The Capra Core 1 and 2
Fundamental to feeding your gravity greed
Gravity is integral to YT Industries and a defining focus of the CAPRA. Central to the YT lineup, the CORE philosophy continues to expand the number of options available to riders. Now ranging from CORE 1 to 4, the CAPRA provides Good Times regardless of specification or frame material.
A standout feature of the latest CAPRA is the wheel-size-specific frame design. The MX edition features short, agile chainstays and a more progressive kinematic to soak up bike-park hits, while the 29″ ups the chainstay length for improved climbing performance and offers a more linear curve for allout traction in the chunk. Larger frame sizes also receive an increased rear center length, ensuring balanced handling for riders of all heights.
CAPRA Core 1 – Defining bang for your buck.
Ready to rip right from the get-go, the CORE 1 is the new gateway to the CAPRA MK3 platform. Available in five sizes with both MX and full 29″ configurations, this foundation features a Sludge Green hydroformed aluminum frame, complete with tool strap mounts and a water bottle. The RockShox ZEB Base commands 170mm of travel up front, controlled by the latest spring-backed IFP architecture Rush RC damper. Out back, the custom-tuned Super Deluxe Select R ensures rapid setup. For support, plug your numbers into the suspension guide on the YT website, apply the recommended settings, and hit the trails.
All good trails must come to an end, so having confidence in your brakes is a must. The four-piston SRAM DB8 brakes ensure reliable stopping power and use mineral oil for lasting reliability. 200mm SRAM Centerline rotors provide ample control, while the SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain features a 12-speed Eagle PG1210 11-50t cassette to climb your way back to the top. An E*thirteen TRS chain guide and Base cockpit add an aftermarket feel, and Sun Ringle Duroc Comp SD37 wheels take care of rolling duties. For enduro, grip is essential; this is why every model in the CAPRA CORE range features the tried and tested Maxxis Assegai & DHR II combo. The YT Postman dropper post has always got your back and is longer than ever – 200mm for size XXL, 170mm for XL/L, 150mm for M, and 125mm for a size S.
CAPRA Core 2 GX – Shifting up a gear
The specification of the CORE 2 GX stays true to YT’s values, guaranteeing dependable performance when it’s time to press send. While the existing CORE 2 component list remains, there is a shift in the drivetrain department: A SRAM GX Eagle mech, shifter, chain, cranks, and 10-52T cassette provide crisp, reliable gear changes. Riders will also benefit from the increased drop on the YT Postman across all five sizes – 200mm for size XXL, 170mm for XL/L, 150mm for M and 125mm for a size S.
What goes up must come down, and it’s here the CAPRA shines. Suspension is handled by a FOX 38 Performance fork and Float X rear shock combination, both proven performers for when the trail bares its teeth. Tuned for front and rear use, the Crankbrothers Synthesis Enduro Alloy wheels offer bombproof durability, clad in Maxxis Assegai & DHR II tires to inspire confidence when the going gets tough. SRAM Code R brakes with matchmaker mounts deliver superb modulation and power for unrivaled confidence on steep terrain. The finishing kit is topped off by an E*thirteen cockpit, ODI grips, and the classic SDG Bel Air 3.0 saddle.
YT Mill Showrooms & Rolling Circus – Demo a YT
The YT Mill Showrooms in UK, USA and Germany offer test rides for all available models in the YT Core range, all year round. If your location isn’t near a Mill, then the Rolling Circus demo events bring the whole demo fleet to a variety of locations across the globe. This dates for this year’s demo tour will be announced soon.
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