The SB5+ is its own beast. Built on a 27.5 plus platform, it can accomodate up to 3.0 tires. This isn’t the SB5 with plus tires on it – it’s a plus-sized dedicated bike that takes on loose gravel and varied trail conditions with ease. Designed to work exclusively with plus-sized wheels because simply, we didn’t want to compromise.
There are no flip-chips here to change the bike’s geometry, no multiple wheel sizes, nothing to alter our suspension kinematics. We discovered that the slight changes in tire diameter had a dramatic impact on critical frame properties such as bottom bracket height and mechanical trail. Not wanting to sacrifice any defining ride characteristics by adopting the wheels to fit an existing platform, the SB5+ was born into its own identity in our line. For 2018, in collaboration with Fox, we refined the shock air volume configuration and tune.
The new Float DPS has an integrated EVOL sleeve which reduces weight while maintaining good off-the-top sensitivity. For 2018 the new piston and shim options allow for a wider range of tuning adjustments that we leveraged to refine the suspension properties of the SB5 Plus.
Switch Infinity patented suspension system
High modulus carbon fiber main frame and swing arm
Wide rear triangle clearance for up to 3.0” tires
Collet axle system on pivots reduces bearing wear
Integrated ISCG-05 mounts
Tapered inset headtube (44mm/56mm)
enduro max sealed bearings
Internal cable routing
Integrated axle and derailleur hanger system