Yeti's Limited Edition Team Replica SB6 - Eurobike 2017

Aug 30, 2017 at 13:42
by Mike Kazimer  
Yeti Cycles
The Yeti SB6 Team Replica.

This year's Enduro World Series may not be going exactly as planned for Richie Rude, but that doesn't mean he's any less of a badass on a bike, which is why Yeti are releasing the SB6 Team Replica.

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The bike is decked out with the same build kit that Richie uses on his race bike, including a 170mm Fox 36 fork (without the RAD damper, of course; you'll need to win a few EWS races of your own to earn one of those), a Float X2, and a Shimano XTR drivetrain. There will only be 125 replica bikes produced, and interested fans will need to set aside $9,499 USD to snag one of these beauties.


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The Lunch Ride edition SB5 gets a 160mm Fox 36 up front.

The SB6 isn't the only bike to get a little more travel up front — there's also a new build kit for the SB5 on the way called the Lunch Ride, an homage to the daily hot laps that take place right out the back door of Yeti's headquarters in Golden, Colorado. The Lunch Ride SB5 receives a 160mm Fox 36, compared to the 150mm 34 found on the standard build kit.

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Yeti Cycles
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This rebuild of Myles Rockwell's Kamikaze race bike is always worth a look. A whopping 3" of travel, narrow bars, a 135mm stem, and anodized blue cantilever brakes to top it all off.



108 Comments

  • + 146
 Shouldn't it come with a 36T front ring just like Richie so that the first step is swapping it out and admitting that you are not in fact Richie Rude?
  • + 7
 For that price,it should come at least with pedals. And maybe a engine.
  • + 3
 It's Bruce Venture's ride.
  • + 11
 @nozes: you mean like an e-bike?

*ducks*

Speaking of I'm patiently waiting for the s--- to hit the fan when PB makes a post about Pivot's eurobike booth....
  • + 9
 @nozes: Classic bike shop quotes. Never gets old.
  • + 4
 36T chainring would require 4 piston calipers as well
  • + 5
 @cookerq: If it will have a chainring that needs to be swapped, might as well go with the 12-34-108 chainring from the Kamikaze bike.
  • + 6
 Nope, I'll be fine, because I'm gonna buy one and only cruise the Valley Trail in Whistler, thus generating a whole new generation of dentist-jokes. And I'm not even a dentist.
  • + 2
 @chyu: YEEEESSSSSS! I'm glad someone else thinks that!
  • + 3
 @Sardine: Last night there was a feature article here on PB about a super high-end Shimano powered Pivot ebike called the Shuttle that included interview questions with the owner. The comment section was building. When I went to check out the comment sh_t storm this morning, the article was gone.

It must have broke the internet.
  • + 1
 @teamtoad: it's still there btw
  • + 1
 @StickyRickey: I just checked again and it is not there for me.
  • + 1
 It should also be pre-set to Richie's suspension tune (or as close as you can get without the RAD damper), that you can't change for the first ten ride to reinforce the fact that you're not Richie Rude.
  • + 36
 No longer do you need to be a pro rider for Fox to get an orange fork, all one needs is a mere dental license.
  • + 13
 Boring old rerun...no new material?
  • + 6
 The orange forks cost the same as the standard black lower forks. Does that mean you need a "dental license" to ride any of the all mountain forks on the market?
  • + 2
 @jrocksdh: maybe we sub successful pornstars for dentists.... they make good money and like to ride a lot so.... one way out of the tired dentist jokes. Now the trouble.... finding a pornstar we could call a success.
  • + 0
 @eswebster: lol, we'd need thay dentist or dr. Again to tell us if said pornstar is clean(def. of successful p.star)
  • + 2
 Dentist comments are old news, go ride your bike.
  • + 34
 So, 125 more frames to squeeze out of those old moulds before the lower, longer, slacker geometry update.
  • + 0
 2018 changes were only in the colorway so probably more than 125.
  • - 1
 am i the only one here who dislikes long bikes?
  • + 1
 They are running this frame through 2019
  • + 1
 @poozank: Pretty solid source for that? Somebody beyond a shop scrub?
  • + 1
 @OriginalDonk: yeti just posted their 2018s as unchanged which means this bike will be be running until 2019 when they might release a new one but nothing confirmed there yet. Still that's a 5 year run of the same frame, not that I'm complaining I think things get updated too quickly as is
  • + 1
 @poozank: I ready your 2019 as model year 2019 so my mistake. All good. Thanks.
  • + 1
 @poozank: I am not surprised as it takes some time to move these carbon superbikes. Especially, after being present on the market for some time, when the model is no longer the latest, even if still (possibly) being the greatest. It's a fashion industry after all and not even Richie Rude's result can change this fact. It would have made much more sense if they released this team replica earlier, before the last spring, to celebrate Rude's winning EWS season, while the title was still hot.
Limited edition runs are nothing new in expensive sports cars market, fighting for customers attention. For Yeti this is their second such run of SB6. It only remains to be seen will there also be some "Edizione Finale" or is this in fact it.
  • + 23
 'lunch-ride edition' - HA. Those Yeti dudes have blown by me going down Apex more than a couple times. those guys are freaking fast
  • + 1
 It's all in the frequency, and the bikes, the bikes help a bit.
  • + 2
 Agreed, I've gotten my but kicked by the yeti guys quite a bit. Down and Up.
  • + 20
 ***RR only runs OneUp rings.
  • - 1
 incorrect
  • + 18
 There's no way Rude is riding Exo tyres
  • + 5
 That part made me laugh.... Talk about a marketing department admitting average Joe's ain't shit.
  • + 2
 or a 180mm front rotor
  • + 16
 That front derailleur looks like it might have some trouble shifting Big Grin
  • + 11
 I'd rather take Hope's HB.160
  • + 1
 Amem
  • + 11
 Man, $9500!! Might as well get two
  • + 6
 The chainring size was dictated by the course. Coming down the mammoth mountain fire road from the top of the mountain, if you didn't have such a big chainring you'd not be able to impart any more effort to the drivetrain after about 50mph (and the top speeds were into the mid 60s) with a regular sized chainring for the era (48T). Once you've run out of gear, your essentially coasting anyways with level pedals, just the bigger rings let you push that point of running out of gear till later on the descent.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU5BaZG6bTw
  • + 1
 Damn, XC helmets, bar ends, and hardly any armor. Those are a different breed of racers. I know it's merely a wide dirt road. But crash at those speeds into that pumice crap surface, and you'll likely lose half your face or most of your skin.
  • + 1
 Yeah, Johnny T. in the black rubber suit! That race in that era was such a spectacle to see in person. If one were to sketch out and fly off the road in the top section of the course, it would have likely been game over
  • + 1
 @streetfighter848:

And also before mandatory safety standard testing for component strength/durability. Remember Jimi Killen's epic crash at the 93 Reebok Eliminator ? His 140 gram aluminum handlebar snapped when he hit one of the potholes on the fire road.
  • + 4
 The replica build makes no sense to be limited since it's using off the shelf components, since the orange fox has become available recently! Also no saint brakes, the factory riders don't use xtr they use saint most of the time the same for a coil shock when riding the SB6!
  • + 1
 Where are the orange 36 forks sold/going to be sold? Cant seem to find them.
  • + 7
 All of the SB5's should be spec'd with the 36 (or there should atleast always be an option for it).
  • + 2
 Yep.
  • + 8
 Makes hope bike look like a bargain
  • + 7
 9,499?does it come with Richie Rudes riding talent?
  • + 3
 It does not come with any talent but it might come with a free guide to surviving bicycle related poverty.
  • + 2
 That is a gorgeous bike, but I can't help but feel that if you showed up at the trailhead with one, all eyes would be on you expecting to back it up with some serious skills.
  • + 3
 Richie should deliver it personally to your house for that price.
  • + 8
 That chainring though...
  • + 1
 Don't understand the extra front chainrings... surely neither derailleur could accommodate that big of a range?
  • + 2
 @maxlombardy: I think there can be some merits to leaving the other rings on. My first thought is for safety in case the chain drops. Dropping a chain was super common for about 30 years. If it jammed between the crank and frame, it was a lot harder to get fixed. If it just landed on another smaller ring or laying on the bb shell, it was much easier to place back on your big ring.

Leaving the middle ring on means no fussing with different chainring bolt lengths. It was common in these days to only have one bike. Same bike all weekend for xc, dh, trials, etc.... So leaving the crank on and swapping a big ring is a much quicker task than pulling a crank and going through the whole setup change. Ahhh...the good ol' days.
  • + 1
 Ya you know it!@dgm10:
  • + 7
 I'll take the ARC! What a piece of history!
  • + 7
 Fork comes pre set at 200 psi, air in tyres may or may not be included
  • + 5
 It's cute that the Richie Rude edition comes with EXO tires. Richie would flat those tires in a parking lot.
  • + 4
 125 @ $9,499 = $1,187,375, not that I give a shit, was just curious what it came out to, but damn, companies moving thousands of these suckers are doin alright.
  • + 1
 Well, the dealers take a good chunk of that too. But it must be nice.
  • + 4
 "It's an exact replica of the bike Richie Rude races! Except the suspension. You can f*** right off if you think we'll give you the same suspension."
  • + 2
 Dear bike industry!

Can you please stop doing Gulf-racing inspired colorways? You have watered it all down already. I am sure you can be, uhm, ”creative” in the color department in other ways, just dare trying!

Thank you,
a classic livery enthusiast
  • + 3
 Let's get those SB5's stacked up for order! I need to replace my SB75 for my lunch rides ASAP.
  • + 4
 And missing the saint brakes....
  • + 4
 Why aren't anodized blue brakes still a thing??
  • + 2
 #hopetech my friend
  • + 2
 I had a poster of Myles Rockwell racing that Kamikaze bike on my wall as a kid. It was a hell of a sexy bike in the early 90's
  • - 1
 Most of these components are up for purchase on the market (aside from the orange fork obviously) and if I really wanted to drop $10000 on a unique looking bike, I'd probably buy a Bronson for just above half the price, and let TLD work their magic. It's cool to have a replica of Ritchie's bike, but I can think of so many other good uses of ten thousand dollars, like rent for a few months or the down payment on a new car.
  • + 4
 a Bronson?? Really? It may be half the price but you will look like twice the douche. You could of said any other bike and you chose the most cliche bike of all time.
  • + 5
 A Bronson?? I think you missed the point. Probably missing a few other things as well...
  • + 2
 hahaha a Bronson... you just made my day...
  • + 4
 Holy chainring batman!
  • + 4
 yeah forget rear suspension video clips, lets see a video of that front derailleur shifting down and back up again!
  • + 1
 I had that same Manitou fork. Mine came with a whopping 1.6 inches of plush elastomer travel. At the time it was much better than a rigid fork.
  • + 2
 Next year "yeti Eddie Bauer edition ltd"
  • + 2
 I'll wait for the e version. Thanks though.
  • + 1
 So instead of buying 2 Nomads you can get yourself a fancy color coded Yeti. Check!
  • + 2
 Is there an updated asr? with switch technology? Would like to see that!
  • + 1
 LOL A.R.C. ASR. I have one hanging in my garage. The Risse Racing shock still holds air.
  • + 1
 Does this mean I can throw a 170mm fork on my wife's SB6 and it won't void the warranty?
  • + 1
 I have an sb5 with a 160mm 36. On the yeti website it says you can go up to 160mm. It might say something similar for the sb6 in regards to going up to 170mm.
  • + 3
 Go CODY KELLEY!!
  • + 1
 Every time I see these bikes i shudder and cry ever so slightly because I know I'll never afford one.
  • + 1
 Wow I always thought Rockwell rode a Giant on Kamikaze.
  • + 2
 He runs EX rims, not XM.
  • + 1
 Wrong rotor size on the SB6
  • + 1
 Anyone know what chain device that is?
  • + 1
 one up
  • + 1
 and in this moment it stands right beside me.
#jobattheeurobike
  • + 1
 Doesn't Richie use a Shimano drive train?
  • + 1
 I can't get that front ring off my head. That thing is huge!
  • + 0
 orange+blue? who the f*ck wants that
  • + 3
 @Asmodai Attention wh0res like myself
  • + 5
 Guess you haven't seen Ritchie's bikes this year? Or you didn't see the 'Replica' in the article? Don't like it, don't buy it
  • + 2
 They are in Colorado. Denver Broncos (NFL American football team) have been blue and orange for longer thanYeti has existed. Much darker blue... but yeah it's a Colorado thing.
  • + 1
 I drooled
  • + 1
 Sickness!
  • - 1
 All the teal and orange... I'm gonna throw up...
  • + 4
 Quick, get a photo of an all black evil in front of ur eyes...feeling better yet?
  • + 3
 picture it teal and brown... either i am on to something or on something
  • + 1
 @jrocksdh: So. Much. Better.
  • - 1
 They took it 12.....you never go full 12.
  • + 3
 @vonroder77 Its called Eagle
  • - 3
 Selling off the spare team sb6's coz no one on the team wanted to use them this year?
  • + 0
 pretty much the only reason for this.

Oh, and $
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