After an astoundingly chilly, wet and delayed winter, and with a decent number of months riding the Yeti SB-66 in a wide range of circumstances, now it’s time to examine Yeti SB-66 review and why this bike has been getting as much consideration as it has.
Some people have wanted more travel on their 29ers in recent times. Big wheels are being pushed into more technical trail riding duties and are no longer the reserve of mile-munching endurance machines. Santa Cruz offers the regular 100mm Tallboy with 120mm forks to relax the steering and bolster the travel, but the market is now clearly out there for more.
FRAME & BUILD
The frame is laid up as a one-piece mold, eliminating the need to bond bits on at various points in the build process. Cable stops and the rear brake mount are integrated into the layupn as well, with all cabling slung underneath the top tube. A short, tapered-bearing zero stack-compatible head tube works to keep the front end as low as possible, while flattened seat stays are there to try and filter out some rear end stiffness. A regulation threaded bottom bracket shell ensures a wider range of crank options, too.