Best 9 Bikes & Frames for Ladies for the money
Yeti Cycles ASR Beti Turq Mountain Bike Frame - 2017 - Women's
Don't be fooled by the cutsie naming convention, the 2017 Yeti Cycles ASR Beti Turq Mountain Bike Frame isn't the downgraded pink-and-shrink fare we're used to seeing in products targeting women. It features the same top-tier, hard-riding, trail shredding construction and geometry found in the ASR Turq, just with a lighter tune to better suit smaller riders. While we can go back and forth about the merits of gendering bikes by colorway, there's no arguing that the ASR Beti is a great option for lighter riders of all genders looking for a whip-fast XC ride that still holds a hint of that famed Yeti enduro aggression.
This ASR Beti also carries Yeti's new Turq designation, which represents the most advanced frame the company can make at any given time. For the ASR, this means a more precise carbon layup, carefully molded to reinforce key stress points along the frame without adding any unnecessary bulk. This results in a frameset that has strength where you need it, and much appreciated weight reductions where you don't. Weighing just a claimed4.28lb, this feathery frame shaves even more weight by choosing a single-pivot suspension system over the heftier Switch Infinity, giving it nearly limitless acceleration potential on smooth, serpentine climbs without compromising on its ability to take on root lattices and brake-rutted descents.
That's not to say that the ASR Beti gets timid when grueling climbs flow into jarring descents. It shines across abusive terrain and white-knuckle descents that would have other cross-country bikes quaking in their tires. The ASR Beti is built to pair with 27.5 or 29in wheels, depending on size, so the big (or bigger) hoops steamroll anything lying in their path, allowing you to ride over trail impediments with effortless composure. And because it's distinctly Yeti at heart, this frame proudly retains a gravity-friendly persona with a head tube angle of either 68 or 69 degrees, again depending on size. This more relaxed geometry won't chuck you over the bars like other cross-country bikes when the going gets steep, allowing you to confidently descend on only four inches of suspension where other riders opt for longer-travel bikes.
As with the ASR, the ASR Beti eschews Yeti's applauded Switch Infinity in favor of a significantly lighter single-pivot suspension. Not only does this design save a ton of weight for efficiency, but it also simplifies regular maintenance for riders and racers servicing their own bike. The exceptionally stiff high modulus carbon frame and swing arm complement the lightweight suspension platform, translating into uncompromising acceleration needed for tearing the competition to shreds.
Juliana Furtado 2.1 Carbon CC X01 Eagle Mountain Bike - 2018 - Women's
Named for the founder of Juliana bicycles, the Furtado 2.1 Carbon CC X01 Eagle complete mountain bike is built for long rides, exploring new places, and pushing your limits every step of the way. With responsive 27.5in wheels and a playful demeanor, there’s not much that the Furtado can’t do with style.
With five inches of VPP suspension, the Furtado has enough suspension on tap to make the most of technical trails without dulling the ability for the rider to push it to the edge. As with all VPP bikes, the Furtado’s counter-rotating links are carefully arranged to resist activation by pedaling forces, all but eliminating unwanted bobbing under power. This being the latest iteration of VPP, it’s tuned to provide more midstroke support than previous generations of the VPP platform, giving the rider a better feel for the terrain and a livelier ride feel.
Of course, the poised cornering and playful attitude that are the defining traits of the Furtado are largely due to its highly refined geometry. The 67 degree head angle remains stable at speed, while still being quick to initiate a change of direction. At 16.7 inches, the Furtado's chainstays are shorter than any of Juliana’s other trail bikes, which further enhances its enthusiasm for cornering. At 13.1 inches, its bottom bracket is just high enough to avoid plunging your pedals into rocks at inopportune moments while remaining settled in situations that start getting hairy.
The Furtado is built using Juliana’s top tier CC carbon fiber construction. By using some of the finest, and strongest, raw materials available, Juliana is able to make its CC level frames extremely lightweight while maintaining outstanding impact resistance, exceptional stiffness, and just the right amount of finely tuned flex to cancel out trail chatter. Of course, balancing these factors requires true mastery of carbon fiber, and the design team at Juliana has proven time and again that their command of carbon fiber construction is unsurpassed in the bike industry. The result is a frame that holds up to years of hard riding, provides a comfortable ride, and does so at a very competitive weight.
This Furtado build is dressed in components that accentuate its best traits, beginning with a class leading suspension from FOX. The fork is a 36 FLOAT FIT4 Performance Elite unit, and it's paired with the new FLOAT DPS Performance Elite air shock that's tuned for lighter riders. This setup offers a supple stroke, on-the-fly adjustments at the flip of a lever, and easy tuning for both suspension gurus and those less experienced. SRAM’s X01 Eagle 12 speed groupset provides the gear range necessary to take on big climbs and all-day rides, while the Guide brakes keep speed in check when diving into turns. The Rockshox Reverb dropper post enables the necessary on-the-fly saddle height adjustment, while the Santa Cruz carbon fiber handlebar offers a perfectly tuned balance of stiffness and flex that simply surpasses many of the best aftermarket carbon fiber handlebars available.
Pinarello Gan RS Easy-Fit Ultegra Road Bike - 2018 - Women's
For many cyclists, Pinarello bikes represent the epitome of the premium race bike, often with a price tag reflecting it leaving us dreaming of the day when we can have our own. The 2018 Gan RS Easy-Fit Ultegra Complete Road Bike hopes to make that dream a reality a little sooner than later. Trading out the prestigious Dream Carbon found in the top-tier Dogma F8 for a more affordable carbon makeup, the Gan RS draws heavily on its pricier sibling's design and technology to bring Pinarello's renowned ride to a more attainable price point. Kitted out with Shimano's Ultegra componentry, women's specific cockpit, and Fulcrum Racing wheels, this build is chomping at the bit to jump off the line right out of the box.
The Gan RS presents the same eye-catching style as the Dogma F8, with its signature curves and aerodynamic detailing that make the bike just as stunning as it is fast. The main difference between the two frames is the type of carbon used to construct them. While the Dogma F8 features the best of the best Toray T1100 1K Dream Carbon with Nanoalloy Technology, the Gan RS consists of slightly more compliant T900 carbon that sacrifices a tiny bit of weight and stiffness but drops the overall cost significantly. While this carbon is slightly less rigid than the T1100 1K, it remains a high-strength, race-worthy layup designed to ride hard and fast.
As with the Dogma F8, this frame incorporates Pinarello's trademark asymmetrical design for claimed improvements in power transfer and comfort. The asymmetry in the Gan RS' seatstays is less extreme than in the Dogma F8, resulting in a slightly more compliant and comfortable ride while still providing benefits in responsiveness to keep you feeling powerful on your rides. At the top junction of the stays, a wishbone shape provides clean lines and aerodynamic protection to keep the rear brake out of the wind.
Pinarello also incorporates the Flatback technology found in the Dogma F8 into the Gan RS, with its oval-front and flattened-back tubing throughout the frame and fork creating an aerodynamic profile that slices cleanly through the wind without interfering with ride quality or adding additional weight. As an added touch, an integrated seat clamp and aero seat post add to the wind-cutting advantage and sleek appearance.
The Gan RS comes complete with carefully internal cable routing compatible with the mechanical groupset here and electronic shifting systems, if you choose so down the road, for an added dose of aerodynamics and crisp, clean lines for any setup. It's finished with a threaded Italian bottom bracket, a trend that we're happy to see resurfacing across the industry. The CNC threads provide a more consistent, solid platform for installation to do away with PressFit models' creak and longevity issues.
Juliana Furtado Carbon CC 27.5+ X01 Eagle Mountain Bike - Women's
It's no secret the Furtado is the most popular bike in Juliana's line, seeing its versatility lends itself to everyone from first timers just learning the ropes of mountain biking to seasoned trail riders sampling everything from backwoods singletrack to slickrock mesas. That's why we're a bit surprised to see it get a major redesign for the 2019 model year, seeing just how darn capable the bike already was. That being said, the clever engineers at Juliana have shown their deep expertise and foresight in the mountain bike world by consistently delivering better and better female-specific bikes, year after year. The newest Furtado is no different, seeing it represents the one bike that pleases anyone lucky enough to throw a leg over its top tube and pedal it down the trail.
For 2019, the third generation of Furtado is longer and slacker for better composure at high speeds—all without compromising its sharp handling characteristics that make it carve up tight trails with near-telepathic precision, seeing it retains a low bottom bracket just over 13 inches. New for this generation is the addition of a flip-chip, which gives you the ability to fine-tune its geometry to your particular riding style and local terrain at hand, as well as Juliana's "new" 2.6-inch plus-sized tires for bump-smoothing plushness without excessive weight.
In the high setting you'll find the geometry has slackened a touch, from the previous bike's 67-degree head tube angle down to 66.5 degrees. If you desire an even slacker geometry for steep descents with intimidating rocks and roots posing a threat, you can slacken it even further down to 66.2 degrees. These slacker figures make it all the more capable on terrain that used to be a bit overwhelming for the Furtado, allowing this trail bike to drop into terrain where you'd normally want an all-mountain bike. Besides being slacker, the Furtado has a 15 millimeter longer reach for a better overall fit on a trail bike of this pedigree. And to compensate for the slacker, longer geometry, the seat tube angle is steeper by one full degree for an optimal pedaling position where you can really lay down power on long climbs.
Juliana now offers the Furtado in their "new" plus-sized 2.6-inch tires, which deliver all the traction and bump-smoothing benefits of traditional 2.8-inch plus tires, but without being overly vague in handling, prone to burping while cornering hard, and way too heavy for pedaling long distances on the trail. This higher volume 2.6-inch tire size really gives you the confidence to monster truck your way across the rockiest stretches of trail without worrying about the tire squirming while cornering and braking hard, which is something that's posed a problem for larger 2.8 and 3.0-inch tires in the past.
As you'd expect from a Juliana, the Furtado retains the high degree of bump compliance, pedaling efficiency, and bottom-out resistance of its VPP suspension platform. While others in the Juliana line have moved to a lower-link mounted shock, the Furtado retains its upper link-style VPP platform, seeing it's not as gravity-oriented as the Roubion or Strega. This particular Carbon CC 27.5+ XO1 Eagle build benefits greatly from a FOX Float DPX2 Performance Elite Shock, which gives you a more supple feel with heightened traction while pedaling over bumpy sections of trail.
The carbon CC frame found on this particular build represents the top-of-the-line carbon construction, saving anywhere from 250 to 280 grams (we don't have definitive figures on hand) on many of their popular bike models, but without sacrificing anything in terms of structural stiffness or strength. It's even backed by an outstanding lifetime warranty, so you'll have extra peace of mind while pummeling across rough terrain on the trail.
One thing that hasn't changed for 2019 is Juliana's commitment to delivering an optimal fit and riding feel for female riders with a lighter shock tune that's developed exclusively for females, seeing they're on average 30 pounds lighter. There's an extra-small available for even the shortest of females, meaning you'll finally have a bike that's custom tailored to your shorter stature without having to ride a larger bike and make major compromises. What they haven't done is water down their dialed geometry with a swooping top tube, higher front end, and shorter reach like much of the competition, which only leads to major compromises in ride quality and handling when you're actually riding hard and fast on the trail.
Juliana Strega Carbon CC X01 Eagle Mountain Bike - Women's
Tame those tricky lines, hit bigger drops, and ride at speeds you didn't think were possible on the Strega Carbon CC X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike from Juliana. Its gravity-inspired shock configuration improves small bump compliance and big hits alike letting you fly downhill at eye-watering speeds, send it on those big bike park lines, as well as pedaling up into the high country for those memorable descents that you'll continuously daydream about. Strega is the Italian word for witch, and with its aggressive geometry, super plush suspension, and phenomenal Carbon CC frame, you'll be spellbound with the progression of your riding.
The Strega shares its DNA with the Santa Cruz Nomad and as such, it's a longer travel bike that has few peers in the women's market. Juliana knows there are plenty of aggressive riding ladies that desire a hard-hitting mountain bike and that's exactly what it delivers. It sports 170 millimeters of bump gobbling VPP travel, providing the discerning female rider with the proper tools to up their skills and speed in the park, on enduro stages, and epic days on technical terrain. You'll quickly appreciate that your equipment won't be holding you back on those lift access rides, repeated shuttle runs, or self-propelled adventures deep into high-alpine terrain.
One of the first features that catch your eye with the Strega is its reconfigured VPP suspension, driven by a lower-link mounted shock that's radically different from the Roubion, Furtado, and Joplin. This shock location takes cues directly from the Santa Cruz V10, renowned on the professional downhill circuit for its numerous World Cup victories and ridden by the fastest athletes on earth. On the Strega, the lower shock placement makes it suppler off the top with better small bump compliance so it tracks smoothly across steep and rugged terrain, much like a dedicated downhill bike. Another thing of note is that Juliana employs a custom shock tune on the RockShox Super Deluxe RCT that's designed for the lighter builds of female riders, allowing it to react better and not be overly harsh like shock tunes built for heavier riders.
Looking at the geometry numbers, the Strega provides aggressive trail confidence with its 65-degree head tube angle in its higher geometry setting making it one of the slackest women's specific bikes that we know of. Just a few short years ago, that head tube angle was relegated to lift-access and shuttle lap gravity sleds that's sole purpose was going downhill. However, more and more aggressive riders are seeking long-travel bikes that can actually pedal uphill too, and the engineers at Juliana designed it with a pedal-friendly 74.5-degree seat tube angle, again in its high geometry setting. This combines with the 500% gear range from its XO1 12-speed drivetrain to provide the means to power up steep punchy climbs as well as settling in on a fire road climb where the fun begins up top. The low-slung frame improves standover heights (as low as 27.7 inches on the XS frame) for shorter riders and allows for longer dropper post further boosting confidence on hairy double black diamond trails.
Juliana also engineered the Strega with a flip-chip at the linkage that changes the bike's geometry from that all-mountain 65-degree head tube angle we spoke of above, to an almost downhill-dedicated 64.6 degrees, as well as lowering the bottom bracket and slightly lengthen the wheelbase for greater composure at white-knuckle speeds. We wouldn't hesitate to enter a DH race when the machine is set up in this configuration. Another thoughtful detail that’s afforded by the reconfigured VPP setup includes a special fender that defends the shock from kicked up rocks and flying mud from the trail below. Juliana's obsession to detail didn't end there, and it gave the Strega a custom shuttle guard, so that beautiful Carbon CC frame and cerulean paint don't get damaged while banging around on truck tailgate pads.
Speaking of the Carbon CC frame, the Strega Carbon CC XO1 shaves a significant deal of weight from the Carbon C frame. Juliana achieves this by using a lighter and more expensive carbon lay-up, all without sacrificing one bit of strength or stiffness you've come to expect from Juliana carbon frames. You can expect about a half-pound savings over the C-grade carbon, which is a significant amount of weight loss no matter what discipline of bike you're talking about.
Juliana Strega Carbon CC Mountain Bike Frame - 2018 - Women's
Just one glance at the intriguing lines, flashy paint scheme, and gravity-inspired shock configuration of the Juliana Strega Carbon CC Mountain Bike Frame is all that's required to evoke thoughts of scintillating downhill laps and epic rides over formidable alpine terrain. Fittingly named after the Italian word for witch, we'd be lying if we didn't admit our spellbinding desire to the Strega's gorgeous aesthetics paired with a mix of aggressive geometry, smooth suspension, and top-flight Carbon CC frame.
Juliana set out to create a bike without equal in the world of women's market, throwing preconceived notions aside in favor of what women desire in a mountain bike with its 170-millimeters of VPP travel. That being said, it's purely intended for the demanding rider seeking a long-travel bike to push their ever-progressing skills over no-fall lines, rowdy rock gardens, and seriously treacherous descents. Ultimately, it's the type of bike for those pouring every bit of passion into their riding, regardless if it's lift-accessed downhills on the weekends or self-propelled adventures deep into the alpine wilderness.
One of the first things you'll notice with the Strega is the reconfigured VPP suspension, driven by a lower-link mounted shock that's radically different from the likes of Roubion, Furtado, and Joplin. This shock takes cues from the Santa Cruz V10, which is renowned for its dominance on the pro downhill circuit. Translated to the Strega, the lower shock placement makes it feel more consistent and linear throughout its stroke, tracking to steep descents and dicey lines in a smooth, supple fashion much like a downhill rig. Another important detail, Juliana employs a custom shock tune for the lighter bodies of female riders, making it more responsive when you're pedaling and descending over rugged stretches of trail.
Looking at the Strega's geometry, you'll notice its 65-degree head tube angle (in high geometry setting) makes it the slackest women's-specific bike on the market. A couple of years ago, this would limit the Strega to lift-accessed terrain and shuttle runs like most gravity bikes. However, realizing that many female riders desire a long-travel bike that actually propels itself back uphill, the designers at Juliana engineered it with a pedal-friendly 74.5-degree seat tube angle (high geometry setting). In conjunction with its longer reach, you'll find it's able to power up steep, punchy climbs without struggling to weight the front wheel like many of the slacker rigs in the gravity category.
Since mountain bikes are best when customized to your particular riding style, Juliana engineered it with a flip-chip on the linkage that changes its geometry from its stock 65-degree head tube angle to a downhill-dedicated 64.6 degrees, as well as lowering the bottom bracket and slightly elongating the wheelbase for greater composure on downhills. Another cool detail, the reconfigured shock includes a special fender that blocks flinging rocks and kicked-up mud. Juliana didn't stop there with the obsession to detail, hooking up the Strega with a custom shuttle guard, so your Carbon CC frame doesn't get damaged from banging around on truck tailgates.
Speaking of its Carbon CC frame, this version of the Strega offers a significant weight savings over the cheaper Carbon C frame—all without sacrificing the legendary strength and stiffness you've come to love from Juliana bikes. Although we don't have any real figures on hand for the weight savings, a typical Juliana Carbon CC frame weighs about nine ounces lighter than its Carbon C counterpart. Juliana achieves weight savings by using a lighter and stronger carbon fiber lay-up while trimming away strategic areas to reduce weight. And seeing it's custom designed for hard-charging ladies, low standover heights (as low as 27.7 inches for XS) make the most of the bike's aggressive geometry without compromising fit.
Juliana Roubion Carbon CC X01 Eagle Mountain Bike - Women's
With the updates to its brother the Bronson, its sister, the Roubion Carbon CC X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike gets a reboot too and sees the engineers at Juliana reaching into their playbooks and unleashing an all-mountain ripper of a bike dedicated to female riders, creating a more confident ride while hauling the mail on natural terrain or lift-accessed bike parks. And just like on the new Bronson, Juliana creates a more aggressive Roubion by reconfiguring its VPP suspension, inspired by the Strega, strapping a longer 160-millimeter fork on the front, slackening the head tube angle with an adjustable flip-chip, and adding in a longer reach for a roomier cockpit and better composure on steep, technical descents.
For this third-gen Roubion, it receives a longer, slacker geometry that's more at home on rowdy descents. Remarkably, it doesn't significantly alter its all-around versatility, so that slack, long-travel plushness comes in handy on the downhills without being a detriment on the climbs. Specifically, Juliana lengthened the reach by approximately 15 millimeters across all sizes for a more confident, controllable ride at eye-watering higher speeds, plus that centimeter lower standover height offers a better fit with smaller riders and allows for more dropper post travel. The head tube angle slackens from the previous generation's generously-slack 66-degrees to an even slacker 65.4-degrees in its highest setting, complete with a flip-chip that slackens it out even further to a near DH bike friendly 65.1-degrees. These were numbers usually reserved for freeride or mini-DH bikes just a few years ago, so you can guess what this offers while bombing down technical descents full of steep drop-offs and nasty rock sections.
The other significant change to the latest Roubion lies in a reconfigured VPP suspension platform. Instead of relying on the previous upper-link driven design, the third-generation Roubion enjoys the increased bump compliance and glued-to-the-trail traction you'll experience with a VPP suspension driven by a lower-link mounted shock that's inspired by the V10 and Nomad. This lower-link driven VPP suspension platform is something that's reserved exclusively for the Roubion and Strega on the Juliana lineup as it provides increased bump compliance, better support, and higher levels of traction in all-mountain, freeride, and downhill disciplines. To best match the increased performance capabilities of this lower-link driven VPP, Juliana spec'd a Super Deluxe RCT shock for a super-supple feel that stays glued to the ground noticeably better and resists heating up on those rough descents that lose thousands of vertical feet.
The last major change implemented on the third-gen Roubion is the ability to clear massive 2.8-inch tires if you prefer the voluminous support of plus-sized tires. However, we'd recommend getting the 2.6-inch version that comes spec'd with what Juliana is calling the "new" plus as the internal width of the rims are greater and better support the tires. Larger 2.8-inch tires do provide more traction, there's no question about that, however, they can be squirmy under hard cornering, feel a little draggier on the climbs, and the tires have more of a tendency to pinch flat while riding at full blast over technical terrain since they shave material to save weight. Juliana specs this Roubion with a 2.5-inch front Maxxis Minion DHF and slightly narrower 2.4-inch Maxxis Minion DHR II in the rear for an optimal blend of traction over kitty-litter and loam, cornering support, and fast-rolling speed.
Thankfully, one thing that didn't change with the updates is the construction of Juliana's carbon frames, which is a good thing since its legendary strength and unwavering stiffness of their renowned carbon layups is known industry-wide. This particular Roubion benefits from a Carbon CC layup, which offers excellent stiffness and strength, as well as reducing weight to the tune of about half a pound over the Carbon C frames. The frame's impressive stiffness translates to telepathic handling when at speed over demanding terrain, as well as quick accelerations when stepping on the pedals out of corners and up steep climbs.
Of course, Juliana's commitment to delivering an optimal fit and riding feel for female riders continues too, and it extends to a lighter shock tune that's developed with female riders in mind, as they're on average 30 pounds lighter. There's an extra-small size available for even the smallest-stature females, meaning you'll finally have a bike that's custom tailored to your vertical disposition. Saddle and grip touch points also cater to the female anatomy so you can ride in comfort when you're going hard and fast on the trail.
Yeti Cycles SB5 Beti Turq Mountain Bike Frame - 2017 - Women's
Yeti's flagship trail bike, the SB5, has long been coveted among the rip-anything crowd seeking a balanced rig that's lithe and light on the ups, yet well-composed and confident charging descents and rallying across technical terrain. Seeing its well-balanced demeanor, it was only a matter of time before female rippers wanted in on the trail fun. That's where the newest Yeti SB5 Beti Turq Mountain Bike Frame comes into play, fueling your riding addiction across everything from lung-busting climbs to wicked descents with uncompromising poise and lightweight agility for smaller riders.
Seeing it's origins come from the male-specific version of the SB5, you'll be pleased to find the SB5 Beti doesn't rely on a "shrink it and pink it" design philosophy. To really make this bike shine for females, Yeti gave the Fox Float Factory shock a custom tune that's more responsive for lighter riders. Another benefit to smaller riders is the leading stand-over height, which does away with awkward dismounts and unwieldy handling you've come to know from riding on male-specific trail bikes. Just to demonstrate how much stand-over there is, Yeti claims their XS frame can accommodate 4'11" tall riders, which is an impressive feat for the smallest of female riders.
Enjoying the feathery disposition and impressive stiffness of Turq carbon fiber construction, the SB5 Beti Turq Frame drops approximately 12.3 ounces from Yeti's traditional carbon. This lightweight carbon frame is evident the minute you step on the gas, surging forward with rocket-like acceleration. Yeti's engineers achieve this feat by using the highest quality carbon, which allows them to reduce the amount of material without sacrificing strength or stiffness. To protect this premium carbon, Yeti employs custom-molded down tube and chainstay protectors that fend off flinging rocks and chunky trail debris.
Not only is the SB5 Beti Turq impressively lightweight, but it's packing 5 inches of Yeti's famed Switch Infinity Suspension for a highly efficient pedaling platform with distinctive anti-squat characteristics and a surprisingly planted feel on the descent. Yeti achieves this balance through a patented translating pivot that switches its direction as the bike progresses deeper through its travel, hence its Switch Infinity namesake. And though it may seemed outgunned on paper with "only" five inches of travel, Switch Infinity makes the SB5 Beti far more capable than meets the eye, especially across stretches of trail where playfulness and pedaling efficiency take precedence over brute force and downhill destruction.
We'd be amiss to totally focus on the SB5 Beti's feathery Turq carbon fiber and exceptional Switch Infinity Suspension without mentioning its subtle design tweaks for 2017. The geometry is slightly slacker than before, with the head tube angle measuring 66.5 degrees for greater confidence and composure on the descent. To compensate for its slightly slacker head tube angle, the designers at Yeti made the seat tube angle a touch steeper at 73.7 degrees (size small) for efficient power placement when you're cranking uphill. Ultimately, this means you'll reap the benefits of a well-composed trail bike that climbs and descends better without giving up its zippy feel the minute you step on the gas.
Yeti Cycles Beti SB5 Carbon GX Eagle Mountain Bike - 2018 - Women's
The Yeti Beti SB5 Carbon GX Eagle Complete Mountain Bike's frame is identical to the SB5 with the exception of a lighter shock tune and touch points (saddle, grips, and bar) better suited for smaller and lighter riders. This bike is just as eager to hit up some hot laps after work as it is tackling that multi-day vacation to a mountain bike mecca that you've been dying to ride. Yeti did a masterful job of curating the spec on this particular build. On the SB5 Beti Carbon GX Eagle Complete Mountain Bike, all of the parts are high-performing and durable enough to get you through multiple seasons of use while coming in at a price that brings the idea of traveling to those far away trailheads a reality. FOX suspension handles the bounce on both ends and the SRAM GX Eagle provides a gear for every occasion.
Both the SB5 and the Beti version have received industry acclaim as a bike that can tackle most any trail condition you will face but still comes in at an impressive weight and pedals exceptionaly well. We attribute the excellent suspension performance to Yeti's Switch Infinity slider. The system utilizes a patented translating pivot that automatically switches direction as the bike moves through its travel. This provides excellent anti-squat characteristics for superior pedaling performance and ideal suspension characteristics as it gets deeper into the travel. Inside are a pair of greased bushings that slide up and down on two Kashima coated rails co-developed with FOX Racing Shox. The fully sealed SWITCH INFINITY mechanism has external grease ports to lube the bushings and seals so maintenance is a piece of cake and you will be spending more time on the trail marveling the excellence of this 5 inches of travel instead of working on your bike or time spent in the shop.
We would be remiss if we didn't speak of the two varieties of carbon used on Yeti frames. The TURQ series is a higher modulus carbon that allows Yeti to build a strong and stiff, very durable frame while using less material, dropping roughly three-quarters of a pound. The carbon series as we have on this build, comes in just north of 6 pounds with shock, depending on size, which still puts it on the lighter end of the trail bike spectrum without sacrificing any strength or stiffness to the TURQ frames. Available in sizes ranging from XS-Large, the low geometry while give you total confidence to test your limits and the tapered head tube and boost spacing front and rear give you all the feedback and stiffness needed when corning hard or pushing the pace through the aspens, pines or whatever indigenous trees you find yourself flying through.