The Yeti SB100 is perhaps the ultimate example of a modern 29er
XC bike, yes there's "only" 120/100mm of travel front/rear, but the
relaxed geometry and Switch Infinity suspension expand its
capabilities well into Trail territory.
This awesome build features the best of the best components,
with SRAM's wireless, electronic XX1 Eagle AXS groupset at the
heart of things, providing the 1x12 drivetrain. The RockShox Reverb
dropper post is also wireless and fully integrated with the AXS
Fox Factory series suspension takes care of shock absorption,
with the distinctive golden tones of Kashima Coat - extra slick and
durable. The Step-Cast forks are remarkably lightweight but plenty
stiff enough to handle the roughest terrain.
An ENVE carbon cockpit keeps things nice and light, and the
Specialized Butcher tyres have an aggressive tread profile that
tames tricky terrain whilst remaining suitably fast-rolling.
If you're looking for XC speed, and want to be able to mix it up
a bit out on the trail, there's no better way to do it...
photos by Bobby Whittaker