Yeti SB-66 Build thread

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  • 11-07-2016
    bhmax
    Ouch. No fun.
  • 11-07-2016
    SchralphMacchio
    Huge bummer! I liked my 66 way better than my current Bronson v1. Amazing machine. Good luck resolving that and getting riding again!!!
  • 11-07-2016
    matadorCE
    Damn, tough luck. I wouldn't think the link itself would break like that but yes it's a good idea to change your hardware at least once a year.
  • 03-22-2017
    KiwiJohn
    Last Dance.

    Time to retire the old girl while she's still in one piece.
    Wheels & drivetrain are going on a Banshee Spitfire, so I'm staying in the 26 for life club.
  • 04-01-2017
    calbert04
    1 Attachment(s)
    In an effort to keep the '66 alive I just finished a full refresh. The bike was completely dismantled and rebuilt from the ground up with some upgrades.

    2013 Yeti SB-66a
    Rockshox Lyrik Coil w/ Avalanche Damper
    Rockshox Monarch Plus w/ Avalanche SSD Tune
    WTB Frequency i25 Wheels with Hope Pro2 Hubs
    Maxxis Minion DHF/SS 3c TR Tires
    Cane Creek 40 Headset
    Shimano XTR M9020 1x Crankset
    Shimano XT M8000 Drivetrain w/ 11-42 Cassette
    Shimano XTR M9000 Shifter
    Shimano XT M8000 Brakes
    Shimano XTR M9020 Pedals
    Renthal Fatbar Carbon
    Renthal Apex 40mm Stem
    Fox DOSS Dropper Post
    WTB Rocket Team Saddle
    Sensus Swayze Slide-on Grips

    Attachment 1129619
  • 04-04-2017
    m_power
    Can someone post a good picture of a SB66 large size frame? Thanks
  • 04-05-2017
    tomfish
    absolutely loved my SB66, here she is in size large.
    PS anyone want a brand new derailuer hanger for $20 shipped?
  • 04-05-2017
    m_power
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tomfish View Post
    absolutely loved my SB66, here she is in size large.
    PS anyone want a brand new derailuer hanger for $20 shipped?

    I want a picture of an aluminum SB66 frame, sorry for not specifying.
  • 04-14-2017
    yogidave
    1 Attachment(s)
    here's an sb-66 L aluminum
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by m_power View Post
    can someone post a good picture of a sb66 large size frame? Thanks

    fwiw
  • 04-14-2017
    m_power
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by yogidave View Post
    fwiw

    Thanks!
  • 05-12-2017
    ShinMTB
    5 Attachment(s)
    Why shouldn't the last great 26er deserve an Eagle?
    It probably should ;)

    2013 Yeti SB-66a (S)
    RaceFace SixC Handlebar (35mm, 20mm rise, 8 degree sweep)
    RaceFace Atlas Stem (35mm)
    ODI Rogue Grips
    Cane Creek Zero Stack Headset
    XT M8000 Brakes (180mm IceTech Rotors)
    KS Lev Dropper (125mm) + Wolf Tooth Lever
    Cane Creek Double Barrel Air CS
    RockShox Pike RCT3 Dual Position Air (160mm)
    Sram Eagle XX1 Groupset (170mm Cranks)
    Chromag Scarab Pedals
    One Up Component Chain/Bash Guard
    Stans Flow Ex + Chris King (Anodized Red)
    Maxxis DHF 2.5" (F/R)
    Marsh Guard
    Invisiframe
    Ergon SMC4-L
  • 05-13-2017
    sdwhitey
    So, what do you guys do when your SB66 dies (cracked rear triangle)? Obviously I could try to part it out. Components are nice but I doubt they have much value. Do you think anybody would pay for the front triangle or complete bike minus rear triangle? Is anyone aware of a 26 inch hardtail that would easily accept the SB66 components? I think it might be fun to build a hardtail play bike for goofing around on. Problem is the hardtail would need to be 26, tapered or 44mm head tube, fit a 150mm fork, 142mm rear end, and 30.9 seat post. Does a frame like this even exist? Maybe that yellow SC chameleon featured here:

    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/Peaty-...ideo-2012.html

    Is there an old Chromag that would fit these specs?
  • 05-13-2017
    oKayH
    Depending on how beat your parts are, you could part out for decent money. There i always a market. I parted mine out and bought a new bike.
  • 05-13-2017
    sdwhitey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by oKayH View Post
    Depending on how beat your parts are, you could part out for decent money. There i always a market. I parted mine out and bought a new bike.

    Thanks, oKayH! That's good to know. Drivetrain is XT 10 speed, XTR brakes, and reverb dropper. I assumed those might be worth something but I figured the most expensive stuff like the original Fox 32 fork and RP23 as well as DT Swiss X1600 and Canfield all mountain wheelsets would essentially be worthless. I guess it's worth looking in to.
  • 05-13-2017
    KiwiJohn
    Banshee Spitfire is where my parts ended up.

    For a hard tail, a Cotic Bfe would fit the bill.
  • 05-13-2017
    yetirich
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sdwhitey View Post
    So, what do you guys do when your SB66 dies (cracked rear triangle)? Obviously I could try to part it out. Components are nice but I doubt they have much value. Do you think anybody would pay for the front triangle or complete bike minus rear triangle? Is anyone aware of a 26 inch hardtail that would easily accept the SB66 components? I think it might be fun to build a hardtail play bike for goofing around on. Problem is the hardtail would need to be 26, tapered or 44mm head tube, fit a 150mm fork, 142mm rear end, and 30.9 seat post. Does a frame like this even exist? Maybe that yellow SC chameleon featured here:

    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/Peaty-...ideo-2012.html

    Is there an old Chromag that would fit these specs?

    What size frame?
  • 05-14-2017
    sdwhitey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by yetirich View Post
    What size frame?

    It's a Large. Turquoise. Aluminum
  • 05-14-2017
    sdwhitey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by KiwiJohn View Post
    For a hard tail, a Cotic Bfe would fit the bill.

    Thanks, Kiwi. Your Spitfire looks great. Cotic was not on my radar. Definitely worth a look.
  • 05-15-2017
    SchralphMacchio
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sdwhitey View Post
    So, what do you guys do when your SB66 dies (cracked rear triangle)?

    Just curious if you tried calling Yeti to see if they had extra parts they would sell you at wholesale or cost? They did at one point make some dogbones to use the carbon rear end of the SB66c, but they wanted like $200 just for the linkage kit. I don't have a Yeti any longer so I'm not in this boat, but still curious to see how they handle support for legacy products.
  • 05-15-2017
    sdwhitey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SchralphMacchio View Post
    Just curious if you tried calling Yeti

    Yes! I contacted Yeti. They have some great options if I want another Yeti. I'm just not 100% sure I want another Yeti. I don't live close to a Yeti bike shop so I havent had the opportunity to test ride any of their new bikes.
  • 05-15-2017
    SchralphMacchio
    Well that's good on them for offering (what I assume to be) new frames. Too bad there were no other repair options to keep your existing front triangle going. It's kind of crazy how much people on Pinkbike are asking for used SB-66 complete bikes and frames, when there is a known rear triangle vulnerability and pricey linkage bearing kits to service even if your rear triangle survives.

    My stolen Yeti SB-66 was found 4 months ago, but I passed on repossessing my bike since insurance paid out and I got enough money to get a carbon frame w/ lifetime warranty. Getting my old bike back would have meant going back to that aluminum rear triangle and being SOL (in addition to giving the carbon SC Bronson to the insurance company).

    That said ... I still miss that SB-66 every time I get on my Bronson ...
  • 07-17-2017
    usmceric1
    Looking for a great performing front fork right out of the box for my build. Not much out there for new stuff. Thinking MRP Stage, a Pike, or if I go all out a Push'd Fox factory from their website. Want to keep it 150mm per Yeti's suggestion.

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  • 07-18-2017
    saruti
    Go pike!!
  • 07-18-2017
    usmceric1
    Most likely my only modern option is the Pike in 26". Push Industries has a coil option insert for the Pike now. Anyone see that?

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  • 07-31-2017
    usmceric1
    Just bought a brand new Pike 26" RCT3 Solo for my SB66 build. Just need a stem, headset, and front hub (wheels are coming off a Lefty equipped bike). XT8000 drivetrain w/Absolute Black front ring, 1x11. XTR shifter, XT brakes, DBAirCS, KS Lev dropper, Thompson Carbon bar, FlowEX wheelset, Schwalbe Hans Dampf tires, and Custom Lizard skin lock on grips. Can't wait to build her up and hit the trails!!

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