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Anyone gotten a look at the SB-66?

 

Short for Super Bike  - 26" Wheels and 6" travel

 

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Yeti-SB-66-First-Look-2011.html

 

I like the innovation. I like the slacknes. I like the travel. And it looks beautiful.

 

Only weird thing is the sizing.

 

What's the prognosis on how this thing pedals vs. other dual short link systems like VPP or DW or Maestro?

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by tromano View Post

Anyone gotten a look at the SB-66?

 

Short for Super Bike  - 26" Wheels and 6" travel

 

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Yeti-SB-66-First-Look-2011.html

 

I like the innovation. I like the slacknes. I like the travel. And it looks beautiful.

 

Only weird thing is the sizing.

 

What's the prognosis on how this thing pedals vs. other dual short link systems like VPP or DW or Maestro?

 

 

 

 




I have not ridden it, but the principle is rather similar to the existing DSL suspension systems. IMO it was a way for yeti to get around buying someone else's patent.

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Originally Posted by tromano View Post

Only weird thing is the sizing.

 


I know it, metric? WTF were they thinking?

 

Looks pretty cool. I like the looks of the suspension rate, rising-falling-rising doesn't sound too good at first, but it's pretty flat, so probably better than a lot of other bikes. As for geo and what-not, I think you really just need to ride it. I find that on paper stats don't tell the whole story, everything works together, and it is best to just ride the darn things.

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There are plenty of reviews of it at this point, seems to be very well liked by all that ride it. I think the 'Switch' is a little more than an end-run on other patents, it seems like it would add massive amounts of stiffness.

 

 

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I know it, metric? WTF were they thinking?

 

Looks pretty cool. I like the looks of the suspension rate, rising-falling-rising doesn't sound too good at first, but it's pretty flat, so probably better than a lot of other bikes. As for geo and what-not, I think you really just need to ride it. I find that on paper stats don't tell the whole story, everything works together, and it is best to just ride the darn things.

 

Lol. I was refering to the 24" TT on a medium. Kinda long wouldn't you say?
 

 

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Lol. I was refering to the 24" TT on a medium. Kinda long wouldn't you say?
 

 


That's what I figured, but I didn't want to do any math. Maybe this makes up for Santa Cruz where an XL Blur LT has a 24" TT.

 

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