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    Canyon Spectral AL 6 vs YT Jeffsy 29 AL One

    Hello Everyone,

    I was looking into getting my first FS bike, I am currently riding a Specialized Rock Hopper Comp 29.

    I have narrowed it down to two bikes and would like to see everyones opinion on one or the other.

    They are:

    YT Jeffy AL One 29

    https://us.yt-industries.com/detail/.../sCategory/511

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    Canyon Spectral AL 6

    https://www.canyon.com/en-us/mtb/spe...pectral-al-6-0

    Thanks for any help that I can get!

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    The Jeffsy is an older model and is probably replaced by a new one this spring while the Spectral is a brand spanking new model with contemporary geometry and components. Of course that doesn't make the Jeffsy a bad bike by any means.

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    The Canyon uses plus size tires, so a bit different than the Jeffsy. I'd be worried about tire choices for the 2.6 tires and if a 27+tire bike is what you want. I'm also looking at the Jeffsy (top pick right now) but I'm looking for a short travel 29er since I already have a long travel endure bike with wide tires.

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    2.6 is not Plus, and the Spectral has 2.4 tires in one model. According to Canyon rep it can also fit some 2.8 tires that are considered a plus tire. So no worries about tire choices.

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    Canyon Spectral AL 6 vs YT Jeffsy 29 AL One

    Far as I know, the YT is not boost. That was a big factor in my choice.

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    That Canyon is one nice looking bike. What does it call the Rekon a + though at 2.6? I have Rekons on my 27.5+ and they are 2.8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wu-D View Post
    Far as I know, the YT is not boost. That was a big factor in my choice.
    The Jeffsy is boost in the rear only (for now).

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    Quote Originally Posted by matadorCE View Post
    The Jeffsy is boost in the rear only (for now).
    2018 Jeffsys are now boost Front and Rear.

    OP,
    Have you compared the Geos?

    size model CS TT SA HA Reach WB

    2018
    M Spectral 430 606 74.1 66.1 436 1183

    2018
    M yt jeffsy 435 592 74.5 67 425 1154
    L yt jeffsy 440 616 74.3 67 445 1178

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    For what it's worth, seen the Canyon Spec AL, and the frame build quality is concerning. Weld joints look really shoddy. Spec is nice, but man, those welds are awful.
    Last edited by AzRockRail; 1 Week Ago at 10:04 PM. Reason: Spell

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