Today Yeti announced the SB5 Enduro, a less expensive carbon version of the SB5c. Yes, you read that right: The SB5 Enduro doesn’t sub-in an aluminum frame to shave costs–it actually utilizes a different carbon profile that’s just as stiff as the SB5c but about 300 grams heavier. Like the SB5c, the new SB5 Enduro offers 5-inches of travel and 27.5″ wheels.
The SB5 Enduro will be available initially in a SRAM GX build for $4,499. While there isn’t a comparable build currently listed for the SB5c (and the SB5 Enduro isn’t being offered “frame only,”) the least expensive build on the SB5c is $6,899. Sure, it’s not an apples-to-apples comparison, but in this case buyers will save $2,400 over the least expensive, complete SB5c. Looking at it another way, the SB5 Enduro is just $1,099 more than an SB5c frame–and you’re getting a full SRAM GX drivetrain, a Fox 34 fork, SRAM Reverb dropper post, DT Swiss M1900 wheels, and all the other bits and pieces to make this bike go!
Look for availability staring in late fall of this year. What do you think–can you finally afford the Yeti you’ve been wanting to buy?