
|Rear Derailleur: SRAM X01 Eagle (12spd)
|Weight: 29.6 lbs
|Crankset: SRAM X1 Eagle (30t) 170mm
|Fork: Fox Factory 36 GRIP 2 160mm
|Cassette: SRAM X01 Eagle 1295 (10-52t)
|Rear Shock: Fox Factory FLOAT X
|Wheelset: DT Swiss EX1700 30mm Alloy
|Brakes: SRAM Code RSC
|Max Tire Size: 29x2.6"
|Handelbars: Yeti Carbon 35x800mm
|Seatpost: Fox Transfer 31.6mm
If working with gravity is more important than working against it, Yeti offers a configuration called The Lunch Ride Kit, aka TLR. It takes the same frame and adds a fork with more travel, 7mm of extra rear travel, a half-degree slacker head tube angle, and more gravity-friendly components, like burlier brakes.
2022 Yeti SB130 Review - A TPC Quick-Take
The 2022 Yeti SB130 is billed as a trail bike that can climb as well as descends. In our quick test we were keen to see if this bike could serve as the one bike to rule all trails.
Confidence-Inspiring on Descents
The SB130, with its long and low geometry, Switch Infinity suspension, and lightweight frame, is an absolute beast on the descent. Whether tackling fast, open trails or tight, technical terrain, the SB130 offers a confident and stable ride.
Strong Climbing Ability
Yeti's suspension design shines not only in descents but in climbs too. The efficient pedaling platform and the 77-degree seat tube angle make for an effective climber, proving that the SB130 isn't just a one-trick pony.
High-Quality Build Kit
The SB130 features top-of-the-line components, including Fox Factory suspension, SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain, and DT Swiss wheels. These parts work seamlessly together to deliver a smooth, reliable ride.
Not Light on the Wallet
This level of performance comes at a price. The SB130 is a premium bike with a hefty price tag, which might be prohibitive for some riders.
A Little Less Playful
The very attributes that make the SB130 so confident on descents can make it feel a little less playful and agile on mellower trails or during slow-speed maneuvers.
Press-Fit Bottom Bracket
While not a deal-breaker for most, the press-fit BB92 might be a turn-off for some riders due to potential creaking issues and more complex service requirements.
The Bottom Line
The 2023 Yeti SB130 is an impressive trail bike that thrives in most conditions. It's a true quiver killer, equally adept at grinding up climbs as it is descending. However, its high cost and less playful nature on mellow terrain might give some riders pause.
From the moment you throw a leg over the SB130, you can sense its urge to charge hard and fast. It's a bike that encourages you to push your limits, conquer steeper climbs, and take the descents with newfound confidence. If you're a rider seeking a high-performance, do-it-all trail bike and you're willing to invest in premium quality, the SB130 is a compelling choice. Just be prepared for it to challenge your definition of what you thought was rideable.
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