Yeti turned a lot of heads yesterday when they announced the addition of Reed Boggs to their athlete roster. With their downhill racing days a distant memory, the brand has predominantly been focused on enduro racing on its suite of long-travel trail bikes. However, with the release of the SB165 last year, it makes sense that they would be on the hunt for a rider who could put it through its paces and prove it lived up to its freeride designation.
Boggs' bike is far from standard, with the most obvious change being a dual crown fork up front, replacing the 180mm single crown fork the bike normally comes with. Despite appearances, Reed has only jacked the front end travel up 10mm to 190mm as he runs the fork lower than stock. There are also plenty of other changes to make this a freeride-specific rig that we should see at Rampage in 10 months' time. Let's take a closer look.
A new marque for Boggs and one that nobody saw coming.
Check out the bike in action: