New Suspension Platform
Developed specifically for the demands of an e-MTB, Sixfinity brings unprecedented tunability, speed and performance to the 160E.
5 Years of Intense Development
With product teams, engineers, and athletes working as a cohesive development unit, this is Yeti at its finest.
25 Custom Molds
Deeper integration. Intuitive control management. One slick looking e-MTB.
6 Mules and Prototypes
It takes time to save time. Validation from our test team and racers was essential to the development process from concept mules, to full carbon prototypes.
Sixfinity was born to accommodate the added power and mass of an e-MTB. To increase pedaling efficiency given how an e-MTB is actually ridden when ridden hard. And to increase traction for the kind of speed an e-MTB can really deliver, with the right kinematics. As the suspension progresses through its travel, the Switch link rotates up until it reaches the inflection point. It then “switches” directions and continues to rotate down – creating the unique anti-squat curves shown.
With the right suspension an e-MTB can do things a pedal bike can’t, taking you further and faster. Sixfinity delivers a suspension design that is expertly tuned for the added weight, speed and demands of an e-MTB.
Like every Yeti model, the suspension and engineering teams refine the tune of the shock throughout the entire development process, to fully realize the capabilities of the suspension. Since Sixfinity inherently has a wider pedal zone and adjustable progression rates, the 160E tune prioritizes small bump sensitivity.
Internally routed cable tubes with secure closure at entry and exit points make rattles a thing of the past. And an all-new chain slap protector virtually eliminates chain noise. Whether running cabled or wireless drivetrains, dropper posts or a moto brake setup, the 160E’s cable management system accommodates it all.
To maximize agility and the extra English often required to hold race lines, an uninterrupted seat tube offers full travel dropper post compatibility throughout the size range.
Working with their long-time race partner, the Shimano EP8 motor and 630-watt hour battery delivers consistent power to attack any terrain. Best of all, the system has hassle free, world-wide support.
The answer is Sixfinity. Due to the incredibly compact packaging of the Infinity link, the 160E has shorter chain stays that eliminates the lazy-to-turn feel that plagues e-MTB’s that utilize suspension designs carried forward from pedal only designs. Without resorting to smaller wheel sizes and leaving traction and speed on the table, our 29” wheel chainstays are shorter than other brands compensating mullet setups.
At 350mm, the 160E’s bottom bracket height is a bit higher than our SB150 pedal bike. The slightly higher BB paired with shorter cranks means racers realize the gains of extra pedal strokes.
Yeti 160E C and T models available, enquire at 017687 78711.