2023 Yeti SB120
2023 Yeti SB120 release date: November 15th 2022
What type of mountain bike is the Yeti SB120?
The SB120 is a short-travel trail bike that defies strict categorization.
The jury is still out on whether the style is referred to as downcountry or simply what lies beyond XC terrain, but we know the SB120 is a 29er that soars up climbs and sends rowdy descents.
This all-new model threads the needle between two previous Yeti bikes— the SB115 and SB130 — and offers just the right amount of travel with a mountain of fresh features.
Wheel size: 29”
Front travel: 130mm
Rear travel: 120mm
Head angle: 66.5°
Eff. Seat angle: 76.5°
Size range: XS-XXL
Colors: Turquoise, Dust, Raw Carbon, Toch
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Who’s it for?
The SB120 is perfect for trail riders who want a versatile machine that’s fast no matter which direction they’re pointing on the mountain.
The 130mm/120mm suspension package is efficient on the climbs and deft on descents so you can navigate up and down the slopes.
Designed for XC-inclined trail riders looking for that do-it-all bike.
Why you'll love it
The SB120 shucks off labels and feels at home in a variety of terrains.
The refined FOX suspension specs and improved carbon frame design let you ride at your full potential.
With the appropriate harmony of bling and new tech, the 2023 SB120 is a workhorse that performs great wherever you drop into.
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What are the best features of the Yeti SB120?
Get to know the Yeti SB120, its tricked-out features, and most recent upgrades below.
Yeti SB120 Geometry
The SB120 is set up for pedaling efficiency and excellent handling in versatile conditions. There’s an effective seat tube angle of 76.5° across all frame sizes so you can put the power down on the flats and climbs.
The 66.5° head tube angle provides maneuverability and nimble steering out on the trails. New for 2023, chainstay length and reach numbers are customized on each frame size to ensure a balanced feel.
|SEAT TUBE LENGTH||345||365||400||440||470||485|
|EFF. TOP TUBE LENGTH||540||571||603||625||652||672|
|HEAD TUBE ANGLE°||66.5||66.5||66.5||66.5||66.5||66.5|
|EFF. SEAT TUBE ANGLE°||76.5||76.5||76.5||76.5||76.5||76.5|
|ACTUAL SEATTUBE ANGLE||71.1||71.5||71.9||72.3||72.7||73.2|
|ESTIMATED BB HEIGHT||335||335||335||335||335||335|
|HEAD TUBE LENGTH||92||98||104||115||126||147|
|FORK (AXLE TO CROWN)||544||544||544||544||544||544|
|VERTICAL FORK TRAVEL||119||119||119||119||119||119|
Yeti SB120 Size Chart
SB120 frames are available XS-XXL, which is the widest range that Yeti offers, to ensure a perfect fit. Each model runs 29” wheels and the size chart below is specific to the SB120 model.
|XS||145cm – 160cm |
4’10” – 5’3”
|S||155 - 170 cm |
5'1" - 5'7"
|M||165 - 180 cm |
5'5" - 5'11"
|L||178 - 191 cm |
5'10" - 6'3"
|XL||185 - 201 cm |
6'1" - 6'7"
|XXL||195 - 210 cm |
6'5" - 6'11"
Yeti SB120 FAQs
Is the Yeti SB120 a cross-country bike?
Technically yes, but the new SB120 can handle a lot more than just XC terrain. Many MTBers call this category “downcountry” since the bikes are designed to rip down bigger descents than traditional XC setups.
What's the difference between TURQ and C/Series carbon?
The main difference between the two carbon materials are weight and cost. The C/Series carbon has the strength and stiffness of the more expensive TURQ material, but weighs about 225g per frame more.
How much does the Yeti SB120 cost?
Depending on the frame material and component package, the five versions of the SB120 can cost between $6,300 and $12,100.
What is the Yeti Switch Infinity system?
The Switch Infinity system is a pivot suspension design at the rear of the bike where the bearing actually switches directions as the bike moves through its travel.
What is the Yeti SB120’s tire clearance?