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YT Crushes 2016 w/ significant updates to Carbon CAPRA enduro and TUES Carbon & Alum DH sleds

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YT Industries has made some massive waves and even bigger drops the last few years in the downhill and freeride scenes. It was announced about a year ago after rapid growth in Europe that they were headed to the US. In a very short period of time they established a huge presence in Europe by offering high quality bikes for a fair price through a direct to consumer model and it doesn’t hurt that they have the stacked team of Cam Zink, Kelly McGarry and Andreu Lacondeguy.

Drop in to see what updates they’ve made to their CAPRA CF enduro/big mountain & TUES DH bikes and all the lovely bike porn…

Capra CF Pro Race

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photos c. of YT Ind.

YT is buttering up their enduro-esq carbon fiber CAPRAs with standard fare across the board including Reverb droppers, Maxxis Highroller II’s and variations of SRAM’s 1 x 11 drivetrains & Guide stoppers.

The CAPRA CF Pro Race sports the Fox 36 Float Factory fork and Float X2 Factory shock out back giving the pilot plenty of tunability. The “Race” in the CAPRA Pro Race is based on getting you from point A up top to point B far below as fast as possible and includes carbon goodies from DT Swiss & Renthal to bring it down to 28 lbs. The CF Pro Race is fitted with the least amount of travel (160mm) up front out of the 3 carbon CAPRA whips as Enduro “racers” that have the skill and ability to float like a butterfly over the rough are willing to sacrifice a little forgiveness for a little extra speed. Retail on the CAPRA CF Pro Race is $5,999 USD.

Capra CF Pro

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The CAPRA CF Pro, keeping the Fox 36 Float Factory fork and Float X2 Factory shock, boasts a whopping 180mm of travel up front and 170mm out back. The CAPRA CF Pro is primed for rough terrain, big-mountain, harder landings and bike park fun. Equipped with Mavic Crossmax XL wheels and a Renthal Fatbar & Apex stem, the price comes down a smidge while keeping it tough as nails and still a respectable 29 lbs. Retail on the CAPRA CF Pro is $5,499 USD.

Capra CF Comp

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The CAPRA CF comp is still ready to party with 170mm RockShox Lyrik RCT3 up front and a Monarch Plus RC3 out back to supply 165mm of travel. The 29.7 lb CF Comp comes stacked with a parts from Raceface and E*thirteen to keep it boutique but at a wallet friendly price of $4,699 USD.

2016 Capra CF Specs

2016 Capra CF Pro and comp Geo 2016 Capra CF Pro Race Geo

Tues CF Pro

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Shortly after announcing their entry into the US, YT released their TUES CF carbon DH bikes. For the big hitters, YT Industries tweaked the TUES lineup with the new Fox goods and some carbon bits to lighten things up. The TUES CF Pro is built with Fox Factory 40 Float up front and X2 Factory shock along with a smattering of light-weight carbon goodness including wheels and cranks from E*thirteen and Renthal’s Fatbars to keep the weight down to a scant 33.8 lbs. Retail on the TUES CF Pro is $6,299.

Tues CF Comp

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Keeping things on the upper end with a significant price reduction, the TUES CF Comp is equipped with the RockShox Boxxer Team and Vivid R2C along with DT Swiss YT 2020 wheels and Raceface Atlas cockpit. Retail on the TUES CF Comp is $4,499 putting it in the bread and butter price range for a bike of this caliber that weighs in at a respectable 36.5 lbs.

Tues AL

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For those starting out but who don’t like to compromise, YT Industries offers their TUES AL with Boxxer RC fork and Kage RC shock. With what should perform similar to their flagship Carbon models, the TUES AL makes for a great gateway bike into downhill by possibly giving the rider similar confidence that a bike twice its price would. Retail on the TUES AL is $2,899.
2016 Tues Specs

2016 Tues Geo

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Chowdah
Chowdah
8 years ago

Are you suuuuuure they just signed Berrecloth?
Or are you mixing up your non USA bicycling companies…
I mean they all look the same anyways.

Braston
Braston
8 years ago

Bearclaw rides for Canyon…

jkadfgbkjaebgjleig
jkadfgbkjaebgjleig
8 years ago

Bearclaw went to Canyon. They have McGarry.

bearCol
bearCol
8 years ago

Bummer, I was hoping at least one of those custom 26″ers they made for their pros to be put into production.

Teo
Teo
8 years ago

” it doesn’t hurt that they recently snatched up Darren “Bearclaw” Berrecloth to join the the already stacked team of Cam Zink and Andreu Lacondeguy.”

Might want to check that

liljoe
liljoe
8 years ago

Eerrr… Good thing freeride/dh isn’t BR’s main subject. Bearclaw signed with Canyon…

TheKaiser
8 years ago

I echo what others said above about Bearclaw, and since this is bikeRumor I will add that I keep seeing the rumor around the interweb that Gwinn will be riding YTs this year, as a frame sponsor, with some big time non-bike sponsor headlining his team. Speculation was that some of the above changes in spec were related, but I could imagine dropping Bos simply being due to the hassles with service for the U.S. market.

John
8 years ago

They did just Gwin though

AS
AS
8 years ago

Still no XL Tues.

Ck
Ck
8 years ago

I know YT is all about endurbros and downhill but I will continue to believe that they’d make a fortune offering XC/trail bikes with the same high value spec approach.

Eric
8 years ago

Good looking bikes and love the spec/price. Any idea if frame kits will be available?

Old fut
Old fut
8 years ago

Yes. Trail bike please.

Greg
Greg
8 years ago
Reply to  Old fut

Finally a 2016 model that is actually made avaliable in 2016! 🙂 Right about when everybody else launches their 2017 models i guess 😉

Greg
Greg
8 years ago
Reply to  Old fut

wops – i was supposed to reply to dave’s reply. My bad

Damir Spanic
8 years ago
Reply to  Old fut

I believe AL 2 is what you need 🙂

Dave
Dave
8 years ago

Most of these bikes are not available until late spring 2016

nsajf
nsajf
8 years ago

I see they have worked out that they need to make money to stay a float now. Not the bargain they once were.

Greg
Greg
8 years ago
Reply to  nsajf

Say what? Have you looked at the spec of the pro model – or any of the models for that matter? The similar model from specialized retails north of 9000usd, and a slash 9.9 costs 8000usd without carbon wheels. While not inexpensive by any means, you get one helluva package compared to almost every other brand out there.

Greg
Greg
8 years ago
Reply to  Greg

pro race i mean

Seraph
8 years ago

Those build kits seem super random. Why put TRS+ wheels on a bike with Turbine cranks, but Mavic wheels on the bike with TRS+ cranks? Try to maintain some consistency!

Mehdi Rangchi
Mehdi Rangchi
7 years ago

I live in Reno just 20 minutes from the YT HQ office. Sold my Santa Cruz and bought a Capra. Best thing I ever did. Cam and team took care of me. Great service and amazing quality for the dollar. This bike blows away th Nomad or Enduro. The Capra climbs pedals and descends so good wide open suspension!!!

MR
MR
7 years ago

Get this bike ASAP because people are getting smart and getting super high quality for a great price. Take a really close look at Santa Cruz and the other brands and then see what you get on a YT. YT blows the competition out of the water. Take a drive to Reno and demo one for free and then sell your bike and get a YT. Throw away your XC bike and go big and have Good Times!!!! (deleted)

Big Boy
Big Boy
7 years ago

Bike shops are a rip off. The labor usually cost little or nothing, the so called bike shop support. They get you on the parts. Most bike shops will charge you very little for labor or nothing if you get parts from them. The value and quality you get on a YT is incredible. These bikes are so great and people are missing the value and quality you get.

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