Employee Rides: Reamonn's Yeti SB5 Custom Build


Employee Rides:  Reamonn’s 2017 Yeti SB5

Here we are going to ask Customer Service/Marketing Dude, Reamonn, a couple questions on his current ride. If you are interested in any of the components seen on the build then just follow the links in the build list below!

What are you riding and why? A Large 2017 Yeti SB5 Turq Custom Build. I feel like it is the perfect all around bike. You can ride the local trails without falling far behind the 29ers and I can still take it the Bike Park without any sacrifices.

Yeti SB5 Custom Build

How does she ride? Amazing! With a few upgrades here and there, she has the perfect setup for my type of riding. Just as playful as I need it to be yet still stable enough to be comfortable on those scary downhills.

What are some Key upgrades you have done to the bike? I upgraded quite a few things. I put on a Fox 36 with 160mm of travel. I am running 32mm RaceFace Turbine R stem that is also slammed. Oval Wolftooth 34t Chainring matched to an e*thirteen TRSr 9-46 Cassette on a Race Face Turbine R wheel. Also, I taped up the cables to keep them pretty ; D

Yeti SB5 Custom Build

Why those modifications? After riding the Fox 34 on the bike at 150mm which it is spec’d to ride at, I didn’t think it was enough travel for the bike and wanted just a little bit more. After trying 170mm which was way too much, I found that 160mm was just perfect for the bike. I run a 32mm stem slammed to keep the front end really responsive. Switching between a BMX bike and Trail Bike can be weird with the size difference so I wanted to keep a pretty snappy feeling front end considering how long the bike is. Having 35mm rise bars helps keep it snappy too. As for my Drivetrain, it was right when Eagle came out but I really liked the way Shimano’s shifting felt. I am not a good “Climber” but Eagle looked like over kill to me. I get by just fine with this set up.

Yeti SB5 Custom Build


Yeti SB5 Turq Series Frame, Raw

Rear Shock

2017 Fox Float DPS

Frame axle

Evil The Wreckoning Bolt On Rear Axle 12x148mm


Race Face Turbine R


Cane Creek


2018 Fox Float 36 160mm Fit Factory Orange

Fork Axle

Fox Kabolt Axle Assembly, Black, for 15x110mm "Boost" Forks

Front Brake

Shimano XT M8000

Rear Brake

Shimano XT M8000

Front brake rotor

Shimano 6 bolt 180mm

Rear brake rotor

Shimano 6 bolt 160mm

Rear tire

WTB Breakout TCS Tough High Grip Tire: 27.5 x 2.3", Folding Bead, Black

Front tire

WTB Convict TCS Tough High Grip Tire: 27.5 x 2.5", Folding Bead, Black


Race Face Turbine R 35 Clamp Stem, 32mm Length 0 Rise Black 1-1/8 Steerer


RaceFace NEXT R 35 Carbon Riser Handlebar: 35 x 760mm 35mm Rise Black (cut down from 800mm)


RaceFace Grippler 30mm Lock-On Grip Black

Rear Shifter

Shimano XT M8000 11 Speed


Fox Transfer Performance: 30.9mm x 150mm internal routing

Seatpost lever

Wolftooth Remote Light Action

Seatpost clamp

Yeti Collar


Charge Bikes Knife saddle - Brown


Race Face Next SL G4 Cinch Crank Arm Set: 170mm, stealth black for 68/73


Wolf Tooth Components Direct Mount Drop-Stop Oval 34T Chainring: For Race Face CINCH Cranksets, Black


Shimano 11 Speed


e*thirteen TRS Race 11 speed 9-46t Cassette for XD Driver Freehubs, Black


Deity Bladerunner Platform Pedals in Platinum Silver 9/16" Pair

Rear derailleur

Shimano XT M8000 11 Speed

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this build or any of the components.

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December 26, 2017

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