If you’ve ever had the pleasure of watching YT Industries’ Kelly McGarry ride in person, you may have noticed he’s a pretty tall guy…it’s not just the hair! If you share a similar stature to McGarry, you’ve probably found out that only certain bike manufacturers cater to such proportions, but today your XL options just increased by one.
The Capra was released last year as YT’s flagship enduro bike, but they’ve just announced an XL size of the aluminum framed AL1 model will be added to the lineup. The XL frame is intended for riders over 6’5”. It is available for purchase now, but won’t be ready for delivery until December. Earlier this year YT began offering consumer direct sales to North America, so for a few extra bucks they’ll send it overseas to your door.
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The Capra is a well-rounded bike designed to handle all types of mountainous terrain, climbing with ease and descending with balanced stability and agility. Accordingly so, the bike was named after mountain goats who skillfully travel up and down technical slopes. Featuring strength, fun-oriented geometry and well-rounded capabilities, the Capra is suitable for everything from long trail rides to smashing out bike park laps.
The Capra’s frame is constructed from hydroformed aluminum with carbon fiber seat stays. It uses YT’s V4L (virtual four link) suspension system which features a progressive curve enabling good initial sensitivity, a supportive mid-stroke to prevent excessive sagging and pedal bob, and a sharp ramp-up at the end for bottom-out protection on big hits.
The new XL Capra AL1 shares the same key angles and rear end length of its smaller counterparts, it just gets longer in the front and taller. The Capra XL has a steep seat tube and slack head tube angle, and while it offers 460mm of reach it has the same stout 430mm chainstays as the other sizes. The bike rides on 650B wheels, provides 160mm front and 165mm of rear travel, and comes stock with the latest and greatest innovations like Sram X1 1×11 gearing and a Rock Shox Reverb stealth dropper post.
The Capra AL1 XL comes in black only. The bike’s weight is listed at 30.6lbs, but bear in mind that’s likely for a medium frame. Eventually YT will offer the Capra AL2 model in an XL option also, but not until 2016. The Capra AL1 can be purchased through YT’s online store now for $3295 USD.