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Mountain bikes are damn good these days. XC bikes can tackle terrain that was all-mountain territory a few years ago and an enduro bike is almost as zippy as a short travel trail bike from a few seasons past. Where does that leave the modern mid-travel carbon 29er' It means they're really, really good and are capable of tackling a wide variety of terrain, from backcountry epics with natural gnarly terrain to fast, flow trial hot laps after work, riding until the sun sets. Sure, there are a ton of good options out there but with wheel diameters, geometry updates, and suspension designs changing so much, it can make the buying decision a daunting task. And while we can reel off a handful of really good do-it-all rigs, we have no reservations recommending Yeti Cycles' SB130 Turq X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike to add to your stable. It's one helluva trail bike that can handle shuttles and lift access until your hearts content, yet it doesn't dumb down smoother buff trails either, so those strapping on heart rate monitors and not pads can have their fun too. Factor in its lightweight TURQ carbon construction, plush Switch Infinity platform with FOX Factory suspension, and a snappy shifting, range providing SRAM X01 drivetrain, and you have a fun, playful bike that's appropriate on a wide variety of trails and geographic locations. Longer and slacker continues to be the name of the game, and on the SB130 the numbers lean towards the trend of a more capable descending bike that can still pedal when it's time to earn your turn. Its 65. 5-degree headtube is a full degree slacker than the brands 5. 5, a bike that already pushed the boundaries of a long-travel 29er. Of course this contributes to unflappable stability when descending steep, technical terrain, but usually, a headtube angle so slack would be a bear on climbs and have lazy handling manners on the rest of the trail. This simply isn't the case with the SB130 as it employs a 44mm fork offset to bring the front ...

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