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Alloy never looked so enticing.

The Yeti SB-66 was the first frame to receive Yeti's Switch Technology, a rear suspension system that is designed to keep the rear of the bike neutral , as the shock moves through stages of compression and decompression. The 152mm travel alloy SB-66 continues to push technology within the parameters of an affordable, all-mountain bike.

Full suspension bikes have always been great at one thing, going downhill. When trails start to lean skyward however, more often than not, power that you're trying to put into the drivetrain is zapped by the bounce of the rear shock. Yeti's Switch Technology is designed around an eccentric pivot system in the lower pivot. It is in basic form, a mini dual-link system that moves in two directions-hence the "switch" designation. As the rear suspension compresses into its travel, the eccentric design rotates counter-clockwise as viewed from the drive-side of the bike. It moves this way through the first 100mm or so of travel to provide an anti-squat, neutral characteristic to the suspension. Once mid-stroke is exceeded, the technology changes direction and rotates clockwise. In layman's terms, this keeps the "growth", or horizontal movement, of the chain stay at a minimum so that you get reduced pedal kickback. It creates a solid platform to pedal on, much as you have with a hard tail frame.

The bottom bracket, eccentric, and lower pivot for the swing link are all machined into a single, forged aluminum structure, which means that, on every bike, alignment is perfect. This translates into a rear swingarm that moves freely throughout its travel range, and to a longer life for the Enduro Max sealed cartridge pivot bearings.

The shaping of the frame complements the Switch Technology. The seat stays flare in the vertical plane towards the dropouts. On the left side, this helps distribute loads from the post mount. The larger cross-section handles compression loads without flexing. The down tube is ovalized at the bottom bracket to enhance stiffness, and it features flattened sides to channel and distribute stress from the shock mount.

Since Yeti partners with FOX for its World Cup team, it's no surprise that its frames use the latest FOX engineering. The FOX FLOAT CTD features a Kashima Coat for a slick, durable finish which allows the shock to respond faster. The CTD offers three pre-tuned compression dampening options for Climbing, Trail, and Descending.

The Yeti SB-66 has a 73mm bottom bracket with splines that accept removable ISCG 03/05 chainguide mounts. The tapered head tube (44mm ID top and 56mm ID bottom) takes a zero-stack tapered headset. The rear wheel dropouts accept a standard quick-release. If you're interested in added swingarm stiffness, a 12x142mm chip kit is also available. The post-style caliper mount allows a direct fit for a 160mm rotor. It takes a direct mount top-pull front derailleur, and the top tube bears cable guides for a dropper seatpost.

The Yeti SB-66 Mountain Bike Frame is available in four sizes from Small to X-Large and in the colors Black, Lime, Turquoise, White, and Yellow.

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i wanted to replace my 2008 frame to this...

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i wanted to replace my 2008 frame to this Yeti SB 66 but in the recommended fork travel, it says 140mm-160mm. I currently have 100mm travel fork and it has straight tube 1 1/8. Can i still use my current fork if i buy this? Thanks.

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You'll want to get a new fork , you don't want to ride a frame designed for 140mm-160mm travel with a 100mm fork.

do yeti bike frames come from the factory...

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do yeti bike frames come from the factory with the headtube pre faced?

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The head tube is faced before leaving Yeti's factory, our shop also quality control checks every frame/bike before shipping.

5 5

Great bike for me

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my first full-suspension bike and I love it. I wanted a bike that would be efficient enough for XC but I still wanted enough travel to be able to handle some DH. This will be my third season on it and I still have never really come across any terrain where I felt the SB was lacking. I am 5'9" with like a 31" inseam and the M fits me perfect.

Jos� Elias tienen blanco M, ?
Hacen env�o...

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Jos� Elias tienen blanco M, ?
Hacen env�o a Rep�blica Dominicana?

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Pido disculpas, sin embargo Podemos enviar solamente Yeti para EE.UU., Canada y Mexico.
Si usted tiene un amigo o un pariente que vive en los EE.UU., podemos enviar a ellos.

Do you have black in xs size? Do you ship...

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Do you have black in xs size? Do you ship to indonesia?

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We cannot ship to Indonesia, unfortunately, however we would be happy to ship the bike anywhere in the US for you. Feel free to contact us at 801-736-6396 or via live chat to discuss further.
Thank you!

What headset is needed for this bike? If...

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What headset is needed for this bike? If I order the frame and the headset at the same time, can Backcountry install it prior to shipment? And how much will it cost?

Thanks!

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Tapered Headset 44/56. I ordered this frame w/ a headset from Backcountry, installation was no charge.

Is the rear axle really 10x135 or is it...

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Is the rear axle really 10x135 or is it 12x142?

Do the Small Yellow Sb66 frames currently...

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Do the Small Yellow Sb66 frames currently in your stock have the yellow/turquoise color combo, or the yellow/black color combo?

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The Yellow frame variant is the photoed Yellow and Turq color combo. The Yellowish/Black variant is the "Lime" color scheme, and is only left in sz XL

I stand 5'7" what size is appropriate?

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I stand 5'7" what size is appropriate?

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Most likely you'd be a small unless you have unusually body proportions such as arm or leg length. Your best bet is to check our fit calculator at the bottom of the page and imput all your measurements.

Is this a 26" or a 27.5" tire size...

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Is this a 26" or a 27.5" tire size frame?

Can it ship to singapore?

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Can it ship to singapore?

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Hi Elvis,

Unfortunately we are unable to ship Yeti products outside of the United States.

hello, this frame has the chain guide, is...

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hello, this frame has the chain guide, is the SB66 or SB66 comp?

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This is the SB66 frame. The Comp frame is the same frame, but with the non Kashima coated EVO rear shock. Neither frame includes a chain guard. Yeti uses a separate removable ISCG mount that slides onto the BB shell, item YTI0130.

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Im pretty sure its the comp. The SB66 has a carbon rear triangle and the comp is all aluminum. The Comp also weighs in at 7.75 where as the sb66 comes in at 6.8 pounds.

Is it possible to get the frame with no...

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Is it possible to get the frame with no shock?

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Unfortunately it is not, this frame comes direct to us from Yeti with shock.

Please let us know if you have any other questions.

What year model is this frame?

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What year model is this frame?

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Model year is 2013.

hi! Can you sent this frame to spain?...

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hi! Can you sent this frame to spain? Thanks

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Per our vendor agreements, we are only able to ship Yeti products to addresses outside of North America.

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Super Bike For Good Reason

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Yeti SB66 is a Porsche of bikes and for good reason. I have ridden mine for the last two years and the only bike that has come close to the playful nature of this bike is the HDR. What makes this bike so great is the Switch technology which resides above the bottom bracket. These eccentric circles keep you high in the travel on the climbs making the 160mm of travel feel far less and turns this bike into a pretty efficient climber. On the descents, the Switch Technology sinks you a little further into the travel which makes you feel like you are sitting in the bike and allows for greater control. This bike only gets more stable at speed and begs to be ridden hard and fast. I am 5'11'' and the medium frame fits me perfectly. Yeti's run large so be warned. If you have any questions please give me a call, I would love to talk to you about this bike.

Here is my contact information: My direct line 801.736.6396 ex. 4389. Feel free call to me anytime, I?m always happy to talk about bikes or gear or the weather. Whatever works! I?m here Mon, Tues and Friday 1:30-10pm MST and Saturday 9-5:30 as well as Sunday 10-7. I look forward to speaking with you.