All the MTBs that Launched this Week, from Digit to Yeti

All the new and updated mountain bikes announced ahead of the 2024 Sea Otter Classic.

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].

Sea Otter is kicking off tomorrow and ahead of the festival, many mountain bike brands are releasing new and updated products which means this week’s Gear Watch is PACKED. So, we’ve divided the news into two articles, one for bikes (here) and this one for products. All photos provided by the respective brands unless otherwise noted.

Digit Ring mountain bike

Digit Ring

Digit turned a lot of heads with their inline shock design in 2022, and now they brand is launching their second bike, the Digit Ring. The Ring is a 29er with 128mm of rear suspension travel, paired with a 140mm fork. The bikes are designed and built in California and are said to weigh 26-28lb.

  • Price: $9,845 for “Founder’s Edition” build
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Yeti SB165

Yeti SB165 enduro bike goes mixed wheel

The updated Yeti SB165 mixed wheel bike features recalculated Switch Infinity suspension and improved stiffness and ground clearance. Buyers will also be stoked with the threaded bottom bracket, clearance for 2.6-inch-wide tires, and a lower top tube.

Sanitas Cycles Tap Root titanium hardtail

Durango, Colorado based Sanitas Cycles has a new hardtail for bikepacking and riding cross-country. The Sanitas Tap Root is is designed around a 120mm fork and boasts a slack-for-XC 65° head tube angle. Sliding dropouts make it easy to set up the bike single speed while external routing (save for the dropper post) promises easy maintenance. Six sizes available.

  • Price: $2,750 frame, $5,950 complete
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Knolly Fugitive mid travel trail bike

Knolly Bikes Fugitive

The Knolly Fugitive is getting a new look with a straight aluminum tubeset that offers improved standover and modern aesthetics. Along with the change, the geometry has been updated with a 66° head tube angle and size-specific chainstay lengths and seat tube angles while keeping Super Boost rear axle spacing. The Knolly Fugitive 125 offers 125mm of rear travel paired with a 140mm or 150mm fork while the 140 offers 140mm and is compatible with 140-160mm forks.

  • Price: Frames from $2,399, completes from $4,599 USD
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Kona Ouroboros

Is the Kona Ouroboros a gravel bike, or a cross-country mountain bike? Yes!  This drop bar bike is designed with a suspension fork in mind plus clearance for up to 2.1″ tires. It’s also set up with 180mm disc brake rotors for extra stopping power on steep descents and the 69.5° head tube angle borders on scandalous for a gravel bike. Three configurations are available, including two with dropper posts; all feature a carbon frame with tons of mounts for long-distance adventuring.

Giant Trance X mountain bike

Giant Trance X

The all-new Trance X range includes a wide range of configurations to suit trail riders. All Giant Trance X trail bikes feature updated geometry, a three-position Maestro 3 flip chip and adjustable headset, and additional frame mounts. Carbon models get in-frame storage and the Trance X can be set up with matched 29er or mixed wheels. The Giant Trance X Advanced SX ups the rear suspension travel from 140mm to 145mm.

  • Price: From $3,700 for the aluminum build to $8,000 for the top carbon build
  • Buy from Giant dealers