Just a few weeks after releasing the SB150, Yeti has added a short-travel bike to their line as well, the SB130.

As the name implies, the rear travel is 130mm. The SB130 comes with a 150mm fork, though, planting it firmly in the trail bike category.

The SB130 of course utilizes the Yeti Switch Infinity suspension platform.

The geometry features a 65.5-degree head angle, with a 77-degree effective seat angle.

Like the SB150, the SB130 uses a shock extender to move the rear shock up in order to fit a water bottle inside the front triangle, rather than on the bottom of the down tube. The SB130 also maintains a pressfit bottom bracket.

The Yeti SB130 comes in black, turquoise of course, and if that’s not enough, an even darker turquoise called spruce.

Yeti has removed the SB4.5 and the SB5.5 from their website, which leads us to believe the SB130 and SB150 are their replacements.

The Yeti SB130 in the dark turquoise color, spruce.

Pricing starts at $3,500 for a frame set.

The base level build costs $5,200 for a SRAM GX drivetrain, Fox suspension front and rear, and SRAM Guide R brakes.

The high-end build is priced at $9,200 and includes Fox suspension, a SRAM XX1 Eagle drivetrain, and SRAM Guide RSC brakes.

# Comments

  • rmap01

    Aside from the differences in travel with the SB 130 and 150 are there any other noteworthy changes compared to the SB4.5 and 5.5?

    • Matt Miller

      It’s a new bike altogether, so geometry is different pretty much everywhere, and the water bottle cage is inside the front triangle now. Still switch infinity, probably a different feel though compared to the SB4.5 and 5.5.

  • rmap01

    Thanks Matt. I didn’t realize the geometry changed that much. I demo’ed the SB4.5 earlier this year and really liked it. Sounds like I need to demo the SB130 now.

  • brett.williams

    I would say (having ridden the SB150) that the sb130 is closer to the 5.5 replacement, and the sb150 is just a new addition. It’s ridiculously beefy and feels quite different to ride from the 5.5. I found it to have a minimum speed, below which it was not much fun. Descending at speed was super composed, and climbing comfortable due to the geometry.

    Given the geo of the sb130, it’s a totally different setup than the 4.5 and should feel quite different.

    Seems like there’s a hole in the lineup (though I hear the SB100 is really pretty decent descending and it’s only got 14mm less rear travel than the 4.5 did).

    • rmap01

      Goof info Brett. Can you provide addition insight re: your comment “I found it to have a minimum speed, below which it was not much fun.” Thanks!

  • brett.williams

    I felt it was very planted on the ground, and a little difficult to change lines when compared with the 5.5. Getting good air required higher speeds. A lot of that could just have been shock setup, I was doing a corporate demo and they can only do so much for a 2.5 hour ride window.

    There’s a very rocky section right at the beginning of Belcher Hill, that I cleaned on the sb5, but had a rougher time with on the SB150. It was just hard to get enough momentum. Once I got hung up and had to restart, I couldn’t get it up to speed and continued to struggle.

    I’m sure for an aggressive rider it’s awesome, and I think I’m just not the right rider for it.

    • rmap01

      Thanks for the additional insight. It’s most appreciated!

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