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Blasting back into the cross-country scene, Yeti is eager to deliver the completely new SB100 Turq Beti Mountain Bike Frame. Since the departure of the ASR, Yeti's lineup has had a bit of a hole in it where a cross-country steed belonged. We've been a little puzzled, wondering if this was signifying that cross-country was a thing of the past, but this racy ride has our minds at ease, offering clever geometry to dial in the right balance of comfort and competition, with steep seat tube angles, buttery-smooth Switch Infinity suspension, and a moderate head tube that best pairs with a 44-millimeter offset fork to achieve a XC to trail balance that most bikes merely dream of. The result is a bike that gives us a reminder of Yeti's 1985 XC-domination roots, soaring up climbs, and turning around to clean rock-laden descents on the chase for your newest PR, or podium. We have a tendency to think to cross-country bikes as one trick ponies that make going uphill a breeze, but at the price of versatility and comfort anywhere but rolling and smooth singletrack, but the ever growing desire for a one-bike quiver has designers striving to round out the XC rigs with capabilities that surpass their travel. With the SB100 Beti's lineage, it has plenty to draw inspiration from, helping Yeti's designers perfect a platform that takes notes from its enduro roots and dives deep into cross-country racing, for a featherweight feel when you're toeing the line on race day, and just enough travel to soak up the gnarlier courses you cross. This is largely is caused by its Switch Infinity platform, which is utilized on all Yetis all the way up to the EWS winning SB6, has been redesigned specifically for 100mm of travel on this model. It's light, and tucks behind the seat tube, sitting in its own compartment out of the way of wheel spray and errant trail debris. By tucking the suspension neatly behind the seat tube, Yeti was able to find real estate within the front triangle to accommodate e...

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