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    2018 YT Capra 29

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowsed341 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeGee68 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCostaClydesdale View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowsed341 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by creativefletch View Post
    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 thatís a big let down. Itís one of the worst droppers Iíve ridden. Itís loud with set drop points.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowsed341 View Post
    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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    great bike probably, but still press fit BB

    Pressfit sucks!!!!

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    @Andrew: "Was interested in the CF but with the e13 dropper standard thatís a big let down. Itís one of the worst droppers Iíve ridden. Itís loud with set drop points. "

    Upper ends are spec'd with Fox Transfer Droppers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creativefletch View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowsed341 View Post
    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 theyíll 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew8404 View Post
    Was interested in the CF but with the e13 dropper standard thatís a big let down. Itís one of the worst droppers Iíve ridden. Itís 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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    Quote Originally Posted by b00001 View Post
    @Andrew: "Was interested in the CF but with the e13 dropper standard thatís a big let down. Itís one of the worst droppers Iíve ridden. Itís 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman086 View Post
    76 deg effective STA is one of the steepest seat tube angles I've seen (for an enduro bike)
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    Yes, but that effective STA formula is garbage. I wish the bike companies would figure out a better way. maybe release angles for different seat heights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSteve in CO View Post
    Yes, but that effective STA formula is garbage. I wish the bike companies would figure out a better way. maybe release angles for different seat heights.
    To a degree... no pun intended! It gives a good comparison though if you don't have an abnormally long inseam. In any case... the pedaling position of the Capra is BETTER than that of the Jeffsy at ANY seat height. Not to mention the lower seat tube height allowing for longer dropper posts so you can really get the seat out of the way on DH's and jump lines now (before it was a JOKE how tall that was). These numbers are SICK! The proof is in the ride tho... we shall see soon enough. One thing for sure... the Jeffsy needs an update. I was nearly ready to get one until I found out you can't put an angleset on them which is a total deal killer considering the slack STA and steep HTA of the Jeffsy. I'm guessing that update will come in 2019 since they've finally figured it out with the Capra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    my take

    Here, Capra see, Capra do.

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    Can you compare the climbing to the Wreckoning or HTLT?

    How does the 29er stack up to the rest of the pack?

    How is seated climbing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman086 View Post
    To a degree... no pun intended! It gives a good comparison though if you don't have an abnormally long inseam. In any case... the pedaling position of the Capra is BETTER than that of the Jeffsy at ANY seat height. Not to mention the lower seat tube height allowing for longer dropper posts so you can really get the seat out of the way on DH's and jump lines now (before it was a JOKE how tall that was). These numbers are SICK! The proof is in the ride tho... we shall see soon enough. One thing for sure... the Jeffsy needs an update. I was nearly ready to get one until I found out you can't put an angleset on them which is a total deal killer considering the slack STA and steep HTA of the Jeffsy. I'm guessing that update will come in 2019 since they've finally figured it out with the Capra.

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    G Man. Agree, the jeffsy needs an update and an xxl size, longer top tube & shorter seat tube.

    Capra looks bomber....too much bike for me though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew8404 View Post
    Was interested in the CF but with the e13 dropper standard thatís a big let down. Itís one of the worst droppers Iíve ridden. Itís loud with set drop points.


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    Funny, the ethirteen dropper is probably my favorite out of anything I've ridden. Miles better than a reverb or the specialized command post I've owned. There is a lot to be said for a fully mechanical design. No bleeding, no messing with the air pressure in different temperatures, it just works. And it works well at that; drops every time, raises every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman086 View Post
    To a degree... no pun intended! It gives a good comparison though if you don't have an abnormally long inseam. In any case... the pedaling position of the Capra is BETTER than that of the Jeffsy at ANY seat height. Not to mention the lower seat tube height allowing for longer dropper posts so you can really get the seat out of the way on DH's and jump lines now (before it was a JOKE how tall that was). These numbers are SICK! The proof is in the ride tho... we shall see soon enough. One thing for sure... the Jeffsy needs an update. I was nearly ready to get one until I found out you can't put an angleset on them which is a total deal killer considering the slack STA and steep HTA of the Jeffsy. I'm guessing that update will come in 2019 since they've finally figured it out with the Capra.

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    Just to clarify using a angleset on the Jeffsy. You can not use one on the CF model, but you can on the AL Jeffsy.

    I agree the Jeffsy will be getting updated in the next year or two. I'm sure they'll shorten the seat tube length and address other things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwapik View Post
    Just to clarify using a angleset on the Jeffsy. You can not use one on the CF model, but you can on the AL Jeffsy.

    I agree the Jeffsy will be getting updated in the next year or two. I'm sure they'll shorten the seat tube length and address other things.
    What about the new AL capra?
    It takes half a joule more to accelerate Brass Nipples over Alloy Nipples on a 29er to 30kph. :thumbsup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwapik View Post
    Just to clarify using a angleset on the Jeffsy. You can not use one on the CF model, but you can on the AL Jeffsy.

    I agree the Jeffsy will be getting updated in the next year or two. I'm sure they'll shorten the seat tube length and address other things.
    Great... now you just gave me another option in my already tough decision on a new bike, LOL! I didn't even think of that. Have you tried it? A -1.5 deg angleset would give the Jeffsy a 65.5 deg HTA and about a 76 deg STA in the low position with slightly lower BB height and a good half inch longer wheelbase = perfect. Hmmmm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman086 View Post
    Great... now you just gave me another option in my already tough decision on a new bike, LOL! I didn't even think of that. Have you tried it? A -1.5 deg angleset would give the Jeffsy a 66 deg HTA and about a 75.5 deg STA in the high position and would be about the same BB height as the low position and a good half inch longer wheelbase = perfect. Hmmmm!

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    No, I haven't used one - my bike is stock. But plenty of Jeffsy owners have installed an angleset and are happy with the results. They went all in with longer travel forks and offset bushings for the shocks. Basically went from "trail" to "enduro".

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    Quote Originally Posted by softbatch View Post
    What about the new AL capra?
    They show the same headset being used on both the Jeffsy AL & Capra AL models, so yes an angleset can be installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwapik View Post
    No, I haven't used one - my bike is stock. But plenty of Jeffsy owners have installed an angleset and are happy with the results. They went all in with longer travel forks and offset bushings for the shocks. Basically went from "trail" to "enduro".
    That's also what I am planning to do with my Jeffsy.
    I have the 27 version, but I wanny try out a 180 mm 29er fork in the front.

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    Woke up this morning with the intent of ordering a Capra 29 Race in a large. SOLD OUT damnit. Ordered an XL and then called YT to discuss. The dude I spoke to said he's 6'2 and the XL felt BIG, recommended a large for me at 6' even. Ended up cancelling my Race XL and put an order in for a L CF Pro in white. Psyched!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    Woke up this morning with the intent of ordering a Capra 29 Race in a large. SOLD OUT damnit. Ordered an XL and then called YT to discuss. The dude I spoke to said he's 6'2 and the XL felt BIG, recommended a large for me at 6' even. Ended up cancelling my Race XL and put an order in for a L CF Pro in white. Psyched!
    Congrats, will be interested in your feedback vs the Spec Enduro you run right now. Looks like a way more progressive curve and the angles look dialed.

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    Thanks! I'm psyched for it, especially the more progressive suspension. I'm keeping the Enduro so I'll have it to compare but I'm probably pulling the Fork with the push damper and coil and moving it to the Capra. My wife is going to take over the Enduro since she's getting into racing this year. Hopefully the ship date is accurate and I should have it with enough time to get it dialed before my first race on it the end of May.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    Thanks! I'm psyched for it, especially the more progressive suspension. I'm keeping the Enduro so I'll have it to compare but I'm probably pulling the Fork with the push damper and coil and moving it to the Capra. My wife is going to take over the Enduro since she's getting into racing this year. Hopefully the ship date is accurate and I should have it with enough time to get it dialed before my first race on it the end of May.
    Congrats!!!!!!

    I am on the cusp of selling my Pivot M5.5c and looking to get back to a 29er.

    I will be buying the Capra 29 CF and taking the extra funds to upgrade parts. The pricing is so good and everything i have read says that this bike is going to great. I really like the Lyrik and will probably upgrade rear shock eventually and wheelset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creativefletch View Post
    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.

    then there's no such thing as a 1-bike solution for you; by definition a bike that's big enough for everything you'll throw at it will be bigger than needed for most of what you throw at it.

    Personally, I really hate the "I'd hit that but I'm on the wrong bike" feeling; I prefer a bike that's overkill most of the time, until it's 'just enough kill'

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    [QUOTE=Joules I prefer a bike that's overkill most of the time, until it's 'just enough kill'[/QUOTE]

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    Whatever motivates you to stretch your abilities and get beyond your comfort zone. For most on this thread that is speed or jumps/drops and even steep gnar. If you are stretching endurance limits, then wrong thread...😀

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCostaClydesdale View Post
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    Whatever motivates you to stretch your abilities and get beyond your comfort zone. For most on this thread that is speed or jumps/drops and even steep gnar. If you are stretching endurance limits, then wrong thread...😀
    I can see both sides. You have to remember there are a lot of people on MTBR that are OLD and ride for fitness, as well as people looking to push it, racing, etc. I'm with you though, one bike to rule them all would be a 160+ 29er.

    In other news I reached out to YT about a DHX2 and they didn't see any reason why it wouldn't work great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    I can see both sides. You have to remember there are a lot of people on MTBR that are OLD and ride for fitness, as well as people looking to push it, racing, etc. I'm with you though, one bike to rule them all would be a 160+ 29er.

    In other news I reached out to YT about a DHX2 and they didn't see any reason why it wouldn't work great.
    If the new capra is anything like the old one or the jeffsy the coil will work really well

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan1 View Post
    If the new capra is anything like the old one or the jeffsy the coil will work really well
    You have no idea what a relief that is to my ears after dealing with the leverage rate on the Enduro for the last two years Push just needs to get their 170mm coil kit sorted now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    You have no idea what a relief that is to my ears after dealing with the leverage rate on the Enduro for the last two years Push just needs to get their 170mm coil kit sorted now
    or the ElevenSix would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    I'm with you though, one bike to rule them all would be a 160+ 29er.
    This man speaks truth. Those who have ears to hear, listen.

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    Had my finger on the trigger to buy a Yeti SB5.5 until I saw this new Capra. Now Iím wondering how the two would compare. Looking for a ďone bike to rule them allĒ kinda thing for trails here in Colorado. The 5.5 is a phenomenal pedaling bike so Iím curious how the YT compares in that regard. I donít doubt it will be a blast to go downhill but I gotta earn my fun


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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeeter97 View Post
    Had my finger on the trigger to buy a Yeti SB5.5 until I saw this new Capra. Now Iím wondering how the two would compare. Looking for a ďone bike to rule them allĒ kinda thing for trails here in Colorado. The 5.5 is a phenomenal pedaling bike so Iím curious how the YT compares in that regard. I donít doubt it will be a blast to go downhill but I gotta earn my fun


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    The fit is drastically different. Yeti is a bit of old school with shorter reaches and longer seat tubes. Capra is much longer and big dropper post friendly.

    No matter the bike, it all comes down to geo and fit preference. My guess is the 5.5 will climb better than the Capra 29 but the Capra will extend your comfort zone when things get steep and fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by titusquasi View Post
    The fit is drastically different. Yeti is a bit of old school with shorter reaches and longer seat tubes. Capra is much longer and big dropper post friendly.

    No matter the bike, it all comes down to geo and fit preference. My guess is the 5.5 will climb better than the Capra 29 but the Capra will extend your comfort zone when things get steep and fast.
    I owned a 5.5 and will have a Capra 29 soon. I will report back my thoughts once I get the bike and can put some time on it.

    The 5.5 was fast but I would not call it that fun to ride. It does climb well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by titusquasi View Post
    The fit is drastically different. Yeti is a bit of old school with shorter reaches and longer seat tubes. Capra is much longer and big dropper post friendly.

    No matter the bike, it all comes down to geo and fit preference. My guess is the 5.5 will climb better than the Capra 29 but the Capra will extend your comfort zone when things get steep and fast.
    Right on thanks for the comment. Iím willing to give up some climbing strength to have a bike that can handle anything from light trail to park riding. Even took a long look at the Jeffsy. Whatís tricky about the Capra is Iíd be buying it blindly without having a chance to even sit on one and ride it, and Iím not sure what else compares to it that I could check out at a shop


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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowsed341 View Post
    I owned a 5.5 and will have a Capra 29 soon. I will report back my thoughts once I get the bike and can put some time on it.

    The 5.5 was fast but I would not call it that fun to ride. It does climb well.
    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this one. Iím all over the map on this one. Iíve gone from wanting an Intense Spider, to a Trek Remedy, a Jeffsy, the Yeti and now the Capra.


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    What is with everyone complaining about climbing on long travel bikes? If you are not racing they all get up the hills just fine I have ridden a coil Nomad with a 170 fork as my 1 bike and now ride a HTLT that is long forked/offset bushing and running CushCore front and rear. Gets up the hills just fine and I have done 40-50 mile rides on it with plenty of elevation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    What is with everyone complaining about climbing on long travel bikes? If you are not racing they all get up the hills just fine I have ridden a coil Nomad with a 170 fork as my 1 bike and now ride a HTLT that is long forked/offset bushing and running CushCore front and rear. Gets up the hills just fine and I have done 40-50 mile rides on it with plenty of elevation.

    BTW I represent the old guys in here as well!
    Didnít mean to come off as ďcomplaining,Ē just more curious if climbing is at least somewhat efficient. Iím old AND fat so I need all the help I can get getting up the hill . But ultimately wanna have fun on the way back down. And lift assist days in the summer are the best


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    Curious if anyone has much experience with or time on the Rockshox Super Deluxe? If so, I'd love to hear thoughts and feedback. I've been a big fan of the Pike on my last few bikes so I was thinking of going with the CF model to get the Lyrik. I'd be swapping over my wheels and a few other parts from my Hightower, so the rear shock would be the only wild card for me. I've been super happy with the DVO Topaz I have now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpm700 View Post
    Curious if anyone has much experience with or time on the Rockshox Super Deluxe? If so, I'd love to hear thoughts and feedback. I've been a big fan of the Pike on my last few bikes so I was thinking of going with the CF model to get the Lyrik. I'd be swapping over my wheels and a few other parts from my Hightower, so the rear shock would be the only wild card for me. I've been super happy with the DVO Topaz I have now.
    IMO for rear suspension on this type of bike in order of best to the rest-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    IMO for rear suspension on this type of bike in order of best to the rest-

    Push 11-6
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    Everything else.

    So you would lump Avalanche, DVO Jade, Ohlin and XFusion Vector DH into the "Everything else" category or have you never ridden them and are just a Push/Fox fanboy?

    The problem with this frame is it specs the new metric sizing shock which will be limiting (at least initially) and the DPX2 is a piece of junk - a big reason the initial testers are liking the 27.5 version better as it has the X2 (unless you go to the most expensive Pro Race version of the 29'r Capra which wasn't available for test at their release). So... I'm curious about the Super Deluxe myself. I'm fairly certain Avy has a conversion kit for that shock to convert to their own damper system; would seem to be a great option if you didn't like the OEM shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman086 View Post
    So you would lump Avalanche, DVO Jade, Ohlin and XFusion Vector DH into the "Everything else" category or have you never ridden them and are just a Push/Fox fanboy?

    The problem with this frame is it specs the new metric sizing shock which will be limiting (at least initially) and the DPX2 is a piece of junk - a big reason the initial testers are liking the 27.5 version better as it has the X2 (unless you go to the most expensive Pro Race version of the 29'r Capra which wasn't available for test at their release). So... I'm curious about the Super Deluxe myself. I'm fairly certain Avy has a conversion kit for that shock to convert to their own damper system; would seem to be a great option if you didn't like the OEM shock.

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    I went the CF route for this reason. I like the Lyrik and I am still not sold on FOX rear shocks. I have never ridden the X2 but ridden the other stuff.

    I am sure the X2 is amazing, but didn't want to pony up for the CF RACE.

    I am just going to wait until the ElevenSix comes out as that is the best shock on the market. I would also be interested in the EXT Storia.

    The build is still amazing on the CF model. I figure i will most likely change out a lot of stuff anyway over the course of the next year.

    I am going to give the Code Brakes a chance but if i don't like them will likely change to Hope Tech 3 E4.

    Carbon Cranks also scare me as I bash mine a lot. I have used the turbines on other bikes and they have been solid.

    I really dont notice much difference between XT and XTR so that doesnt bother me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman086 View Post
    So you would lump Avalanche, DVO Jade, Ohlin and XFusion Vector DH into the "Everything else" category or have you never ridden them and are just a Push/Fox fanboy?

    The problem with this frame is it specs the new metric sizing shock which will be limiting (at least initially) and the DPX2 is a piece of junk - a big reason the initial testers are liking the 27.5 version better as it has the X2 (unless you go to the most expensive Pro Race version of the 29'r Capra which wasn't available for test at their release). So... I'm curious about the Super Deluxe myself. I'm fairly certain Avy has a conversion kit for that shock to convert to their own damper system; would seem to be a great option if you didn't like the OEM shock.

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    I wouldn't call the DPX2 junk, I personally haven't ridden one but I've ridden with a few yeti guys that have went from an X2 to the DPX2 because it's a little more active. Obviously this depends on the frame a certain amount as well as your size since there is no HSC adjustment. DVO is junk IMO, I know too many people with problems with them, although their CS is good. I've owned both a TTX and an STX and yes they both suck. The TTX switch does nothing, the STX leaks air and just doesn't hold up to the abuse of this type of bike. Probably a great XC shock. The super deluxe pales in comparison to the Fox stuff and no I'm not a fox fanboy. Any custom suspension will be better then any factory offerings so the Push reigns. I'm banking on Push not releasing an 11-6 until mid summer and my race season starts in may. When an 11-6 becomes available I'll sell the DHX2. The X2 is also a good option but I'm not 100% push will come through. As of the other day I'm the only one who had expressed interest in an 11-6 for the new Capra (Email them NOW [email protected] and ask to be added to the list, they do fitments based on expressed interest ) I have a couple thousand miles on an X2 it's great and very adjustable, I had problems with the 2018 model on a new Enduro because they went to a larger port and a lighter weight oil to improve small bump, I'm sure this had a lot to do with the leverage rate of the Enduro as well. Overcharging the nitrogen system a little and switching back to 10wt improved it.

    Personally I'm going with a DHX2 230x65 and maybe I'll save the DPX2 to see if I ever want to swap back and forth but I doubt it. A Fox 36 RC2 up front with a custom damper and a 170 coil insert when it becomes available. This is for a race bike. I wouldn't expect majority of people to feel the difference in custom suspension if you aren't pushing the bike. I've never ridden any Avy stuff, I would expect they improve the super deluxe but a full blown custom shock with two circuits is still better IMO. I plan on adding a remote lockout to my DHX2 as well for racing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman086 View Post
    So you would lump Avalanche, DVO Jade, Ohlin and XFusion Vector DH into the "Everything else" category or have you never ridden them and are just a Push/Fox fanboy?

    The problem with this frame is it specs the new metric sizing shock which will be limiting (at least initially) and the DPX2 is a piece of junk - a big reason the initial testers are liking the 27.5 version better as it has the X2 (unless you go to the most expensive Pro Race version of the 29'r Capra which wasn't available for test at their release). So... I'm curious about the Super Deluxe myself. I'm fairly certain Avy has a conversion kit for that shock to convert to their own damper system; would seem to be a great option if you didn't like the OEM shock.

    Have FUN!

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    My opinion only, but Fox did a horrendous job releasing the DPX2. It was a complete redesign and is not just a BNG release like it seemed from the outside view.

    The DPX2 is now a lighter version of the X2 instead of a DPS with a little more oil. They went from a single tube design to a twin tube which is why people are raving about it. My recommendation is not to judge the DPX2 until you have ridden it. BTW I still ride an X2 for the added adjustability so I am not saying the DPX is the ultimate, just a very big improvement over the old version.

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    The DPX2 is phenomenal on my Wreckoning. The reviews I've read have painted it in a very good light. Almost as plush as the X2 when in descend mode but with a trail and climb mode that you can actually use compared to the harsh options on past Fox air shocks in those modes.

    If I bought the Capra with the DPX2 I would rock that shock until $1200 burned a hole through my wallet and an 11-6 showed up at my doorstep.

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    I think we all want an Elevensix option. Just wish Push could lower the price for the shock a little. It is however the best shock i have ever ridden.

    A lot of people like the Topaz. I have never ridden one.

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    Iím 6 feet tall with 32Ē inseam so long torso. The large N4 doesnít feel stretched out to me at all and Iím wondering whether the XL will fit me better. Iím local to them so I canít wait to demo the bikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by albuht813 View Post
    Iím 6 feet tall with 32Ē inseam so long torso. The large N4 doesnít feel stretched out to me at all and Iím wondering whether the XL will fit me better. Iím local to them so I canít wait to demo the bikes!
    Iím really interested in what you think.. Iím 6í1/4Ē 33Ē inseam and when i called them they talked me out of an XL and into a L.

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    Quote Originally Posted by titusquasi View Post
    Almost as plush as the X2 when in descend mode
    I have both. Not.......even........close. The Float X2 is worlds better when it comes to plushness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    Iím really interested in what you think.. Iím 6í1/4Ē 33Ē inseam and when i called them they talked me out of an XL and into a L.
    Kinda like the Wreckoning, playful vs Plow/stability. Size up for the Latter.

    I personally prefer the more playful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    Iím really interested in what you think.. Iím 6í1/4Ē 33Ē inseam and when i called them they talked me out of an XL and into a L.
    I asked them via email about sizing also. I'm 5'11.5" with 31" inseam and the response I got was the guy at YT was 5'11" and can ride either size L or XL and buy based on my preference and trails. I'm on a L Rallon with 467 reach and L Capra 27 is 460. I don't feel like my Rallon is too long. So confused if guys taller than me are being told to go with a L when I was thinking going XL. Looking at Transition Patrol it shows 5'11" to be on a L with 475 reach. Not sure what to-do.

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    Weird... Those sound huge to me. Definitely recommended a large, like XL wasn't even an option. I felt like the wheelbase on the XL was gigantic too though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    Weird... Those sound huge to me. Definitely recommended a large, like XL wasn't even an option. I felt like the wheelbase on the XL was gigantic too though.
    Their size chart is skewed to if you convert cm to inches. Iím just shy of 6í4Ē and leaning towards XL. Only concern is that seat tubes are so short only offering 150mm droppers for larger sized frames is going to leave a ton of exposed post.

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    I think the best bet is to compare geometry to a bike you already own if you can. In my case the L Capra is slightly bigger in almost every measurement compared to the L Enduro. Should be perfect.

    Has YT been pretty good with projected ship times in the past?
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    Hey Streetdoctor - Congrats on the purchase! I'm also really keen on your ride impressions. I have a '17 enduro and am looking to move on from it...my ever-evolving short list now comprises of the htlt, rallon and capra cf. The YT is such a screaming deal, I can see myself getting a capra and hawking the enduro frame for an lt frame and swapping parts. Although I'm hopeful Santa Cruz makes their next (Nomad?) 29 in the style like YT and Orbea - steeper SA, 160 travel/slack HA, short ST and longer reach...

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    Quote Originally Posted by phclaw View Post
    Hey Streetdoctor - Congrats on the purchase! I'm also really keen on your ride impressions. I have a '17 enduro and am looking to move on from it...my ever-evolving short list now comprises of the htlt, rallon and capra cf. The YT is such a screaming deal, I can see myself getting a capra and hawking the enduro frame for an lt frame and swapping parts. Although I'm hopeful Santa Cruz makes their next (Nomad?) 29 in the style like YT and Orbea - steeper SA, 160 travel/slack HA, short ST and longer reach...
    If the Capra rides as well as the reviews are saying it'll be hard for me to ever switch to anything else. The CF Pro costs nearly the same as the Rallon frame! It's cheaper then a similarly spec'ed enduro even with a shop discount.
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    Spoke with YT today and the recommended XXL without question. I'm just under 6'4" and coming off of a XL OG Hightower which always felt a bit small. They said that their XL Capra was a tad smaller than XL Hightower? A lot to be said about personal preference, but pretty inconsistent recommendations with people between 6'1" and 6'4" being steered between Large and XXL without reservation. I was between this and Sentinel and outside of the shorter offset fork, the geometries are almost identical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowsed341 View Post
    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.

    thats not a downside of direct sales, its just more evident with direct sales. how many times to people go into a shop that doesn't have the exact bike they're looking for in stock (a LOT!)? shops say they can order it in, but often times the manufacturer has a delay or has completely run out of stock, or similar to what is happening with the capra right now, customers want the product before its even available. that stuff happens in all sale models.

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    I'm here for a size recommendation also. I'm 5'10" 31" inseam. currently on a large 2015 enduro. i really like the reach, but feel like its a big bike. looking at the geometry, i like the sizing of the medium. per the sizing chart. I'm smack dab in the middle of the height range for large. a quick email to YT confirmed this.

    What do you think? go with the geo numbers or go with YT recommendation? would be going with the base AL. I just think that build is such a good value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojotherider View Post
    I'm here for a size recommendation also. I'm 5'10" 31" inseam. currently on a large 2015 enduro. i really like the reach, but feel like its a big bike. looking at the geometry, i like the sizing of the medium. per the sizing chart. I'm smack dab in the middle of the height range for large. a quick email to YT confirmed this.

    What do you think? go with the geo numbers or go with YT recommendation? would be going with the base AL. I just think that build is such a good value.
    Jojo, see my post on ( 2018 Capra 27.5 ) your question is the main reason why I posted that. I hope it helps you.

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    perfect response!

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    Anyone got their bike yet? Would love to see real life some Pics.

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    Curious thoughts about seat angle...I saw that actual angle is 68 deg which is pretty slack and might put taller riders again pretty far off the back wheel as seat tubes are short. This seems to be much larger discrepancy between actual and effective compared to other modern "steeper" geometries (GG Smash for instance is 75.8 Actual and 73.5 effective). Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingspa09 View Post
    Curious thoughts about seat angle...I saw that actual angle is 68 deg which is pretty slack and might put taller riders again pretty far off the back wheel as seat tubes are short. This seems to be much larger discrepancy between actual and effective compared to other modern "steeper" geometries (GG Smash for instance is 75.8 Actual and 73.5 effective). Thoughts?
    Not sure where you're getting your info. The website shows the effective STA to be 75.5 in the low setting.

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    NSMB measured actual angle 68deg. Look at the frame...the seattube is quite slack and measured at a level (often above height of bars where most people have it set) aka actual angle, Itís going to be slack. This coupled with the longer wheelbase could make this a problematic climber for taller riders as despite the increased chainstay length, itís still going heavily favor rear weighted climbing and cause a light front end. I wish there was a place to demo a xxl. My terrain is well suited for this travel,
    But there arenít many rides in the area with less than 2k of climbing. Looks like Sentinel and Smash are among the few brands to get a steep actual seat angle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowsed341 View Post
    Anyone got their bike yet? Would love to see real life some Pics.
    I don't think any are available before 3/14?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingspa09 View Post
    NSMB measured actual angle 68deg. Look at the frame...the seattube is quite slack and measured at a level (often above height of bars where most people have it set) aka actual angle, Itís going to be slack. This coupled with the longer wheelbase could make this a problematic climber for taller riders as despite the increased chainstay length, itís still going heavily favor rear weighted climbing and cause a light front end. I wish there was a place to demo a xxl. My terrain is well suited for this travel,
    But there arenít many rides in the area with less than 2k of climbing. Looks like Sentinel and Smash are among the few brands to get a steep actual seat angle
    Definitely see what you're saying now. I guess we will need to await the demo reports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by albuht813 View Post
    Definitely see what you're saying now. I guess we will need to await the demo reports.
    Go check out the Wreckoning's ESA it is was not problematic for climbing. Compared to the Evil this looks to the eye much steeper. I really don't think this is an issue at all, worst case slam your seat forward.

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    Looking at owners shots (mainly of the 27.5 version) I noticed how slack the seatpost looked with the saddle up higher. Really made me stop and think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meSSican View Post
    Looking at owners shots (mainly of the 27.5 version) I noticed how slack the seatpost looked with the saddle up higher. Really made me stop and think.
    I think that is why sizing is key, you need to get the exact size to make sure you don't have a stupid long seatpost. I am for instance 6ft and have a 31" inseam so a large should be fine, SPL wise. I guess we just have to wait and see, I don't think i will be winning any climbing awards on this bike but then again its not intended for it.

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    im very tall (6'8) and have been wanting to buy the capra 29 in xxl. the reach and stack look good but people in this thread have been talking about the short seat tube and was wondering if you guys thought it might be too small. i could get a longer dropper (175mm) but would that even help? also wouldhaving my seat so high put me too far back on the bike? how dose the

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    Do you have many other options?

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    I will agree, Most companies that list an effective seat tube angle the angle they are referring to has no actual (effect) on saddle position. It would be nice to have a grid system that would show reach and saddle position behind the BB at any given saddle height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cadebucket View Post
    im very tall (6'8) and have been wanting to buy the capra 29 in xxl. the reach and stack look good but people in this thread have been talking about the short seat tube and was wondering if you guys thought it might be too small. i could get a longer dropper (175mm) but would that even help? also wouldhaving my seat so high put me too far back on the bike? how dose the
    .

    I'd say you are limited to the Capra, Hightower, Specialized or Trek for XXL sizes in a long travel 29er. I'm 6'4" and will likely go XXL if I get this bike. The seat tube is short, it not as short as the Hightower in XXL sizes or the XL transition. . I would suggest a 200mm dropper and you can just set it higher if you need. I have a similar concern that the seat will put me too far back PARTICULARLY when at ~30% sag on a Horst link bike (active, sinks into travel while climbing technical terrain). I did not like this on my Stumpjumper. But the Capra has a much steeper seat tube. So hoping it's less of an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by titusquasi View Post
    The fit is drastically different. Yeti is a bit of old school with shorter reaches and longer seat tubes. Capra is much longer and big dropper post friendly.

    No matter the bike, it all comes down to geo and fit preference. My guess is the 5.5 will climb better than the Capra 29 but the Capra will extend your comfort zone when things get steep and fast.
    Own the Yeti SB55. ^^this is accurate. If I was a couple inches shorter I'd say I've found my ideal bike. It's just a bit too short on Reach and does have a seat tube longer than I like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCostaClydesdale View Post
    Own the Yeti SB55. ^^this is accurate. If I was a couple inches shorter I'd say I've found my ideal bike. It's just a bit too short on Reach and does have a seat tube longer than I like.
    The 5.5 was a little short but it felt so good on the DH and climbed so well. The wait for the Capra is like torture as i have no other bike right now.

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    I'd say you are limited to the Capra, Hightower, Specialized or Trek for XXL sizes in a long travel 29er. I'm 6'4" and will likely go XXL if I get this bike. The seat tube is short, it not as short as the Hightower in XXL sizes or the XL transition. . I would suggest a 200mm dropper and you can just set it higher if you need. I have a similar concern that the seat will put me too far back PARTICULARLY when at ~30% sag on a Horst link bike (active, sinks into travel while climbing technical terrain). I did not like this on my Stumpjumper. But the Capra has a much steeper seat tube. So hoping it's less of an issue.
    What brands make a 200mm dropper? and has anyone ordered a xxl, in 27 or 29?

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    I've ordered an XXL 29er... whoa boy. Think my wife will notice a giant Red and Black bike in the garage? Mid-March shipment.
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    So many good bikes available at the moment makes buying decisions hard.
    Thought I was in the market for one of the new long travel 29ers but to be honest after demoing a Yeti SB5.5 and a 2018 Enduro Iím not convinced anymore. The Enduro was better than the Yeti, probably only due to better fit , but both felt firm in suspension function and not very playful or precise with the wagon wheels. Now the 2018 N4 Nomad i demoed was amazing but hell they are expensive in a decent build spec, hence me visiting this post. Really looking forward to some rider reviews of the new Capra, donít trust ďpaidĒ magazine reviews much. If the Capra rides anything like the Nomad at the far reduced buy in price itíll top my list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFish View Post
    So many good bikes available at the moment makes buying decisions hard.
    Thought I was in the market for one of the new long travel 29ers but to be honest after demoing a Yeti SB5.5 and a 2018 Enduro Iím not convinced anymore. The Enduro was better than the Yeti, probably only due to better fit , but both felt firm in suspension function and not very playful or precise with the wagon wheels. Now the 2018 N4 Nomad i demoed was amazing but hell they are expensive in a decent build spec, hence me visiting this post. Really looking forward to some rider reviews of the new Capra, donít trust ďpaidĒ magazine reviews much. If the Capra rides anything like the Nomad at the far reduced buy in price itíll top my list.
    I'm with you. New nomad sounds exactly like what I'm looking for but not willing do pay that price. I'm looking at the Capra in the 27.5 wheel but what has stopped me is the Pro first ride reviews saying its progressive and gives a lot of feedback. Loam Wolf review said it had a harsh feel on fast choppy sections..... I believe the 29er is even more "sporty". If I could find a coil shock for it then that may make it more to my hold on and plow style but none to be found. Like you not sold on pro reviews.

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    I cannot wait to read more reviews on this bike! I am contemplating between the Jeffsy and Capra. My local trails are very tame but an hour away has some decent jump lines and 3-4hrs away has some bike parks and shuttle stuff that I plan on doing.

    I just demoed a 2018 Enduro 27.5 Pro this past weekend. I rode a lot of my local trails and then decided to take it to the jump lines I found about an hour from me. Very much a confidence inspiring bike but no one will ever confuse it with an XC bike! It had a little pedal bob which I'd expect from 170mm travel bike. I wouldn't say I was sold on the Enduro. I'd like to ride the HTLT and current Nomad, but again comparing the price I'd say YT and Canyon are the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meSSican View Post
    I'm with you. New nomad sounds exactly like what I'm looking for but not willing do pay that price. I'm looking at the Capra in the 27.5 wheel but what has stopped me is the Pro first ride reviews saying its progressive and gives a lot of feedback. Loam Wolf review said it had a harsh feel on fast choppy sections..... I believe the 29er is even more "sporty". If I could find a coil shock for it then that may make it more to my hold on and plow style but none to be found. Like you not sold on pro reviews.
    A dhx2 230x65 (or 60) with 8x40/9x40 mounting hardware works great according to YT. Not sure where you couldnít find a coil... Iím pretty sure the DVO coil comes in metric as well as RS too... The only coil not available yet is an 11-6 and with the fact that the bike isnít even out yet it doesnít surprise me. The more emails push gets the faster theyíll fit one. Iíve already offered my bike up to them when I get it although they didnít seem interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    A dhx2 230x65 (or 60) with 8x40/9x40 mounting hardware works great according to YT. Not sure where you couldnít find a coil... Iím pretty sure the DVO coil comes in metric as well as RS too... The only coil not available yet is an 11-6 and with the fact that the bike isnít even out yet it doesnít surprise me. The more emails push gets the faster theyíll fit one. Iíve already offered my bike up to them when I get it although they didnít seem interested.
    I was referring to the 27.5 as it uses a 250x70 I believe. Hopefully one comes out for it but not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    A dhx2 230x65 (or 60) with 8x40/9x40 mounting hardware works great according to YT. Not sure where you couldnít find a coil... Iím pretty sure the DVO coil comes in metric as well as RS too... The only coil not available yet is an 11-6 and with the fact that the bike isnít even out yet it doesnít surprise me. The more emails push gets the faster theyíll fit one. Iíve already offered my bike up to them when I get it although they didnít seem interested.
    Why would Push not want to make a shock. YT is going to sell alot of these bikes, would make sense to make one ASAP.

    This bike would be great with a coil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCostaClydesdale View Post
    I've ordered an XXL 29er... whoa boy. Think my wife will notice a giant Red and Black bike in the garage? Mid-March shipment.
    Looking at the number of bikes in your signature I'd say....Naaahh.

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    Ooops...editing signature. I've only got the Yeti right now.
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    I'm interested to learn how well this bike pedals long climbs without a climb switch. I've got my eyes set on the base AL model and the SuperDeluxe R lacks a climb switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowsed341 View Post
    Why would Push not want to make a shock. YT is going to sell alot of these bikes, would make sense to make one ASAP.

    This bike would be great with a coil.
    Push does custom fitting and fab all in-house. They schedule bike fitments based on consumer demand. They keep files on most new bikes with running tallies for fitment requests. They arenít a giant company... just a handful of people in a 2 unit building. If you want to see an 11-6 for the new capra you need to email and request it- [email protected] i spoke to them in depth a couple weeks ago, and the shop I ride for has a good relationship with them (im local). They have a long list of fitments scheduled already with all the new bikes coming out. They also need to get there hands on a bike to actually do the fitment and companies like YT canít compete with trek or yeti with production numbers. When I spoke to them shortly after the release I was the only one who had expressed interest and they didnít seem like it was a high priority. That will change with more emails. Dooooo it.

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    Seat Tube Angle / Position

    Out of curiosity I made this comparison of the Capra 29 to Yeti SB55 to compare real seat tube angle. The Blue Triangle was created on the Yeti photo, then I copy pasted it onto the Capra without changing anything (i.e. angles and size are the same). Looks to me like the Capra puts your butt closer to the center of the bike than the Yeti. Obviously I don't know what sizes we have in the two photos and Don't know if I would need the seat any higher on the Capra to compensate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCostaClydesdale View Post
    Out of curiosity I made this comparison of the Capra 29 to Yeti SB55 to compare real seat tube angle. The Blue Triangle was created on the Yeti photo, then I copy pasted it onto the Capra without changing anything (i.e. angles and size are the same). Looks to me like the Capra puts your butt closer to the center of the bike than the Yeti. Obviously I don't know what sizes we have in the two photos and Don't know if I would need the seat any higher on the Capra to compensate.
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    It looks quite a bit steeper also. The frames sometimes make the STA look slack but in reality they are not.
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    Itís a steep effective angle at the height pictured, But that is also I believe a 150mm dropper slammed. I think the bike will still work, but for reference, Iím 6í4Ē and expect myself or anyone else my height or taller is going to have at least a few inches if not more of exposed post even with 170mm dropper as the ST is only 490. With an actual ST angle as slack as this has, that effective angle will be closer in order to what you have pictured on the Yeti. Can these things ship already!

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    Quote Originally Posted by albuht813 View Post
    Iím 6 feet tall with 32Ē inseam so long torso. The large N4 doesnít feel stretched out to me at all and Iím wondering whether the XL will fit me better. Iím local to them so I canít wait to demo the bikes!
    I've decided to go with a large frame. I want to use a 185mm dropper and I'm concerned I won't be able to fit it with a XL. I have a nomad 4 which has similar seat post height and it fits this dropper with 2 cm to spare so I'm happy with my decision. It's finally March!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowsed341 View Post
    I owned a 5.5 and will have a Capra 29 soon. I will report back my thoughts once I get the bike and can put some time on it.

    The 5.5 was fast but I would not call it that fun to ride. It does climb well.
    Iv got a 5.5, racing buddy has a Jeffers. Jeffers is a HOOT (dvo jade and fox [email protected] 160).

    The 5.5 is a throughrobred. Not the most fun, but docile and compliant under race comditions. No surprises.

    I would expect the the 29 capra to be about the same as the yeti with benefit of deeper travel ad a more coil friendly linkae rate.

    Would really like to have a capra, but id have some serious buters remorse realizing the high $ yeti has been surpassed by a smarter kower cost option. Well see if I can hold off on a heavy drinking night.
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    I am 6'1'' and decided to go with an XL 29 CF Pro. ETA March 21, can't wait! The spec looks almost perfect, would have preferred carbon bars and a longer dropper but don't want carbon wheels, so pro race is not for me.
    Will try a TTX22 if I don't like the rear shock.

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    Ordered the CF Pro 29er in white/black Large. I'm 6ft with a 32-33ish inseam. So pumped for this bike! Getting several parts to swap out (bars, wheels etc). Should end up around 29.25lbs with pedals. Any thoughts on the 29er suspension? I've read several reviews saying that its not as plush and is more dampened compared to the 27.5 version. I'm more considered with how it compares to the Hightower LT, Enduro 29, Evil Wreck, SB5.5 etc. I'm hoping I didn't just buy a long travel 29er that doesn't give me the benefits of all that travel and big wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc.t View Post
    Ordered the CF Pro 29er in white/black Large. I'm 6ft with a 32-33ish inseam. So pumped for this bike! Getting several parts to swap out (bars, wheels etc). Should end up around 29.25lbs with pedals. Any thoughts on the 29er suspension? I've read several reviews saying that its not as plush and is more dampened compared to the 27.5 version. I'm more considered with how it compares to the Hightower LT, Enduro 29, Evil Wreck, SB5.5 etc. I'm hoping I didn't just buy a long travel 29er that doesn't give me the benefits of all that travel and big wheels.
    I would imagine that itís plenty of travel and pretty plush. If itís more damped then you can fix that with a shock change.

    I should get mine next week, as very few bikes are in the wild itís hard to really get real life opinions.

    The sb5.5 is @140 travel and not quite on par with the others. If itís close to wreckoning it will be a beast.
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    Anyone heard of any talk of a frame bag to fit that hole above the BB? Iím going to miss the SWAT on my Enduro...

    Hopefully it can be made big enough to carry a tube/lever/CO2 or at least a plug kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowsed341 View Post
    I would imagine that itís plenty of travel and pretty plush. If itís more damped then you can fix that with a shock change.

    I should get mine next week, as very few bikes are in the wild itís hard to really get real life opinions.

    The sb5.5 is @140 travel and not quite on par with the others. If itís close to wreckoning it will be a beast.
    canít wait for your ride report
    comparing it both to your 5.5ís pointed up

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    I think/hope the shock tune for the 29er is perfect if you earn your turns, and the 27.5 is more optimized for park & shuttle runs (what the testers @ the product launch in Sintra did). Probably too plush for pedalling. We`ll see in a couple of weeks.

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    A lot of test riders reporting back that they like the 27.5 version a lot better; even the long time 29'r guys so I looked into the numbers... and I'm thinking the long 51mm offset is making the handling floppy potentially having a larger negative impact than the crappy DPX shock vs. the X2 on the 27.5. Is it possible to purchase new lowers to convert a 51 rake fork to a 44 or 46? Hmmm, looking at Fox's website they don't even make one yet Transition, Specialized and Orbea are using them on their bikes - must be custom order?

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    Eagerly keeping an eye on this thread and elsewhere for an in-depth review of the bike.
    I am going to demo an HTLT soon, but if the Capra 29 gets solid reviews then the bang for buck is going to have my finger on the trigger button for the CF PRO Race or CF PRO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman086 View Post
    A lot of test riders reporting back that they like the 27.5 version a lot better; even the long time 29'r guys so I looked into the numbers... and I'm thinking the long 51mm offset is making the handling floppy potentially having a larger negative impact than the crappy DPX shock vs. the X2 on the 27.5. Is it possible to purchase new lowers to convert a 51 rake fork to a 44 or 46? Hmmm, looking at Fox's website they don't even make one yet Transition, Specialized and Orbea are using them on their bikes - must be custom order?

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    Where are you finding all these test riders? I donít see any reviews since Feb 8th? You can order a different offset crown, itís not the lowers. Specialized is using 51mm on their Enduro though. I think orbea and Transition are the only ones using something different.

    Enduro mag prefers the 29íer saying it has more midstroke support (hopefully making it better then the 18 Enduro), and stays more composed.

    http://enduro-mtb.com/en/yt-capra-2018-first-ride-review/3/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman086 View Post
    A lot of test riders reporting back that they like the 27.5 version a lot better; even the long time 29'r guys so I looked into the numbers... and I'm thinking the long 51mm offset is making the handling floppy potentially having a larger negative impact than the crappy DPX shock vs. the X2 on the 27.5. Is it possible to purchase new lowers to convert a 51 rake fork to a 44 or 46? Hmmm, looking at Fox's website they don't even make one yet Transition, Specialized and Orbea are using them on their bikes - must be custom order?

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    That is backwards. The longer 51mm offset on 29er forks makes the handling faster/more twitchy. If you decrease the fork offset that will increase trail and make it even more floppy. Transition did that because they made their new head angles ridiculously slack.

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    Regarding the 2018 27.5 capra:

    Y.Talent Capra 27.5'' 2018 - Linkage Design

    It appears to be a poor pedaler and was designed more for bike parks/freeride. The 29er is more of an enduro/race machine with much better pedaling:

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    Haven't been on here in a few years guys, but just rejoined to give an FYI. I ordered my YT Capra 29 CF last month with a scheduled availability of 3/14/18. I called YT this morning just to see if the order was running on time and I was informed that it had been pushed back to early April. With a big bike trip planned for early April, this is pretty disappointing. Just wanted to pass along the info in case anyone else was waiting for their order in the next week or so and had similar intentions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spudNuts View Post
    Haven't been on here in a few years guys, but just rejoined to give an FYI. I ordered my YT Capra 29 CF last month with a scheduled availability of 3/14/18. I called YT this morning just to see if the order was running on time and I was informed that it had been pushed back to early April. With a big bike trip planned for early April, this is pretty disappointing. Just wanted to pass along the info in case anyone else was waiting for their order in the next week or so and had similar intentions.
    Strange. The shipping date for the first batch of 29 CF has been April 4 since the launch as far as I have seen. Shipping of the first batch of 29 CF Pro Race are sheduled for mid march and the first 29 CF Pro:s will ship March 21.
    But they are selling fast, so if you order now, you will get a later date for some sizes and colours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spudNuts View Post
    Haven't been on here in a few years guys, but just rejoined to give an FYI. I ordered my YT Capra 29 CF last month with a scheduled availability of 3/14/18. I called YT this morning just to see if the order was running on time and I was informed that it had been pushed back to early April. With a big bike trip planned for early April, this is pretty disappointing. Just wanted to pass along the info in case anyone else was waiting for their order in the next week or so and had similar intentions.
    Which color did you order?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 426h View Post
    Strange. The shipping date for the first batch of 29 CF has been April 4 since the launch as far as I have seen. Shipping of the first batch of 29 CF Pro Race are sheduled for mid march and the first 29 CF Pro:s will ship March 21.
    But they are selling fast, so if you order now, you will get a later date for some sizes and colours.
    I was told on the phone that i will get my bike around 3.14 and the date is still 3.14 on my YT account.

    I ordered the R/W CF 29, maybe the black ones over sold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwren00 View Post
    That is backwards. The longer 51mm offset on 29er forks makes the handling faster/more twitchy. If you decrease the fork offset that will increase trail and make it even more floppy. Transition did that because they made their new head angles ridiculously slack.
    I wouldn't say ridiculously slack... the Sentinel is 64 deg and Smuggler is 66 deg and both use the 44mm offset fork. The Capra 29'r is 65.5 so well within that range. The 51mm offset current standard was developed for the original 29'rs with their XC geometry and steep head tube angles. The big offset (smaller trail) works poorly on today's slacker, modern geometry bikes and the more progressive frame builders have realized this. I think we will see a lot more options in the near future... at least I sure hope so! Here's a good read: Fork offset: what is it and how does it affect your riding? - MBR
    And a quote from that read which backs up what I was stating: "Overall thereís no substitute for a slack head angle and a proper amount of reach/front centre. But if your 29er bike feels a bit tucking-in and fold-y on tight, steep terrain, you may wish to check what your forkís offset is and think about swapping to a shorter offset fork."

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    I owned a 2016 jeffsy cf pro that came with a 44mm offset fox factory 34( still running it but now on a following) so YT was already on to the benefits of a shorter offset fork on a 29er before transition and orbea, not sure why they havenít carried it on with the Capra. Iím pretty sure there is a in-depth review when the jeffsy was launched from mtbr that mentions the reasons why YT went with the shorter offset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowsed341 View Post
    I was told on the phone that i will get my bike around 3.14 and the date is still 3.14 on my YT account.

    I ordered the R/W CF 29, maybe the black ones over sold.
    My YT account still says 3/14, but I was told over the phone that it was delayed "a couple of weeks to early April".

    I ordered the storm grey/black so maybe it is just that color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowsed341 View Post
    Which color did you order?
    Storm grey/black

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    Quote Originally Posted by 426h View Post
    Strange. The shipping date for the first batch of 29 CF has been April 4 since the launch as far as I have seen. Shipping of the first batch of 29 CF Pro Race are sheduled for mid march and the first 29 CF Pro:s will ship March 21.
    But they are selling fast, so if you order now, you will get a later date for some sizes and colours.
    I was just relaying what I was told by YT over the phone in case anyone was waiting on theirs by a specific date due to a trip or something like I was. Shipping date was 3/14 when I ordered and still says 3/14 on my order, but that's not accurate apparently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spudNuts View Post
    I was just relaying what I was told by YT over the phone in case anyone was waiting on theirs by a specific date due to a trip or something like I was. Shipping date was 3/14 when I ordered and still says 3/14 on my order, but that's not accurate apparently.
    Well I hope you are wrong, I know the black cf models are selling like crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by st.pauli View Post
    I owned a 2016 jeffsy cf pro that came with a 44mm offset fox factory 34( still running it but now on a following) so YT was already on to the benefits of a shorter offset fork on a 29er before transition and orbea, not sure why they havenít carried it on with the Capra. Iím pretty sure there is a in-depth review when the jeffsy was launched from mtbr that mentions the reasons why YT went with the shorter offset.
    Very interesting! Here is the article: YT Jeffsy CF Comp 1 first ride review - Mtbr.com | Page 3

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    Hmmm, wonder if theyíll get slammed with emails now lol. I ordered a CF Pro with a ship date of 3/14.

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    I see now that the shipping dates are different in the US and EU websites. The storm grey CFs are selling like crazy the US, shipping for an XL is now pushed back to 7/8.
    Still April 4 in the EU webshop.

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    I was told that is a delay with the container ship. I've ordered a Large CF Pro 29er in White/Black. Was told shipping out to me first week or so in April. Of course with nearly $5k out there, I am super antsy to get my bike, but its such an amazing deal and I also have custom built wheels on order so I'm taking it with a grain of salt. All said and done my bike will be around $6700 not including proceeds from selling stock wheels and misc parts, and its going to be on par or better than a typical $9-10k bike at a LBS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc.t View Post
    I was told that is a delay with the container ship. I've ordered a Large CF Pro 29er in White/Black. Was told shipping out to me first week or so in April. Of course with nearly $5k out there, I am super antsy to get my bike, but its such an amazing deal and I also have custom built wheels on order so I'm taking it with a grain of salt. All said and done my bike will be around $6700 not including proceeds from selling stock wheels and misc parts, and its going to be on par or better than a typical $9-10k bike at a LBS.
    Same, they told me 4/1 but if they told you ďfirst week or soĒ that most likely means mid april. Race season is fast approaching and I already have a 2018 Enduro to ride... thinking about cancelling the order. Swapping out suspension and dialing it in is going to make timing really tight. They offered expedited shipping for the low low price of $260 after their delay....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 426h View Post
    I see now that the shipping dates are different in the US and EU websites. The storm grey CFs are selling like crazy the US, shipping for an XL is now pushed back to 7/8.
    Still April 4 in the EU webshop.
    Or the US is getting much smaller shipments.

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    It's probably first come first serve, i bet you see some showing up very soon. Like Streetdoctor said its probably a very limited amount in each color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowsed341 View Post
    It's probably first come first serve, i bet you see some showing up very soon. Like Streetdoctor said its probably a very limited amount in each color.
    I don't think so, at least I don't think there will be bikes arriving sooner than April... I'm specifically talking about the CF Pro's because thats the one I ordered. As far as I understand the whole "first" shipment of those bikes has been delayed till April.

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    Yeah it seems it's the entire first shipment of Capra's. Even my 27 AL (which still shows a 3/14 date on the website) has been confirmed delayed until April. Probably all coming in the same container.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    Anyone heard of any talk of a frame bag to fit that hole above the BB? Iím going to miss the SWAT on my Enduro...

    Hopefully it can be made big enough to carry a tube/lever/CO2 or at least a plug kit.
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    Correct, the shipment was delayed at port in California. All US orders are now scheduled to arrive 4/4 and will ship out within a few days. Super bummed as I just sold my Hightower. I was also planning for a Moab trip early April and now with plans to swap parts, this puts me back to mid-late April. Kinda wish I had have gone with Sentinel. I would have had a bike at this point.

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    cancelled my order today. Bummer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCostaClydesdale View Post
    I think this will work:
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    Or get a back country research mutherlode strap:
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    I ordered the Mutherload for my Capra 29er so I'll have to let you know how and where it fits when both come in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    cancelled my order today. Bummer.
    Man that sucks, I have been bikeless for 3 weeks and now i have to wait another month. This is really not good on the part of YT. I hope the wait is worth it.
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    i'm wandering if picking it up at their location is any faster
    last time i called, i was told the dates are spot on
    i plan to just drive there and get mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by digifun View Post
    i'm wandering if picking it up at their location is any faster
    last time i called, i was told the dates are spot on
    i plan to just drive there and get mine
    I have set mine up for willcall. Technically I should be reembursed the shipping charge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowsed341 View Post
    I have set mine up for willcall. Technically I should be reembursed the shipping charge.
    They will. When I did will call for my Jeffsy earlier this year, they refunded the shipping charge without me having to ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    cancelled my order today. Bummer.
    Any idea what direction you're going to go for bike replacement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingspa09 View Post
    Any idea what direction you're going to go for bike replacement?
    I'm going to stick with my '18 Enduro 29
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    What is everyones thoughts on the 35mm rise bars on these bikes? I'm wondering if its gonna be too tall, given the 160mm fork. Was planning on ordering Next R in 35 rise but now I'm going to wait and try the stock bars first and see how they fit.

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    I think they'll work out. Might be more people running stem slammed which would be preferable to low rise bars and added spacers. Keep in mind that spacers under the stem shorten reach. The stack also isn't too tall compared to some other models out there.

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    Isn't 35mm the bar diameter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojotherider View Post
    Isn't 35mm the bar diameter?
    The handlebar diameter is 35mm and bars have a 35mm rise.

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    3 more weeks till the bike arrives! Hopefully the bike is worth the wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by digifun View Post
    i'm wandering if picking it up at their location is any faster
    last time i called, i was told the dates are spot on
    i plan to just drive there and get mine
    I am picking mine up Will Call in San Clemente. Saves $99 in shipping costs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpm700 View Post
    The handlebar diameter is 35mm and bars have a 35mm rise.
    I thought the bars would be too high as well and they ended up being perfect. I ended up replacing the stock bars on the Capra CF for Renthal 30mm rise and it feels dialed. I believe the stock bars are 30mm rise as they are identical to the Renthal height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afp3 View Post
    I thought the bars would be too high as well and they ended up being perfect. I ended up replacing the stock bars on the Capra CF for Renthal 30mm rise and it feels dialed. I believe the stock bars are 30mm rise as they are identical to the Renthal height.
    Do you have the 29er or 27.5

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    and i thought 2 more days

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc.t View Post
    Do you have the 29er or 27.5
    27.5

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    It was confirmed today that the bikes will not arrive until April 4. The shipment was delayed from Asia.

    I am also considering cancelling my order, I cant wait another 3 weeks for a bike. This is a major let down.
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    do you have details on which bikes are affected? I am looking at the June batch for the AL bikes. Haven't ordered yet though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojotherider View Post
    do you have details on which bikes are affected? I am looking at the June batch for the AL bikes. Haven't ordered yet though.
    all i know is my CF is delayed, I think its all bikes that had a 3.14 drop date.
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    This is getting really frustrating. I was told today by YT via email that the 3/14 shipment would now be in their warehouse by 3/21. If that's the case, I can wait for it, but otherwise, I need to look into buying something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spudNuts View Post
    This is getting really frustrating. I was told today by YT via email that the 3/14 shipment would now be in their warehouse by 3/21. If that's the case, I can wait for it, but otherwise, I need to look into buying something else.
    Wait so your bike that was apart of the delayed shipment that was original 3/14 then became 4/4ish is now 3/21? My bike is the same dates as yours so I'm really curious. That means my wheels may not be ready and I'm planning on selling the stockers as brand new... hmmm.

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    i ordered a carbon pro race and was told arrival of product to their warehouse 4/1. Either way, this is gonna be a killer bike! can't wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc.t View Post
    Wait so your bike that was apart of the delayed shipment that was original 3/14 then became 4/4ish is now 3/21? My bike is the same dates as yours so I'm really curious. That means my wheels may not be ready and I'm planning on selling the stockers as brand new... hmmm.
    Yes, that's correct. They told me over the phone last week it was gonna be early April and this morning via Email, they told me 3/21. At this point, I have no idea when it's gonna be here, but the April arrival date is a no go for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spudNuts View Post
    Yes, that's correct. They told me over the phone last week it was gonna be early April and this morning via Email, they told me 3/21. At this point, I have no idea when it's gonna be here, but the April arrival date is a no go for me.
    I was told via phone today April 1-4 and confirmed by email. I was on the 3.14 batch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spudNuts View Post
    Yes, that's correct. They told me over the phone last week it was gonna be early April and this morning via Email, they told me 3/21. At this point, I have no idea when it's gonna be here, but the April arrival date is a no go for me.
    I think at this point they are just throwing out numbesr because they don't know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowsed341 View Post
    I think at this point they are just throwing out numbesr because they don't know.
    They should be as up front/honest as possible. I still haven't received the email I was supposed to get confirming my ETA and I ordered 2 weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingspa09 View Post
    They should be as up front/honest as possible. I still haven't received the email I was supposed to get confirming my ETA and I ordered 2 weeks ago.
    I ordered mine a month ago, I think the biggest issue is they should not have released the bike until they actually had them to sell. If I get mine when they say I will have endured a 7 week wait time.

    I have no bike right now and losing this much riding time is brutal.

    In Europe they are shipping as I have seen them on instagram but I have not seen one 29er yet.

    I think YT should hook us all up with shirts and hats for the wait.
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    I've emailed them and I am waiting for their response. They have been very kind and responsive so I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt that they aren't doing anything purposefully deceptive but that they are experiencing some challenge of global commerce and of direct bike sales. And given the direct sales and pricing, I'm willing to tolerate some growing pains as part of the agreement/deal between them and myself.

    I too am without an MTB, and I've been solely riding road for close to two months now.

    Also, a lot of times buying from a bike shop takes time and has delays as well. It was that way when I bought by Yeti, and its been that way for friends of mine who've ordered bikes/frames etc in store. And then there is complete sell outs of bikes like the 2018 Tranny Sentinel Carboner.

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    UPDATE:

    I was told the same thing for original shipment date bikes of 3/14... they expect to receive 3/21 and ship out the days following. They did say of course with transit of good there could be a delay outside their control but that 3/21 arrival in house is the current target date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc.t View Post
    UPDATE:

    I was told the same thing for original shipment date bikes of 3/14... they expect to receive 3/21 and ship out the days following. They did say of course with transit of good there could be a delay outside their control but that 3/21 arrival in house is the current target date.
    Very good to hear! I'm glad they told you the same thing they told me yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spudNuts View Post
    Very good to hear! I'm glad they told you the same thing they told me yesterday.
    woohoo!!!

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    You guys do realize the day the container comes in is NOT the day YT will get their bikes riiiight? I sell imported products and you just cannot rely on a set date because you are at the mercy of the port workers and their timeframe. It can take up to two weeks to get the bikes to YT's warehouse after they hit port... this isn't priority mail peeps and you need to cut them some slack because... like the commercial goes... that's not how it works, that's not how any of this works! Telling customers a specific date is just an educated guess and there is not a damn thing anyone can do about it so if you think they are being deceptive then you are just plain ignorant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman086 View Post
    so if you think they are being deceptive then you are just plain ignorant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WolfpackFbNs View Post
    ^^^^^this^^^^^
    You are also assuming that people understand the import/export game.....

    YT should not publish dates then. I don't think anyone thinks they are being deceptive, the problem is that customers are working with the given dates. What else are we the customer supposed to work?

    I am super disappointed that i don't have my Bike today, I do understand that i might not see the bike for another month. I am still deciding whether i want to wait or just move on.

    I used to be a buyer and used to deal with the ports some, the reality is that the boat could land and it could be weeks like you said. I have seen shipments delayed months and stuck in the port for months.

    Its honestly a crap shoot.
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    Just got an email. 😃💥🎉 My CF Pro 29 has been shipped from Germany today. (i am in europe) Estimated shipping was March 21 when I ordered a month ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 426h View Post
    Just got an email. 😃💥🎉 My CF Pro 29 has been shipped from Germany today. (i am in europe) Estimated shipping was March 21 when I ordered a month ago.
    LUCKY!!!! Pics or it didn't happen!

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    Morning,

    Have a Capra 29 Pro Race on order, had an email on Wednesday saying it had been shipped to UK, DHL has said this ( below ) since Wednesday ( Still not picked up from YT ).

    Not sure if it is another delay tactic ? Order now says Complete ? Of course this could be a DHL issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwapik View Post
    Just to clarify using a angleset on the Jeffsy. You can not use one on the CF model, but you can on the AL Jeffsy.



    I agree the Jeffsy will be getting updated in the next year or two. I'm sure they'll shorten the seat tube length and address other things.
    Just to clarify: on the new Capra 29CF, the YT web site shows the bike has a ZS 44 top and ZS 56 bottom head set. Works components makes a EC/ZS angle set for this size. Any reason that it would not fit? Same question sent to YT...

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    Just talked to YT as I was about to cancel the order, the wait is killing me. I was told they just got an order of bikes today and i will get an answer on whether mine arrived on Monday.

    I was part of the original 3.14 batch.

    We could start seeing bikes very soon, fingers crossed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harpel1 View Post
    Morning,

    Have a Capra 29 Pro Race on order, had an email on Wednesday saying it had been shipped to UK, DHL has said this ( below ) since Wednesday ( Still not picked up from YT ).

    Not sure if it is another delay tactic ? Order now says Complete ? Of course this could be a DHL issue

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    I've found DHL to have unreliable tracking, but pretty consistent excellent service. I wouldn't sweat it now. In my experience it typically takes at least 48hrs to get any sort of accurate updates.

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    Got some bad news, was just told that my bike that was originally 3/14, then 4/4, then 3/21, is now 4/8. Bummer... this importing bikes thing is a tough one

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc.t View Post
    Got some bad news, was just told that my bike that was originally 3/14, then 4/4, then 3/21, is now 4/8. Bummer... this importing bikes thing is a tough one
    I was told the exact thing you were, but haven't called back to see if 3/21 is now 4/8 for me too. I actually ordered a Sentinel frame direct from Transition and it's arriving Monday so it looks as though I may be passing along my 29 CF to someone else on the waitlist. I was gonna check back on 3/21 before making the final decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spudNuts View Post
    I was told the exact thing you were, but haven't called back to see if 3/21 is now 4/8 for me too. I actually ordered a Sentinel frame direct from Transition and it's arriving Monday so it looks as though I may be passing along my 29 CF to someone else on the waitlist. I was gonna check back on 3/21 before making the final decision.
    what size and color

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    Quote Originally Posted by digifun View Post
    what size and color
    29 CF, Size Large, Storm Grey/Black Magic

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    Quote Originally Posted by spudNuts View Post
    29 CF, Size Large, Storm Grey/Black Magic
    hey thanks, ill get the same one but in medium

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    Quote Originally Posted by spudNuts View Post
    29 CF, Size Large, Storm Grey/Black Magic
    What your size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmnesiaX View Post
    What your size?
    5'10" with 30" inseam

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    Quote Originally Posted by spudNuts View Post
    I was told the exact thing you were, but haven't called back to see if 3/21 is now 4/8 for me too. I actually ordered a Sentinel frame direct from Transition and it's arriving Monday so it looks as though I may be passing along my 29 CF to someone else on the waitlist. I was gonna check back on 3/21 before making the final decision.
    I hope this isn't the case. I get that global shipping and ports etc. comes with a good degree of uncertainty, but find it very frustrating when you speak directly with the company and they give you assurance. I passed up buying a Sentinel after speaking with them the week before and now even if I cancelled and went that route, carbon frames are sold out for the year and aluminum aren't available until late May.

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    kingspa09, what size frame did you need? I only ask because I ordered a large black powder frame that was shown as out of stock on the store, but was in fact available. I had to go alloy as well since carbon is done for now.

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    Official earliest date is 4.14 on the 29ers, was confirmed by YT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowsed341 View Post
    Official earliest date is 4.14 on the 29ers, was confirmed by YT.
    Just to confirm we're all speaking with the same person, is it Riley at YT who gave you this update?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spudNuts View Post
    Just to confirm we're all speaking with the same person, is it Riley at YT who gave you this update?
    I believe I spoke with a Riley at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowsed341 View Post
    Official earliest date is 4.14 on the 29ers, was confirmed by YT.
    I hate my life.

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    Itís not good news.

    Just saw a Facebook post of someone in europe got their Capra 29er.

    Hoping for a miracle this spring which will get our bike in our hands sooner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc.t View Post
    I hate my life.
    You shouldn't feel bad - I have to wait until June for mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwapik View Post
    You shouldn't feel bad - I have to wait until June for mine.
    Do you have an MTB currently? I don't so I'm on the side lines until it gets here.

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    I must have been lucky enough to have been high up in the queue, my 29 Pro race is out for home delivery today. I will let you guys know what the quality is like... Also got a Large, going up from a Medium so I hope it is ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harpel1 View Post
    I must have been lucky enough to have been high up in the queue, my 29 Pro race is out for home delivery today. I will let you guys know what the quality is like... Also got a Large, going up from a Medium so I hope it is ok.
    AHHHH you are in the UK... you EU types get bikes sooner than us 'Merica types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harpel1 View Post
    I must have been lucky enough to have been high up in the queue, my 29 Pro race is out for home delivery today. I will let you guys know what the quality is like... Also got a Large, going up from a Medium so I hope it is ok.
    Why did you size up?
    Last edited by jojotherider; 03-20-2018 at 01:40 PM.

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    Sorry but this is going to piss you guy off, mine tuned up today. Large 292018 YT Capra 29-carpa.jpg

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    Congrats. It's a beauty!

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