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Video: Yeti Teases New eMTB, Review Still Not Tomorrow

Aug 26, 2021
by Sarah Moore  

We spotted a new Yeti eMTB a couple of weeks ago, and now it looks like Yeti may be closer to launching it as they've begun to tease it. I don't see a review in the upcoming news for the Pinkbike homepage though, so as far as I know you unfortunately won't be seeing a review of it tomorrow or even this weekend.

The video features some glorious type 2-3 fun, but if you don't fancy watching the whole thing, you can see the eMTB at 1:17 and 1:31 or just check out the screenshots below


Jared Graves had a post on his Instagram back in June about an "engagement" he had with Yeti that was higher priority than racing the Enduro World Series. We're guessing he'll be the rider featured in the official launch video, whenever that comes out.

bigquotesSo... 2am this morning I get the call to not get on the plane due to more covid related dramas. Found out through the misfortune of @joshcarlson__ situation that non US citizens have to do 2 week hotel quarantine if coming from Europe to the US. Seeing I was due to do rounds 1 and 2 then back for other engagements in Colorado the call was made by the team that I won’t be doing @world_enduro round one and 2 because what we had planned back in Colorado is a higher priority. Yet another let down, and at this. Stage I’ll only believe I’m back overseas racing again when I’m actually on the start line. Yes racing is high on the priorities but it’s not all I’m doing for sponsors anymore. But if anyone else is planning some intercontinental travels, it would be a good idea to thoroughly check every country’s covid policies. Could save you a lot of stress. I’m just glad I didn’t find out once already in Italy.Jared Graves

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  • 54 1
 I wonder if it will be expensive?
  • 6 2
 There's a national shortage of dentists on this side of the 49th.... (not kidding) Dental schools are standing by.
  • 2 2
 expensive is all relative amirite?
  • 4 0
 expensive AND out of stock. Oh, and by the time it will be in stock the price will go up even more because shimano. And container shortage. Happy days
  • 1 1
 @vt612: ships 1st wave of bikes to influences and athletes ."sorry guys due to extreme demand , we're delayed til summer 2022. Also it's now 2k more .
  • 42 2
 For me, the appeal of a Yeti, Pivot, Ibis, Santa Cruz, etc. is a unique rear suspension design that optimizes pedaling efficiency. This comes a premium though. If I've got a friggin' motor I'm going cheap horst-link all day? Am I wrong?
  • 9 0
 Single pivot...
Better still, include a gearbox and have a high output (without idler or tensioner) to match a high pivot point.
  • 53 6
 If it's got a motor I'm going Honda, Yamaha, 'Zuke, KTM, BMW, etc.
  • 7 3
 @bigdood: Husqvarna, KTM, gasgas, and Yamaha all make ebikes
  • 17 5
 @wburnes: the name gasgas is absolutely ridiculous
  • 13 17
flag phutphutend (Aug 27, 2021 at 0:33) (Below Threshold)
 For you the appeal of Yeti, Pivot, Santa Cruz, etc. is their easily digestible marketing bullshit that makes me believe their fancy acronyms make the bikes ride any better!!
  • 3 2
 @wburnes: true! All comes with electric starter!
Kickstart now an option!
  • 9 12
 @bigdood: sherco, husky/ktm/gasgas, Beta, TM, japanese (4t), basically all those that make 4t/2t moto, some of which cheaper than ebikes
Tires? Cheaper than ebikes/mtb
Transmission? Cheaper than ebikes/mtb
Gas? Like someone that spends +10k would be worried about gas

Waiting for ebikes be banned from /have limit access to trails

These mopeds should have plates, mirrors, lights, because at the end, it is a motorbike. An electric motorbike on pedals.
  • 6 4
 @gonpalco: If it works without peddling it's a motorcycle and only allowed on the road. If it only works while pedalling it's a pedal assist bike or an e-bike/e-mtb
  • 1 0
 Idler/170/dual crown that turns
  • 1 1
 @Jules15: it has an engine
Who cares if it's control by wrist or through pedals
  • 42 16
 Oh no! E bike…the worst! Yeti….dentists! Expensive….complain! Blah blah blah. Get the F over it. E-bikes are fun, yeti is a good company for Mtb, and there are price point bikes for everyone (not from yeti, they suck). You get the point.

Ride yer damn bike.
  • 26 6
 Unpopular opinion: I've been hooning a (loaner) Canyon Spectral:ON all week and it's ****ing fun. Perfect? No. But really fun. I'd give the Yeti a spin, then settle for something that's not 10% of my annual income.
  • 7 1
 Not an unpopular opinion at all as I see it. Most of these dorks who constantly shit on eBikes have ever ridden one, so can you really count those as actual opinions? Trolls at best. eBikes are fun. I ride bikes for fun. The end.
  • 2 1
 @swaldrop: if a $15k bike is 10% of your income you can afford the bike

I bought a bloody Trek with 10% of my income Smile
  • 2 0
 @rudymedea: Lots of ebikes out there for a 3rd of that price, though I'm not sure his opinion revolved around the price of the bike. Also, Trek actually makes an eBike, but that too is likely not the point.

You're all over the place. You've decided how you feel about them and that's fine. Being able to afford something has little to do with whether or not that thing is good or bad. We just trick ourselves in to believing one way or the other so we feel better about not being able to get it I suppose. Bunch a weirdos out there
  • 2 0

Think you missed my point there dude, to be fair I didn’t express it too well either!

My point was I bought a Trek Rail which cost 10% of my income, so if that Yeti is 10% of this guy’s income then he should buy it, if I earned $150k I would buy a Yeti eBike!
  • 3 0
 @rudymedea: Yeah, I guess I'm conditioned to hearing from the haters. Enjoy the ebike Smile I stand behind my findings regarding the weirdos though. They're everywhere!
  • 22 4
 Everyone is doing e bike now it’s just part of the game at this point. Too much money to be made. Hopefully a majority of the extra profits will go to R&D for all types of MTBs.
  • 10 5
 I am looking forward eventually to owning a ebeast to pretend to dirt bike around on motorcycle legal trails.
  • 5 8
 @Ososmash: It's glorious. 10/10 definitely recommend
  • 14 0
 It worked for Porsche with the Cayenne saving the company. Now the Cayennes and Macans fund all the fun 911s and Boxsters/Caymans(Caymen?)
  • 6 1
 Not transition! \m/
  • 12 3
 @Bkbroila: Not Transition, yet
  • 2 3
 @Bkbroila: I hear Transition have one on the way
  • 1 0
 TransEtion @nigelnobrakes:
  • 1 0
 @sjma: it’s more like the fun fast cars are the advertising to sell the practical cars though
  • 17 1
 Review: Its a dream on the climbs.
  • 20 5
 Climbs like a goat, descends like a pig.
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flag notsofastoverfifty (Aug 26, 2021 at 18:54) (Below Threshold)
 My Trek Rail descends way better than my Canyon Sender ever did because the power to weight ratio is so much better. Additionally, you can go find the gnarliest of climbs and have fun creating flow on them.

Try one and you'll see :-)
  • 7 6
 @notsofastoverfifty: If you’re pedaling down, you’re doing it wrong.
  • 6 6
 @kylar: Ha-ha, true!

It's more to do with better acceleration coming out of turns and into jumps than I could ever manage without the extra power.

Also, why d'you reckon my comment above was Below Threshold????
  • 7 2
 @notsofastoverfifty: probably cause you said something nice about an e-bike. We are just not there yet.
  • 18 4
 Kind of ironic that one wouldn't want to do anything in that video with an E-bike, as it'd fail due to water issues and weigh as much as a pony.
  • 12 0
 Props to @sarahmoore for the title and slug, that made me laugh!
  • 13 1
 Climbs like a motorcycle, expensive as a car.
  • 13 2
 Can we hit the magic 30k mark?!? I know you can.! Dare to dream
  • 1 0
 Wheel_based leaked these on the gram. 10 and 12k euro is his report. So not there yet. Did you mean cad or usd?
  • 10 0
 What if it's a deep fake and a DH bike is coming out?
  • 3 4
 Nope. Can confirm it's a single crown e-beast.
  • 4 3
 @sngltrkmnd: thats what they want you to think
  • 1 0
 @sngltrkmnd: Can you confirm 170 front and 160 rear with EP-8
  • 5 0
 This marketing campaign makes no sense to me. “We’re lost without racing”…? What does that have to do with ebikes? And then they show a bunch of shots of a couple dudes bike-packing on their yetis…. What does that have to do with ebikes? Or racing? What am I missing here?
  • 3 2
 “I would never ride an ebike and it’s too expensive and out of stock” is the new “the food is horrible and the portions are too small.” If the bike’s not for you, I don’t really care about your opinions about it’s affordability or availability
  • 1 0
 The days of sketchy bikes on nasty tech trails may be dwindling but they are not dead yet. I'm sure these new enduro bikes with motors on machine built flow trails are a lot of fun but it just doesn't feel quite right to me.
  • 7 3
 Won’t have a turbo mode just a “rude” setting for ripping!
  • 16 0
 You don't plug it in, you just swap water bottles
  • 3 3
 Newsflash- Mikey(The Kix cereal kid) like’s ebikes. People are even like paying a premium over an analog bike. I couldn’t type this if i held out from adopting smart phones. You’ll like them too, and i won’t tell any one (Bush baked beans dog).
  • 7 3
  • 4 1
 Sooo..day after tomorrow then?
  • 1 0
  • 3 1
 so, 'your lost without ebike racing ??
  • 1 0
 Then I can roost people that are wondering why they are struggling on tech climbs with their 330mm BB height
  • 1 0
 Richie had a Porsche Taycan for a while earlier this year, that can't be a coincidence
  • 2 1
 Couldn’t Jared just sell some juice bottles instead of a motor?
  • 1 0
 The ultimate dentist weapon
  • 1 0
 its real. saw it down in CB where they released it
  • 1 0
 Dan Bilzerian will be influencing this on his IG soon #effyoumoney
  • 1 0
 The first review behind the Pay-Wall.

I joke, I joke. Hugs and kisses Wink
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  • 3 1
  • 5 7
 Haha.... First Santa Cruz Now Yeti have folded Fallen The end is nigh E bikes take over.... Piffft Who would want to ride 4 times as many DHs anyway
  • 4 7
 But pushing a bike uphill is so much fun they say. Retro bikers, wearing their shoes out quicker than their tyres Smile
  • 1 1
  • 1 4
 E-nd phase of Pinkbike - Putting E-Bike reviews behind the paywall, as a preroll to the Pinkbike Academy.
  • 3 6
 Noone cares that you ride a Yeti
  • 6 0
 Good, I hope no one cares what I ride at all.
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