The long term test bike of US Editor Daniel Dunn will see some racing, a lot of rugged rocks in the desert towns of Fruita, CO and Moab, UT, and a multitude of high alpine, backcountry miles around Daniel’s hometown of Breckenridge, CO. Long, screaming descents thrown in for good measure.
The Yeti SB95 seems to be tailor built for the local trails around my home of Breckenridge, CO. Knowing the trails in my area as well as I do, I can imagine the SB95 will be perfect for an all-out, everyday, aggressive trail riding bike. As soon as the snow melts, I’ll let you know.
I stand 5’11”, a touch over 180 cm, but have a relatively short inseam. The Medium size fits me almost perfectly. Stand over height is great, and I feel comfortable in the cockpit with the stem and handlebar combo that comes equipped with the bike.
One change, or upgrade, that you can do directly with Yeti, is getting the Thomson dropper post. For this year, Yeti stocks all of their bikes with standard seat posts, but offers the Thomson dropper for slight up charge. Look for droppers to become standard in upcoming years.
It’s a fun bike, and I’m pumped to put a lot more miles on it. I think it will be pleasure to ride on some of the huge, 50 mile type backcountry loops that are possible in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. I can’t wait to report back to you and tell you what I find out.
Born: 1970’s (early 70’s) | Biking since: 1989 | Size: 180cm | Weight: 66kg | Job: US Editor
Words, Photos: Daniel Dunn