2023 Yeti SB160
2023 Yeti SB160 release date: November 10, 2022
What type of mountain bike is the Yeti SB160?
The all-new SB160 builds on Yeti’s winning legacy in enduro races, incorporating longer rear travel and performance-boosting upgrades across the entire frame. Fast-paced enduro riders who were impressed with the previous generation SB150 can beat their personal bests with this 2023 model. In a discipline full of chunky descents and sprints decided by mere seconds, this race machine leads the pack.
- Style: Enduro
- Wheel size: 29"
- Front travel: 170mm
- Rear travel: 160mm
- Head angle: 64°
- Seat angle: 77.5°
- Size range: S-XXL
- Frame: Carbon
- Colors: Turquoise, Cobalt, Radium
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Who’s it for?
The SB160 is for enduro racers looking for a podium-worthy companion as well as trail riders with a knack for the steep stuff. We expect the top-spec versions to be frequent players in the Enduro World Series as well as local competitions. The SB160’s downhill capabilities and climbing efficiency are ideal for rowdy riders and gives them the option to skip the queue and self-shuttle to their favorite spots.
Why you'll love it
Yeti has spent two years making all the right tweaks and changes, as well as some serious upgrades, to satisfy the high expectations of enduro racers. The SB160 is the latest iteration of the SB150, a winning-bike in the Enduro World Series. This time around, there’s even more travel at the rear and size-specific geometry so all riders can enjoy pro-level performance, regardless of their height.
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What's new on the 2023 Yeti SB160?
Check out the SB160 overview below and learn about all its exciting updates.
Yeti SB160 Geometry
The new SB160 now features size-specific geometry so each frame size can achieve its full potential.
Customized seat tube angles allow for an effective seat tube angle of 77.5° across the range and chainstay lengths that change based on the frame, too.
There’s a 64° head tube angle and refined reach numbers for a balanced ride on enduro courses that require efficient climbing and aggressive downhill riding.
|Yeti SB160 Geometry with 170mm fork||SM||MD||LG||XL||XXL|
|A||SEAT TUBE LENGTH||365||400||440||470||485|
|B||EFF. TOP TUBE LENGTH||571||602||624||651||670|
|C||HEAD TUBE ANGLE°||64||64||64||64||64|
|D||EFF. SEATTUBE ANGLE°||77.5||77.5||77.5||77.5||77.5|
|E||ACTUAL SEATTUBE ANGLE°||72.1||72.6||72.7||73.1||73.6|
|H||ESTIMATED BB HEIGHT||353||353||353||353||353|
|K||FORK (AXLE TO CROWN)||588||588||588||588||588|
|P||VERTICAL FORK TRAVEL||153||153||153||153||153|
Yeti SB160 Size Chart
Finding your Goldilocks frame size lets you get the most out of every outing. The SB160 is available in S-XXL sizes and boasts 29” wheels on each model. The size chart below from Yeti is specific to the SB160.
|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 SB160 FAQs
Is the Yeti SB160 an enduro bike?
Yes, the SB160 is Yeti’s dedicated enduro mountain bike with long-travel specs plus a bit extra. The 170mm fork and 160mm rear shock let riders and racers rip through the rowdiest sections.
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 SB160 cost?
Depending on the frame material and component package, the five versions of the SB160 can cost between $6,700 and $12,000.
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 SB160’s tire clearance?