The Yeti SB130 link takes a well rounded bike and makes it even more capable, descending without compromising on pedaling. We have increased the progression from 15% to 25% to improve the bike’s small bump sensitivity and bottom out resistance. As a result, the bike descends much better than before. Most notably, its square edge performance is vastly improved.

To accompany the increase in progression, the SB130 link also increases travel to 135 mm. For those who feel that the SB150 is a little more than they want, but 130 mm doesn’t quite do it, this is the ticket. The fact that it doesn’t compromise the bike’s pedaling is just the icing on the cake!

Cascade Components Yeti SB130 leverage curve comparison
  • 135 mm of travel
  • Increased to 25% progressive compared to 15% with stock link
  • Slackens bike 0.5 degrees and lowers BB 7 mm
  • Sealed Enduro MAX bearings
  • CNC’d out of 6061-T6 aluminum in the USA
  • Colors: Black, silver, orange

Setup FAQs

We recommend an air shock with this bike. Yes it’s progressive enough to run a coil if you want, but given it’s intended purpose our vote is an air shock.

Using the spring rate listed below will provide more bottom out resistance than the stock link. The rates are calculated for 30% sag so you could go up to a stiffer spring without making it sit too high if you want even more

The recommended spring rate listed below will also provide more small bump sensitivity than the stock link if the damping is properly adjusted, but if you would like more go down 50 lbs in spring rate. We don’t recommend much lower than this because it will begin to make the bike sit lower in its travel than it should for pedaling.

The link makes the bike 0.5 degrees slacker and lowers the BB 7 mm. The reach technically decreases a little, but it’s a small enough amount that it’s not noticeable. The same can be said for saddle position and seat tube angle. The 0.5 degree change in seat tube angle is such a small change in saddle position that the difference isn’t noticeable.

Recommended Spring Rates

For air shocks we recommend using Yeti’s recommended pressures as a starting point and then adding pressure as you see fit.

Rider WeightSpring RatePreload
120 lbs (54.4 kg)4001 turn
140 lbs (63.5 kg)450 1 turn
160 lbs (72.6 kg)500 1 turn
180 lbs (81.8 kg)550 1 turn
200 lbs (90.7 kg)600 1 turn
220 lbs (99.8 kg)6501 turn

*All spring rates are calculated for 30% sag assuming a 64% rear weight bias.

Current expected shipping date is 7/24/2020