The wait is over! Our SB150 link brings all the kinematics changes needed to greatly improve the SB150’s descending. Progression is increased from 17% to 26%. As a result, there’s significantly better small bump sensitivity, mid-stroke support, and bottom out resistance. This increase in progression also allows the suspension to pair much more nicely with coil shocks.

Towards the top of travel, our SB150 link has greatly improved small bump sensitivity. This allows the bike to track and hold a line better than ever and not get as hung up on square edge hits. As the suspension compresses, the ramp up provides a smooth transition to mid-stroke support. The added support helps the bike corner and provides a better platform to push against through jumps and g-outs. The SB150 link also ramps up significantly more at the end of travel to help prevent harsh bottom outs.

As with all our links, the SB150 link retains the pedaling characteristics of the stock link. Anti-squat is dependent upon the location of the slider pivot and that has been positioned such that this trait is the same.

Yeti SB150 link leverage comparison
  • 155 mm of travel
  • Increased to 26% 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

This depends on what you’re mainly riding, but both work really well. For trails with lots of rock and roots we recommend the coil set up as it will smooth these out really well and for trails with lots of big hits the air will always feel more bottomless. Even with volume spacers the air shock does not feel harsh at the end of travel.

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