With confidence, we refer to the SB5 as the most versatile bike in the Yeti line-up. Undeniably nimble in the climbs, Yeti’s Switch Infinity platform rides much deeper than it’s 127 mm brethren, making the SB5 is a category-defining bike. This is what an all-mountain 27.5″ bike should be: for us, that means that it does what you want it to do, when you want it to do it, especially if what you want is speed. The bike is particularly happy with the rear shock opened up and your fingers off the brake lever, where it can eat up small bumps and choppy trails. This is, in fact, the suspension activation that matters the most. Like most front range riders, we explore beyond our backyard trails and go in search of a variety of conditions. We carry this bike because we are particularly careful to make quiver killer over-promises, and yet we are 100% , unequivocally confident with the SB5 in our toolbox on a broad variety of terrain.