When we designed the SB5 Beti, we made it to excel in the most demanding situations. Our team of female pros and product testers are aggressive riders and wanted a lightweight bike that could handle the rigors of long days in the backcountry or even lift served access.
Different sized riders have different needs, so on the XS-SM we lowered the toptube creating even more standover for shorter riders. The MD-XL use our signature toptube configuration which has great clearance and classic lines.
We steepened the seat tube to optimize pedaling position, while the head tube got a bit slacker to make it even more capable on the downhill.
Last year, when we designed the SB5 with all-new geometry and design – we all thought it looked a lot like the old chum we knew and loved. The reality was, the new tube configuration, updated geometry and integrated cable routing made a refined bike even better.
What is specific: custom tuned fox shock, shorter crank length, customized handlebar width.
We took the proven sb5 and added a lighter shock tune, women’s specific WTB Diva saddle, smaller diameter grips, and narrower handlebars (though, in the spectrum of handlebar widths, they are still relatively wide at 740mm). We also changed crank lengths from 175mm to 170mm. The smaller cranks are easier to spin and give added clearance in technical sections.
|Fork||FOX Performance 34/150mm|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 Inset Taper|
|Rear Shock||210mm x 50mm|
|Rims/Wheels||DT Swiss M1900 25mm|
|Tires||F: Maxxis Ardent 2.4 EXO/TR| R: Maxxis Ardent 2.25 EXO/TR|
|Crankset||Sram GX Eagle 30T 170mm|
|Bottom Bracket||Race Face BB92 / Sram GXP BB92|
|Chain||Shimano SLX / Sram GX Eagle|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano SLX / Sram GX Eagle|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano SLX 11-46 / Sram 1275 10-50|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX / Sram GX Eagle|
|Handlebars||Race Face Evolve 750mm|
|Stem||Race Face Ride 60mm|
|Brake Levers||Shimano SLX / Sram GX Eagle|
|Brakes||Shimano SLX / Sram GX Eagle|
|Seat Post||Fox Transfer|
|Sizes||Extra Small | Small | Medium | Large|
* Subject to change without notice.