This week we got invited to ride the new Yeti 160E over at some of our favourite trails in Risca, and I admit, I was very excited at the prospect!
The back story: Yeti is a brand with some real heritage. Back in 1985, as the sport was in its infancy, Yeti were producing some “no frills” bikes for core riders. Over the years Yeti has developed into one of the most widely recognised race teams in mountain bike history, known for fielding such greats as Juli Furtado, John Tomac, Miles Rockwell and Missy Giove to name a few. Numerous World and National Championship titles have followed and those names have gone on to become legends of the sport. Most recently we’ve seen Ritchie Rude dominate the World Enduro series, so they certainly know how to build a rocket ship of a bike!
| The new e-bike: This new e-bike has the updated Shimano EP8 01 motor, with 85Nm of torque and more power too, but the main thing is the ride quality of the bike. It is literally insane! I have ridden so many e-bikes, but the suspension, ride quality and way this model both carries speed and carves corners, really is next level.
The icing on top: The best bit – they have reduced the price, so the model we rode with factory suspension and the new motor is now under £9k, rather than £12.5k for last years model. Can’t quite afford that? Our ex-demo medium bike is available at £7,499 saving 40% on the original RRP!
More steals: There are also some steals of a deal to be had on the amazing Arc hardtail saving 25% to make it just £3,449 or the 2022 SB-140 27.5 at £3,985 saving 40% too! Now go get some weekend shredding in : )