The SB5c BETI shares the same geometry and unique Switch Infinity suspension design as the Yeti SB5c trail bike, which won our Editors’ Choice award in March. The BETI crushes technical descents like it has more than its five inches of rear-wheel suspension, aided in part by slack angles and a 140mm fork. With a lightweight carbon frame and high-end parts, the SB5c Beti weighs in at less than 25 pounds for a size small, and, combined with a suspension that’s very efficient under pedaling, it gobbles up climbs well enough that I wouldn’t think twice about jumping into a local XC race. A RockShox Reverb dropper seat post and smooth-shifting SRAM X01 1x11 drive train round out what is easily one of the best and most lust worthy women’s mountain bikes of 2016.
Buy it Now: $6,899 at Competitive Cyclist