First Look: Yeti Goes Electric With the 160E

Sep 13, 2021
by Mike Kazimer  



It shouldn't come as any surprise that Yeti have been working on a new eMTB. After all, at this point every large brand has one in their lineup, and the small to medium size companies are quickly joining the fray. In Yeti's case, they decided to create a bike designed for e-bike racing, and to create a new suspension layout to go with it.

The result is the 160E, which recently had its debut between the tape at the EWS-E race in Switzerland, albeit with results that probably weren't exactly what Yeti was hoping for. As the name implies, it has 160mm of rear travel that's paired with a 170mm fork. 29” wheels front and rear were the obvious choice in the search for speed, and there's a Shimano EP8 motor to provide the electric boost.
Yeti 160E Details

• Carbon frame
• 160mm travel, 170mm fork
• 29" wheels
• 64.5-degree head angle
• 446mm chainstays
• Size: S, M, L, XL
• Shimano EP8 motor, 630 Wh battery
• Price: $10,000 - $12,700 USD
yeticycles.com

There are two models of the 160E available, the $12,700 T1 and the $10,000 C1. Both models use the same carbon frame and Shimano motor with 630Wh battery; it's the other components that create the price difference. If those prices seem too low, they can be increased by $900 via the addition of carbon wheels.


Yeti 160E 2022
Yeti welded up aluminum prototypes using tubes that were on hand from previous projects.

Yeti 160E 2022
That external battery's not the prettiest, but it got the job done.
Yeti 160E 2022
It turns out chainstays can work as seatstays too.


Sixfinity Suspension

It's the new suspension design, dubbed Sixfinity, that's the highlight of the 160E. The first prototypes emerged all the way back in 2016, and Yeti's in-house engineers have been tinkering with it ever since.
Sixfinity uses a six bar linkage, with two short links connecting the front triangle to the swing arm, and a link on each side that connects the upper and lower links.

That lower link switches directions part way through the travel, similar to what Yeti's Switch Infinity system does. The design makes it possible to have anti-squat values around 100% in the pedaling zone, and lower anti-squat numbers deeper in the bike's travel in order to improve the suspension performance.

In addition, the anti-squat in the pedaling zone only has a 9% change across the cassette, a trait that's especially well suited to an e-bike where riders will be using more of the cassette's range than they would without a motor.


Yeti 160E 2022
The next step after the aluminum prototypes was to make 3D printed versions.
Yeti 160E 2022
A glimpse at one of the renderings that led to the final product.

The 160E has a flip chip at the lower shock mount, but it's not for adjusting the geometry. Instead, it's used to alter leverage rate progression in 5% increments from 25% up to 35%. The 25% progression give the bike the most supportive feel, the 35% setting gives it a plusher beginning stroke and more ramp up later on in the travel, and the middle, 30% setting is designed to be the most balanced option. I was able to experiment with all three settings and can confirm that there is a noticeable difference between the different positions.

Along with the ability to adjust the progression without affecting the geometry, anti-squat, or anti-rise, the Sixfinity design provided the room Yeti's designers needed to fit a motor without resorting to extra-long chaintays, even with a 29” rear wheel and 160mm of travel.

Will Sixfinity ever show up on a non-motorized bike? At the moment, the official answer from Yeti is “No,” but I'm curious to see if that'll still be the case a few years from now.

Yeti 160E 2022
Yeti 160E 2022

Yeti 160E 2022



Yeti 160E 2022
A teeny tiny mud guard.
Yeti 160E 2022
There are three possible levels of progression to choose from.


Yeti 160E 2022

Frame Details

Starting up at the front end, Yeti are debuting a new thermoplastic, US-made handlebar that tucks the wiring for the display and mode controller out of the way. As is typical with Shimano's EP8 system, the display is mounted to the handlebar, and the on/off switch is located on the top of the top tube. The wires run through the downtube, which makes them easy to access once the battery is removed. On the topic of batteries, the 160E uses a standard 630 Wh battery in order to improve the chances that a shop will have a spare or replacement if necessary.

There's room for a full size water bottle on medium through XL sizes, and a stubby 'hot lap' bottle that Yeti makes for the size small. Other details include SRAM's Universal Derailleur Hanger, cable ports that are compatible with regular and moto brake set ups, and an uninterrupted seat tube to provide room for longer travel dropper posts.


Yeti 160E 2022


Geometry

When Yeti rolled out the geometry for the SB150 back in 2018 it raised a lot of eyebrows. The reach seemed long, the head angle seemed slack, and the seat angle seemed steep. As it turns out, they were pretty much right on the money, and the numbers from the bikes Yeti released that year have held up impressively well.

I mentioned the SB160's moderate rather than monsterous chainstay length earlier, and that measurement is 446mm on all sizes. We're starting to see more size-specific chainstay lenghts in the non-motorized realm, but it hasn't really caught on as much in the e-bike world. Part of that can probably be chalked up to the extra weight and the fact that there's a motor – those two elements change the bike's handling enough that a few millimeters of chainstay length difference wouldn't be nearly as noticeable as they would on a 'regular' bike.

With the 160E, Yeti didn't push things much further – in fact, the 480mm reach on a size large and 64.5-degree head angle are the same as the SB150. Could they have gone slacker? I think so, although that might have reduced some of the bike's all-round capabilities. For more insight, be sure to check out the full Field Test review of this bike here.







Builds

160E T1 / $12,700 USD ($13,600 w/ carbon wheels)
Yeti 160E 2022

Frame: Turq carbon
Fork: Fox Factory 38 w/ e-tune, 170mm
Shock: Fox Factory Float X2
Drivetrain: Shimano XT
Wheels: DT Swiss EX1700
Tires: Maxxis Assegai 2.5" EXO+ / DHR II 2.4" DD
Seatpost SRAM Reverb AXS 31.6
Saddle: WTB Silverado Custom
Motor / Battery: Shimano EP8 w/ 630Wh battery
Handlebar: Yeti Carbon E-Bike
Stem: Burgtec Enduro MK3
Grips: ODI Elite Pro
Brakes: SRAM Code RSC



160E C1 / $10,100 USD ($11,000 w/ carbon wheels)
Yeti 160E 2022

Frame: Turq carbon
Fork: Fox Performance 38 w/ e-tune
Shock: Fox Performance Float X
Drivetrain: Shimano SLX
Wheels: DT Swiss E1900
Tires: Maxxis Assegai 2.5" EXO+ / DHR II 2.4" DD
Seatpost OneUp Dropper Post
Saddle: WTB Silverado Custom
Motor / Battery: Shimano EP8 w/ 630Wh battery
Handlebar: Yeti Carbon E-Bike
Stem: Burgtec Enduro MK3
Grips: ODI Elite Pro
Brakes: SRAM Code RSC


Yeti 160E 2022
The classic team-only paint scheme.





235 Comments

  • 238 1
 Huge missed opportunity in the name Yet-E
  • 28 1
 yeh, real-e
  • 14 1
 @racecase: goll-e expensive
  • 22 1
 Pric-E Rich-E
  • 9 26
flag jesse-effing-edwards (Sep 13, 2021 at 10:22) (Below Threshold)
 fail-e-ure
  • 6 0
 Onehundredsixteeeeeeee
  • 9 0
 Yeet also comes to mind
  • 1 2
 @chris: Yeet Yeet!
  • 4 10
flag glenno (Sep 13, 2021 at 12:52) (Below Threshold)
 WANT !!!!!!!!! So Bad !!! Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
  • 17 2
 Dentistr-E
  • 5 1
 Heav-E
  • 2 0
 sans infinit-E
  • 175 4
 Imagine paying $10,000+ for a bike and it comes with Fox Performance for the suspension.
  • 56 0
 and doesn't come with carbon wheels
  • 44 1
 And 1900 series alloy wheels
  • 52 0
 and SLX drivetrain.....
  • 12 72
flag slickwilly1 (Sep 13, 2021 at 9:27) (Below Threshold)
 Could you imagine paying 10K for a bike and worrying about spending a few hundred extra to bling it out?
  • 40 2
 It's crazy nowadays how much money people are willing to spend to pay for a name on their downtube.
  • 38 2
 And doesn't let us marry our cousins...
  • 29 1
 @slickwilly1: Upgrading the suspension, drivetrain, and wheels is not "a few hundred."
  • 9 1
 Why imagine, when you have a opportunity right here.
  • 16 2
 @slickwilly1: if I'm spending 10k on a bike, it better come kitted out with the best components
  • 8 5
 @aly-14: Due to inflation and parts constraints, fewer bikes are top shelf builds at only $10k
  • 28 4
 Imagine paying $10k for an e bike and still shuttling it strapped to your car to ride your local 10 mi loop.
  • 3 0
 @Sethsg: Especially when you can't see that name from the side!
  • 9 5
 @yami951: with a 50 lb bike idk who tf in their right mind would run carbon wheels
  • 5 2
 Ha, the marin alpine trail is 1/2 the price and is better specced! The only difference is frame material and the name!
  • 7 3
 @mariomtblt: Honest question: have you ridden any carbon hoops? There are many out there that are built for strength, not light weight. I recently rode an ebike with Reynolds ebike rated hoops. They worked well. Seems a lot of EWS racers still prefer alloy, but for us mere mortals (on ebikes or not) there are a lot of really dependable carbon wheel options.
  • 25 2
 @rich-2000: It's almost as if the competitive nature of the free market leads to a variety of options for consumers.
  • 2 0
 @darok: Right?

That pricing will be seriously high was out of the question - SLX on a 10K bike tho… GTFO!
  • 5 1
 @REZEN: you can get a similar spec on a Nukeproof Megawatt for 3.5k less or a fully factory spec for 2.5k less
  • 1 0
 @rich-2000: and the suspension design
  • 3 0
 @sngltrkmnd: I am sad to report that I have snapped 3 RW30s in the past year Frown , I think ill be riding only my backup Raceface Turbine Rs from now on.
  • 8 19
flag Pandamonia (Sep 13, 2021 at 13:43) (Below Threshold)
 My S works Levo has full EXT suspension and NOBL Carbon Wheels with AXS. Its sublime and seriously end game. Yeti cannot hold a candle to it
  • 1 0
 @mariomtblt: people who want a lifetime warranty.
  • 2 0
 @drjonnywonderboy: I have a lifetime warranty and getting a rim exchanged still sucks, idk this is just me but for my riding and general stupidity I run alloys
  • 1 0
 @mariomtblt: That's a terrible experience! Sincerely bummed for ya.
  • 129 1
 So expensive it required two articles posted at once!
  • 5 2
 Comment gold
  • 68 3
 Ultimate dentist status achieved
  • 66 1
 Quite disappointed we did not crest the magic $ 20K mark.
  • 20 1
 Just wait until the price of the limited edition 'team only' model is released...
  • 3 0
 i'm sure it is for you and i mate and the rest of our Canuklehead brothers n sisters.
  • 5 0
 It did in New Zealand!
  • 6 0
 @MattInNZ: I believe the Aussies, the Kiwis and us Canuckleheads will experience the wonders and joys of the magic 20k barrier being penetrated!
  • 4 0
 @leelau: It's the $30k barrier that's the new frontier here in Oz. I've seen a couple of eBikes already surpassing the $20 and just a couple of hundred off the $25k mark...
  • 3 0
 @wahlen: damn!!!!
  • 1 0
 @leelau:
Sworks Epic(nodropper) NZD$20.5K
Sworks Epic Evo NZD$22k
  • 1 0
 It's for a mid-lifecycle refresh.

Wait till they put AXS or XTR (or XTR Di2), Fancier Carbon Wheels and a larger battery, inflation and more profit...I bet there will be a $20k version within 2 years. For goodness sakes..$13,700k gets you XT! And that XT Groupset can be purchased retail for around $500 (when it was available).
  • 44 1
 Dentists gonna fit this into their quiver nicely with their new Pivot Firebird on their Kuat Kashima bike rack.
  • 31 0
 $275 per pound….winner winner!
  • 70 0
 Turq-e dinner!
  • 3 1
 @derekbnorakim: Gold Smile ))))))
  • 4 0
 A carbon trail bike that costs 7K and weighs 25 lbs cost more per lb. So I guess the Yeti E-bike is a good value?
  • 2 0
 @garrettstories: nah, they're different categories. It's like at the butcher's, pork is going to be cheaper than beef
  • 28 0
 Anyone interested in buying a kidney? I could let one go for 12,000 OBO.
  • 6 0
 In great shape, well maintained unit, some minor cosmetic damage but otherwise brand new.
  • 2 0
 How many miles on the clock? Service history?
  • 29 1
 Yeti's lunch ride time must have been reduced...
  • 26 2
 10-12000, I'll walk when it gets to steep!
  • 39 17
 Sweet fancy Moses you have got to be such a f***ing clown to drop $10k+ on a motor vehicle just so you can ride Apex for one lap and not have tired legs
  • 3 1
 Only cheaper than an S-Works Kenevo SL
  • 5 1
 Haha Beer we have so many e-bikes on my local hill.

It's an easy 20min climb on a mountain bike.
  • 5 3
 @mobiller: my favorite was hearing someone trying to talk their significant other who was on an e-mtrb(motorbike) into another lap, 20 minute easy climb at my local trails... hahaha I got the feeling he was working way to hard to try and get her to like mtbs
  • 7 1
 @Beaconbike: lol That's like installing an escalator to replace a 5 step stair
  • 6 7
 Enjoy your ride uphill. I'll be starting my 3rd decent as you get to the top for your first.
  • 18 1
 That aluminum test frame got me thinking... Could this be the way to make gearboxes more mainstream? I bet you could fit a Pinion gearbox in place of the motor, with some clever mounting. Already making the frames for ebikes means less $ spent on new tooling.

I'm sure someone has already thought of that, but I haven't seen it done yet...
  • 36 0
 pinion and effigear(cant remember how its spelt) would be wise to make mounting kits for there gearbox to match mounting holes for say shimano and bosch motors as no manufacturer is going to keep producing replacement batteries and motors forever. So it would be a good way to extend the life of older ebikes in the future when parts inevitably start to die.
  • 7 0
 You'd have a big honking downtube for no good reason
  • 50 0
 @Assclapp: Fill it with snacks
  • 35 2
 @seanchad: Just what the guy on the human powered 50lb bike needs; increased snacking.
  • 9 0
 @Assclapp: true but it will be empty and with the battery and motor removed it might be heavier than normal bike but atleast it would be useable and its better than dumping the bike in the trash because it'd be worthless otherwise
  • 9 0
 @Assclapp: well it’ll make for a great storage box Big Grin could install a fridge for your after-ride beer or use it as a garage for your Mountainbike
  • 7 13
flag ckcost (Sep 13, 2021 at 10:22) (Below Threshold)
 WARNING - UNPOPULAR OPINION ALERT: It's time to let gearboxes (as we know them) go the way of 26" wheels - Specific applications not intended for a wide swath of the performance MTB market. Bye Felicia.
  • 2 0
 @McMeta666: when batteries and motors become too expensive to replace, a relatively cheap and simple housing with just a regular BB in it could be bolted in to place of the motor, rather than needing to go full gearbox, as all the rear mech and such would likely still be usable. Certainly some interesting possibilities.
  • 7 0
 @Assclapp: You can put your weed in it.
  • 2 0
 @secondtimeuser: that would be the ideal solution, I only mentioned gearboxes because it'd be in the interest of companies like pinion to offer a conversion kit to grow there own market and sales.

I hope there will be a solution as in 3-5 years time there are going to be alot of very sickly Ebike's with parts out of warranty. For example my friends focus(shimano e8000) needed everything with the exception of the battery and display replace in just over a 1000miles/2 years use.....
  • 2 1
 What would be more interesting is a gearbox/motor combo, so you could not only go gearbox, but get an e-bike too.
  • 3 0
 @McMeta666: you are right - my kenevo had 4 new motors and belt in the 2 years I had it. I sold it once the warranty ran out as I can't afford to be replacing parts that cost that much that frequently. Loved having an ebike, but until they become more reliable or can be fixed more cheaply they pretty much have a use by date on them
  • 1 0
 @Rygar: you could grow you're weed in it!
  • 1 0
 @McMeta666: Hell no. Programmed obsolescence is here to stay. No bike, or ebike, will be made to last, or to be "rideable", on the next two years
  • 1 0
 @McMeta666: @effigear and @pinion share the same mounting now. Gearboxes are smaller than motors (so far).
A mounting adaptator (motor to gearbox) is easier to create than having a discussion with the big guys.
  • 2 0
 @Davinzz: yeah a solution for the dead E-bike problem definitely wont come from the manufacturers of the bikes in general(they want to sell new bikes) as its going to need to come from third party companies instead.

@mikelevy @brianpark Have you guys ever discussed this amongst yourself or with a manufacturer?
  • 16 0
 For the price of T1 ($13.7k) you can literally purchase a Commencal Meta Power 29 Signature Edition AND the top-end Guerilla Gravity Gnarvana (a domestic, hand-made carbon frame), and you still have $200 left over.

You read that correctly: you can buy a top-of-the-line EMTB and enduro MTB from terrific bike brands, for the cost of this bike in similar spec. Wild.
  • 1 0
 you pointed it I recall a conversation I had with mate wanting to have a light e-bike but the cost of these are ... too high Get 2 decent bike one e-bike and one normal bike and in the case of parts shortage you can still ride something . Wel I have one e-bike and one human powered enduro bike I am super happy never had down time of riding due to a missing spare part! all for the cost of a super high end e-bike super light
  • 18 0
 Skipped the entire article and came straight for the comments. Not disappointed.
  • 17 2
 Is there any bike brand left without an eMTB bike option? Who are the crusty old curmudgeons supposed to support now?
  • 23 0
 Chromag, as usual
  • 9 0
 The obvious one is Ibis but I suspect they'll have to be entering the game soon...
  • 9 0
 Transition
  • 7 0
 Banshee Canfield
  • 8 0
 Evil
  • 11 1
 Guerrilla Gravity
  • 4 0
 Transition
  • 10 1
 What about the Transition Petrol?
  • 2 4
 @NorthEasternDownhiller: transition ebike is on it‘s way.
  • 7 0
 Revel
  • 2 0
 Evil
  • 5 0
 Thanks for the info y’all. Looks like I can buy a new bike once I finish yelling at these kids playing on my lawn.
  • 2 0
 @striveCF15:

Really? Where you get your info?
  • 10 1
 Has me wondering about the "everything to everyone" style of marketing many companies are adopting. No longer is it profitable to make one thing and make it well while increasing the value to the consumer, no, now we've gotta make everything the consumer could possibly want, and charge a fortune for it, while updating it every two years and charging a few bucks more along the way.

While I completely understand why bike brands want to do this (huge increase in demand) - I think it also goes against some of the ethos of the outdoor industry. We're really perpetuating more and more consumption (and increasing manufacturing in less environmentally and labor-rights focused economies) while also increasing the cost of entry by abandoning any semblance of "last bike you'll ever buy".

If there is any benefit to more e-bikes, it's hopefully that more get out and appreciate our public spaces and want to keep them open to various forms of recreation, and that they might make commuting to work/groceries/pub more inviting to more people as to keep our roads from being so damn congested. I fear however, that they are just toys to the overconsuming wealthy.
  • 6 1
 Salsa, I believe. Very underrated brand.
  • 1 0
 @striveCF15: I hope not...
  • 2 0
 Banshee!
  • 1 2
 Any manufacturer in this list will either be releasing an ebike soon or going out of business.
  • 1 0
 @PHeller:
Agree with you.
But then why don’t car manufs just make a standard 1L car which gets your from a-b?

Why do porsche exist?
  • 19 11
 This may or may not be true but I heard that in some countries, they are allowed to throw rocks at people who ride E-bikes if you are less than 60 yrs old.
  • 11 0
 Belcher Hill RIP
  • 8 2
 People bitching about prices of Yeti for years, however brand somehow in business, and offering more products... Demand and supply define the price, there plenty of bikes on the market that are cheaper, it does not make them any better or worth just different offering package;

I can see people who are lining in the big mountains - perfect target audience for such bike, looks good, reasonable weight and geometry;

10 k bike over couse of 3 years: 3300 per year; Assuming that you can buy regular bike for 5 k will result in ~ 1600 $ difference per year which actually a ONE week bike park trip or less;

Technically in case you wanna substitute shuttle assisted riding within e-bike - It will be cheaper and gave you more freedom even within 10 k e-bike
  • 8 0
 I'm gonna buy one of these and then get it wrapped with Louis Vuitton graphics. Big Grin
  • 9 2
 $4000 more than a Polygon with basically the same suspension and better parts.
  • 1 0
 It's a carbon Bromo at twice the price
  • 16 9
 Why not buy a motocross bike and a solid dual suspension carbon mountain bike instead of this?!
  • 6 0
 Perhaps you don’t have a vehicle to transport it. Area that allows it. Friends who let you ride their land. Local noise ordinances. There are a laundry list of reasons besides prices.

As an investment, you are correct. Because that Moto will hold most of its value beyond year 1
  • 5 0
 Uh...I'm pretty sure Moto's are not allowed on most trails that allow e-bikes.

This particular e-bike is totally overpriced, but I ride regular MTB, E-MTB and Moto's and they are all hella fun in their own way. If you can afford only 2, I'd go the regular MTB + Moto though (so I agree with you there). That gives you the most options on trails. But if you can afford all 3 (and you probably can if you'd buy at $10k e-bike), why the hell not?
  • 3 2
 E-Bikes are for when your wife won't let you get a motorcycle.
  • 1 0
 @FatahRuark: Why would you ride a Motocross bike on a mountain bike trail. And a brand new 2022 Honda CRF250 is $8,000!
  • 7 0
 Felt's equilink suspension platform was one of the best I've ever ridden... oop my bad , this is a yeti.
  • 5 1
 people must be buying their bikes...it's way out of my price point. I'd need two new jobs, a divorce and live in my car to be able to but this on 0%. Love the teams colours though.
  • 3 0
 "Step 1: Buy a mountain bike. Buy a mountain bike that is more expensive then your car." Well that step became a lot easier... Hell I have owned 13 cars in my life and all of those combined cost is only $3k more then the C1 version.
  • 44 0
 Name checks out
  • 1 0
 @bicycle019: The funny thing it is one of the more expensive cars I have bought... Not counting the several grand of suspension parts/brake parts/ etc sitting around waiting to go on it.

More expensive then the two Yugos I owned at least...
  • 5 0
 What’s the point of making a T and C spec frames? It’s a 50lb ebike who care about 2oz of carbon in the frame wieight
  • 2 0
 Nobody’s gonna say anything about the throwback top tube on the test rig? It’s straight nostalgia!
Also:
“e-bike where riders will be using more of the cassette's range than they would without a motor.”
Cause none of us luddites ever use our lowest gears, right?
  • 5 0
 The line about the cassette's range has to do with the gears used while climbing. On a non-motorized bike you're usually up at the top of the cassette, in the three to four easiest gears when climbing. With a motor, you'll be going faster, and more likely to be using the harder gears on a climb than you would without that extra power.
  • 1 0
 @mikekazimer: yeah, I can see what you’re getting at; I imagined it had to do with having a consistent torque response through the range since you have less feedback from the pedals. I don’t think any of us analog riders leave gears on the table though.
  • 1 1
 @mikekazimer: so your saying emtbs are motorized...(vehicles) bikes
  • 5 0
 Honestly surprised that it doesn’t cost more.
  • 5 0
 I don’t know, doesn’t have enough sliding linkages, I don’t trust it
  • 13 10
 Hahaha I love how people are still bashing Yeti when they are far from the front runner of E bike prices/packages. You have Spec/SC Just a touch over $15k..... Morons
  • 14 1
 You dont own a Yeti by any chance? haha
  • 7 1
 But Special-Ed starts their ebikes at 6k... And they sell 40 of those base level ebikes to every 1 10k ebike they sell. They actually have models that average people could entertain buying. Yes 6k still gets you a 450 if that's the route you want to go, but 6k on a ebike is much more doable that 11k.
  • 5 0
 so by your logic, these people find the prices of $15k bikes to be completely acceptable, right? Ok. Probably time for you to get back in your office to do all those teeth cleanings so you can keep buying your Yetis!
  • 3 2
 I guess we are going to try really hard to make ebike racing a thing now and talk about how every ebike is “race bred” or some similar nonsense.

Why would you buy regular yeti right now with a soon to be obsoleted suspension design? Talk about throwing money away.
  • 3 0
 Well, hopefully the people buying 10K e-bikes will subsidise the rest of us buying real bikes, would be nice if they got a bit cheaper.
  • 5 1
 If I'm going to buy a $10,000 motorized bike it better say Honda, Triumph or maybe KTM on the side.
  • 2 0
 props to the engineers coming up with this new suspension design. curious how it will perform (and feel) from that angle. far too much travel for me, but maybe it trickles down to the SB-1xx sometimes.
  • 1 0
 To kazimers comment "will it show up on a non motorized version"; moving the suspension parts away from the bottom bracket makes room for other things (gearbox).

Henry Quinney will be happy about that.

The scope, while focused on ebikes, provides other opportunities and options which could mean less design changes for manufacturing and a more versatile design platform. Battery housing becomes storage, gearbox instead of motor etc.

E bikes, while awesome, are becoming financially unaffordable for the majority of people and its the choice of a new car vs a bike.
  • 1 0
 I looked at this bike and thought: that would be cool if yeti dropped the switch infinity on their regular bikes and kept it simple with a 4 bar design. Having owned 4 Yetis, I never felt SI brought anything magical to the game.
  • 4 0
 Wow, this announcement came out of nowhere! No body saw this coming!
  • 4 0
 Can we get a pic of the handlebar?
  • 1 0
 Same - more handlebar!
  • 2 0
 @thermoplastic-composites: Lol nice user name. There's a better picture on Vital if you're interested.
  • 15 13
 Just when you thought Yeti bikes couldn't get more douch-e. Coming soon to a dentists garage near you, to ride trails that are "too rough".
  • 2 0
 This price is a joke really, I know they aren't the first or last 10k+ ebike but I will never own one if that's how much they are going to be.
  • 1 0
 I'm curious to see how the sixfinity stacks up against switch infinity. Seems like a simpler and potentially stiffer system although the connecting rod must need to be strong as f***.
  • 2 2
 wow, you guys are a tough bunch. I didn't see the reviews on the Specialized Levos this year, but they cost more than these. Santa Cruz Bullit, same pricing pretty much. I did not read all the comments, but it is built in the U.S. and for us Americans, we know there are cheaper products out there. For sure it is expensive, but for the readers in the states, put your money where your mouth is employing more Americans.
  • 1 1
 Thats a big ooof from the bank account. 10k for that spec? Really???? And we see that as being the norm (Yeti Fan Boys)

Yeti was always poor value for built bikes, even working in a UK Bike shop that dealt with a Yeti UK Distributor the staff pricing was awful

I would love to have one - I guess I'd be the stereotypical Yeti owner, scared to take it on more than red routes incase of warranty decline, plus only ride it on my local routes because I can't afford the travel cost to anywhere else ....
  • 6 3
 Wasted the opportunity for a cool name..Ye-e-ti,
  • 5 1
 That is so clean!
  • 4 0
 Bargain!
  • 2 0
 So that is what was the six bar linkage patent about. I´d expect it to be a way more expensive
  • 6 4
 just heinous. although i look forward to this suspension platform reaching the meat-powered bikes
  • 2 0
 That’s not how you charge the battery….
  • 4 1
 Love it!
"Talk YETI to me" Big Grin
  • 3 0
 I think it’s a matter of time till Evil does this.
  • 3 0
 A few pics of a Evil E bike already. It’s coming I just don’t think it’s completely ready for the market.
  • 6 1
 They be dumb not to. Ebikes are selling like hot cakes despite what the pinkbike comment section leads you to believe..
  • 5 2
 Best looking Moped so far
  • 3 1
 I’ve always thought yetis were just the sexiest bikes on the market. This bike…. Not so much.
  • 3 0
 Have to say, Pole e-bike doesn't look so bad anymore.
  • 3 0
 i'll buy a couple, one of each color
  • 1 1
 All you people complaining about the price are obviously just poor. There is a large swath of Americans who make upwards of $200k/year (including myself). I like to buy nice things and a 10k bike is nothing for me.
  • 3 0
 Review... today!
  • 2 3
 At this price you could just buy yourself a Sur-Ron X and have plenty of money left over for a very nice MTB. Or, just buy a Cake Kalk INK if you want to make sure your legs aren't tired.
  • 1 0
 What does that link between the lower link and the upper rocker link actually do? Anyone?
  • 1 0
 Is the battery removable or have extender option? (Not that I’m buying it like but it would be good to know)
  • 1 0
 Incoming “dentist” jokes and complaints on price, availability, and yeti reliability….
  • 2 1
 That is a great looking E-bike without a doubt. I cannot wait to get one.....as soon as my Bullit wears out its welcome.
  • 1 0
 did ya happen to notice that the geo spec is almost identical to your bullit. I am thinking of getting the bullit instead. Just like that 6 link if it is what they say it is
  • 1 0
 This article would've hit so much harder if they had used the classic team color bike at the top.
  • 2 0
 Stole the colour off that new YT.
  • 1 1
 Yeti, I hope you read this. Aluminum rims, SLX drivetrain,.......$10,100........Not even a reach around to go with the screwing!
  • 3 1
 Is that price tag for 2?
  • 1 0
 $10,000 and comes with a $25 wall wart charger
  • 1 0
 Its a pivot, but with extra steps
  • 3 1
 10k lol
  • 1 1
 10 000 $
........
Sightly disappointed, but makes it easier to choose another brand
  • 3 1
 Nice Puch
  • 1 0
 Yo trek can I copy your homework??
  • 2 0
 looks like a Session
  • 1 0
 Isn’t this kinda like Giant’s Maestro???
  • 2 0
 hideous linkag-e
  • 2 1
 Well done, looks dam nice.
  • 2 0
 Felt Equilink Lives On!
  • 1 0
 Would expect something lighter from Yeti.
  • 1 0
 Do they come in other colours than Turquoise? Turquoise is awful.
  • 1 1
 whats with the weird links? Oh yeah, pedaling platform...Thought that was what the motor did
  • 1 0
 Hopefully this linkage makes it way on to their other models.
  • 1 0
 C'mon Yeti....give us this suspension layout on the new 150!!
  • 1 0
 E-Tribe. Sick DW link btw. Much original.
  • 1 0
 Now there is a yeti for really chubby dentist.
  • 1 0
 2022 KTM FREERIDE E-XC is $10,700
  • 1 0
 sheesh
  • 17 18
 Yeti can fuck right off with the price - I mean who the fuck are they kidding
  • 5 1
 They’ll sell out instantly. They’re kidding no one.
  • 1 1
 You think top end Spesh and Santa Cruz aren't flying off the shelves, at the same price or higher??
  • 1 0
 yet-ayyyy lmao
  • 3 2
 full review tomorrow
  • 1 1
 Those proportions, Alu, 420mm seat tube, sold!
  • 2 1
 SRAM Code ¿why?
  • 1 0
 Do copy lol
  • 1 0
 dw copy
  • 1 1
 Next will be transition..
  • 1 0
 Huge changed on the $!
  • 3 2
 It’s a Moped
  • 1 0
 UGLEEEEE
  • 4 4
 God this looks like shit
  • 1 1
 *grabs popcorn*
  • 2 3
 This bike is perfect for Robin "I mountain biked once" Thurston
  • 1 0
 Don't know what he rides but doubt he needs a motor
  • 1 1
 Who cares
  • 5 7
 No Mullets.. Fads dead!
  • 3 0
 Couple years yes it will be. I’m not saying mullets are bad, but it is just a fad for sure. Well at least companies won’t be selling a mullet only option, I imagine many will implement a flip chip that will allow for both options as some already are.
  • 1 2
 @nmilot92: I've found it very interesting that a lot of big names don't have any Mullets in their 2022 line ups at all. That is very telling. Even seen Mr Hill is reverting back to 27.5 to race on. Be glad when they have gone, they look terrible.
  • 3 0
 @MattP76: the big brands in downhill racing all offer mullet setups to their riders, and won the majority of races with it.
  • 1 2
 @SickEdit: Not all of them they don't. Which I also think is very telling. Will be gone soon and feel sorry for the people with worthless bikes that fell for this fad.
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