Yeti Cycles was founded in 1985 by John Parker in California, when mountain biking was gaining popularity. Parker was a welder who built movie sets in Hollywood, which transferred perfectly for his career of becoming a mountain bike designer and racer later.
The company made a range of mountain bikes but were best known at the time for their iconic turquoise colored FRO (For Racing Only) models.
In 2001, two Yeti employees, Steve Hoogendoorn and Chris Conroy, bought the company and relocated company headquarters to Golden, Colorado.
Yeti mountain bikes have patented multiple suspension systems they call ZeroLoss Technology or linear guide technology and more recently, Switch Technology, which is basically a dual-link design that utilizes an eccentric mechanism that switches direction as the bike moves through its travel.
It’s an honor to have such innovation in our local Denver bike shop. Take a look at a few of the amazing Yeti mountain bikes we’re proud to feature!
This is what Yeti Cycles mountain bikes can do with short travel and switch infinity. It transcends the weight-weenie, uphill only models and replaces it with a precision riding bike. The SB100.
Walk around the halls at Yeti mountain bikes and you’ll find women who can tear your legs off on the uphill and mock you on the downhill. The SB100 Beti quickly gained a reputation for its climbing ability and for how it descends. It’s the bike of choice for those who race in XC or multi-day stage races.
One bike can’t rule them all, but the SB130 is one bike that rules. Conceived on rowdy Colorado trails and fed a steady diet of technical climbing and high-speed descents, this bike crushes big terrain. We’re not suggesting you only need one bike, but if you did, this should be on your short list.
When you throw a leg over the all-new SB150, you’ll find it rides strikingly similar to nothing. It is difficult to put into a category. Some may say it’s too slack, too low, too long, too different. But riders who push this bike quickly become accustomed to their newfound capability.
The SB5 is perhaps Yeti’s most versatile all-mountain bike. Born on the trails of Colorado, this bike represents everything a trail bike should be – lightweight, nimble on climbs and dominant on descents.
When Yeti mountain bikers designed the B5 Beti, they made it to excel in the most demanding situations. Yeti’s female ambassadors are aggressive riders and wanted a lightweight bike that could handle the rigors of a long epic ride or even lift served access.
If any of these Yeti mountain bikes piqued your interest, you’re in luck. Base Camp Cyclery is your local mountain bike shop that has these in store. If you want to test them out, go ahead and rent or demo one of these bad boys! Our robust collection of Yeti Cycles mountain bikes should impress you. Stop by the shop or call us at 720-612-4962!