All-new Yeti SB135 in for Test plus New Nukeproof Wheels, Esker Singlespeeds, Ragley Frames

Check out new Nukeproof alloy wheels, Ragley hardcore hardtails, and fresh Esker steel hardtail singlespeed builds.

Gear Watch Wednesday is a weekly update on the latest mountain bike gear releases and products that Singletracks has received for test. Have gear news to share, or products you’d like us to check out? Email [email protected].

Yeti SB135

Yeti SB135 in for test

The Yeti SB135 was announced just last month, and Singletracks has one in for test. The bike features 135mm of rear Switch Infinity suspension travel paired with either a 150mm or 160mm fork. With 27.5″ wheels and progressive geometry, the bike is designed for fun more than it is racing, and this build comes with the new SRAM Eagle AXS Transmission.

  • Price: $9,600 as in for test. Builds start at $6,400.
  • Buy from Worldwide Cyclery and other Yeti dealers.

Nukeproof Horizon Pro wheels

Building off the Horizon V2 wheelset, the new Nukeproof Horizon Pro wheels feature a new rear hub with 54 simultaneously engaged ratchet teeth for 6.7° of engagement. The hub uses Enduro bearings and high quality seals to keep them running smoothly in all conditions. And 30mm-wide alloy rims promise long-lasting durability.

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New Esker singlespeed builds

The Esker Hayduke and Japhy steel hardtail mountain bikes feature 14mm of horizontal adjustment thanks to the Portage Dropout system, and now the brand is offering ready-made singlespeed builds on both models. Both bikes come with a 120mm fork with the ability to run up to 130mm of front suspension travel. Ti frames are available as well, though not with singlespeed builds at this time.

  • Price: $2,850 for the singlespeed build.
  • Buy from

New and updated Ragley hardcore hardtails

Ragley has updated many of their frames for 2023, and added a 29er version of the Marley, dubbed the Marley 290. The Marley 290 features a 65° head tube angle (HTA) and supports 130-140mm travel forks. Other bikes, including the Blue Pig with its 63° HTA and ability to run a 160mm fork, see more progressive geo with slacker head angles and lower bottom brackets.

Evo drops MTB apparel line

Most people think of ordering gear online or seeking expert gear advice in-store when shopping at Evo. Now the retailer is following in the steps of Backcountry, and Evo is releasing their own apparel line. They’ve got a women’s line with a short sleeve jersey and shorts, a men’s line with pants and a jersey, and a hip pack and gloves too.

  • Price: Varies
  • Buy from Evo.