2019 Yeti SB130 TURQ XX1
(discontinued)

Discontinued
Where To Buy
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International shipping available. Some exclusions apply.
Free shipping on orders over $50 (continental U.S. only).
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$5,700.00
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$7,000.00
Another New Yeti: See the SB130 Trail Bike
Hot on the heels of the SB150 comes a slightly shorter-travel version that will suit even more riders. The SB130 brings incredible versatility, lots of pep in its step, and the ability to keep things in check when it's really needed.

SB130 Highlights

  • 29-inch wheels
  • High-modulus carbon fiber frame and swing arm with C-Series and TURQ material options
  • 130mm (5.1-inches) rear travel // 150mm (5.9-inches) travel fork with shorter 44mm offset
  • Switch Infinity suspension system with two-piece wishbone-style shock extender
  • 210x52.5mm Metric shock
  • Compatible with both air and coil-sprung shocks
  • Tapered integrated headtube (41mm/52mm)
  • Custom downtube protector and chain guards
  • Internally molded carbon tubes inside of frame for improved cable routing
  • Integrated axle and derailleur hanger system
  • Boost hub spacing, front and rear
  • 29x2.5-inch tire clearance
  • Press fit 92 bottom bracket with ISCG05 mounts
  • 180mm direct rear brake mount
  • 34-tooth max chainring size
  • Clearance for standard-sized water bottle inside frame
  • Lifetime warranty (new for all 2019 Yetis) and crash replacement program
  • Spruce, Black and Turquoise color options
One bike can’t rule them all, but the SB130 is one bike that rules. Conceived on rowdy Colorado trails and fed a steady diet of technical climbing and high-speed descents, this bike crushes big terrain." - Yeti Cycles

All About The SB130

We sat down with Yeti's Director of Engineering, Peter "Stretch" Zawistowski, for an in-depth chat about the new SB150, which shares a lot of similarities to the SB130. Listen in for some great insight:

0:43 - Geometry and fork offset
2:08 - Progression and leverage curve
3:55 - Shock damping tunes
5:03 - Progression rate and shock selection
5:49 - All about the shock extender
8:07 - Making room for a water bottle
8:41 - Anti-squat and pedaling performance
11:20 - Internal tube-in-tube cable routing
11:59 - Hardware for easy installation and maintenance
12:38 - How do the new bikes ride compared to other Yetis?
14:25 - Who are the new bikes for?

Geometry

Compared to the SB5.5 that it replaces, the SB130 sees a number of big geometry updates including a shorter 44mm offset fork, one degree slacker 65.5-degree head tube angle, 40mm longer reach measurements across the size range, and a drastic 3.4-degree steeper seat angle.

Suspension Kinematics

Yeti's intention is "to use the travel and use it well." For years their bikes have averaged 3-8% progression. "Yeti’s leverage rate with linear progression remains, but with a slight [12.5%] increase to the progressivity percentage, providing greater compatibility with modern shocks. This gives the SB130 an efficient pedaling platform, better small bump sensitivity, mid-stroke support, and increased bottom-out resistance." The increase in progression has also allowed Yeti to rely less on volume spacers and low-speed compression damping.

In Action

Build Kits, Pricing & Availability

The initial SB130 release includes five complete bikes ranging from $5,199 to $10,099 USD including optional upgrades. The three highest-end bikes have the TURQ edition frame, which uses higher-quality carbon material and saves close to 225-grams (0.5-pounds) over the C-Series. Yeti says that both types of carbon achieve the same stiffness ratings.

View C-Series Builds | View TURQ Builds

  • C-Series GX Eagle - $5,199 USD
  • C-Series GX Comp Eagle - $6,199
  • TURQ X01 Eagle - $7,199
  • TURQ X01 Eagle Race - $8,199
  • TURQ XX1 Eagle - $9,199
  • TURQ Frame + Shock - $3,500

SB130 TURQ bikes and frames are available now. C-Series models will be available in one to two months.

What's The Bottom Line?

Like the SB150, the new SB130 is able to tame the trail with its smooth, lively suspension feel and excellent front end manners. We enjoy the new direction Yeti has headed as it makes their bikes more fun, sensitive, and bottomless with less compression damping to get things done. This bike is well suited as an everyday ripper and would suit many in search of that one-bike quiver.

Visit www.yeticycles.com for more details.

Photos by Brent Jacoby and Yeti Cycles

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Specifications

Product
Yeti SB130 TURQ XX1
Model Year
2019
Riding Type
Enduro / All-Mountain
Trail
Rider
Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
S
M
L
XL
Wheel Size
29"
Frame Material
Carbon Fiber
Frame Material Details
TURQ series high-modulus carbon frame and swing arm, internal cable routing, integrated rubber frame guards
Rear Travel
130mm
Rear Shock
FOX Factory DPX2
Fork
FOX Factory 36
Fork Travel
150mm
Head Tube Diameter
Tapered
Headset
Cane Creek 40 integrated
Handlebar
Yeti Carbon, 35mm x 780mm
Stem
Race Face Turbine R, 35mm x 40mm
Grips
Ergon GE1
Brakes
SRAM Guide Ultimate with 180mm SRAM Centerline rotors
Brake Levers
SRAM Guide Ultimate
Drivetrain
1x
Shifters
SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12-speed
Front Derailleur
N/A
Rear Derailleur
SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12-speed
ISCG Tabs
ISCG05
Chainguide
None included
Cranks
SRAM X01 Eagle, carbon
Chainrings
30 tooth
Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB BB92, press fit
Pedals
None included
Chain
SRAM XX1 Eagle
Cassette
SRAM XX1 1299 Eagle, 12-speed 10-50 tooth
Rims
Standard: DT Swiss XM 1501 Spline One 30 wheels, 30mm inner width, aluminum clincher
Upgrade: DT Swiss XMC 1200 30 wheels, 30mm inner width, carbon fiber clincher
Hubs
DT Swiss 240
Spokes
Standard: DT Swiss XM 1501 Spline One 30 wheels, DT Swiss competition straightpull, three-cross (1:1) pattern
Upgrade: DT Swiss XMC 1200 30 wheels, DT aerolite straightpull front / DT aero comp straightpull rear, three-cross (1:1) pattern
DT Swiss ProLock Squorx ProHead aluminum nipples
Tires
Front: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5" x 29"
Rear: Maxxis Aggressor 2.3" x 29"
Saddle
Custom Ergon SME3
Seatpost
FOX Transfer Factory
Seatpost Diameter
31.6mm
Seatpost Clamp
Standard single bolt
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
148mm x 12mm (boost)
Max. Tire Size
29x2.5"
Bottle Cage Mounts
Yes
Colors
Black, Turquoise, Spruce
Warranty
Lifetime
Weight
N/A
Miscellaneous
Switch Infinity suspension
Price
Standard: $9,199.00
With DT Swiss XMC 1200 30mm carbon wheels: $10,099.00
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Where To Buy
Free shipping on orders over $50 (continental U.S. only).
International shipping available. Some exclusions apply.
Free shipping on orders over $50 (continental U.S. only).
International shipping available. Some exclusions apply.
$5,700.00
Free shipping on orders over $50 (continental U.S. only).
International shipping available. Some exclusions apply.
Free shipping on orders over $50 (continental U.S. only).
International shipping available. Some exclusions apply.
$7,000.00
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