Jenny's Bike

Posted on 24 February, 2017

MTB Highlands

Name - Jenny

Height - 166.5cm

Inseam - 79cm

Bike - 2016 Yeti Beti SB5c 27.5

Size - S

Travel - 130mm(ish) shock and a 140mm fork

Weight - 12.74kgs

Is the bike stock? - Mostly. Obviously the bike comes sans pedals so I purchased the newer version of the pedals from my old bike - Superstar Nano pedals. I've found these to be reliable and grippy and they've never given me a reason to look elsewhere!

When I ordered the bike from our friends at Basecamp Bikes I made a few alterations to the standard Beti.

First off the standard tires were a little on the feeble side with a Maxis Ardent 2.4 on the front and a Ikon 2.2 on the rear. I swapped the Ardent from front to rear and replaced the Ikon with a WTB Vigilante 2.3. Due to tire widths varying wildly even within the same brand the WTB 2.3 has a very similar width as  the Maxis 2.4 meaning I still get great traction from the front and my MTB doesn't look like a chopper.

The small frame was due to come with a 100mm Thompson Covert dropper post, however I found on the demo bike that I'd prefer slightly more drop so it was swapped out for a 125mm Reverb Stealth.

Other than that the bike is still all original with everything going strong (touch wood!). If I were to make one more change I'd probably swap out the saddle. The Beti comes with a lady specific WTB Diva saddle which is fine for most of the riding I do, but if I spend multiple long days pedalling it can get a bit uncomfortable...

And I can't sign-off without mentioning one of my favourite of Beti's features - the crazy biking yeti, getting her drift on on the top-tube, and the super-chilled yeti, casually strolling along the direct mount cover for the front mech. They may make no difference to the performance of the bike.....but they make a me smile J

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