We are passionate about the brands we sell and we only choose the best retailers around the country to represent us. Often our Yeti Dealers are the leaders in mountain bike sales in their areas and hence sell multiple brands. It is a testament to Yeti Cycles that most of them choose to ride a Yeti!

We love to see what builds people choose and why they choose to spec certain parts, so we thought we would do a run of small write-ups on the rad humans that choose to sell and ride our bikes.

This is Dan from R & D Speedshop‘s Yeti SB45.

R&D are a premium Road and Mountain bike store located in Perth W.A and are our sole Yeti Dealer on the western side of this big country and they do a stellar job.

Dan has just built up this cracking custom Sb4.5 we love the parts he has gone for and the reasoning behind them, when I asked him to explain a little about the specifics of his build this is what I got…

“We built this bike with the Aim of a true all-rounder, the SB45 is a great do all bike to begin with but we wanted to give it a bit more ammo for the descents. The coil is a killer little upgrade that really changes its descending ability – albeit at a slight weight penalty (only really felt on the workbench). Hope E4 Enduro Brakes provide the stopping power – single finger braking with HEAPS of power and amazing modulation. We picked the Rovals which in our opinion are unmatched on price and reliability, with a 30mm internal width, and XC weight rim they are a killer set of hoops. The XX1 Eagle is finished off with the PRAXIS LYFT crankset… Why? The Cranks weigh less than a set of SRAM Red22 Cranks without the rings! Overall, we have created an absolute trail terror. Climbs like a mountain Goat, descends like Homer Simpson riding a frozen corpse down The Murderhorn!”

Dan – R & D

Bike Build Specifications

FrameSB45 Turq Seris Medium

Shock: Cane Creek Double Barrel Coil IL CS Shock w/ Valt 500 Spring

Fork: Rockshox Pike 140mm 29/27.5Plus

Driveline: XX1 Eagle w/ PRAXIS LYFT Carbon Cranks

Brakes: Hope E4 4 Pot w/ 180mm & 160mm Rotors

Wheels: Roval Traverse SL Carbon Wheels

Tyres: Front – Onza Ibex 2.4 Rear – Specialized Slaughter Grid 2.3

Bar: Renthal Fat Bar

Stem: Specialized MTB 65mm

Grips: ODI Vans Lock Ons

Post: KS Lev Integra 125mm Drop w/ Specialized SRL Dropper Lever

Saddle: Specialized Henge 155 Expert

Total Weight: 12.88KG