Bike Check: Tony Hamlin’s Yeti SB140
It had been at least a decade since I had last seen Tony Hamlin when I ran into him at Mountain Creek over the summer. I knew from “The Gram” that he had been riding mountain bikes, but it was cool to actually catch up in person and chat about our respective forays into bicycles beyond BMX.
One of the things that instantly came up was how our BMX background had influenced our bike setups. Looking at Tony’s bike I quickly recognized that he had made quite a few similar setup choices to the ones I had made, and for the same reasons. Whereas your average Joe on the cusp of a midlife crisis who decides one day he wants to be a mountain biker has no clue how a bike should feel, twenty plus years of riding tiny suspensionless bikes had given us some ideas on how we wanted our big bikes to ride.
Ever since that day it’s been in the back of my mind that it would be interesting to do a series of bike checks examining some of my BMX friend’s big bikes. Of course TYB wasn’t around back when I ran into him last summer, but now that we have a proper platform it’s only fitting that Tony is up first for a deep dive into what he’s riding.
FRAME: Yeti SB140 C Series (Small)
FORK: Fox Performance 160mm
SHOCK: Fox Performance DPX2
BARS: Enve M7 (40mm rise)
STEM: Industry Nine A35 (32mm)
HEADSET: Cane Creek
SPACERS: Carbon Fiber
GRIPS: Deity Knuckle Duster
BRAKES: SRAM G2
ROTORS: SRAM 200 Front / 180 Rear
SEAT: SDG Radar
SEATPOST: Rockshox Reverb AXS
DROPPER LEVER: RockShox Reverb AXS
SHIFTER: SRAM XX1 AXS
DERAILLEUR: SRAM XX1 AXS
CRANKS: SRAM GX (175mm)
CHAINRING: SRAM 32t
BOTTOM BRACKET: SRAM
PEDALS: OneUp Composite
CHAIN: SRAM X01
CASSETTE: SRAM X01
HUBS: DT Swiss
AXLES: DT Swiss
RIMS: DT Swiss 1700
SPOKES: DT Swiss
FRONT TIRE: Maxxis DHF 2.5
REAR TIRE: Maxxis High Roller II 2.4
TAPE: DT Swiss
RIDER WEIGHT: 160lbs
FORK SETTINGS: 75psi | 17% Sag | Tokens 2/7 | HSC: Set in the middle of 27 clicks or something.
SHOCK SETTINGS: 200psi | Rebound 3 clicks from the lowest setting. (I don’t like getting bucked and I’m too stupid to understand HSR.)
TIRE PRESSURE: Front psi 30lbs / Rear psi 30lbs
MODS: Bars are cut to 760mm, I got a crusty ass sock on my cracks to keep them from spinning freely for the rare tailwhip attempt. OneUp headcap to run the front brake cable through for barspins and whips and it also just looks clean.
BIKE WEIGHT: I’ve never weighed it but it’s gotta be around 28-30lbs
Bike photos by Tony | Riding shots by Jacob Dyke