The wait is over and Yeti have officially entered the ebike market after years in development, introducing the Yeti 160E. Whilst everyone was racing to make an ebike, Yeti were making an ebike to race.
Their strapline ‘it took take, to make time’ comes from the desire of the Yeti brand wanting to keep true to their patented Switch Infinity suspension system. With the position of the motor they’ve had to develop the new Sixfinity suspension platform.
A True Six-Bar Design. Fractions Of A Millimeter Difference In The Linkage Lengths And Pivot Placement Impacts Anti-Squat And Anti-Rise Characteristics. It’s Incredibly Complex. It Took A Half Decade To Refine The System. Unlike Many Other “Six-Bar Designs” Sixfinity Uses All Six Linkages To Control The Wheel Path.
Sixfinity was born to accommodate the added power and mass of an e-MTB. To increase pedaling efficiency given how an e-MTB is actually ridden when ridden hard. And to increase traction for the kind of speed an e-MTB can really deliver, with the right kinematics.
As the suspension progresses through its travel, the Switch link rotates up until it reaches the inflection point. It then “switches” directions and continues to rotate down – creating the unique anti-squat curves shown.
Tunable Leverage Rate.
Every track is different. Every racer has their ride preferences. Sixfinity has an adjustable leverage rate progression that provides a dynamic range of suspension feel. All while preserving geometry, anti-squat and anti-rise characteristics, and only a minute impact to wheel travel at +/-2mm.
25% – 35%
Why did it take so long?
1 NEW SUSPENSION PLATFORM
5 YEARS OF INTENSE DEVELOPMENT
25 CUSTOM MOLDS
Deeper integration. Intuitive control management. One slick looking e-MTB.
6 MULES & PROTOTYPES
It takes time to save time. Validation from our test team and racers was essential to the development process from concept mules, to full carbon prototypes.
|DETAILS||T1, TURQ series carbon, Shimano XT, Fox Factory GRIP 2 38 Fork||C1, TURQ series carbon, Shimano SLX, Fox Performance 38 Fork|
|FORK||FOX FACTORY 38 GRIP 2/170MM E-Tune||FOX PERFORMANCE 38/170MM E-TUNE|
|MATERIAL||TURQ SERIES||TURQ SERIES|
|TRAVEL||160mm (6.3″)||160mm (6.3″)|
|REAR SHOCK||FOX FACTORY FLOAT X2||FOX PERFORMANCE FLOAT X|
|WHEELSET||DT SWISS EX1700 30MM UPGRADABLE||DT SWISS E1900 30MM UPGRADABLE|
|REAR DER||SHIMANO XT||SHIMANO SLX|
|SHIFT||SHIMANO XT||SHIMANO SLX|
|CRANK||SHIMANO EM900 34T 160MM||SHIMANO EM600 34T 160MM|
|CASSETTE||SHIMANO XT 10-51||SHIMANO SLX 10-51|
|CHAIN||SHIMANO XT||SHIMANO SLX|
|BRAKES||SRAM CODE RSC||SRAM CODE R|
|ROTORS||SRAM CENTERLINE 220/SRAM CENTERLINE 200||SRAM CENTERLINE 220/SRAM CENTERLINE 200|
|POST||SRAM REVERB AXS 31.6MM SM: 125MM, MD: 150MM, LG/XL: 170MM||ONEUP DROPPER POST 31.6MM SM: 150MM, MD: 180MM, LG/XL: 210MM|
|FRONT TIRE||MAXXIS ASSEGAI 2.5 EXO+||MAXXIS ASSEGAI 2.5 EXO+|
|REAR TIRE||MAXXIS MINION DHR II 2.4 DD||MAXXIS MINION DHR II 2.4 DD|
|HEADSET||CANE CREEK 110 INTEGRATED||CANE CREEK 40 INTEGRATED|
|BAR||YETI CARBON 35X800MM EBIKE||YETI CARBON 35X800MM EBIKE|
|STEM||RACE FACE TURBINE R 35X50MM||RACE FACE RIDE 35X50MM|
|GRIPS||ODI ELITE PRO||ODI ELITE PRO|
|SEAT||SILVERADO CUSTOM||SILVERADO CUSTOM|
|DRIVE UNIT||SHIMANO EP8||SHIMANO EP8|
|DISPLAY||SHIMANO EM800||SHIMANO EM800|
|CHARGER||SHIMANO E6002||SHIMANO E6002|
|BATTERY||SHIMANO 630Wh INTERNAL BATTERY||SHIMANO 630Wh INTERNAL BATTERY|
|ASSIST SWITCH||SHIMANO EM800L||SHIMANO EM800L|