SWITCH TECHNOLOGY is an optimised dual-link design that utilises an eccentric mechanism that switches direction as the bike moves through its travel, Built into a compact assembly, the eccentric creates a micro-link that continuously repositions the lower pivot of the swing arm, allowing Yeti to create a suspension system with no compromises.
1) Efficient pedalling:
At the beginning of the travel the eccentric link is rotating in a rearward direction, guiding the lower pivot of the swing arm rearward. This counter-clockwise motion coupled with the initial rearward wheel path creates an excellent pedalling platform, making the SB-66 pedal and climb crisply without sacrificing small bump sensitivity.
2) Responsive Mid-stroke:
The flat Linear shape of the leverage ratio coupled with Switch Technology allows the bike suspension to be more responsive, especially in the mid stroke of the travel. This essentially creates a larger "sweet spot", keeping the rider higher in the travel throughout that portion and allowing the suspension to react better to bigger hits. There are no unexpected spikes or wallows so cornering and jumping feel comfortable and consistent throughout the travel.
3) Continuous travel:
Once the SB66 reaches the inflection point (rotating backwards to forwards about 100mm into the travel), the eccentric link starts to rotate in a forward (clockwise) direction.
This means the rate at which the chain stay grows (DCSL) drops of quickly, allowing the suspension to work independently of chain forces and pedal feedback. Because the suspension isn't being impeded by chain growth in the last third of the travel, the smooth feel in the mid stroke is continued all the way to full compression without the harsh bottom out feeling.
Available in 4 different colour options: White, Black, Lime, Turquoise
• Switch Technology patent pending suspension system
• 6" travel (152mm)
• Weight 7lb (3.17Kilo)
• Colours Black, Lime, Turquoise, White
• Rear Shock: Fox RP23 (8.5" x 2.5")
• Bottom Bracket Shell: 73mm
• Rear Wheel Spacing: 135 QR or 142 x12mm
• Front Derailleur: Direct mount
• Seatpost Size: 30.9mm
• Headset: 44mm top /56mm bottom
• Splined bb shell accepts removable ISCG 03/05 tabs
• Post mount rear brake tabs
• Internal cable routing
• Custom chain slap guards
• Cable routing for height adjustable seat post