It’s really just a premium spec update to YT’s latest carbon enduro bike, but that yellow-accent Öhlins coil & X0 Transmission-equipped Capra Core 5 just drew me in. YT again manages to deliver a lot of value in a race-ready bike. It’s by no means cheap. But in a world where we see $10k bikes all too often – a build like this for $6500/6000€ doesn’t look so bad…
YT Capra Core 5, true race-spec carbon enduro bike
YT’s Capra again gets another solid build option. Add this to the affordable bikepark Uncaged 10 or the auto-pilot-equipped Uncaged 12. More options let riders really get the bike build perfectly suited to how they ride. And this one is a race-bred bike built for “conquering rowdy terrain at speed“. YT says it’s “all about going Fast. As. F**k.“
Read about the full tech details of the generation 3 YT Capra in its launch article, here. Or maybe more detail in our own detailed review of the MX carbon mullet enduro bike, here. But suffice it to say, this Capra Core 5 is the new top-tier of YT’s enduro bike, with their lightest & stiffest ultra-hi-mod carbon frameset, and a killer build.
You get 170mm of front wheel travel, paired to 165mm or rear wheel travel with a 29″ rear wheel or 170mm with the 27.5″ wheel in the slightly shorter mullet MX chainstay option. And proven, modern long & slack geometry – ready for the bikepark, enduro racing, or your gnarliest local trails.
Suspension-wise… “the Öhlins’ RXF38 M.2 fork features a triple-chamber air spring for precision adjustment and control over the beginning, middle, and end stroke. Damping is taken care of by the World Championship-winning TTX18 cartridge with high/low-speed compression and rebound adjustment for traction through rough trail sections. Out back, the Öhlins TTX M.2 features an updated bottom-out bumper and an increased high-speed compression range for enhanced tuning potential.”
The rear coil shock gets size-specific spring rates to dial in the ride – 343lb on the S, 365 on M, 388 on L, 411 on XL & 434lb on XXL, plus separate shock tunes for sizes S-L vs. XL-XXL.
YT Capra Core 5 – Pricing, options & availability
The new YT Capra Core 5 build comes in Black Magic or Liquid Metal silver, in mullet MX or complete 29er builds. It is available in 5 stock sizes (S-XXL), for $6499 / £5999 / 5999€.
Build spec is developed around the 170mm travel Öhlins’ RXF38 M.2 fork and an Öhlins TTX22 M.2 coil shock. 165mm or rear wheel travel with the 29″ wheel or 170mm of rear travel with the 27.5″ wheel.
All in all, the rest of the spec includes a complete SRAM X0 AXS Transmission, Code RSC brakes, an e13 chainguide/bashguard, a YT Postman v2 dropper, and a Renthal Fatbar/Apex 35 cockpit.
Then top that off with bulletproof Crankbrothers Synthesis Enduro alloy wheels with 90 P.O.E. Industry Nine hubs and Maxxis Assegai/Minion DHR II Double Down tires. YT also even includes their Thirstmaster 6000 sideloader bottle & cage, and a Crankbrothers S.O.S. Tube Stash carrying strap with built-in tire lever and tubeless repair plug tool. Claimed complete bike weight is 15.6kg/34.4lb.
As for when you can get the new bike builds… Availability then depends a bit where you are and which one you are looking for. A select number of wheel size/frame size/color combinations are in-stock now. With others saying shipping within 3 weeks to “available soon”. If you don’t see your desired option, YT will let you sign up to be notified once it is available.