The YT bikes thread

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The YT bikes thread

Postby Stevo 666 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 20:29 pm

Judging by the popularity of the Canyon thread, quite a few people on here must have YT Industries bikes as they also offer stupidly good value for money and make good bikes.

Post here if you've got one or want one/have ordered one - I'll kick things off with what I just ordered today, the YT Tues 2.0 Comp:

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Got 8 weeks or so before it turns up.
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Re: The YT bikes thread

Postby dusk » Sun Mar 30, 2014 22:16 pm

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I've had one for about 18 months, I've seen a couple of YT dh bikes around but no trail bikes
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Re: The YT bikes thread

Postby VWsurfbum » Mon Mar 31, 2014 07:40 am

Had one, sold one.
Great kit, good fun, just not what i needed in the end.
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Re: The YT bikes thread

Postby ilovedirt » Mon Mar 31, 2014 17:44 pm

Really fancy a yt of some description - the new Capra looks ace
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Re: The YT bikes thread

Postby lawman » Mon Mar 31, 2014 23:27 pm

ilovedirt wrote:Really fancy a yt of some description - the new Capra looks ace


This! If I was staying in Wales after uni I'd definitely consider one, as it is though the midlands are wayyyy too flat for a bike like the Capra :(

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Re: The YT bikes thread

Postby Stevo 666 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:24 am

Yep, the Capra looks good (and got a cracking review in Dirt mag). But it's a bit too close to what I've got already, hence the Tues on order :)
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Re: The YT bikes thread

Postby ilovedirt » Wed Apr 02, 2014 13:46 pm

lawman wrote:
ilovedirt wrote:Really fancy a yt of some description - the new Capra looks ace


This! If I was staying in Wales after uni I'd definitely consider one, as it is though the midlands are wayyyy too flat for a bike like the Capra :(

Get a job in wales then mate! I'd rather be on the dole for a bit than living with my parents!
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Re: The YT bikes thread

Postby lawman » Wed Apr 02, 2014 16:56 pm

ilovedirt wrote:
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ilovedirt wrote:Really fancy a yt of some description - the new Capra looks ace


This! If I was staying in Wales after uni I'd definitely consider one, as it is though the midlands are wayyyy too flat for a bike like the Capra :(

Get a job in wales then mate! I'd rather be on the dole for a bit than living with my parents!


Got a job back home so gonna see where that goes in the next 12 months, after that though I'll likely be coming back to wales!

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Re: The YT bikes thread

Postby lawman » Wed Apr 02, 2014 16:58 pm

dusk wrote:Image

I've had one for about 18 months, I've seen a couple of YT dh bikes around but no trail bikes


On another note, how small is that chainring?! :shock:

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Re: The YT bikes thread

Postby dusk » Wed Apr 02, 2014 22:45 pm

26, I needed the low gear to winch up the climbs (I'm not unfit but have a high cadence), I'm in the process of sticking a OneUp 42t and changing the chainring to 30t.

I thought the 26t would leave me well short of gears but it proves how little you use a lot of gears on traditional setups. Having ridden at Llandegla, Afan, Aston Hill and Chicksands I'm yet to need more gears. I just spin a bit more on the really flat out bits.
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Re: The YT bikes thread

Postby burglarboycie » Wed Apr 02, 2014 23:07 pm

The Capra CF Pro is gorgeous!!

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Re: The YT bikes thread

Postby Stevo 666 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:56 am

burglarboycie wrote:The Capra CF Pro is gorgeous!!

Have to agree with that...

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Re: The YT bikes thread

Postby Festerfeet » Fri Apr 04, 2014 03:28 am

I agree, it both a great looking bike and a stinking deal.

I would love to try one.

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Re: The YT bikes thread

Postby Northwind » Fri Apr 04, 2014 08:22 am

Mate of mine just ordered one... Must be brilliant, from a business point of view, to be able to sell out an entire run of a brand new bike (not quite there yet but they will be), months before you can deliver it, despite practically nobody having ridden it and them only for a day or two :lol:
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Re: The YT bikes thread

Postby Stevo 666 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 16:18 pm

Northwind wrote:Mate of mine just ordered one... Must be brilliant, from a business point of view, to be able to sell out an entire run of a brand new bike (not quite there yet but they will be), months before you can deliver it, despite practically nobody having ridden it and them only for a day or two :lol:

They're on a roll - the special editions of the DH bike sell out in hours and even the one I ordered above (which is an on-going model with a new paint job for 2014) is an 8 week wait.
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Re: The YT bikes thread

Postby adamfo » Mon Apr 21, 2014 21:11 pm

Stevo 666 wrote:
burglarboycie wrote:The Capra CF Pro is gorgeous!!

Have to agree with that...

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Tested in the may issue of MBR. It scored a rare 10/10 in the enduro group test. Quote: "the new benchmark against which all others will be measured"

The 170mm Bos Deville TRC forks look tasty. The geometry and suspension were described as "ultra plush... offering unparalleled levels of grip and control" compared to the Kona Process 153 DL with Pikes and Specialized Enduro Expert carbon also with humble Pikes. The Fox Talas 34 on the Trek Slash 9 oh dear...

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Re: The YT bikes thread

Postby Northwind » Mon Apr 21, 2014 23:22 pm

BOS is great when it works, but considering their reliability and the standard of their aftersales it's a bit of a brave choice.
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Re: The YT bikes thread

Postby adamfo » Mon Apr 21, 2014 23:32 pm


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Re: The YT bikes thread

Postby adamfo » Mon Apr 21, 2014 23:43 pm

Northwind wrote:BOS is great when it works, but considering their reliability and the standard of their aftersales it's a bit of a brave choice.


The cheaper version comes with Pikes but it doesn't seem to offer the value for money associated with the brand ?
Or maybe I just don't earn enough...

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Re: The YT bikes thread

Postby Northwind » Mon Apr 21, 2014 23:52 pm

Still looks like pretty stonking value for money to me tbh! Though I agree the spec of the top one looks better value overall. And better colour obviously ;)

I wonder what happened to this colourscheme? Best of the lot IMO, if only because it's not blatantly copied from GT like the Pro.

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