The Yeti SB5 Carbon 27.5 Mountain Bike 2018 is the next iteration of Yeti's most popular all-mountain bike. Born from the trails of Colorado, the SB5 represents everything a trail bike should be — lightweight, nimble on climbs and dominant on descents. With an updated, sleek frame design, internal cable routing, BOOST spacing, lower stand-over height and metric suspension all atop Yeti’s Switch Infinity translating pivot, it is the go-to choice for any trail adventure. Yeti took everything that was loved about the original and turned it into a more refined machine. A slacker head tube angle, steeper seat tube angle, shorter chainstays, and a slightly longer front-end. These geometry tweaks create an even more playful bike that can be pushed even harder. Working with FOX suspension, Yeti created an exclusive configuration that's fine-tuned for the SB5. This resulted in better mid-stroke compression and small bump sensitivity providing a wider range of riders with a custom feel. Yeti SB5 Carbon 2018 Features Nimble on the climbs and dominant on descents – everything a trail bike should be Optimal travel to slay the trail, with a refined geometry Exclusive Fox suspension configuration Switch Infinity patented suspension system High modulus carbon fibre main frame and swing arm Collet axle system on pivots reduces bearing wear Yeti SB5 Carbon XT/SLX 2017 Build Highlights Climb with ease thanks to the efficient Shimano XT 11x46t rear cassette and a 30t chainring on the SB5 Carbon XT/SLX. Point this bike downhill and get ready to rip with the Switch Infinity suspension platform and the metric Fox Performance suspension. Add Boost spacing to the mix and you have a plush, playful, yet stable ride. Thanks to Maxxis Ardent tyres and Shimano brakes, you maintain just the right amount of traction and control. Fox 34 Performance 150mm Boost fork Fox Float Performance rear shock Shimano XT/SLX 1×11 groupset. Race Face Aeffect cranks. 30T / 11-46T gearing Fox Transfer Performance dropper post DT Swiss M1900 Boost wheelset Yeti SB5 Carbon Frame Details Utilising the same design and geometry of the SB5 TURQ series, the SB5 Carbon offers similar stiffness and durability with a nominal 240 gram increase in weight. The SB5 Carbon is built strong enough for Richie Rude, but made for us regular shredders. Switch Infinity Translating Pivot – Explained The Switch Infinity holds full control of the bikes 5 of suspension, switching direction as the bike moves through its travel to result in a confidence inspiring performance that feels simply amazing on the trail. As you move through the bikes travel the pivot switches direction, early on in the movement it heads upwards, providing anti-squat and optimal pedalling. Further along the travel the pivot eventually switches to a downwards movement, providing you with a bottomless feeling that stops any chain force from affecting how the suspension performs. All resulting in an efficient, fun to ride and most importantly high performing ride both on the up and down hill!