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Yeti SB5+ 2016 demoed near Moab, Utah.

Trying out the 5+ on the Moab Brand Trails, my favorite testing grounds. I didn't ride Deadman's but with fresh legs would love to. Maybe March 2017 Outerbike.
Trying out the 5+ on the Moab Brand Trails, my favorite testing grounds. I didn’t ride Deadman’s but with fresh legs would love to. Maybe March 2017 Outerbike.
I’m impressed! This is probably the first plus tire bike I’ve rode. The wheel and tire diameter is only 1/2″ less than my 29er but the roll-over with the 150mm fork and plus tire is amazing! 
 
It isn’t just tire size that counts. Unlike most plus bikes the 5+ is designed for a plus tire.  Yeti has made small design changes to fit the bike purpose.

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Yeti 2016 SB4.5c Trail Bike Tested In Moab

The Yeti 4.5c being tested on the Moab Brand Trails, Moab, Utah.
The Yeti 4.5c being tested on the Moab Brand Trails, Moab, Utah.

Update from Moab October 2016:  I tested the 4.5 against the 5.5 and 5+ at this Outerbike and for combined agility and roll-over at intermediate speeds this is my preferred ride.  However, the 5+ is VERY tempting 🙂

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