YT just released all the details on their full 2019 lineup, highlighting more options in carbon & alloy for their flagship Tues DH bike and the always popular Capra enduro ride, plus a fresh look at the steel Dirt Love dirt jumper that started it all. While there aren’t any all-new bikes that we’ve not already seen, there are plenty of shiny updates for anyone thinking about dropping in on a new YT mountain bike this season (and some slightly higher $ pricing for the US)…
2019 YT Capra enduro mountain bike
A new year brings shiny new looks and new builds – now available in every model in low-key black/gray/white, then also a second vibrant color if you wan to stand out.
Last winter saw the complete refresh of the enduro Capra in 170mm travel with 29″ wheels & the 180mm travel 27.5 variant that adds a fifth smaller size too.
At the top of the pile two carbon complete builds are available in both wheelsizes. The Capra CF Pro Race does premier spec a bit higher this year at $5500 / 5300€ with Fox Float Factory suspension & droppers, YT’s own signature combo of Shimano XTR 1×11 drivetrain with a 511% gearing spread e*thirteen TRS+ cassette, plus SRAM Code RSC brakes, Renthal carbon cockpit & e13 LG1r carbon wheels.
One step down still in carbon and saving money for the Europeans while going up a hundred bucks in the states, the $4400 / 4000€ Capra CF Pro opts for RockShox suspension and switches it up to a complete SRAM Eagle 1×12 drivetrain. It also gets Code RS brakes and alloy LG1+ to match its e*thirteen chainguide.
Alloy Capras also get two builds, now offering a similar Fox or RockShox choice like on the carbon bikes. The $3200 / 3000 Capra AL Comp goes with Fox and a XT 1x/wide e*thirteen setup, then RS brakes & alloy e*thirteen wheels.
The $2600 / 2500€ Capra AL Base then goes RockShox with a complete SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain and DT alloy wheels.
2019 YT Tues downhill race or even freeride mountain bike
Obviously a solid DH race bike, the YT Mob team also took the bike to last year’s Red Bull Rampage to cement its trail cred as a freeride bike too. Like the Capra, for 2019 the Tues gets two carbon complete bike builds and two in alloy – all with 27.5″ wheels, 200mm of four-bar travel & five frame sizes (S-XXL).
Again the top spec is Tues 27 CF Pro Race that sells for $5800 / 5500€ with a World Cup racing inspired build. Again flagship build includes Kashima-coated Fox Float Factory suspension, plus a SRAM X01 7-speed DH derailleur, e*thirteen cassette, TRP G-spec DH brakes (no mention of Gwin himself by YT as he moves to a new team to race in 2019), and carbon Renthal cockpit, carbon wheels & cranks from e*thirteen.
The other carbon model is the $4200 / 4000€ Tues 27 CF Pro that drops to Fox Performance Elite suspension to maintain tunability, plus a GX DH drivetrain, e*thirteen LG1+ DH cranks & LG1+ alloy wheels, and TRP Quadiem brakes.
On the alloy front, the Tues 27 AL looks to get almost the same Fox 40 Float/Van Performance suspension and GX DH drivetrain, but comes in with quite a bit higher price at $3300 / 3000€ in both markets.
Don’t fret though if you are looking for a budget freeride or privateer DH bike, the new Tues 27 AL Base switches to RockShox suspension and an otherwise similar spec to drop the price down to $2900 / 2500€, +/- what the entry alloy bike was last fall.
2019 YT Dirt Love steel dirtjump bike
YT started celebrating ten years of building bikes last January with a reissue of the Dirt Love, a modern 26″ steel dirtjumper that evolved quite a long way since it was the brand’s first model. Apparently there was a lot of love for an indestructible steel bike to toss around in the air, so the bike is back in 2019 with an extra size.
That should be welcome news for taller riders who like to play with dirt or want to take this thing to the streets.
Now pick from regular or long geometry for the $1500 / 1300€ singlespeed hardtail. It still gets a 100mm RockShox Pike DJ 26 fork with a custom tuned Charger damper & Solo Air spring, plus a lightweight but burly alloy finishing kit with super strong DT wheels.
All of the new bikes are available now direct from YT…
Oh yeah, and there’s also an all-new, Christopher Walken-endorsed Jeffsey trail bike too!