If you’ve been looking for a seriously capable long travel Enduro machine, the prices of some bikes may leave you more breathless than the climbs. Now, let’s not kid ourselves – $2899-$3499 is still a big chunk of money, but compared to similar bikes that cost hundreds more, the YT Capra AL series is looking like a pretty good value.
For 2016, the aluminum goat is updated with new build kits with the Capra AL, and Comp 1 and Comp 2. I you’re looking for 160-170mm of travel with a smart build kit that won’t leave you wanting more, it might be time to check out YT…
Carrying the highest end build kit, the $3499 Capra AL Comp 1 also has the most travel with a 170mm RockShox Lyrik RCT3 fork and a 165mm travel rear with a Monarch RC3 Plus shock. The bike gets a SRAM GX1x11 drivetrain, DT Swiss E 1900 Spline wheels, Guide R brakes, Race Face Atlas cockpit with Turbine Cinch crank, and a Reverb Stealth dropper.
All of the Capra AL bikes feature a hydroformed aluminum frame with carbon seat stays and 165mm of rear travel, 27.5″ wheels, and PF30 bottom brackets with ISCG 05 tabs.
The Comp 2 drops to a 160mm travel Pike RCT3 fork with the same rear suspension as the Comp 1. Other changes include a SRAM GX1 2×11 drivetain with the same price of $3499.
The most budget friendly option is the Carpa AL which comes in at $2899. The bike includes a 160mm travel RockShox Yari RC fork, 165mm rear travel RockShox Monarch Plus R shock, a SRAM GX1x11 drivetrain and Race Face Aeffect components with SRAM DB5 brakes. Even with the low price, the Capra AL includes a RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper.
All three bikes are available for pre-order now.