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I figured I would start a new thread.

I am very intrigued by this bike as I loved the Wreckoning. Is the new Capra 29 better than what evil and others have to offer?

Does the bike pedal well despite the travel?

I am seriously considering selling my current bike as this might be the holy grail of a 1 bike solution.
 

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I figured I would start a new thread.

I am very intrigued by this bike as I loved the Wreckoning. Is the new Capra 29 better than what evil and others have to offer?

Does the bike pedal well despite the travel?

I am seriously considering selling my current bike as this might be the holy grail of a 1 bike solution.
I just perused the US website and the 29 AL's are not available until June!
 

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I just perused the US website and the 29 AL's are not available until June!
This is the downside of Direct Sales, however the price is amazing for the builds.

I prefer Carbon Frames and need the time to sell my bike anyway.

I am also 5 miles from YT new head office. I figure why not support a local company.
 

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Demo bikes in San Clemente?

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I am also 5 miles from YT new head office. I figure why not support a local company.
I'm down in San Diego. If you find they have demo bikes at the San Clemente HQ, please inform this thread.

That XXL Capra 29er has a 500mm reach. Same as Sentinel XL, slightly more than HTLT XXL. Roughly an inch longer than an XL Wreckoning (which is already a huge bike).

This is a very disruptive launch. Good on ya YT.
 

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I'm down in San Diego. If you find they have demo bikes at the San Clemente HQ, please inform this thread.

That XXL Capra 29er has a 500mm reach. Same as Sentinel XL, slightly more than HTLT XXL. Roughly an inch longer than an XL Wreckoning (which is already a huge bike).

This is a very disruptive launch. Good on ya YT.
I would assume at the least you could sit on and see the bikes. I will drop by the office when i get chance as i would like to see the bike in person.
 

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I wish the XXL had more stack height. 6'3" on an XL Wreckoning and I'm running a 70mm stem to get a comfortable reach on the bike. The new Capra 29 is very interesting.

The base carbon model is just an amazing value.
 

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And I misstated the XXL reach. It is 505mm...5mm longer than a Sentinel.
 

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I figured I would start a new thread.

I am very intrigued by this bike as I loved the Wreckoning. Is the new Capra 29 better than what evil and others have to offer?

Does the bike pedal well despite the travel?

I am seriously considering selling my current bike as this might be the holy grail of a 1 bike solution.
I'm not sure if I would consider a 170mm bike a 1-bike solution. That is a lot of bike for 80% of the trails in Socal.
 

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I'm not sure if I would consider a 170mm bike a 1-bike solution. That is a lot of bike for 80% of the trails in Socal.
What does travel have to do with how a bike pedals or corners? Bikes have evolved over the last few years to the point where its less about travel and more about Geo.

The Wreckoning is a big bike but was not to much for the trails I ride.

I have been riding 160mm travel bikes for a while and don't find them to be to much. Laguna where I ride has trails that justify full DH bikes.

I guess its just what your are comfortable with and what trails you are riding.

I think the 160mm 29er would be super fun to ride around SoCal.
 

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Was interested in the CF but with the e13 dropper standard that’s a big let down. It’s one of the worst droppers I’ve ridden. It’s loud with set drop points.


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What does travel have to do with how a bike pedals or corners? Bikes have evolved over the last few years to the point where its less about travel and more about Geo.

The Wreckoning is a big bike but was not to much for the trails I ride.

I have been riding 160mm travel bikes for a while and don't find them to be to much. Laguna where I ride has trails that justify full DH bikes.

I guess its just what your are comfortable with and what trails you are riding.

I think the 160mm 29er would be super fun to ride around SoCal.
Laguna is definitely in the 20% where you need a lot of travel for the chunk. Travel has a bit to do with pedaling and pedal bob. Most longer travel bikes you're going to have a softer initial travel stroke on the fork and shock as opposed to a 120-140mm shock/fork. Weight also comes into play as a larger travel bike is going to come with beefier components like wheels/tires/suspension.

You are correct, it really comes down to what you're comfortable on. If most of what you ride is enduro, gnarly laguna style trails and bike parks, a 150-170mm bike is awesome. If I only had one bike I would probably lean towards a 130/140mm 29er. Light and responsive enough to be playful on downhills and is comfortable and fast climbing back up the hills. Everyone rides different and enjoys different parts of riding more than others. Ride as many different bikes and travel bikes as you can.
 

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@Andrew: "Was interested in the CF but with the e13 dropper standard that’s a big let down. It’s one of the worst droppers I’ve ridden. It’s loud with set drop points. "

Upper ends are spec'd with Fox Transfer Droppers.
 

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In regards to geo, a 76 degree seat tube angle is pretty slack for all around riding, great for downhill, not so much on long sustained climbs.
76 deg effective STA is one of the steepest seat tube angles I've seen (for an enduro bike) and puts the rider more forward over the bottom bracket for FAR better climbing efficiency. Since you should be standing for the downhills, it wouldn't even come into play for that. I'm guessing you're confusing STA with HTA? This would be a GREAT all around bike IMHO. In fact it has the numbers to be quite possibly the best one-bike-does-all ever built.

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I would assume at the least you could sit on and see the bikes. I will drop by the office when i get chance as i would like to see the bike in person.
Emailed YT. They said they are building a fleet (all bikes) over the next few weeks. Then they’ll have them in San Clemente before the Demo fleet hits the road. So probably 1st week March.
 

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It's such a bummer that YT doesn't sell frame kits.
Except for the suspension I don't like the 2018 specs at all.

Too much E13 stuff. In the first review on MTB news they already broke on of these E13 rims and the saddle again will just awful.
Never had a more ass killing saddle, than the SDG one in my life.

And for the money of this overpriced E13 cassette and the Shimano parts you could get already the GX Eagle.

The argument that the Eagle is too long is bollocks, especially with this big 29er wheels.

Glad I have my 2017 Jeffsy.
But still....a 29er with 160/170mm is a blast.
That thing must be fun as hell.
 

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Was interested in the CF but with the e13 dropper standard that’s a big let down. It’s one of the worst droppers I’ve ridden. It’s loud with set drop points.


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If that's all that is stopping you from purchasing a YT - just replace it with the dropper of your choice and sell the e13 dropper. Simple.
 

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@Andrew: "Was interested in the CF but with the e13 dropper standard that’s a big let down. It’s one of the worst droppers I’ve ridden. It’s loud with set drop points. "

Upper ends are spec'd with Fox Transfer Droppers.
Yes but I said interested in CF model.


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