Yeti, Giro, HT - Eurobike 2014

Aug 27, 2014 at 13:30
Aug 27, 2014
by Mike Kazimer  
 
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Yeti SB6c Eurobike 2014

Yeti SB6c

It's official – the SB6c, the 27.5" wheeled replacement for Yeti's venerable SB66, is on the way, with bikes expected to arrive at the beginning of October. Despite not being available for another month, the SB6c has already amassed an impressive race resume, racking up wins at both the Winter Park and Whistler stops of the Enduro World Series under Jared Graves. The bike has a 65.5° head angle, 442mm chainstays, and uses the same Switch Infinity suspension design as the SB5c for its 157mm of travel. The two Kashima coated rods located just above the bottom bracket help control the rear wheel path, moving upwards at the beginning of the travel to provide better pedalling performance, and travelling downwards as the bike goes deeper in its travel to give the bike better square edged bump absorption. Claimed frame weight is 5.78 pounds, and the bike will be available in black, green, and the classic Yeti turquoise. An X01 build kit build kit that includes a FOX Float X rear shock, a FOX 36 front fork and Shimano XT brakes will be $7399 USD (that price is with aluminum wheels - the ENVE carbon wheels pictured are an additional upcharge).

Yeti SB6c Eurobike 2014

The SB6c has all the features you'd expect on a frame of this caliber - internal cable routing, downtube protector, and a 12x142 thru-axle.




Giro Feature and Blok goggle Eurobike 2014

Giro's Feature helmet will now be available with a MIPS liner. The Blok goggle is designed to offer the maximum amount of peripheral vision.


Giro

The big news from Giro for 2015 is the addition of a Multidirectional Impact Protection System (MIPS) on a number of their road and mountain helmets. MIPS is intended to reduce the amount of rotational energy that reaches the brain through the use of a low friction liner that lets the outer shell of the helmet slide along it during an impact. Giro uses the example of throwing a tennis ball at the ground to illustrate how the system works. If the ground were covered in gravel, the tennis ball experiences a good deal of rotational force due to the amount of friction between the ball and the ground. If the ground were covered in ice, the ball would twist much less due to the reduced friction, which is what the MIPS liner is intended to achieve. The Feature is the first helmet in Giro's line to get the MIPS liner, an upgrade that brings its price up $20 to $95. MIPS will be offered on additional helmets in the coming months.

Giro also unveiled a mountain bike version of their popular Blok snow goggle, which will retail for $65, a price that includes a flash lens and a clear lens, plus a package of tear-offs. The goggle is designed to integrate well with their Cipher full face helmet, which gains a number of new colors for 2015, including matte glowing red / highlight yellow color shown. New colors are also on the way for the Quarter dirt jump helmet and the Chamber shoe, which are both coming in an eye-catching blue.

Giro Cipher and Chamber Eurobike 2014

There are new colors throughout Giro's line for 2015, including the highlighter yellow Cipher and the bright blue Quarter helmet and Chamber shoes.




HT X1 pedal Eurobike 2014

HT X1 Clipless Pedal

HT's X1 clipless DH pedal is now in production, and should be available at the beginning of October. Designed with input from Aaron Gwin, the X1 weigh 470 grams and spins on three sealed bearings and a bushing, with five replaceable traction pins on each side of the aluminum body. The final retail price is expected to be between $175 and $165 USD. A titanium axle will be available that's claimed to drop the weight down to 416 grams.

HT X2 pedal Eurobike 2014

The X2 pedal is still a few months out, but should be available in December. The X2 has an even thinner and more low profile design than the X1, a design that's achieved by using two bushings and a bearing.

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92 Comments

  • + 103
 Nice but im a turquoise yeti man
  • + 43
 Yeah, is just seems wrong to get a Yeti bike NOT in that color!
  • + 19
 To be honest I like the green better than the turquoise.
  • + 8
 Any colour is good on a bike that is as good as that is its just down to personal choice the green is a great colour just not the yeti we all know an love
  • + 35
 Did you guys not read the article? They said the colors it's available in....
"the bike will be available in black, green, and the classic Yeti turquoise"
  • + 11
 I'm new to Yeti. Have they always been $7000+ for the xt version???
  • + 11
 VTwin: It's an XO1 build, not XT. It also includes a Thomson dropper, Float X and the 2015 FOX 36. I would guess most people would be happy with XT brakes instead of XO trails. Still pricey
  • + 1
 @Vtwin where did you read that?
  • + 1
 So is the fox 36 apparently...
  • - 6
flag jrocksdh (Aug 27, 2014 at 14:20) (Below Threshold)
 No, not another flo green mtb product! So played out/2010-14.
If in doubt, use some f1 color choices/combos.
What's next, full grown men wearing their beenies half way on their heads this winter, like a condom...again?
  • + 3
 @scottherider, yeah, I read it and saw that. The context of his comment was the actual bike in the pictures.
  • + 1
 I know but half the time I know people don't read the article before commenting on the pictures from it.
  • + 1
 True, for sure.
  • + 0
 @jrocksdh judging from the photos I'd say the Yeti is more kermit green than fluoro yellow/green, but I'm with you on that color being played out. Nike is still hammering the shit outta that neon yellow green. Pretty sure F-1 was doing that four years ago on Ross Brawn's first car. I think the Yeti green is alright though.
  • + 5
 I'm just glad Yeti is offering their turquoise on carbon bikes now!
  • + 4
 I'm hoping that the black ones look like the SB-66. That was a sexy bike.
  • + 1
 I read XT instead of xtr, and x01 instead of xx1.
  • + 1
 damn those yetis! super dope
  • + 1
 @scotttherider yeaa ano iv seen the list of colours all i was saying was as nice as the green is if they had them lined up in all colours id go turquoise simply because i think it makes the yeti bikes stand out
  • + 43
 Why are clipless pedals pedals called clipless when you're actually clipped into them?
  • + 49
 It does seem like strange terminology, but it comes from the days when toe clips and straps were still around.
  • + 126
 Same reason you drive on a parkway and park on a driveway.
  • + 14
 The old style "cage" pedals where your foot slides into the plastic or metal cage were called clip pedals. When Look came out with a shoe/cleat/petal combo they called them clipless. It now seems dumb but the term stuck.
  • + 8
 What's a parkway when you're across this side of the pond??
  • + 2
 i think they say park way as in the name of the road. like here we have street road, place, avenue.
  • + 2
 I've always wondered that mtxandy, thanks for explaining!
  • - 3
 Pedals are a bit like a penis, you don't really mind if there is a bit of weight there
  • + 4
 we should change the nomenclature to 'bindings' because that's exactly what clipless pedals are.
  • + 1
 ^makes perfect sense like skis
  • + 4
 Because they don't use any clips or straps. www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsyCcmk5w_g
  • - 10
flag orangealot (Aug 27, 2014 at 15:19) (Below Threshold)
 For the same reason football is call football, even thought is play with your hands. And soccer is not football.
  • + 6
 Orangalot those are fighting words to many people! I like both American football and European/every where else in the world football, but it does seem like the american version is drifting farther away from its name all the time. I mean rugby is more 'football' than American football. Just saying!
  • + 4
 Its like when young people see a diagram of a rotary phone and are all "what's that mum?"
  • + 2
 I just call them my seat belts.. But hey..
  • + 7
 @Orangealot -Only in America pal ;-)
  • + 4
 Clipless pedals is a little different... Just don't call them that and the term ends. Just use flats or clips and people understand just fine.
  • + 2
 Clipless are all the pedals these days, clips and flats, so the "clipless" name, is absolute out of time...
  • + 1
 You still get them on hipster bikes Wink
  • + 1
 I'm only 2 years into this sport and have always heard EVERYONE call them clips. Even my buddies at the bike shop call them clips. Only on the internet do I ever see them referred to as "clipless". Clips are clips, flats are flats. One day someone in the industry will have the balls to market their new pedals as CLIPS.
  • + 3
 yeah let's do away with any nomenclature that came before I got into the sport, which would be 2012. yeah that makes sense.
  • + 15
 I like the green as it reminds me of slimer from ghostbusters
  • + 9
 YAY! HT clipless pedals. If the quality and weight is anything like their platforms, I'll probably try to get my hands on these.
  • - 4
flag mixmastamikal (Aug 27, 2014 at 13:56) (Below Threshold)
 I will stick with the Mallet DH's that are quite a bit cheaper thanks.
  • + 8
 have fun replacing your mallets every season.
  • + 8
 When Yeti will sell aluminum version of this and yeti sb5c bikes? need a sub $3,500 bike Frown
  • - 1
 I am selling my SB66 aluminum if you want to buy it. Less than $3,500 and oh so sexy.
  • + 1
 Thanks dude, I already have a sb66 aluminium version, I'm with you they are sexy but want to try sb5 in aluminium jajaja Big Grin
  • + 4
 I think I am putting my Mojo HD up for sale now. I must have the Yeti. I actually love the green color, but that shade of green happens to be my favorite color. I have had my Mojo HD ghetto converted to 650B approx 152mm rear travel for a while now. It is awesome in either wheel size. But damn that is a nice bike.
  • + 5
 So basically an explanation of another awesome yeti bike that I have no hope of affording
  • + 2
 Wait a couple years and they'll be at the right pricepoint...
  • + 5
 Wait for jensonusa.com to order too many like they always do, then in two years you can get a brand new one for 30% off during their winter sale. Yeah, it sucks buying a new bike in winter and having to wait to really get a good ride in but its worth the $1000-$1500 I save...
  • + 1
 www.jensonusa.com/Yeti-SB-95-Shimano-Bike-2014

There's 42% off.. Like I said, you just gotta wait. Good Luck!
  • + 2
 The Yeti SB66 is a ripper. I sold the DH bike. Next up maybe a SB6C. I like the innovation that has gone into this bike. I love my SB66. It's great to see a company think outside the box.
  • + 2
 I bought some of those giro jacket (non clipless version of the chamber) because there was nothing left on sale, and I gotta say I was blown away by the quality and the grip! Pretty underrated compared to 510
  • + 1
 A little while ago there was an article that stated that Jared Graves had suggested some tune changes to the 2015 float x and 36 and that fox had agreed to put them into production.

So does this yeti have those said tuning changes?
  • + 1
 Likely more of a medium tune judging by what was on the shock sticker at Whistler. The CNSQ tune for the SB66 was pretty generic and not all that great. Not bad, but almost too lively, and used too much travel to easily.
  • + 3
 I'm not one to loose it over a bike before I have swung a leg over it...but all signs point to that Yeti as a stellar machine. Can't wait to give one a go.
  • + 4
 So, whose kid got into the design mainframe and colored the Cipher?
  • + 1
 Pretty boring designs with terrible colors. And compare that with every other full face out there. *snore*
  • + 4
 Wow, that Yeti is chunky.. in a good way
  • + 1
 Not available till Oct? My LBS just got a black sb5c medium in last week and damn it's sexy! (Shameless plug for them ( sovereign cycle in westbank bc))

Also I want those pedals so bad!!
  • + 1
 @Protour please make us feel well informated about the new switch infinity suspension system, it seems quite well done for me.
  • + 3
 Looks promising to me also, but I'm sure Yeti could keep you more informated about it better than I could. It appears to have a range of axlepaths depending on which way the impact comes from, sorta like their old DH bike with rails or the old Cannandale DH bike with 2 shocks.
  • + 1
 can it run a front derailleur? The 5c can…
I know this might make me oldschool but i like my fd
  • + 2
 You sir, are a real straight shooter. You have balls using terminology on a site riddled with 1x maniacs!
  • + 1
 Can Giro please release a new AM lid similar to the Bell Super. The Feature sucks/is dated etc...
  • + 1
 Apparently the SB75 was a dead end. Thanks Yeti!! I wasted my money. I coulda just waited a bit longer and got the 6c.
  • + 1
 That bike was a mistake.
  • + 0
 I can see them keeping the SB75 line going, as the new SBs can't run a front deraileur. As cool as the 1x10/1x11 set-ups are, some of us are weak and/or live in really steep areas, and would rather spin a granny-gear than walk.
  • + 3
 Actually the new SB5C can run a front deraileur, it has a mount for it, just none of the build kits include one.
  • + 2
 A green yeti?! What year is this?!?
  • + 2
 #notbad but i take a black one
  • + 2
 Really wish I had $10k to toss around about now...
  • + 2
 Thomson stealth dropper post. sick.
  • + 1
 Great geo on the Yeti. Nice rear centre length as opposed to the short as possible nonsense.
  • + 1
 @mikekazimer is there any info/pics of the new nikeproof 2015 pulse coming from eurobike?
  • + 1
 I will take the Yeti in Black but I hope I can get only the Frame
  • - 1
 How about a chain guide on that yeti for $7000. The narrow wide will keep the chain on for a few weeks until it wears down....
  • + 6
 It has ISCG 05 tabs should you decide to go that route, but in my experience narrow wide rings retain their retention properties for far longer than a few weeks.
  • + 1
 i thought one of the reasons behind that design was to no longer need a chainguide...i think i will give the nod to yeti R&D in believing that they have thought that component dilemna out. for me it seems that yeti is doing so much progressive work in mtn biking that their efforts deserve to be rewarded. i would really like to explore the options for my next AM bike and they are certainly in the race for my hard earned, well not reallly hard earned, maybe mediocre exertion earned dollars. thanks for posting this. keep up the good work yeti.
  • + 0
 A RF narrow/wide plus Zee clutch derailleur has kept my SB-66c chain on for eight months, including 3 days of Whistler runs (Top of the World, Freight Train, Crank It Up, and Blue Velvet...which was a rutty-ass beesh), with zero mishaps. The middle section of Blue Velvet rattled the derailleur out of the hanger.

Agree obee1 that they are really investing and pushing forward with technology and forward thinking...can't think of too many other bike co's that are doing more than moving pivots around.
  • + 1
 sounds like a fun trip. good on ya for keeping the shit together during three days in whis. that hill is a bike killer as we all know, and no offense to an sb66, but we plan day four of our whistler trips to be a bike rebuild day because they always give up the ghost one way or another after three days of abuse- and i am talking about DH only bikes, never mind AM bikes. i do feel that yeti and Dave weagle, the guys at ibis, and always props to rob roskopp- i think these guys have done a lot to propel mtn biking forward. oh and i suppose horst leitner helped out, even though i doubt he rides any mtn bikes.
  • + 1
 Oh yeah man, it wasn't gonna go four days for sure! Everything creaking, full of dust, loose and rattling.
  • + 1
 yep, and the bike was a mess as well.
  • + 1
 I want everything on this page!!!
  • + 1
 Same, just got to win the lottery
  • + 0
 Need help financing, anybody want a lung or a kidney?
  • + 0
 Where is the 29er model?
  • - 1
 fat yeti tubes = trek Y bike. yuck
  • - 1
 Dat bike doh.
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