The Big Picture | Yeti SB6c Going Big In Utah

Our world of mountain biking has become saturated with amazing images, each one making us long to explore on our bikes, dreaming of new trails and discovering new secrets. Occasionally a set of pictures comes along that redefines everything, making us stop what we are doing and simply share the moment. Shawn Neer wanted to see what his Yeti SB6c could handle in the huge gaps of Green River, and Joey Schusler was there to capture it. The result was simply magical

There is nothing quite like a 7am canyon gap to get you going for the day and to start the trip off with a bang.
There is nothing quite like a 7am canyon gap to get you going for the day and to start the trip off with a bang.

“Green River, Utah has become well known over the years as one of the most iconic freeride mountain biking locations. Towering book cliffs, soft dirt, and complex terrain make for some of the most unique riding on earth. And while a full on DH rig is typically the bike of choice for such burly terrain, we had different plans.

We hit the road to Green River with Yeti Ambassador and local Colorado shredder Shawn Neer. Our plan was to tackle the large lines seen in the magazines and movies on a Yeti SB6c trail bike. Upon arrival, a hillside with endless possibilities lay before us. Before we knew it we had found our groove for the week; building lines, riding at the edge of our limits, and enjoying the quaint and laid back atmosphere of Green River. It was a much welcomed week of excitement in the midst of the cold Colorado winter months.”

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	A blank canvas and a flathead, this is the epitome of Green River. The landscape here is unlike anywhere else, and the possibilities are endless.
A blank canvas and a flathead, this is the epitome of Green River. The landscape here is unlike anywhere else, and the possibilities are endless.
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While jumps were the highlight of our trip, we did have a great morning session on this berm, one of the most fun I've ridden in a long time.
While jumps were the highlight of our trip, we did have a great morning session on this berm, one of the most fun I’ve ridden in a long time.
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	Ever since I first saw the SB6c I had been curious of its capabilities. This trip was all about both testing my own limits, as well as the limits of the bike.
Ever since I first saw the SB6c I had been curious of its capabilities. This trip was all about both testing my own limits, as well as the limits of the bike.
Clinging on to the last strip of golden light before the sun dropped below the horizon and the cold desert night moved in.
Clinging on to the last strip of golden light before the sun dropped below the horizon and the cold desert night moved in.
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A Utah sunrise over the La Sal's is something that never ceases to amaze.
A Utah sunrise over the La Sal’s is something that never ceases to amaze.
Recent rain and low temps proved to be great conditions for digging.
Recent rain and low temps proved to be great conditions for digging.
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Hiking. The biggest part of any day in Green River.
Hiking. The biggest part of any day in Green River.

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Fog rolling off the river seemed to be the morning routine, although quite rare for the desert.
Fog rolling off the river seemed to be the morning routine, although quite rare for the desert.
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Riding and captions by Shawn Neer
Photos by Joey Schusler
Additional photos by Craig Grant
Trail building by Dustin Zeis