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Yeti SB5 Beti

Yeti SB5 Beti Womens Mountain Bike

The Yeti SB5 Beti is a great example of a high-performance mainstream bike (the standard Yeti SB5c) that has been consciously redesigned with women and smaller riders in mind. The extra-small and small versions of the SB5 Beti have a lower top tube for more standover clearance (among the lowest in the industry), whereas on larger frames you’ll find the same top tube design as the original SB5. The SB5 Beti provides 150mm of travel up front and is built to be ridden hard on the most epic adventures.

Key Specs:

  • Category: Trail/Enduro
  • Travel: 150mm front /127mm rear
  • Wheel Size: 27.5″
  • Smallest Frame Size: XS (4’11” – 5’3″)
  • Standover: 26.3″ (668mm)
  • Reach: 15.0″ (382mm)
  • Frame Material: Carbon fiber
  • Price: $4,799+

Key Components:

  • Fork: Fox 34 Performance
  • Shock: Fox Performance Beti DPS
  • Drivetrain: SRAM GX Eagle 1×12
  • Brakes: Shimano SLX
  • Seatpost: Fox Transfer Dropper
  • Wheelset: DT Swiss M1900
  • Saddle: WTB Deva

Yeti Cycles SB5 Beti Turq Carbon Mountain Bike - 2018 Small /42166/
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# Comments

  • Leah Barber

    Hiya Rowdy_Burns, funny you should ask – I was actually concurrently working on a women’s budget mountain bike list when I was researching these bikes and I planned to include the Norco Charger – so defintely worth a test ride. If she doesn’t mind pushing a little extra weight, I’d try a 27.5+ hardtail like the Trek Roscoe 8 (1×11, 120mm Judy, dropper, and 2.8″ tires) or Diamondback Rely 2 27.5+ (similar build). Happy riding!

  • mongwolf

    Thanks Leah for the nice list. I’m taking notes for my daughters-in-law (or as we prefer to say daughters-in-love). My wife is also starting to make some comments of wanting to start riding. So that might mean three bike purchases in the coming year or so. As such, I may buy used to get them all started. It seems the older models of the Ibis Mojo (HD or otherwise) might be good for gals because of the shorter cockpit. Do you have any other favorites from over the years?

    • Leah Barber

      Hi mongwolf, im so happy to hear about all these women in your life getting into mountain biking! thats awesome! used bikes are a great (smart!) way to start, women’s specific bikes will probably be harder to find resale or on ebay though. ive always been a fan of santa cruz, though i did have to do some minor mods to get the reach right. while i have not ridden all the bikes on this list, ive never ridden a bike that has fit me “off the rack” better than my old trek wsd. hopefully you can help them get to some shops/demo days to try a few on for size, “just looking” at shops is part of the fun right? happy shopping!

  • mongwolf

    Thanks to tips Leah. I knew nothing about the Trek wsd. And I have always seemed to gravitate towards Santa Cruz bikes simply because they use a threaded BB. All the gals are fairly short 5’3 – 5’4″. Yes, hopefully, we can have some fun together shopping and test riding. I may try to make the purchases as gifts for birthdays and Christmas together.

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