The YT Capra has become a stalwart of performance for weekend warriors, racers and every sort of rider in-between thanks to its relatively low prices, impressive performance and a whole host of different models to choose from.
In 2018, YT launched the latest revision of its Capra with the rather off-the-wall short horror film below. For 2019, YT has updated the specs and introduced new colours and sizes for the ever-popular enduro machine. Read our first ride review of the 2018 bike here.
The Capra range includes both 27.5- and 29-inch wheeled versions.
There are two frame options — carbon and aluminium — with two builds available in each frame material and two wheel size options across the whole range.
All the 29er bikes have 160mm travel front and back, 170mm travel front and back for the 27.5, except for the CF Pro Race that sees travel hiked up to 170mm for the 29er and 180mm for the 27.5 wheeled version.
The 27.5-inch wheel versions of the Capra are available from sizes S to XXL, while the 29er version comes in M to XXL: good news for tall riders, not so good for those on the smaller end of the height spectrum if you’re after a 29er.
Alex started racing downhill at the tender age of 11, later going on to compete internationally representing the UK. At 19, he moved to the Alps to pursue a career as a bike bum clocking up moon-mileage riding the famous tracks in and around Morzine, France. In that time, he broke more bikes than he can remember. Alex then moved back to the UK when he landed a job working for Mountain Biking UK as their Features Editor — BikeRadar's sister title — as their features editor. Since working for MBUK, Alex's focus has moved to towards bike tech and he now wants to find out what bikes and components represent the best value for money regardless of discipline. Alex's current fleet includes his trusty commuter bike, a 2017 Marin Gestalt 3, his long term Orange Stage 6 RS enduro bike, a used and abused 2015 GT Sanction Pro, a Scott Voltage YZ dirt jump bike and a Deluxe Pro 2 BMX.