Dirt Demo: Yeti's New SB95 29er Trail Bike


News & Reviews
Jun 26, 2009

Some Dirt Demo goodies for y'all! Here is a preview of Yeti's new SB95 29er, a bike that is sure to be a hit among the big wheeled crowd. Pedal friendly, lightweight, and fast rolling, the bike was a joy to ride!

Yeti turned quite a few heads with the introduction of the SB66 and their new Switch Technology linkage. Now, the SB95 is drawing attention, which takes the same linkage and applies it to a 29-inch platform. The pedal-friendly linkage, paired with a relatively slack geometry (68.5-degree head angle) should make for a formidable all-day mile-muncher.

The Switch linkage relies on an eccentric pivot that actually changes direction mid-travel.

The SB95 uses a tapered, inset headset to allow for the lowest stack height possible.

The through-axle rear end utilizes a chip system in the dropouts to allow for compatibility with nearly every rear axle standard.

Yeti’s welds are a thing of beauty.

The SB95 should be available in early February, expected pricing is as follows:

Enduro (X-7, X-9): $3500
Race (XT):$4500
Pro (XTR): $6150