Bike Check | Mark’s Yeti, “Sandra”

Art’s employee: Mark Graham
Position: Components Buyer
Bike: Yeti SB5 (127mm travel)

Mark and Sandra

About the rider: 

Height: 5’9”

Inseam: 30”

Weight: 165 lbs

Years Riding MTB: 8 years

Riding Style: Smooth

When it comes to adventures outside, Mark is a jack-of-all-trades—a hobbyist, some might say. He enjoys exploring new trails, and is a sucker for Santa Cruz, CA.

About the bike: 

With a recent history of owning long travel bikes and spending weekends ripping the local moto track, Mark was ready for something different. The Yeti SB5 proved to be just what the doctor ordered: a lightweight build with a focus on functionality. It’s a trail bike that’s built to rip uphill and leaves you smiling on any descent.

Yeti 1

Tech specs:

Frame: Medium Yeti SB5
Shock: Fox Factory Float evol
Fork: Fox Factory FIT4 34 150mm
Wheels: Trail/ Reynolds Blacklabel Carbon Wheels
Rotors: Shimano Ice Tech 180mm
Brakes: Magura MT Trail
Crankset: Race face next SL 170mm
Cassette: Shimano 11-46 XT
Chain: Shimano XT
Shift Levers: Shimano XT M8000
Front Derailleur: n/a
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M8000 SGS
Seatpost: Fox Transfer Performance Elite 150mm
Saddle: Specialized Power Expert 143mm
Stem: Chromag Ranger 40mm
Handlebars: Yeti 740mm
Front Tire: E*thirteen TRS+ 27.5×2.35 24psi
Rear Tire: Specialized Slaughter 27.5×2.30 28psi
Pedals: Shimano XT M8020
Grips: Deity Waypoint Grips

Weight:  27lbs, 12 oz 


Mark added a Fox Kabolt axle to his fork for some additional weight savings. In an effort to keep his precious SB5 safe in San Luis Obispo’s rocky conditions, Mark added a fair amount of AMS frame protection tape. Rounding things out is an #bike4jessy sticker, in support of local motocross racer that was injured a crash in 2016.