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Yeti Updates the SB165 12

Built burlier than ever, Yeti's freeride and enduro machine is brought up to date with a number of refinements.


  • 63.5-degree head tube angle
  • 76.9-degree seat tube angle
  • 165mm rear wheel travel // 170mm fork travel
  • Threaded bottom bracket
  • High-clearance downtube
  • Dual-density downtube protection
  • Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH)
  • Secure, fully enclosed internal cable management Compatible with long dropper posts
  • 100% standard sealed Enduro Max bearings Floating collet axle pivot design Compact-wishbone shock extender
  • Boost spacing
  • Sizes: SM-XL
  • MSRP: $6,300 - $9,200

At the end of last year, Yeti announced the addition of a consumer-direct method for buying any of the bikes in their lineup, and the SB165 is the first bike I've received from them since the announcement. The level of assembly is as minimal as expected, only requiring the front wheel and handlebar to be installed. Yeti provides a shock pump with the bike as well as a small torque wrench and appropriate bits to ensure assembly and setup go as smoothly as possible.


Discover the next-generation of translating pivot suspension designs. Setting new expectations for kinematics, longevity, sensitivity, and strength. All new T-series builds will be equipped with our new Switch Infinity system with improved seals, bearings, and hardware.



Our new pivot designs use 100% standard sized cartridge bearings secured with precision — machined floating collet axles. All bearings are pressed into the linkage assembly vs the swingarm or front triangle.Our new floating collet pivot design uses standard sized cartridge bearings in precision and machined floating collet axles boosting longevity. The end result is perfect alignment and smooth suspension motion every time.



Our patented, two-piece wishbone shock extender is used on the SB140 and SB160 ensuring optimal clamping, shock compatibility and ease of shock removal for longer travel applications. An all new ultra-compact, minimalist, 1-piece shock extender was designed specifically for the demands of the shorter travel SB120. Both shock extender styles are achieving the same goals: optimizing leverage rates while pushing the shock forward in the frame. This forward positioning allows for a large range of shock compatibility, decreases standover height, reduces shock tab sizes, increases water bottle compatibility, and increases downtube clearance.



Internally routed cable tubes with secure closures at entry and exit points eliminate rattles and cable rub. Whether running a mechanical drivetrain and dropper or a wireless setup, cable management is intuitively easy and quiet.


The new downtube protection system features two layers that work together. The foundation of the system is a rubber under-guard that provides cushion against the frame. The external hard cap provides superior impact resistance. The new system brings edge-to-edge protection to the downtube and is easily replaceable. The hard cap is also removable to aid in dropper post cable routing.


Hangerless Interface creates the strongest and most precise shifting by allowing T-Type derailleurs to mount directly to the wheel axle and grip both sides of the frame. But Hangerless Interface is also perfect for legacy drivetrains, thanks to the included Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH).



As the capability of our bikes continues to increase, so does their ability to run modern day, full-stroke dropper posts. Our seat tube is shorter to allow for a longer dropper posts. Most riders will be able to use a 150mm dropper posts on Small frames*, 175mm on Medium frames*and 200mm+ dropper posts on L-XXL frames* respectively. *Dependent on actual seat height on specific bike size.


Threaded aluminum bottom bracket shell with integrated ISCG-05 tabs. This critical drivetrain interface is now more durable, cleaner, and easier to service.



2024 SB 165 Build Kit Higlights

  • Fox Factory 38 Grip 2 and Fox Factory DHX2 shock • Fox Transfer dropper post
  • MX DT Swiss EX1700 custom wheelset
  • 4 piston brakes
  • ODI Elite Pro grips
  • 220mm front and 200mm rear rotors
  • Maxxis Assegai 2.5 and DHR II 2.4 EXO+ tires • SLS Coil Spring on frame only


Turg level build kits offer a DT Swiss EXC 1501 Carbon wheel upgrade option for $1,000, while C Series build kits are available with a FOX Factory suspension upgrade option for an additional $600.


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