Released November 15
Full / 120mm rear, 130mm front
The SB120 is a brand new short travel model from Yeti, sitting between the existing SB115 and SB130 models. Key updates include all-new geometry, including the revised Switch Infinity suspension link recently introduced on the new SB160.
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The highs and lows of this model family
|Weight||30.9 lbs||30.5 lbs||29.4 lbs||29.4 lbs||27.3 lbs|
|Fork||Fox Performance Float 34||Fox Performance Float 34||Fox Factory Float 34||Fox Factory Float 34||Fox Factory Float 34|
|Groupset||SLX, XT||GX Eagle||X01 Eagle, GX Eagle||XX1 Eagle AXS, X01 Eagle AXS||XX1 Eagle AXS, X01 Eagle AXS|
|Drivetrain||1 × 12||1 × 12||1 × 12 Electronic||1 × 12 Electronic|
Based on build material and quality level of the frame, fork, wheelset, groupset, suspension system, and more. Learn more →
|Top Tube Length||536||567||599||621||648||668|
|Seat Tube Length||345||365||400||440||470||485|
|Seat Tube Angle||76.5||76.5||76.5||76.5||76.5||76.5|
|Head Tube Length||92||98||104||115||126||147|
|Head Tube Angle||66.5||66.5||66.5||66.5||66.5||66.5|
🐐 Measurements listed in millimeters and degrees
Nov 15, 2022
In a field of great trail bikes, the new SB120 arrives as one of the best.
Well balanced short travel trail bike
Suspension that works well on the climbs and descents
Yeti premium pricing
Nearly as heavy as some 140mm bikes
Guy KestevenNov 15, 2022
Yeti’s new SB120 is the bike we’ve been waiting for from Colorado for years. Seriously sublime ride dynamics come at a wallet and weight expense though
Cory BensonNov 15, 2022
Yeti's shortest travel mountain bike isn't quite so short anymore, as the SB120 stretches out with enduro inspiration...
Peter WalkerNov 15, 2022
New Yeti SB120 T3 2023 first ride review. More travel, strong climbing DNA and practical upgrades.
Excellent propulsion uphill
Stiff rear suspension makes it easy to generate speed
Usual high-quality look and craftsmanship
Brakes are underpowered and don’t live up to the potential of the bike
Mike KazimerNov 15, 2022
There's no hanging up at the beginning of the stroke or any harshness at the end; instead, the bike feels silky smooth through the entirety of its travel.
Excellent suspension performance, great traction
Very quiet - no chain noise or cable rattle
Comfortable + versatile, as long as things don't get too wild
Trail bike weight with downcountry geometry
Prices start at $6,300 USD.
Ben HaworthNov 15, 2022
Yeti might not say the D word in its description of the new Yeti SB120 but this is clearly a Down Country bike.
Discover the new Switch Infinity: the next-gen of translating pivot suspension design. Setting new expectations for longevity, sensitivity and strength. Learn more
With a new-gen approach to our shortest travel bike, the SB120 now has a frame silhouette that’s inspired by its longer legged siblings. Torsional precision and impact clearance has increased, without transferring unwanted feedback to the rider. And the refined Switch Infinity makes this bike punch well above its weight.
Every rider deserves a frame feel that’s tuned for them, regardless of frame size. Over the course of hundreds of virtual simulation comparisons and back-to-back carbon prototype testing, we’ve refined our carbon layups to deliver consistent torsional stiffness and flex profiles across all frame sizes. The feel is precise yet compliant while structurally balancing light weight and durability.
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.
A relatively linear progression curve gives riders usable, active travel at 30% sag – a far greater margin than other 120mm travel bikes. The SB120’s small bump compliance delivers incredible traction. Its supportive mid-stroke ensures riders don’t blow through travel when pushing against the suspension in turns or when getting the wheels off the ground. Oh shit moments are handled with ease – the curve has been tuned with increased bottom-out control.
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.
Threaded aluminum bottom bracket shell with integrated ISCG-05 tabs. This critical drivetrain interface is now more durable, cleaner, and easier to service.
If a hanger bending crash occurs, the new Yeti models use the Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH) interface — the industry standard mount for a rear derailleur. The UDH is available in nearly any bike shop, Yeti dealer or not.
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.
An all new ultra-compact, minimalist, 1-piece shock extender was designed specifically for the demands of the shorter travel SB120. It optimizes leverage rate while pushing the shock forward in the frame. This forward positioning allows for a large range of shock compatibility, decreases stand over height, reduces shock tab sizes, increases water bottle compatibility, and increases downtube clearance.
Its nimble reach darts through singletrack. Its steep seat tube angle makes light work of climbs. Its head angle and balanced vertical suspension travel prioritize downhill fun, making it an incredible Trans-Cascadia style race whip. Point is, the SB120’s geometry is so balanced and agile, forgetting how much travel it has on the way up and down is totally possible.
A REACH FOR AGILITY — A more neutral position keeps riders weighting both wheels more evenly with a modern reach for agility, keeping things spritely.
BALANCED VERTICAL TRAVEL — Modern head angles are slack, so we run more front travel than rear travel to balance the bike. This delivers a brilliantly balanced ride.
SIZE SPECIFIC CHAIN STAYS — Chain stay length increases with frame size, ensuring the rear center of the bike is proportionately correct for riders of all sizes (XS-XXL).
SIZE SPECIFIC SEAT TUBE ANGLES — Riders of all sizes stay in a powerful pedal position with seat tube angles that increase with frame size. This makes the transition from seated to standing easier, especially for taller riders.