Have a break with Yeti: Colorado-based brand launches SB130 Lunch Ride

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<img src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/volatile/sites/21/2019/04/YetiSB130LR-1-5511914.jpg?quality=90&resize=620,413" srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/volatile/sites/21/2019/04/YetiSB130LR-1-5511914.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1200,799 1200w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/volatile/sites/21/2019/04/YetiSB130LR-1-5511914.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=960,639 960w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/volatile/sites/21/2019/04/YetiSB130LR-1-5511914.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=720,479 720w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/volatile/sites/21/2019/04/YetiSB130LR-1-5511914.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=576,383 576w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/volatile/sites/21/2019/04/YetiSB130LR-1-5511914.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=360,239 360w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/volatile/sites/21/2019/04/YetiSB130LR-1-5511914.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=180,119 180w, " sizes="(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px" width="620" height="413" class="wp-image-366880 alignnone size-landscape_thumbnail" alt="Yeti's SB130 LR-1" title="Yeti SB130 LR-1" data-lightbox-src="https://media.immediate.co.uk/volatile/sites/21/2019/04/YetiSB130LR-1-5511914.jpg?quality=90&amp;w=1600&amp;h=900" /> <p>It’s a well-known fact in the bike industry that if you call <a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/tags/yeti/">Yeti</a> HQ around lunchtime you can expect to get voicemail.</p>
<p>The Golden, Colorado-based company’s lunch rides have been running since 1999, and with Apex Park, Green Mountain and Matthew / Winters Park less than a three-mile pedal from its head office, how can you blame them.</p>
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<p>And with the employees having access to basically any component their hearts’ may desire, it’s no surprise their personal bikes are tailored to the terrain just outside their backdoor.</p>
<p>If you’ve never ridden around Golden, it’s pretty techy, so to better suit the trails in the area quite a few of the Yeti staffers add a bit more travel and beefier brakes. And now the brand has decided to make the Lunch Ride spec available to the public.</p>
<p>Yeti isn’t the first brand to offer a ‘staff spec’. Rocky Mountain has offered a similar ‘BC edition’ on many of its bikes for some time.</p>
<p>The SB 130 LR comes with a 160mm Fox 36, complete with the Grip 2 damper instead of the stock 150mm, and an over-stroked 136mm Fox Factory DPX2 shock.</p>
<p>Of course, a longer fork slackens the head angle, and the longer rear shock brings the bottom bracket up a touch to help with pedal strikes.</p>
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<figcaption class="wp-caption-text"><span class="caption-copy"><i class="icon-arrow icon-camera-circle"></i> The SB130 LR is built the way the Yeti staff customize their bikes</span></figcaption><span class="im-image-caption"></span>
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<p>The stoppers also get an upgrade, with the SB130 fitted with SRAM Code RSC brakes instead of the stock Shimano XT 2 Piston brakes, and the front rotor is upsized to 200mm for a bit of extra oomph.</p>
<p>At the front, the bars are 20mm wider, measuring 800mm and are paired with a stumpy 40mm stem.</p>
<p>Moving back, the small and medium size frames get an extra 25mm of Fox Transfer dropper, while the LR version comes with a 150mm post, and the large and XL frames go longer still spec’d with a 175mm version.</p>
<p>Available now through the <a href="https://www.yeticycles.com/bikes/sb130/?guide:spec-geo">Yeti cycles website</a>, the SB130 LR build is claimed to weigh 29.3lbs / 13.29kg in a size medium and will set you back $7,599 — $400 more than the X01 spec it’s based upon.</p>
<p>For an extra $1,300, you can also upgrade the wheels from the stock DT Swiss M1700 to the carbon DT Swiss XMC 1200.</p>
<p>International pricing and availability are to be announced.</p>
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