SB120 T3 X01 Eagle AXS Carbon Wheel Mountain Bike
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Why We Like The Yeti SB120 T3 X01 Eagle AXS Carbon Wheel Mountain Bike
Designed to combine Yeti's best trail and cross-country bikes, the SB120 T3 X01 Eagle AXS Carbon Wheel Mountain Bike is among our top picks for short-travel trail bikes. 120mm of rear wheel travel is powered by Yeti's Switch Infinity linkage, which is soft off the top for maintaining rear-wheel traction on techy climbs, and supportive in the mid-stroke for an efficient feel under pedaling power. Yeti revised the Switch Infinity platform by strengthening the linkage pieces for a more solid feel on the trail, and they made it easier to maintain. The SB120 rolls on 29in wheels for enhanced rollover capabilities in technical terrain and to help the bike hold momentum over flat sections. The head tube angle comes in at 66.5 degrees for a responsive steering feel that makes it easier to navigate tricky switchbacks, and the steep 76.5-degree seat tube angle provides a comfortable pedaling position.
This T3 build starts off with Yeti's lightest TURQ carbon frame construction for an efficient feel that's also stiff and responsive. We love to see SRAM's XX1 Eagle AXS derailleur and shifter on this bike because the instant electronic shifting comes in clutch for last-second gear changes. Yeti smartly specs a Fox Factory 34 GRIP2 fork on this bike with 130mm of travel that feels capable on the descents yet remains ultra-nimble while climbing. Carbon EXC 1501 wheels from DT Swiss lighten up this build and provide a quick-accelerating feel for efficiency. The Fox Factory Float DPS shock on this build makes fine-tuning a breeze thanks to a wide range of adjustments, and it's the top-tier offering from Fox in the Float DPS line. This SB120 build is an obvious choice for trail riders who prioritize efficiency, and can even handle a local XC race from time to time.
*Due to a high demand in the global supply chain and bike industry since the start of the pandemic, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be of equal or better spec level. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.
- Short-travel trail bike is ready to rack up singletrack miles
- 120mm of Switch Infinity rear travel tracks predictably on rocky trails
- Fox Factory 34 GRIP2 fork with 130mm travel dissects techy terrain
- 29in wheels carry momentum in flatter terrain and roll over rock steps
- Hybrid X01/XX1 Eagle AXS 12-speed drivetrain offers instant shifting
- Lightweight DT Swiss EXC 1501 carbon wheels are stiff for reactivity
- SRAM UDH compatibility makes it easier to find replacement hangers
- SRAM G2 RSC brakes provide excellent stopping power and modulation
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