Yeti SB150 Dream Build
New bike days are the best days! Here’s a closer look at Euan’s new Yeti SB150 dream build.
Euan’s new Yeti SB150 Dream Build
The bigger the better? Well, when it comes to H+I’s head honcho Euan’s bike choice over recent years it would seem so! His bikes have been on a steady trajectory of becoming bigger and burlier, the SB5 was his guiding staple for a long time before the big wheeled SB5.5 lured him in… Now it’s the stunning silhouette of the SB150 that takes pride of place in the office workshop.
We’re very honoured to have a few amazing relationships with some of the bike industry’s leading players that help make our dream bikes a reality. We’ve been partnered with Yeti Cycles for well over 6 years now, travelling to various corners of the world together for the International Tribe Gatherings, which as it happened, also led to the start of our partnership with FOX too. These two companies are at the heart of our bikes, giving us the finest platform for both guiding and having fun.
Euan has always opted for a large sized frame but interestingly with the lunch of the SB130 and SB150, Yeti pushed their geometry and sizing envelope to a whole other level meaning that large sized frame was a way bigger bike than he’s ever sat on before. The reach stretched, the seat tube steepened, the fork offset shortened, to name but a few of the developments, a whole host of refinement and attention to detail that has made Yeti’s lineup more potent than ever before. It would be an understatement to say that Euan was ‘happy’ with his new bike, and those of you who know him well can imagine how he might describe it…
Leading the charge at the front of the bike is a 170mm FOX 36, in factory orange, of course, which is paired to the Float X2 air shock on the rear, the trio of Kashima is finished off with a Transfer dropper post. Our friends at Shimano stepped up to the plate to take care of our braking and shifting duties with a mix of Saint and XTR components, the 11 speed XTR with the range to get us up those lengthy climbs and the powerful Saint stopper to help us on the way back down. The rest of the build is taken care of with RaceFace controls, an SDG saddle , alloy DT Swiss rims, and Schwalbe rubber.
This is the bike that Euan will use for guiding, media projects, and most importantly, exploring exciting new destinations! It’s a dirt job but someone’s got to do it…