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    New YT Capra

    You guys ready for this? It's one of the most interesting bike packages I've seen. Geometry, design, options, price is one the most compelling packages I've EVER seen.

    Video: The 2018 YT Capra – Return Of The Goat - Mtbr.com

    2018 YT Capra released - Mtbr.com

    2018 YT Capra first ride impressions - Mtbr.com


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    Anybody in the market for an All Mountain bike?
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    For Norcal of course.

    For the rest of the world is this: http://forums.mtbr.com/all-mountain/...a-1068360.html
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    Awesome video.
    But no water bottle, no good.
    Now we just need a Commencal Meta 29er.

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    FC - Is this the bike you referenced in the "So who plans to get a new steed in 2018?" thread?

    Seems like a lotta bike for Norcal..?

    And how does my LBS get a share of the profits?

    I'll be in the market later this year.
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    no offense to YT, but that is a terrible promotional video. It was nearly 4 min before they even showed a bike, then some storyline about a van following a dude on a fire road....

    No, bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post
    no offense to YT, but that is a terrible promotional video. It was nearly 4 min before they even showed a bike, then some storyline about a van following a dude on a fire road....



    No, bad.

    Geez, it's a pre-release 'fun' video ya geezer.

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    Any money involved in promoting this? Anyone who is not a retard should be asking this. I personally hope not.

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    I digged the video, fun stuff!

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    I am sure the bike is incredible but put me in the camp that didnt really enjoy the movie (The book was better) - it was way too long and felt like it was trying way too hard - almost like YT has someone on staff who went to a semester of film school - also did not make me want the bike - I know its all about anti-marketing these days but that was kind of an uninteresting snooze - theyre a German company and I was waiting for Dieter from Sprockets to show up


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    Quote Originally Posted by DH40 View Post
    Geez, it's a pre-release 'fun' video ya geezer.
    Sorry, it was being promoted as a "review" or "preview" video of a bike, and that it was not.

    http:// reviews. mtbr. com/ video- the- 2018- yt- capra- return- of- the- goat


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    Quote Originally Posted by f0nz0 View Post
    I digged the video, fun stuff!
    Me too. I thought it was a better movie than a lot of Hollywood movies I have seen lately. Better acting, suspense, intrigue, and storyline. Haha.

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    So many pretentious comments. Its a god damn bike - who cares what your opinion is. Water bottle, really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_510 View Post
    FC - Is this the bike you referenced in the "So who plans to get a new steed in 2018?" thread?

    Seems like a lotta bike for Norcal..?

    And how does my LBS get a share of the profits?

    I'll be in the market later this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post
    no offense to YT, but that is a terrible promotional video. It was nearly 4 min before they even showed a bike, then some storyline about a van following a dude on a fire road....

    No, bad.
    I agree. That video is unwatchable to me. Tomorrow, we see the real deal with the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dchester View Post
    So many pretentious comments. Its a god damn bike - who cares what your opinion is. Water bottle, really?
    well um, this is why we are on a forum, bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyno View Post
    I am sure the bike is incredible but put me in the camp that didnt really enjoy the movie (The book was better) - it was way too long and felt like it was trying way too hard - almost like YT has someone on staff who went to a semester of film school - also did not make me want the bike - I know its all about anti-marketing these days but that was kind of an uninteresting snooze - theyre a German company and I was waiting for Dieter from Sprockets to show up


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    The head of the company said he met a budding filmmaker. I guess he gave the guy a lot of creative control for a low fee and big exposure.

    They're German indeed but really on the fringe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dchester View Post
    So many pretentious comments. Its a god damn bike - who cares what your opinion is. Water bottle, really?
    You funny.

    It's a discussion and it's ok to express likes/dislikes, impressions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Surf View Post
    Any money involved in promoting this? Anyone who is not a retard should be asking this. I personally hope not.
    Money for me and mtbr and this post? NO.

    Just discussion fodder. This bike will be talked about for a bit.
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    It needs a picnic basket mount on the handlebar. An optional trailer atachment to pull my kids would also appeal me. 170mm. Water bottle cage.

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    I think the video will do exactly what they want. I sent it to two sets of people to check out because it was so foreign to a normal bike preview. And I thought it was awesome.

    And yes, if a bike can hold a water bottle or not is a deciding factor if I would be purchasing it. By no means a deal breaker, but it effects the quality of my rides way more than an extra 3mm of reach or 5mm shorter chain stays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_510 View Post
    FC - Is this the bike you referenced in the "So who plans to get a new steed in 2018?" thread?

    Seems like a lotta bike for Norcal..?

    And how does my LBS get a share of the profits?

    I'll be in the market later this year.
    I've put 3,850 miles on one riding nothing but NorCal trails. Over the last couple years. No, it's not fast on flat ground. But anytime the trail points up or down it's awesome. Climbs great and goes down hill id venture to guess as well as anything not a downhill bike. The 29er version will be bad ass!!

    As far as supporting your local lbs. There are a lot of wear parts and gear you can still buy from them.

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    Sorry everyone, i ate a Snickers. But still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    This is it. This is the one. Devastating bike and value.
    I don't need a new bike. I don't need a new bike.

    ((Looks over shoulder to see if the wife is looking..))

    This could be my next bike.

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    most likely my new steed for 2018
    or the other 29er with the 157 rear

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    Release is 3am tonight.

    I'm working on a couple stories for it.

    I got to ride both wheel sizes on lots and lots of shuttle runs. And some climbing. I should have one coming my way... I just can't decide how rad i want to get.

    They are half the price of what you would expect. There i said it.

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    Video stands out and was memorable, even controversial?! I'd call that a marketing win.

    I thought it was fun, and a bit more interesting than a Wide/Mid/SlowMo-Closeup combo with over the top sound design "montage" video that dominates right now.

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    That was kind of a cool video. Felt like an indie horror flick. Oh yeah and in for more details on the bike because I may need to replace my 26'er this year.

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    Nice write up. Love how they went e13 and stuck with the 11 speed. I hope they start making kids bikes and CX bikes next. Probably not, but one can dream....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dchester View Post
    So many pretentious comments. Its a god damn bike - who cares what your opinion is. Water bottle, really?
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    Dang fc, looks like you set your alarm to get that one out. Definitely has impressive specs and price points. I'm sure we'll see lots of them on the trails this summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    Wow, exactly the bike I've been waiting for (170 mm travel 29er that can still be pedaled up hill)! Glad I waited on buying a new bike -- I knew someone would eventually make one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dchester View Post
    It needs a picnic basket mount on the handlebar. An optional trailer atachment to pull my kids would also appeal me. 170mm. Water bottle cage.
    Cant make this stuff up, saw this right when I woke up. Lol
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    Man, that price for the top build is insane! However, I'd probably Eagle it up (I've had the TRC Race 9-46 cassette before and it's meh in shifting performance compared to an Eagle or XT/XTR but it is hella light).

    FC- It would be interesting to see a shootout between the Capra 29 it and your Wreck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBoardman View Post
    Cant make this stuff up, saw this right when I woke up. Lol
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    Pretty good. Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good.

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    ****. Damn. ****....

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    New YT Capra-cages.jpgI'd go with the rear left axle mount option. Shouldn't be a problem. But that fork mount though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmHolland View Post
    ****. Damn. ****....
    What happen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho View Post
    Man, that price for the top build is insane! However, I'd probably Eagle it up (I've had the TRC Race 9-46 cassette before and it's meh in shifting performance compared to an Eagle or XT/XTR but it is hella light).

    FC- It would be interesting to see a shootout between the Capra 29 it and your Wreck.
    Agree on the cassette. They said very exciting things are about to happen in the 11 speed world so they have their bet covered.

    Against the Wreck, this is better. Lighter, cheaper, more options, prettier, longer dropper, better spec, more travel. Travel quality is very comparable.
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    A tip for these press release and bike review articles. People like big flashy high quality photos that show the details of the bike. Pinkbike is killing you here! Fill up that screen FC!

    Looks like a good bike. I had fun on the Jeffsy while I beat it into the ground in Colorado. I can imagine this bike takes some of those qualities and puts them into a longer travel package, improving upon the slightly dated Gen 1 Capra. I'd like to test it out.

    This quote was funny to me...
    "CAPRA is the tool to conquer the Downieville" Have you seen the bikes that the top guys are winning Downieville on? Using D-ville as a standard of measure for gnarly demanding terrain is pretty dated. I honestly believe that Georgetown is a more well rounded proving ground, offering more rugged terrain, higher speeds, more turns and more variety.

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    New YT Capra

    That article I put up is mostly spec and info.

    My ride review is coming up late today.

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    27.5 selling out already? wow

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    digging the price point! hoping it sells enough that the other companies follow that pattern.

    Disagree respectfully with fc about options, prettiness, longer dropper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grrrah View Post
    digging the price point! hoping it sells enough that the other companies follow that pattern.

    Disagree respectfully with fc about options, prettiness, longer dropper.
    Did you just buy sumptin??

    Options are two wheel sizes, two travel options, 5 sizes, 5 models and seven colors. It crazy brah.

    For longer dropper, the seat tube only goes up to my knees. So shorter riders can rally that 150mm Transfer. Taller riders will fit a 200.
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    As always a great value from YT and it is great they continue to push price points down instead of up. I am in the camp that the lack of a bottle cage kills it for me on a trail or cross country bike, but to be fair this bike is pushed far into enduro/park territory. Realistically, how many people are going to be using this as their one bike quiver? Of course, I could just be getting old.


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    Quote Originally Posted by digifun View Post
    27.5 selling out already? wow
    This bike will prolly be gone for the year soon.
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    *prepares craigslist keywords**

    There are bound to be some impulse-buy sell offs right?

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    FC, any word on tire clearance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    Agree on the cassette. They said very exciting things are about to happen in the 11 speed world so they have their bet covered.
    Tell me more...

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    i'm ****ing drooling right now.

    One thing though when they say there is 11% more range on the gearing, that's BS. Going from 500% to 511% is not an extra 11% - FFS dumbasses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canadianjerkey View Post
    *prepares craigslist keywords**

    There are bound to be some impulse-buy sell offs right?
    What if you just bought a Capra yesterday?
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    Quote Originally Posted by expatrider View Post
    i'm ****ing drooling right now.

    One thing though when they say there is 11% more range on the gearing, that's BS. Going from 500% to 511% is not an extra 11% - FFS dumbasses.
    An extra 2.1% more range will have you climbing up the steepest of trails like a goat. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKD View Post
    Tell me more...
    I know nuthin.
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    and i was just getting ready to pull the trigger on a new Pivot Firebird, now this....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBoardman View Post
    An extra 2.1% more range will have you climbing up the steepest of trails like a goat. Lol
    Ha yeah - marketing had to tweak that a little....

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    Quote Originally Posted by expatrider View Post
    i'm ****ing drooling right now.

    One thing though when they say there is 11% more range on the gearing, that's BS. Going from 500% to 511% is not an extra 11% - FFS dumbasses.
    Yeah, I'm not high on the e-thirteen cassette and the range. Most of that range is gained with th 9 tooth ring and it's pretty awful to use. The problem is the chain links are long enough that 9 tooth or lower cogs feel awful. Think those tiny bmx cogs.

    Also, the wear on them milled aluminum cogs is not good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by California_Dave View Post
    FC, any word on tire clearance?
    It's good. Here's the 29er carbon fiber clearance with a big E-thirteen 2.35 tire

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    I know nuthin.
    Nothing like "hold off on upgrading to Eagle" or "Eagle's probably still worth upgrading to this year" nothing?

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    YT USA site's been down all morning! Shopping cart lost a wheel!

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    Actually, they make more! I've been though it.....bummer is that we have to pay CA tax since they moved out of Reno. The new range looks amazing. Stoked for YT. Now they just need to announce an EWS team.

    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    This bike will prolly be gone for the year soon.

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    Website is back up and the shopping cart seems to be working (wish I could have pulled the trigger). Dang, flagship Capra is only $5199.. sick!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthSideOf50 View Post
    Website is back up and the shopping cart seems to be working (wish I could have pulled the trigger). Dang, flagship Capra is only $5199.. sick!!
    So sick. $11k bikes from a couple years back don't offer much beyond this.
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    I'm a big admirer of this company. Taking massive action in an established market, with big competition, and leading a new business model from the front. Impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH40 View Post
    Actually, they make more! I've been though it.....bummer is that we have to pay CA tax since they moved out of Reno. The new range looks amazing. Stoked for YT. Now they just need to announce an EWS team.
    I'd ask them about this... they ate the sales tax when my hubby bought his Jeffsy last year. We paid in person at the Reno warehouse as we live 40 minutes away. They said it didn't make sense for locals to pay more

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    Too much bike for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    So sick. $11k bikes from a couple years back don't offer much beyond this.
    FC, as an industry insider, surely your not just drinking the YT kool-aid for the first time?

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    The one knock I have heard is on the E13 hubs - have heard about a lot of issues - anybody have any problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by expatrider View Post
    i'm ****ing drooling right now.

    One thing though when they say there is 11% more range on the gearing, that's BS. Going from 500% to 511% is not an extra 11% - FFS dumbasses.
    Youre 110% correct.
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    On the e13 wheels i've owned I experienced frequent snapping of spokes at the J bend. I dont think the hubs are drilled properly, thus putting a pressure point on the spokes leading them to snap. The hubs themselves worked great otherwise.

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ID:	1182037I'd go with the rear left axle mount option. Shouldn't be a problem. But that fork mount though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by expatrider View Post
    i'm ****ing drooling right now.

    One thing though when they say there is 11% more range on the gearing, that's BS. Going from 500% to 511% is not an extra 11% - FFS dumbasses.
    Actually - it is an extra 11%.........an extra 11 percentage points! (just not an extra 11% range )

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH40 View Post
    FC, as an industry insider, surely your not just drinking the YT kool-aid for the first time?
    The first Capra didn't do it for me because of that BOS suspension. The Jeffsy was very good but not better than the rest. I did steer many folks to buy the Jeffsy though. Such a good deal and so light with those XM1200 wheels. Uggh tires.

    This might be there. Maybe not. First I have to decide wheel size and travel.
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    YT is already sold out on a few sizes in some of the builds. They are getting slammed today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    The first Capra didn't do it for me because of that BOS suspension. The Jeffsy was very good but not better than the rest. I did steer many folks to buy the Jeffsy though. Such a good deal and so light with those XM1200 wheels. Uggh tires.
    Interesting that you didnt try the Capra with different suspension. That Bos stuff is junk. Onza trail tires are garbage as well. They need a 29" 1000g trail tire with the same 40a rubber on the DH tires.

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    Looks sweet... promo video was pretty funny but wwaaaaaaaaay too long.

    I'm not in the market for a long travel 29er, but if I were this would be on the shortlist. Although the lack of water bottle mount kind of kills it for me. The Hightowah LT and Wreckoning can both take shorty bottles which is a big deal in my book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Trail Bum View Post
    That Bos stuff is junk.
    Out of curiousity, have you ridden a Bos fork before? I've got one and IMO I'll put it a step above anything I've ridden from RS or Fox - damping and traction are so good on this fork - problem is getting parts to service it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    The first Capra didn't do it for me because of that BOS suspension. The Jeffsy was very good but not better than the rest. I did steer many folks to buy the Jeffsy though. Such a good deal and so light with those XM1200 wheels. Uggh tires.

    This might be there. Maybe not. First I have to decide wheel size and travel.

    Word - the BOS was only on the highest-end models, though.

    Wow the CF Pro is 300$ less than the CF Comp 1 I bought almost 3 years ago and is leaps and bounds ahead in spec and design. May need to start saving....I would go for 27.5 again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ask View Post
    Looks sweet... promo video was pretty funny but wwaaaaaaaaay too long.

    I'm not in the market for a long travel 29er, but if I were this would be on the shortlist. Although the lack of water bottle mount kind of kills it for me. The Hightowah LT and Wreckoning can both take shorty bottles which is a big deal in my book.
    I don't understand the lack-of-water-bottle-mount hate.


    1. This is not a water bottle slurping bike.
    2. The bike is engineered well, hence no gaping void to accomodate a bottle.
    3. Try a strap-on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skyno View Post
    The one knock I have heard is on the E13 hubs - have heard about a lot of issues - anybody have any problems?
    I have used their wheels for the last 3 years. Never had a hub problem and thought their rims were light and strong. Their spokes sucked at least on the alum, versions. (or maybe I just sucked at keeping them right) but once one went, it was an every ride thing. Once replaced with better spokes, rarely had a problem again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyno View Post
    Out of curiousity, have you ridden a Bos fork before?
    Yes several and really didn't like them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
    Too much bike for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
    Too much bike for me.
    Fun video. Nice to see a company try something different. Cool bikes and while I can see the appeal, as Darth stated, likely also too much bike for me - or at too much devoted to the "downs" at the expense of most everything else.

    FC as I have no experience with either Evil or YT bikes, would you pick either of these for rides beyond 30 miles with 5-6000 feet of climbing?
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    Sell 'em out, please, before I is tempted!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    What happen?
    5200. Damn! WTF!

    Just bought a Nomad CC X01 in Nov. shit! Wish it was SRAM though, but damn! Im stupefied. That pricing is where its at!

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    Why would anyone from NorCal, especially the bay area, want a 180mm 65hta bike? To travel with? I have a 160mm bike, it's nice for a handful of Pacifica and Santa Cruz trails, but is honestly just a complete waste on almost everything else. I like the way geo trends are going but long travel doesn't make much sense, unless you shuttle or travel to lift assisted areas all the time. The scale got tipped too far in the wrong direction with the big trail bike trend imo, will be nice when people realize this and we get some good long reach, not too low, progressive 130-140mm, 65-66ht bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatWhite415 View Post
    Why would anyone from NorCal, especially the bay area, want a 180mm 65hta bike? To travel with? I have a 160mm bike, it's nice for a handful of Pacifica and Santa Cruz trails, but is honestly just a complete waste on almost everything else. I like the way geo trends are going but long travel doesn't make much sense, unless you shuttle or travel to lift assisted areas all the time. The scale got tipped too far in the wrong direction with the big trail bike trend imo, will be nice when people realize this and we get some good long reach, not too low, progressive 130-140mm, 65-66ht bikes
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    Quote Originally Posted by DH40 View Post
    I don't understand the lack-of-water-bottle-mount hate.


    1. This is not a water bottle slurping bike.
    2. The bike is engineered well, hence no gaping void to accomodate a bottle.
    3. Try a strap-on.
    No hate, just disappointing. Many prefer not to ride with a pack and guess that's the part you have trouble understanding.

    1. Sure it is, not from a frame mount unfortunately.
    2. So is the Nomad, Hightower LT, Wreck, etc.
    3. Might work for you well engineered, no gape frame guys but I'll pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatWhite415 View Post
    Why would anyone from NorCal, especially the bay area, want a 180mm 65hta bike?
    I highly agree with this sentiment. But if your main attraction is pedaling straight up the hill then going straight down steep rugged trails FAST, having the stability of a long travel bike makes sense.

    For most people this bike is overkill. Its amazing what you can get away with on a 130mm travel aggressive 27.5 bike while still having fun on the tamer XC trails. Hell even dirt jumps and skate parks are fair game on the SC 5010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Trail Bum View Post
    I highly agree with this sentiment. But if your main attraction is pedaling straight up the hill then going straight down steep rugged trails FAST, having the stability of a long travel bike makes sense.

    For most people this bike is overkill. Its amazing what you can get away with on a 130mm travel aggressive 27.5 bike while still having fun on the tamer XC trails. Hell even dirt jumps and skate parks are fair game on the SC 5010.
    Im enjoying my 130/140 Spider 29. A few tweaks it can pretty much do what I need, to my abilities. Even has a cage mount for my juice box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatWhite415 View Post
    Why would anyone from NorCal, especially the bay area, want a 180mm 65hta bike? To travel with? I have a 160mm bike, it's nice for a handful of Pacifica and Santa Cruz trails, but is honestly just a complete waste on almost everything else. I like the way geo trends are going but long travel doesn't make much sense, unless you shuttle or travel to lift assisted areas all the time. The scale got tipped too far in the wrong direction with the big trail bike trend imo, will be nice when people realize this and we get some good long reach, not too low, progressive 130-140mm, 65-66ht bikes
    If those two Marin doctors had 180mm travel, maybe their evasive maneuvers would have been successful thus avoiding the subsequent crucifixion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DH40 View Post
    I don't understand the lack-of-water-bottle-mount hate.


    1. This is not a water bottle slurping bike.
    2. The bike is engineered well, hence no gaping void to accomodate a bottle.
    3. Try a strap-on.
    agree, beautifully written

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    Quote Originally Posted by jms View Post
    Fun video. Nice to see a company try something different. Cool bikes and while I can see the appeal, as Darth stated, likely also too much bike for me - or at too much devoted to the "downs" at the expense of most everything else.

    FC as I have no experience with either Evil or YT bikes, would you pick either of these for rides beyond 30 miles with 5-6000 feet of climbing?
    No, these bikes are really appropriate for Whistler or Northstar, big jumps, high speed through ruts and rocks. Cliffs.

    The Wreckoning and the Capra, new Nomad are the biggest of the big. They pedal well and will do fine through tame hills even.

    But there's better tools for the job.

    For a lot of folks who want to get rad and progress, it's good to get more bike than you need. They are aspirational after all. And as you go to Moab, the Sierras and Canada, you have a bike that has travel and will travel. When you run out of talent or have a bad day, it's good to have a bike that will save you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    If those two Marin doctors had 180mm travel, maybe their evasive maneuvers would have been successful thus avoiding the subsequent crucifixion.
    How does it climb and how plush is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorg View Post
    How does it climb and how plush is it?

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    So I rode the 170mm travel 27.5 and the 160mm 29er. The 27.5 is more plush than the 29er. The versions with the X2 rear shock are amazing. Very controlled and quiet.

    Climbing seemed very good. 75 degree seat angle puts you at a good attack pedaling position. The Fox DPX2 rear shock version controls the climbing very well.

    And most notable, is it seems to climb much better than any Specialized bike I've tried. They're both 4-bar suspension but the YT Capra puts a bar/link (where the water bottle normally is) to arc the suspension movement and pre-load or control the suspension for pedaling.

    These bikes use very long shock strokes too for less leverage on the shocks and improved ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    So I rode the 170mm travel 27.5 and the 160mm 29er. The 27.5 is more plush than the 29er. The versions with the X2 rear shock are amazing. Very controlled and quiet.

    Climbing seemed very good. 75 degree seat angle puts you at a good attack pedaling position. The Fox DPX2 rear shock version controls the climbing very well.

    And most notable, is it seems to climb much better than any Specialized bike I've tried. They're both 4-bar suspension but the YT Capra puts a bar/link (where the water bottle normally is) to arc the suspension movement and pre-load or control the suspension for pedaling.

    These bikes use very long shock strokes too for less leverage on the shocks and improved ride.
    Sweet. How does it compare to the hightower LT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorg View Post
    Sweet. How does it compare to the hightower LT?

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    No water bottle mount.

    It's a bigger bike at 160mm and much bigger at 170 configuration. Better seat angle at 75 degrees and not the 73.xx of the hightower. Slackkk. Cheaper. Not as agile. Burlier.

    I rode the Capras with those massive e-thirteen tires with new tougher casing. These bikes are gnarly but they will probably have a big sweet spot with different tire configurations.

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    I don't need a big bike but the bike I had the most fun with was my Titus el guapo. Was a big of a pig but so much fun on the downhill. This looks like the modern version of the EG.

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    The most revolutionary thing about this bike is the pricing. Too much bike for 95% of riders, but damn does it look sexy. Makes me wonder how much steeper and slacker we can go respectively before it's too much. Probably the end of this stage of evolution. Also the video was pretty crap. Trying way too hard, but at least it was somewhat unique.
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