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Yeti Cycles SB-75
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What makes a Superbike Is it unparalleled descending chops, impossibly precise cornering, or spirited climbing Perhaps it's all of them. At least, that's what Yeti thought when designing the SB-75 frame. Building on the stunningly successful SB chassis, and featuring Switch Technology, the '75 is the latest incarnation of a bike that can aptly be described as "super." Built around 27.5-inch wheels and 127mm of terrain-taming travel, you'd have a hard time finding a trail that it wasn't immediately at home on. And with the competitive pedigree that the SB series possesses, we have a feeling that you'll see these popping up on podiums in your neighborhood before too long. Say hello to the newest Superbike. The SB-75 represents the latest version of Yeti's Switch Technology suspension platform. At a glance, it's easy to mistake the Switch platform for a linkage-driven single pivot, but hidden underneath the blue anodized hardware is an eccentric pivot. Essentially, this turns the SB series into a whole different beast. The eccentric pivot is basically a smaller pivot that's housed inside of a larger one. As a result, this system provides Yeti with an extra degree of control over the forces involved in the suspension action. In the beginning of the SB's five-inches of travel, the pivot rotates towards the rear axle. This means that it's rotating opposite the direction of the pedaling forces that are being applied through the chain. In translation, it neutralizes the pedaling force. So, the SB remains stiff and responsive under power, rather than allowing your pedaling force to influence the suspension. As the bike compresses into the bottom of the travel, the eccentric link changes direction, rotating toward the front axle. This forward rotation keeps the chainstays short under full-compression, which keeps your weight centered in a neutral position relative to the wheelbase. And that all adds up to a predictable feel and control throughout the entirety of the bi...