Spotted: A New Yeti eMTB

Aug 11, 2021
by Alicia Leggett  

An eagle-eyed reader has sent us a photo of what appears to be a Yeti eMTB from a recent dealer event.

Until now, Yeti has been one of the holdout companies that didn't make an eMTB, but it now looks like the boutique USA brand is adding some watts. The bike looks close to production, with Yeti's standard Colorado flag decal, the Switch Infinity logo printed on the chainstay, and apparently multiple color options spotted.

Although it has the Switch Infinity logo, it doesn't appear to have the system's typical main pivot that slides up and down on two Kashima rods, changing direction as the bike moves through its travel. Instead, it appears to use a six-bar linkage system and has a vertical, rather than a horizontal shock orientation. This isn't surprising, since the space normally occupied by the Kashima rods is full of what we assume is a Shimano EP8 motor.

The bike has what looks like a Fox 38 up front and burly brakes and tires, so it will likely fall toward the aggressive end of Yeti's lineup. We're not sure if it has mixed wheels.

Yeti declined to comment.

Note: We believe this is a bike that some of our editors have had the chance to ride already, and you'll be able to read all the details when the embargo lifts. If you'd like to learn more about how we treat embargoed products that get spotted before they launch, click here.



296 Comments

  • 369 3
 The first Yet-E
  • 464 8
 Starts at 18k (nx group and ddeore brakes)
AXS build 27k
  • 145 5
 @RedBurn: frame only 12k
  • 31 6
 Its just another interpretation of Felt's equilink, like the new commencals. its a vpp and a horst link at the same time. Lifetime bearings warranty much ??
  • 191 0
 the turq -E
  • 20 112
flag YatesC (Aug 11, 2021 at 16:13) (Below Threshold)
 @RedBurn:...or likely tops out at $13k with XT, Factory suspension, and Carbon Wheels -- not to discourage you from taking a sh*t in your own mouth, that's what PB commentors are here for, right?
  • 49 13
 ahhhh but.... all builds have integrated power ports and storage for dentist tools as a standard feature
  • 36 1
 @RedBurn: On the upside, they have in-house mortgage services that allow you to refinance your home to add the bike in.
  • 3 1
 @tonkatruck: iirc felt stole the equilink design from someone and never looked back
  • 59 1
 Close, but I heard its going to be called the Yeti Warrant-E
  • 4 4
 #commentgold
  • 17 4
 Eventually all dentists will reach retirement age at some point.
  • 7 0
 @RedBurn: That's how $witch Infinity works.
  • 16 1
 30 yr financing options
  • 7 1
 Selling my house now.
  • 2 0
 @RedBurn: that would be a deal! 30k bikes here we come!
  • 3 2
 Y-Eti
  • 10 0
 @RedBurn: Bold of you to assume it won't come with SX at that price point
  • 14 1
 Dentists need not apply, this one is for the Orthodontists only
  • 3 0
 @RedBurn: Infinity Dollars!
  • 13 15
 @dtax: I get the dentist label, yes they make good money, but not great money compared to most doctors. Plus, a dentists hands are absolutely essential to their profession so mountain biking would be a poor hobby decision due to risk of injury. Road biking maybe. I think the better label would be banker or even Real Estate agent these days. I’m not a dentist, just think the label is way off. And bankers and Real Estate agents especially are much less educated than dentists, so why not make fun of them. Full transparency I’m not a dentist but do work within their industry.
  • 8 1
 @ElDebarge: Likely to get more injured being a roady than mountain biking, especially in the UK.
  • 6 1
 @ElDebarge: Educated in what sense? Are we still doing the "academic baggage = general knowledge and intelligence" thing?
  • 2 0
 @tacklingdummy: I like the way you think...
  • 7 0
 @ElDebarge: Not sure when dentist became the whipping boys. As a lawyer, I don’t complain, it used to be us.
  • 4 0
 @ElDebarge: I agree. When I worked in a bike shop in the tourist town I live in, when I asked travellers with nice bikes what they did for a living I'd get the answer "consultant" a high percentage of the time. When I'd ask what that meant, I'd get a very vague answer. I think it really just means playing the tax game well. As for my dentist, he has a very sensible bike.
  • 4 0
 @ElDebarge: woooooosh - it's more of a broad based joke if you're new to PB. Fully transparency - I am not an anti dentite or anything, more just a joke to poke fun at all the rich folk with the best of everything on their bikes and where most of the time their skill to spend ratio is way out of whack. Maybe the dentist got unfairly labeled here, and for that, I may feel a little bad, but I'm still gonna run with it.
  • 1 0
 @thetrailpup: Definitely, although it should then come with Avid Turkey Gobble tech
  • 2 0
 @russhandsome: consultant in alberta is a middle man or fall guy for approving designs or overseeing installations. They dont really belong to any entity and usually a small company of one to under 10 people who are mutually invested. Not so much the tax game as being a fall guy when things go to shit. Thats what I've seen during my short 8 years in Oilfield construction and maintenance.
  • 1 0
 @RedBurn: haha you're probably not far off with those numbers...lol
  • 1 0
 @ReformedRoadie: ya, at 41 ..Shits fantastic.
  • 2 0
 @RedBurn: do you have jokes not related to price?
  • 2 1
 @ElDebarge: some kids never just never outgrow the idea that if it was funny once, it's gotta be funnier the 2 millionth time they say it.
  • 5 0
 @ElDebarge: totally sounds like something a dentist would say
  • 1 0
 @thetrailpup: @mikelevy if this isn't comment gold, there's no justice in the world! Give this pup a medal!
  • 1 0
 @ElDebarge: lumber broker or used car lot manager
  • 1 0
 Looks like a Turbo Levo with some photoshop Yeti graphics.
  • 1 0
 @RedBurn: that's what I was thinking it's going to be hella expensive
  • 174 12
 As much hate as Yeti gets. One thing I do appreciate about them, is their willingness to develop new linkages. Unlike the rest of the big brands, that just have picked their platform and sticking to it forever. Making the same looking bikes for eternity. Always look forward to new yeti launches as each generation tends to be something different and fresh. For better or for worse.
  • 24 7
 Its true. The vertical shock is Interesting for sure.
  • 16 25
flag vhdh666 (Aug 11, 2021 at 13:40) (Below Threshold)
 there are others besides Yeti such as Ibis, Santa Cruz, GT and Specialized
  • 24 44
flag Drew-O (Aug 11, 2021 at 13:43) (Below Threshold)
 Didn't they mostly move away from the original Switch to avoid getting sued for it being too similar to DW?

And it sure seems like Switch Infinity is a kludgy ass-pain, at least if you read the Yeti forums. Seems you need to disassemble, grease, loctite, and precisely torque everything about every 5 rides.
  • 34 3
 @vhdh666: erm, ibis has used dw link on most of their bikes for at least 10 years, santa cruz has changed theirs once in 10 years, gt I'll give you and specialized has primarily used horst link for 30 years.
  • 6 2
 @KennyWatson: Looks similar to Felt's system?
  • 4 1
 @me2menow: Looks like a 5 bar system but of course they'll market it as an 8 bar system.
  • 6 22
flag Gale3371 (Aug 11, 2021 at 14:00) (Below Threshold)
 Interesting you say hate since they're the fastest bikes on the circuit.
  • 3 4
 @bogey: 6 bar, like the new supreme. Another gimmicky suspension design but this one will fit around a motor whereas switch infinity probably got cramped. I’m sure it works well though
  • 2 0
 @kleinblake: correct, 6 bar, excuse the typo!
  • 17 3
 @me2menow: Its like a reverse felt- the movement of the upper link controls the bottom link via an independent bar, yes, but its pushing instead of being under tension.

As @bonfire says, its cool that Yeti is always thinking out of the box, but on an ebike I find it hard to justify anything complex. I'm not sure you need anything beyond a linkage driven single pivot. If you care about brake jack, then maybe a simple Horst link. Either of these could be combined with a high pivot+idler, but beyond that whats the point of extra complexity on an ebike?
  • 9 0
 @kleinblake: the gimmick seems to be working as far as the Supreme winning races goes…
  • 1 0
 I wonder if they are trying to copy Brain's Missing Link set up.
  • 20 1
 @Drew-O: not even close. Owned many yeti’s with the switch and clean it as your suspension and service it about 6 months. No issues ever
  • 4 2
 @avg-roadie: Except for the SB100 which was a full on disaster. My 130 and 150's were great.
  • 3 0
 @avg-roadie: Fair enough, my experience was based on shopping for an SB100 a few years ago and being totally put off by all the horror stories. Maybe the other SI bikes are better, though I guess SI would get in the way of an ebike motor.

And I was wrong, it was a lawsuit by Santa Cruz, not DW, that drove the switch (ha) to SI.
  • 8 3
 @Gale3371: they have the fastest rider, bike doesn’t make a difference!
  • 4 8
flag Solorider13 (Aug 11, 2021 at 15:44) (Below Threshold)
 @inked-up-metalhead: Santa Cruz switch the entire layout in 2017 and has been updating their entire lineup since
  • 4 0
 @Solorider13: The V10 has had the "new" SC suspension layout since 2002: a VPP design with shock driven by the lower link. SC has been pretty faithful to VPP for ~20 years with a few exceptions (new Blur), but has been migrating their trail bikes from upper- to lower-driven shock layout.
  • 4 0
 Yeah, that 2020+ Specialized Enduro really looks like the 2019 Enduro.
  • 3 1
 @hamncheez: I thought something similar re the links at first too, but now I'm not so sure that either link 'drives' the other. I'm wondering if it's more a case of there needing to be something to stop the rear triangle from moving on its own entirely independent of the shock, as there seems to be a pivot at the rear wheel? i.e. without that 'control rod' linking the top and bottom pivots, the rear wheel could move up and down by 'hinging' off the end of the links without the two links themselves actually moving at all?
  • 4 0
 Orange you being a bit simplistic with that analysis?
  • 2 0
 @mariomtblt: that is literally a Canfield patent. Do research
  • 3 0
 @mariomtblt: Revel is using Canfield's suspension design.
  • 2 2
 @insertfunusername: yeah but it’s unique, that’s all I’m saying gents relax
  • 2 0
 @hamncheez: can only imagine it's a new link system theyll carry across their lineup
  • 2 0
 They need to develop them to get one that works and doesn’t break
  • 1 1
 SI was only developed to avoid patent infringement. The first one was so bad it was already replaced in r&d before it was launched on the public
  • 2 2
 @Solorider13: yeah, once in 10 years, like I said. A 2006 nomad and a 2016 nomad has essentially the same design.
  • 2 2
 @truehipster: Wasn't long ago when Hill was winning that everyone said the Mega was the fastest bike on the circuit.

Why's this any different. Because most people hate Yeti's? Fact is, bike's do make a difference, if they didn't we wouldn't be looking for marginal gains in bikes to go faster with linkage designs, weight, suspension, components etc. Clearly it still has to be piloted, but when the top 5 are all on the same level and there's hundredths of seconds separating places. Bike's do make a difference.
  • 2 2
 @hamncheez: the extra link appears to be connected to the rocker behind the pivot, so it would be pulling? I don't see how a pushing system would work from a purely mechanical aspect.
  • 1 0
 @Bullit-Boy: I assume it would keep the rear triangle from pivoting at the point the link attaches at the frame, and instead where it attaches at to the link.
  • 5 0
 @Bullit-Boy: So taking a closer look, and thinking about what their current "Switch" arrangement does, I bet its both. I bet it pulls initially, raising the virtual pivot point, then it crosses over the top pivot and starts pushing, lowering the virtual pivot point, creating their "switch" in antisquat (from rising to falling)
  • 2 0
 @Bullit-Boy: Also sorry I accidentally downvoted you; butter fingers
  • 1 1
 Why invent the wheel?
Bikes need to have more KISS design
  • 2 2
 @gonpalco: suspension isn't close to a wheel.
wheel = single pivot. Single Pivots are ok, but have limitations.
  • 2 1
 @gonpalco:The wheel was already invented. This is improving on the wheel. We're not in 1990 anymore.
  • 117 0
 Man, folks in the Kashima mines were going to have to prep for layoffs now that Yeti doesn't have it in their linkage. Thankfully, jobs were saved by Kuat racks.
  • 17 0
 I feel special knowing all of the same-day references and details in the comments... but not special enough to buy myself that Kuat.
  • 68 3
 So it's been a week since Giant released the new Reign e+.
New and adjustable geometry, new Yamaha motor and electrics, sleek and integrated controls, mixed wheels, etc.

Not a peep on here.

But a photo of mostly a leg and a declined comment from the manufacturer is worthy of an article?
  • 78 49
 Its a Giant bro... Walmart released a couple bikes as well... they didn't make the headlines either.
  • 40 22
 @Baller7756: Giant makes nice bikes.
  • 15 1
 Cool. Didn't know it came out. Still looking for more lightweight eMTB options. Need more competition with the Levo SL and Orbea Rise.
  • 5 8
 @smoothmoose: I have an aluminum Levo SL and it's such a rad bike. Only thing stopping it from becoming my daily is land use regs.
  • 1 0
 @smoothmoose: you have the Forestal Siryon, best lightweight bike. Trust me.
  • 18 0
 Pinkbike does not give a sh!t about Giant, but the new Reign is looking sick
  • 4 0
 huh good observation.
PB did an article on the last one: www.pinkbike.com/news/first-ride-giants-reign-e-wants-to-go-big.html
I'd guess they couldn't get their hands on one until just recently,
so are delayed in a proper launch posting.
Or they hate Giant idk
  • 2 0
 Agree, I've got one on pre-order but would be great to get some more details or a review.
  • 6 1
 @smoothmoose: Just put a 22 Giant Reign E on order after after 3 years of endless Levo problems. Most of my local riding buddies are on the 21 Reign E's and they are night and day better than a levo/Kenevo.
  • 1 0
 @smoothmoose: Lapierre has one too, actually they were the first brand to offer such type of eBike.
  • 3 3
 Got to keep the advertisers happy
  • 3 1
 @Baller7756: I'd expect to see any Walmart E Bikes with Fox Performance Elite suspension and XT builds for $8200CAD on Pinkbike too.
  • 3 2
 It does look ugly comparing to levo
  • 1 2
 @norcalmrb: The Reign isn't in the same class as a Kenevo, only 160mm travel. Tthat's comparing a trail bike to a DH bike and the DH bike will destroy it on real downhills. My Kenevo is 200/190 with a DH fork on it, way more capable than the Reign, bigger battery, and doesn't look as bad as the Reign.
  • 52 0
 they should stop naming bikes after travel and start naming them after MSRP
  • 35 0
 Introducing the new SB15000
  • 42 0
 I care much less about the motor, and way more about what appears to be a complete redesign of Yeti's suspension platform.

The ol' SB150/SB130 work horses are definitely due for a refresh, no?
  • 2 0
 Apparently a traditional four bar horst layout + a moving link that will alter the position of the seat stay main pivot. Looks like the pivot connecting the seat stay to the frame will change position (apparently up, and then back down) as the linkage moves through total travel.

Perhaps this will allow for an initial rearward axle path, which then moves back forward later in travel to avoid pedal kickback and idler pulley systems.
  • 2 0
 @KJP1230: looks like it is simillar to commencals dh proto but without idler, so more like felt's equilink.
  • 6 0
 @NorCalNomad: I got this comment the other day. No idea if it's true.

Hi,
this publication is for the future eMtb, i’ve ordered it in may, it will be annunced in september, for an october delivery. What I know revolutionary suspension (discribe like this one by my source), 29″, 160mm, Shimano ep8 motor, 2 models 10k€ and 12k€. I dont know more. What is sure this suspension system make me impatitent to see it in real
  • 2 0
 @WheelBased: Seems legit. Yeti has a history of releasing new suspension platforms and flagship models in the September timeframe. That is when they released the SB150/130, for example.
  • 2 0
 @KJP1230: My best guess is that they are using the Felt Equilink style setup to mimic the kinematics of the SI linkage. Description of the lower pivot path (up then dropping back down below the initial point) is exactly the path they tuned on the SI bikes. There probably just isn't room to get the SI components where they want them with the e-bike motor.

Looking at this setup, I'm not sure it's any better or worse than the SI setup. It might be a bit easier to maintain if you ride in wet conditions a lot, but it's definitely busy-looking and, sad-but-true, looks sell bikes. I wouldn't put a lot of money on Yeti adopting this on their pedal bikes, but I suppose we'll have to wait and see.
  • 2 0
 @KJP1230: I drew the same conclusion about rearward axle path from the link movement.
  • 2 0
 @Bullit-Boy: It will have a rearward path:

FIG. 5 shows a schematic of various IVCs in the extended state. I’m looking at the migration paths 47 and 72. Note tangency line 74. It’s pointing rearward, indicating a rearward axle path at the beginning of the migration.
  • 1 0
 @WheelBased: Not dissimilar to what others have been doing for a bit. The 2020+ Specialized Enduro has an initial rearward axle path that then moves back forward. Pretty universal praise for that bike, although I suspect it will be perceived as "behind" to a lot of the newer high pivot bikes. (Full disclosure, I happen to have a 2021 Spec Enduro and love it. Haven't had the chance to demo any high-pivot frames just yet).

Frankly, and unlike Mike Levy, I am all for super descending-oriented suspension layouts (i.e. these fancy new high pivots) and letting the climb switch compensate/firm things up on the climbs. That said, my preferred terrain and trails work for that style of bike use: long climbs, long descents.
  • 2 0
 @big-red: Agreed. I do wonder if they'll keep their current setup with the Kashima links for their non-E bikes, or move to this suspension platform to create a similar style across their range.

Either way, interesting to see them move away from the "solid" rear triangle, and to incorporate an FSR-style rear chain stay pivot + independent axle point on the seat stay.
  • 41 0
 Specialized: we got the most expensive eMTB on the planet
Yeti: hold my water bottle
  • 19 1
 @vemegen Holy my spare battery
  • 29 0
 @stikmanglaspell: Hold my cooler.
  • 3 4
 @emery033: Hold my Yeti cooler, I think you mean
  • 10 4
 Hold my (spiked) water bottle that I got from my riding buddy...
  • 2 0
 Hold my periodontal probe
  • 37 1
 Pivot. I see your $13 000 bike and raise you... Your life's saving's! Ah Ah Ah!
  • 4 0
 YES! I am very excited to see the price tag on this. Might be in Heloc territory.
  • 3 0
 I'm sure it will be $1800 with full XTR
  • 18 1
 @bishopsmike: Full XTR*

XTR derailleur, deore shifter and cassette
  • 6 0
 @bishopsmike: missing a 0
  • 7 0
 Jokes on Yeti...most Pb readers have less than 13K in their life savings.
  • 35 5
 They worked out that the unfit dentist demographic wasn’t being catered for
  • 31 2
 Filling a cavity in the market
  • 4 0
 @chris-brown225: the crown jewel of my Kashima Kuat on the back of my RSQ8
  • 18 1
 Lazy and rich? Have we got a bike for you.
  • 20 9
 This is what we believe to be this potential sighting of a new bike. except our editor's have already ridden it and can't tell you yet. I'm understanding this right?
  • 10 8
 Yep, the ole fake teaser. The review will be out tomorrow along with 200 MTB youtube channels posting it at the same time.
  • 53 0
 Kaz knows lots of things that I don't know. Including all the details on this bike! When a company discloses information to one of our editors, that editor is obligated to keep that information private until the embargo is lifted. Luckily, Yeti told me nothing so I'm free to do my job, which is write up what I know. (Which at this point is pretty limited -- see article above.)
  • 3 2
 @alicialeggett: awesome! Thank you for the clarification. I was curious about the process behind it.
  • 14 0
 @Gravity-Fiend: For sure, that's how companies continue to trust the tech team with their unreleased bikes, which is pretty essential for them being able to review products.
  • 2 6
flag Dangerous-daveo (Aug 11, 2021 at 18:37) (Below Threshold)
 @alicialeggett: I think the disclaimer kinda ruins the allure of the article as some special scoop.

I get it if pinkbike have to put the disclaimer up for legal reasons, or the agreement with Yeti. But I think it would be best left out. We know what goes on behind the scenes with early demos, and the process of that etc, pinkbike has been really good and transparent there. Until we are told, or see the review drop day of release, we don't really know who has what, keep the magic alive and us guessing (if legally possible)!
  • 2 0
 @Dangerous-daveo: the comment above clearly proves you wrong. People are absolute morons and think that pinkbike is some massive industry propaganda machine so they need a little disclaimer for the dunces.
  • 1 0
 @lefthandohvhater: for me what ruined it wasn’t the disclaimer, but directly saying “Kaz has it”
  • 10 0
 @Dangerous-daveo: not a legal thing, people are just skeptical (which I understand) and I want to be as transparent as possible about this stuff.
  • 2 2
 @brianpark: Yeah, fair call. I'm more skeptical because of the disclaimer... I assume Kaz's mate took a photo, and the review is coming out in the next few days, with Yeti all aboard the hype train, and you're all trying to cover your tracks! I jest!

All good, realise its a bit of rock and hard place for you guys, as we're all naturally skeptics, doesn't matter what you do some knob is going to have a go (ie me in this case). Anyway, I do really appreciate you're all trying to do the right thing, and deffo trying your best, and I can't really argue with that! Cheer for the reply.
  • 12 0
 Does it come with calves?
  • 19 0
 You can choose to upgrade to the Kalfshima coated ones.
  • 9 1
 The eBike theft from shops here in Melbourne has gone out of control in the last month.
Two separate Trek shops were broken into over night, two nights in a row both about 1:45hrs from each other.
The first shop had 10 ebikes stolen - $60,000 worth
The second shop I believe was seven at around $50,000 - and it appears the same van was used.

Then three days later, a Specialized dealer was broken into and two S-Works turbo levos were taken.... THEY SMASHED THEIR WAY IN THROUGH THE ROOF, literally creating a massive new skylight for the shop.

A smash and grab was performed at a mates shop within that week, but they only got one ebike....


All these ebikes, no charges.

My brother in law is the manager of the Trek store that had ten taken. It's the third time in a year they've been broken into and had ebikes taken. The two other times, Trek have just written off the bikes.... but this time they are claiming insurance. $60k is a fair whack.

Surely shops shouldn't charge ALL the batteries.... perhaps charge one Medium as a demo.... perhaps get a safe and lock all of the removable batteries (kept uncharged) in them so they aren't even in the bikes on display. I'm aware not all batteries can be removed, but cmon.
  • 4 1
 It would be cool to see some sort of digital security built into ebikes. Presumably, you could provide firmware/software updates to the motors + battery with wifi or bluetooth, and allow for these items to be noted in a system as stolen. Example: it's getting pretty tough to steal a modern vehicle. Way too much connectivity and geolocation to keep it from the authorities for long.
  • 1 0
 @KJP1230: Specialized tracks everything on their ebikes…. Not sure about gps though. Would be funny if they do though!
  • 12 0
 @KJP1230: That would be great. Then instead of owning the bike when you buy it, you could just pay a subscription. That way the manufacturer could charge you more it it wanted to, or unlock extra range for a fee, or decide that your bike gets bricked when it's time for you to upgrade.
  • 1 2
 @Thisisscott: There's plenty of precedent that that would not happen. Example: every single piece of hardware that gets regular OS or firmware updates. iPhones. Teslas. Most modern automobiles.
  • 1 0
 @Thisisscott: Shut up before they hear you!
  • 1 0
 @KJP1230: home depot started doing this for tools
  • 3 0
 @KJP1230: yeah right, remember the time where Apple didn't have to confirm that they'd publish iOS updates which slowed down older phones so people would buy the new "faster" model?
  • 2 1
 @Mr-Gilsch: I can't to have my tools brick themselves so I need to buy more...

I have no illusion that any tech like this will be used to enforce scheduled obsolescence
  • 1 0
 @KJP1230:

Check out vanMoof what they do with their commuter bikes. They are relatively expensive compared to the standard Omafiets (grandmabikes) here in Amsterdam so they stepped up to the theft problem.

I don’t see why this shouldn’t be integrated in your expensive MTB. I recently hid a Airtag in my frame for peace of mind.
  • 2 2
 @spinzillathespacelizard: You need to be a tool to ride this bike.
  • 2 0
 @KJP1230: Back that statement up with some facts please.
Tesla has removed features from their cars after someone has bought them second hand. Imagine Ford showing up and removing the AC on a used car you purchased.
BWM is toying with moving features to subscription based model.https://www.businessinsider.com/bmw-subscription-model-for-features-2020-7
As mentioned, Apple got caught slowing down old phones to push people to buy new.
  • 1 0
 @TheOriginalTwoTone: If memory serves, Tesla reinstated the removal of the FSD feature from the car that was purchased from a salvage title. Since then, they no longer have the liberty to remove features from sales of Teslas after purchase, except when the car is traded back in to Tesla (they will remove/add features as needed based on market demand).

Personally, I have owned 2 Teslas and have had a terrific experience. I've also private-party sold my original Tesla and the new owner lost none of the features, including some (like premium connectivity) that Tesla now charges for.

Not sure how I became the official spokesperson for defending companies that provide routine software/firmware update. My original point is pretty simple: Thieves suck. Perhaps digital connections to our products serves as a way to stop/catch criminals.
  • 8 0
 More information

160mm of travel

29er

2 Models: 10k and 12k USD
  • 7 1
 Also, release date mid September, if you have a Yeti dealer you can pre order it, they know about it.
  • 2 0
 Why the downvotes? Literally go to a dealer and ask for it, after a bit of persuasion you'll get some info out of the owner
  • 1 0
 any news on new Yetis without a motor?
  • 1 0
 @striveCF15: The new pedal powered Yetis will have the same suspension set-up, that’s all the info I could get from my dealer. He wouldn’t go into any release dates though.
  • 1 0
 @OU812: thx, that‘s what my guess was. asked my dealer but couldn‘t give me any infos besides release date not before spring 2022. no pre-orders for now.
  • 1 0
 @OU812: hmm that will be a good opportunity to get a cheap frame second hand if it goes like when the 150 came out and the market was full of mint sb55s Big Grin
  • 7 0
 Spotted… Kazamer’s left calf
  • 6 0
 Yeti's aren't that expensive anymore compared to similar offerings from the big brands.
  • 6 0
 $20,000 CEO bikes here we come
  • 6 0
 Bro didn't get them calves from riding that bike exclusively
  • 5 1
 The issue I see here is why buy a yeti if it’s not using the switch infinity suspension design? I mean I wouldn’t buy a E-Bike anyways though.
  • 5 1
 My assumption is that Pinkbike is posting their own 'spy shots' to get some interest going. Show us a pic of your calf so we can compare Kaz.
  • 6 1
 The e-takeover is almost complete. We just need Transition and Evil to drop some bropeds.
  • 4 1
 Looks a lot like the yeti 6-bar suspension patent Pinkbike covered back in December, but with a different shock mounting position.

www.pinkbike.com/news/yetis-new-suspension-design.html
  • 6 0
 Will ebikes make America's obesity epidemic better or worse?
  • 5 0
 Swing arm warrant-E not included
  • 6 3
 if uphill is assisted by a motor, why would e-mtbikes need expensive and weird suspensión systems like de switch infinity, VPP, DW link, etc?
  • 5 1
 I also don’t understand it. Like some people like a DW link because it’s “like a rocket ship” when pedaling. But if you bike has a motor shouldn’t it be fast on any linkage?
  • 2 0
 @MillerReid: right.
At that point it any horst link would be fine if its pedall assist.
  • 2 0
 I would guess that if no pedal bob is better for the stamina of a human, then no pedal bob is better for the autonomy of an electric motor. But I also think we make a bit too much of a fuss when it comes to assisted bikes.
  • 1 0
 @Will-narayan: hahahaha Engineers thinking
  • 6 1
 What your dentist's dentist rides.
  • 4 0
 That is both a yeti and the fourth horseman of the comming E pocolypse for biking.
  • 3 2
 You guys need to get out of your own country and stop bitching about price of your bikes, here in Australia an average bike of regardless of brand is between 8-10k.
Every manufacturer of bikes from Canada or the usa is 5-6k frame only.

Stop whining and enjoy what you have as it's not so green over here.( as in they are expensive)
  • 1 0
 I'm a bit skeptical on the need for such a linematic on an e-bike, even if the less pedal bob, the better, whether there's a motor or not.

The Grim Donut is pretty cool but couldn't Pinkbike commission some kind of test machine so we get some real numbers instead of just feelings and opinions ?
Whether there's a motor or not, plug another one on the crank axle that makes the rear wheel roll on a roller, and have a jack mechanism applying force on the saddle to simulated both the rider's weight and terrain bumps (maybe have a uneven roller).

Measure energy input at the crank axle input and resul at the roller axle, and get loss of energy.
This should be possible no ?
  • 2 1
 This is disappointing. I thought Yeti had more style. Turns out, all about the money. More heavy bikes to add wear to the trails, for 99% rich and lazy people who buy them. The 1% who have a legit disability that would prevent from pedaling I can accept...
  • 2 0
 absolutely not excited to do linkage services on these things, I'm all for innovation but this new wave of linkage designs as of late are just so complex, so many bearings...
  • 5 1
 Lunch rides were taking too long.
  • 4 0
 Hmm this or a BMW S1000R?

Help chat, i cant decide!!
  • 1 0
 Fake news, they've actually just added a third stanchion to the switch infinity link. The new tri-finity link will provide 33% more pedaling efficiency without compromising the bike's kinematics.
  • 3 0
 I'm just here to witness the melt down.
  • 3 0
 Finally, the Specialized Turbo Levo will be (seem) affordable!
  • 3 0
 god i hope they dont use that shit shimano ep8 like every other brand.
  • 4 1
 Out of shape dentists rejoice, your dreams have come true.
  • 3 1
 I can't wait to warranty the frame on this one. Tissue paper carbon on an ebike, yay!
  • 3 0
 Are the calling it the Yeti Warrant-E ?
  • 1 0
 IDK how true this is but I think the bar on the rocker is to push the axle rearwards because the bb area doesn't look connected to the chainstay
  • 1 0
 Would love to see PB talk about the margins of e-bikes vs bikes. There's a reason everyone and their cousin is making an e-bike. It isn't because we need more options.
  • 3 1
 Let’s get this party started!!!!
  • 5 3
 This will cost at least 4 dental implant surgeries
  • 3 1
 That's got £10,000+ written all over it, maybe even £15,000
  • 2 0
 So starting at $15k... sounds about right based on the new Firebird...
  • 3 0
 It’s called the Entist
  • 2 0
 Now this is what a spotted article should look like
  • 3 0
 wtfff!!!!
  • 4 2
 No matter what it costs still not allowed in Bend Oregon
  • 7 0
 Good
  • 2 0
 @hukriede you don't need a motor in bend anyways its all flat
  • 1 2
 why the bad blood between Yeti and Bend?
I have friends there and a Yeti - should I be concerned?
  • 6 1
 @P6Expert: what bad blood are you talking about? This comment was about E bikes. Plenty of Yetis in Bend. Don’t you know dentists come here to retire?!
  • 6 4
 Yeah yeah, Wheelbased already showed us what it looks like...
  • 2 1
 Looks like the prices of dental implants will ascend like being motor powered in coming months...
  • 1 0
 Starting at the low price of $19,999... 60 and 72 month loans available...
  • 2 0
 From Switch Infinity to Infinity Switch.
  • 3 2
 Here we are , another Yeti, that basically no one other than the Uber rich can afford. Or a dentist, pun intended.
  • 3 0
 Sad
  • 2 0
 Bloody E bikes, 29ners and Mulets
  • 3 0
 "Spotted"
Ban yourself !
  • 1 0
 That calf looks to have enough leg power without the need of the extra watts.
  • 4 2
 Spotted: The bike your dentist's dentist rides....
  • 2 0
 Ctrl-F
  • 2 0
 Linkage looks interesting.
  • 4 6
 For half the price of this new Yeti, you could oay for an ambulance to take you to hospital, doesn't it cost something like 5000 dollars or there abouts...I think expensive bikes are the least of your worries in the land of the money printer
  • 2 0
 The rear triangle linkage and 6-bar design does look interesting.
  • 2 0
 Just make a dirt jumper already
  • 2 1
 Attention dentists, lawyers and money management folks your new grocery ride is ready for purchase
  • 2 0
 Does this one have two or three or four rear shocks on it? ......
  • 2 0
 Dentists everywhere....REJOICE!
  • 2 0
 Ready for the Nate Hills bike check video on it.
  • 1 0
 horst link and a rotating lower link..might as well make it high pivot too i guess
  • 3 1
 The frame will still crack
  • 1 0
 Looks like it could be a pedalling platform system like Felt' equilink from years back.
  • 1 0
 so the infinity switch is now not kashima floating pivot? but multiple bars and bearings?
  • 1 0
 "An eagle-eyed reader"
...you must be really eagle eyed to detect an ebike Big Grin
  • 1 0
 I told you all here on Pinkbike, in the eMTB forum, of this ebike from Yeti... it was the 7th of May
  • 1 0
 Are you sure it's a motor and not just an ingenious way of cramming more Kashima around the BB-area?
  • 2 0
 Lazy rich people, we have a bike for you!
  • 2 0
 Most important feature: room for a water bottle
  • 2 4
 > We believe this is a bike that some of our editors have had the chance to ride already

English is not my 1st language, so I am not sure what does this mean. "believe"? You don't know?

Your editors are like undercover cops, you lost contact with them during last few years which they spent embedded in the Yeti corporation?
  • 2 1
 So I guess that it, eMTBs are here to stay and no longer a fad now that Yeti is in the gameSmile
  • 6 5
 Does not look like a session or any other real mtb...
  • 4 3
 If it's not a high pivot it's essentially garbage.
  • 1 0
 I think the bar on the rocker pushes the axle rewards because the chainstay and bb area don't look connected.
  • 20 21
 I can't wait to watch Nate Hills following some dude who is flopping like a dying fish down some poor Front Range trail on this thing. Gross.
  • 12 20
flag nmilot92 (Aug 11, 2021 at 13:54) (Below Threshold)
 You do realize there is a filter option to remove emtb articles from your feed? It's alot easier to just ignore them then to take the time to bitch about something
  • 10 5
 Don't care about your e-bike hate, but those dudes do look like flopping fishes
  • 2 1
 @nmilot92: My “gross” remark was mostly aimed at the riding style featured in his videos, rather than eBikes.
  • 1 0
 Never did quite understand why those videos put me to sleep, now I do
  • 1 0
 Should be reasonably priced. I shall have two, please.
  • 3 2
 Jared Graves has been riding this thing around Golden for weeks.
  • 24 0
 That’s just graves on a normal bike going graves speed.
  • 1 0
 Came her for the comments. Surprised its not the first paywall.
  • 2 0
 One million dollars
  • 1 0
 The "note" at the end pretty much let's the cat out of the bag.
  • 1 0
 Maybe sniff the $20k barrier.....
  • 1 0
 Hell Yeah ! Take my money !!!!
  • 1 0
 I shutter to think of the price of this
  • 4 3
 Another E mtb... Yawn fest hard pass!
  • 1 0
 This bike will be beyond dentist. More like CEO.
  • 1 0
 I'm not vehemently anti E-bike, but this news makes me sad.
  • 1 0
 At least call it the Dessert Ride
  • 1 0
 What kind of strud is that between lower link and rocker link?
  • 1 0
 Does it have a charging port for my electric toothbrush?
  • 2 0
 Polygon for the win.
  • 1 0
 Looks like a 6 bar system to me.
  • 1 0
 You mean DH bike, right? Please be a DH bike.
  • 1 0
 Next up will be transition..they just can't resist the poop
  • 1 0
 Wonder if it’s using that linkage patent pinkbike posted sometime ago.
  • 1 0
 Those look like roadie calves!
  • 1 0
 another bike brand I'll pass on.
  • 5 5
 Should only cost $20k, what a deal! Oh, and first??
  • 5 0
 $20k, spec: performance/select level suspension, wtb st i30 wheels, shimano deore, and sh*t tons of marketing
  • 2 0
 That cheap? Sign me up!
  • 4 4
 Hardly a sneak peek. First ride tomorrow.
  • 1 2
 looks just like a DW link with an extra bar connecting the rocker to the lower pivot.
  • 3 0
 There's a rear dropout link so it is a combination of DW & FSR but the extra link ties it together to control the axle path.
  • 1 0
 World-class camera work!
  • 3 5
 Has it got a marble for a back wheel? In this day and age or is apparently faster than a proper bike with the wheels matching in size all round!!
  • 5 5
 Trying to cash in on the Dentists that have it all, except this...
  • 1 1
 Someone isn't being invited back to the next dealer event..
  • 3 3
 for the small price of 6 root canals
  • 3 3
 Let the hate flow through you, Pinkbike comment section.
  • 3 3
 The future is here to stay ●
  • 1 0
 Will we break 20k?
  • 1 0
 Ye-E-ti
  • 1 1
 Dentists: "You'd have to build Retro Turbo Encabulators to afford this"
  • 7 7
 Another brand that is dead to me forever - Idiots…
  • 1 0
 Dentis TR E
  • 1 0
 finaly!
  • 1 1
 Wonder if it will brake the 15 grand mark
  • 1 1
 Looks like the swirtch garbage infinity is getting dumped.
  • 1 0
 The Yeti Yeet!
  • 1 1
 nice
  • 4 5
 It’s here boys! Game changer! No compromise!
  • 1 2
 it just going to be a other high pivot
  • 1 1
 Bring on the haters!
  • 1 1
 1,000,000
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