Yeti SB5 Project

We were recently challenged by one of our clients to build a longer travel trail bike that combines the best balance of weight, ride-ability, and reliability.  It needed have a dropper post, wide reliable tires, wide handlebar and generally be trail worthy for a lighter rider doing a fair mix of riding on different terrains.

Weight 10.3kgs (22.7 pounds)

Build List
Frame Yeti SB5
Fork Fox Factory
Headset Cane Creek AER
Cranks Race Face Next SL
Chainrings Race Face 30T DM
Pedals Shimano XTR
Bars Mcfk Low Rise 700
Grips Extralite Hypergrips
Shift Levers Sram Eagle Trigger
Housing / Cables Alligator Mini I-link
Stem Mcfk
Saddle Tune Speedneedle
Seatpost Fox Transfer Dropper
Seat collar Fair Wheel Carbon
Expander Extralite Ultrastar
Top Cap Cane Creek AER
Spacers Cane Creek AER
Front Derailleur None
Rear Derailleur Sram Eagle
Chain Sram Eagle
Brakes Shimano XTR Race
Brake Rotors Alligator Stealth
Bottle Cage Fair Wheel Bikes Carbon
Handbuilt wheelset
Front Hub Carbon-Ti Boost
Rear Hub Carbon-TI Boost
Rims Mcfk 27.5
Spokes Sapim CxRay
Cassette Sram Eagle 10-50
Tires Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.35
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