The San Juans, featuring the Yeti SB5-C

In late fall, we traveled to the high elevations of the San Juan mountains to explore the vast range and to test out our prototype suspension platform. Our trip took us to the southwest part of Colorado because the San Juan’s contain some of the most rugged terrain in Colorado and offer a loose network of trails – some fully developed, others just old mining paths filtering down the mountainside. 
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Yeti SB5-C

Wicked news today, as Yeti release another update to the switch platform and a new 5″ carbon bike, the SB5-C.  It went off with a bang too, with websites all around the world releasing their reviews and stories on the new bike.

Here are just a few of the reviews out now…  Pink BikeEnduro MTB MagSIngle Track WorldMTBR

This video shows how the new Switch Infinity Linkage works…

We (Black Seal) are expecting a small number of complete bikes to arrive mid August, so we should be seeing a few of these bikes on our shores very soon! If you are interested in one, please contact your nearest dealer.

Here is the info off the Yeti website…

THE SB5C IS OUR INTERPRETATION OF WHAT A TRAIL BIKE SHOULD BE — LIGHTWEIGHT, GREAT PEDALING UPHILL AND A SCREAMER GOING DOWN. THIS BIKE WILL MAKE YOU SMILE.

We’ve taken all we’ve learned from our popular Switch Technology and merged it with our bump smashing 303 Rail Technology to come up with a completely new suspension design called Switch Infinity.

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Team Yeti at EWS #4 LaThuile

201407_EWS4_01-780x520Three weeks has passed since the last EWS round in Valloire. While we’re still in the Alps, we’re in Italy for Round 4 in La Thuile. To be honest, I wasn’t sure how things were going to go in La Thuile. I’d had a bit of a rough couple of weeks with some kind of sickness straight after Valloire and a week away from training. But the body had just started to feel 100% again for this weekend, and I felt pretty lucky with the timing of it all.

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Jared Graves flying to victory on his SB-66 C

26 inch wheels stood atop the Enduro World Series podium over the weekend in Valloire, France!

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Yeti’s had a great weekend all round with our very own Rosara Joseph taking 6th spot in Women’s and Jared Graves taking the overall win. Read all about Jared’s weekend below!

What a brutal weekend. Where do I begin? Valloire for Round 3 of the Enduro World Series lived up to the hype. You can’t put on a bad race when you’re in the French Alps, and this race didn’t disappoint.

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Tom Bradshaw on the mend

If you missed it, our very own Tommy boy went down hard in Cairns. He went down on the devils staircase section of the Cairns World Cup course. This video captured by a spectator doesn’t do the section justice at all… sounds like it was a good sized vertical drop to start, and then steep boulder hopping after that. Tom was out practicing it in super wet conditions… and the outcome far from ideal.

Ouch is right. Tom broke his collarbone, his wrist and got some major delayed concussion.

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