Skip to main content


Yeti Bikes Canada: Buyer's Guide

Chris Cousineau, General Manager of Sweet Pete's Bike Shop in Toronto

Author: Chris Cousineau

General Manager, Sweet Pete's Bike Shop

Sweet Pete's is your Toronto Yeti dealer!

Yeti Cycles logo

We couldn't be more stoked to be your Yeti dealer here in Toronto. Whether you want to race or just rip, Yeti makes bikes you want to ride. With a history and pedigree that is the envy of the industry, their bikes all share a legendary DNA and spirit.

Refined to perfection by the Rockies and an incredible team of racers, ambassadors and employee's. There isn't a Yeti that doesn't rip and they don't call them superbikes for no reason. 85 'Til Infinity.

In this buyer's guide, we're going to go over the new Yeti lineup and break down the areas where each bike excels, and provide a short overview of the killer specs help you find your perfect match. Use this table of contents to jump to the bike that gets you fired up:

Want to see all our Yeti bikes for sale at once? Shop All Yeti Bikes

Yeti ARC

Yeti ARC carbon XC race hardtail mountain bike

Shop now

Yeti ARC details

Perfect for: Full-throttle XC rides, all day epics, and wild bikepacking adventures

Yeti has brought their famous ARC bike with a vengeance, and while the name traces its roots back to mountain biking legend, the new generation is focused solely on the future. Although it's a hardtail, the new ARC is spec'd to be much more than an aggressive cross country bike, although it would surely crush any XC course you can find. 

The ARC is designed for massive climbs, fast and furious flow trails, and adventures so big you'll want to carry some extra gear. Within the Yeti lineup, the ARC is entirely its own beast, and this beast rips.

Yeti ARC Specs

Front travel: 130mm

Wheel size: 29"

Headtube angle: 67°

Seat tube angle: 76°

Reach (L): 465mm

Shop now

Yeti SB120

Yeti SB120 short travel trail bike

Shop now

Yeti SB120 details

Perfect for: fast paced epics on terrain that varies as much as your interests

On paper the Yeti SB120 is a short travel full suspension mountain bike that sits squarely between "cross country" and "trail" design. But it's way more than that. The SB120 is a go-everywhere, ride-everything, speed-focused trail machine that's made to tackle the biggest climbs and descents on the mountain.

The 130/120mm travel platform is never outgunned and the geometry helps you translate your effort into maximum forward momentum when you're pedaling. Big traverses, huge climbs, fast descents, all day fun. That's the SB120.

SB120 Specs

Rear travel: 120mm

Front travel: 130mm

Wheel size: 29"

Headtube angle: 66.5°

Eff. seat tube angle: 76.5°

Reach (L): 475mm

Shop now

Yeti SB135

Yeti SB135 full suspension trail bike

Shop now

Yeti SB135 details

Perfect for: rowdy, creative riders with appetites for getting air and throwing shapes

Yeti’s SB135 is their wild child. This bike loves to get creative and offers a super confident and playful feel that riders can’t get enough of. The 27.5" wheels keep it snappy and allow you to whip and flick it around to your heart's desire.

With plenty of travel for big air and big terrain, it’s best suited for park and aggressive trail fun, but it still maintains great uphill efficiency for a well-rounded ride that’s a blast for any situation. There's no wrong trail for the SB135, and it's guaranteed to maximize smiles wherever it goes.

SB135 Specs

Rear travel: 135mm

Front travel: 150/160mm

Wheel size: 27.5"

Headtube angle: 65.4°

Eff. seat tube angle: 77°

Reach (L): 479mm

Shop now

Yeti SB140

Yeti SB140 full suspension trail bike

Shop now

Yeti SB140 details

Perfect for: all-around capability, all over the mountain

The SB140 is great for riders who don’t like to choose. It’s the perfect trail bike for trimming down the fleet and upgrading to a ride that’ll power you up the mountain and shred the whole way down. It's a quiver-killing all mountain 29er that knows no limits.

If you’re a rider who takes pride in tackling wild descents and the big climbs to get there, you’ll love how the SB140 offers great pedaling efficiency and the unmatched downhill prowess you'd expect from Yeti's most performance-focused mid travel trail bike. 

SB140 Specs

Rear travel: 140mm

Front travel: 150/160mm

Wheel size: 29"

Headtube angle: 65.4°

Eff. seat tube angle: 77.5°

Reach (L): 485mm

Shop now

Yeti SB160

Yeti SB160 enduro race bike

Shop now

Yeti SB160 details

Perfect for: enduro racing, heavy-hitting trail rides

Yeti takes its racing extremely seriously, and the SB160 (the updated SB150) is one hell of an enduro racing bike. Every component choice and every geometry decision was made with 1st place in mind, and one look at the bike's performance on the world stage tells you all you need to know about its capabilities. 

It’s a terrain-eating 29er that offers more speed and control than the competition. This bike will make you faster, end of story.

SB160 Specs

Rear travel: 160mm

Front travel: 170mm

Wheel size: 29"

Headtube angle: 64°

Eff. seat tube angle: 77.5°

Reach (L): 485mm

Shop now

Yeti SB165

Yeti SB165 enduro, park, and all mountain bike

Shop now

Yeti SB165 details

Perfect for: free ride, park, epic descents, massive air, hair-raising fun

The SB165 is built for huge free ride descents and epic days at the park. If you like to push the limits and seek terrifying lines, the two of you will get along just fine. Its massive amounts of travel and in-the-bike feel give you the confidence you need to silence your inner screams and send it harder than ever. The SB165 is one seriously fun thrill-seeker.

SB165 Specs

Rear travel: 165mm

Front travel: 180mm

Wheel size: 27.5"

Headtube angle: 63.5°

Eff. seat tube angle: 77°

Reach (L): 480mm

Shop now

Yeti 160E

Yeti 160E electric enduro race mountain bike

Shop now

Yeti 160E details

Perfect for: enduro racing, expanding your horizons, pushing your limits

The Yeti 160E made a huge splash when it was finally released, and it's been a paragon of the eMTB world ever since. Designed to race in ebike specific enduro events, the 160E is a carefully curated trail weapon, not a long travel bike with a motor slapped on.

While it excels between the tape when every second counts, it's also a boundary pushing best friend that will help you climb higher, take on ridiculous routes, and crush more trail in less time. If you've ever wondered, "Could I ___ ?" — yes, yes you can on the 160E.

160E Specs

Rear travel: 160mm

Front travel: 170mm

Wheel size: 29"

Headtube angle: 64.5°

Eff. seat tube angle: 78°

Reach (L): 480mm

Shop now

A look at Yeti’s TURQ and C/series carbon fiber

The best carbon fiber for mountain bikes

Yeti is a performance brand dedicated to providing riders the best possible experience, and they believe that a carbon fiber frame is the best way to start the process. 

Two level of incredible carbon

Yeti offers 2 types of carbon for their bikes, C carbon and T carbon. Both are incredible, but read on to see which is right for you.

Yeti frame rear angle

TURQ series carbon

T/series, or TURQ carbon, is Yeti’s elite frame material and layup that’s offered on their highest-end models. 

No detail is spared in the making of these gorgeous frames, and Yeti pinpoints the precise areas where ultimate stiffness is a must and areas where compliance is key. 

The result is an extremely lightweight frame that’s perfect for mountain biking, and it’s what Yeti team riders race to victory on the toughest courses in the world.

Yeti carbon fiber layup

C/series carbon

In order to offer bikes at different price points, Yeti created their C/series carbon for riders who want incredible quality but don’t mind a little bit extra weight. 

By making a few changes to the TURQ layup, Yeti is able to make a frame that’s more cost effective for riders while maintaining the same level of strength, stiffness, and compliance. 

The only tradeoff is a small weight penalty, or about 225g per frame.

Yeti’s Switch Infinity suspension

At the heart of every Yeti bike is the Switch Infinity system. If you haven't heard about Yeti’s uniquely capable suspension, here are the main takeaways:

The Switch Infinity system uses a translating pivot that moves up and down on rails as it progresses through the travel, but what does that mean for you?

Yeti Switch Infinity suspension system

Super tunable

For starters, it means that the anti-squat curve and the leverage ratio can be tuned independently, and that’s a capability the competition can’t duplicate. 

You can mount the system in different ways depending on what characteristics you’re looking for.

Yeti Switch Infinity leverage curve

Great on climbs, dominant on descents

Switch Infinity’s initial high anti-squat keeps the shock from affecting your pedal stroke so you can power up climbs with efficiency. 

Once it heads further into the travel, that anti-squat level diminishes so you can reap the full benefits of the shock and enjoy a bottomless feel that’ll have you sending it big.

Yeti MTB Clothing

Yeti makes some of our favorite gear to wear, including mountain bike shorts and shirts that perform great out on the trail and look good on the street.

Sweet Pete's has the largest collection of Yeti Cycles MTB apparel in Canada. Check it all out here.