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    How long have you owned your YT and what mileage you put on it?

    As title says. I'm just curious about how much people ride their YT's and how are they doing.

    I got mine mid December 2017, as of Aug 21 2018 I have 1350 miles.

    Love the bike, ride it pretty hard i think, and it's doing great!

    Had few issues at the beginning
    Original RF Turbine dropper was replaced under warranty, rear E13 wheel as well, as axle reducer broke.

    Maintenance done:
    - shock aircan service: once
    - fork lowers service: twice
    - new Hope BB
    - on my second chain
    - on my second rear brake pads set
    - wore out rear tire, so got DHF II for the front, and moved Onza back
    - bleed rear brake once
    - two spokes broken
    - and of course occasional lube here and there, chain clean and lube every 50 miles or so

    Currently I'm waiting for suspension link bearings, as I discovered on sunday that two 6900 bearings developed some play. I'm replacing all four (2x6900 plus 2x6803) with Enduro MAX bearings.
    I had same thing happened to Giant Stance before, and it was around same mileage(and same exact bearings as well).
    More you beef it up, more it will handle like a cow....:skep:

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoobiemario View Post
    As title says. I'm just curious about how much people ride their YT's and how are they doing.

    I got mine mid December 2017, as of Aug 21 2018 I have 1350 miles.

    Love the bike, ride it pretty hard i think, and it's doing great!

    Had few issues at the beginning
    Original RF Turbine dropper was replaced under warranty, rear E13 wheel as well, as axle reducer broke.

    Maintenance done:
    - shock aircan service: once
    - fork lowers service: twice
    - new Hope BB
    - on my second chain
    - on my second rear brake pads set
    - wore out rear tire, so got DHF II for the front, and moved Onza back
    - bleed rear brake once
    - two spokes broken
    - and of course occasional lube here and there, chain clean and lube every 50 miles or so

    Currently I'm waiting for suspension link bearings, as I discovered on sunday that two 6900 bearings developed some play. I'm replacing all four (2x6900 plus 2x6803) with Enduro MAX bearings.
    I had same thing happened to Giant Stance before, and it was around same mileage(and same exact bearings as well).
    26h and ~16mi

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    Congrats on new bike!!!
    More you beef it up, more it will handle like a cow....:skep:

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    I have my Jeffsy 27 since a year and around 1000km.
    I couldn't ride much last year, because of a spine injury. ( not happend while riding )
    My Jeffsy also has 5 bike parks runs.

    No issues at all. Not a single one. No creaking nothing. I am really amazed at the quality so far.

    I changed the grips and the saddle.

    My Capra 27 2018 is now 1 month old. ( 50km park only )
    The bike is great, but the e13 dropper is utterly junk. It creaks like mad and is all lose.
    The drivetrain has been upgraded to a much nicer GX Eagle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneTrustMan View Post
    I have my Jeffsy 27 since a year and around 1000km.
    I couldn't ride much last year, because of a spine injury. ( not happend while riding )
    My Jeffsy also has 5 bike parks runs.

    No issues at all. Not a single one. No creaking nothing. I am really amazed at the quality so far.

    I changed the grips and the saddle.

    My Capra 27 2018 is now 1 month old. ( 50km park only )
    The bike is great, but the e13 dropper is utterly junk. It creaks like mad and is all lose.
    The drivetrain has been upgraded to a much nicer GX Eagle.
    I'm curious where you live? And, where did you feel your Jeffsy was lacking, and Capra will fill the void?

    I took my Jeffsy though a lot! And I'm very impressed by this bike
    More you beef it up, more it will handle like a cow....:skep:

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoobiemario View Post
    I'm curious where you live? And, where did you feel your Jeffsy was lacking, and Capra will fill the void?

    I took my Jeffsy though a lot! And I'm very impressed by this bike
    I live in Germany.
    The Jeffsy is ok for park, but the Capra is whole different thing. Much better and plush suspension.
    Also my CF Jeffsy is too light for park.
    It weights 13 kg.
    My 15,5 kg Alu Capra feel way more stable on downhill and jumps.
    So Jeffsy = Trail
    Capra = Park only except when Jeffsy can't because of repairs or so.
    That's why I don't want a DH bike.
    The Capra is a really bad uphill bike through.

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    Interesting. YT claims this new Capra is actually pretty good at climbs.
    From what you saying, it seems that Jeffsy is probably best all around bike from YT offerings.

    I rode mine down some steep technical stuff, and while Capra would probably feel more stable, Jeffsy really did good.
    More you beef it up, more it will handle like a cow....:skep:

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoobiemario View Post
    Interesting. YT claims this new Capra is actually pretty good at climbs.
    For a 180mm travel bike it does climb ok.
    Still the Jeffsy is just better for that.

    In my opinion, the Jeffsy is one of the best allround mtbs on the market.
    And YT gives you great specs for the money.

    Also **** Canyon.
    Waiting for more than 6 months and than they have lots of cracked chainstays on their Spectrals and those tiny little plastic bushings on their 180mm Torque that are done after 2 weeks of riding?!
    Glad I chose the Capra.

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    Had mine since January 2018. Only ~300 miles but the riding here is short mileage and extremely hard on bikes.

    No real mechanical issues other than a constant creaking. It goes away when I remove the cassette and grease the XD driver bushing as recommended by e*thirteen, but only stays silent for a ride or two. It's irritating enough to make me want to rebuild the wheel with a new hub and/or cassette.

    Haven't had to replace any parts due to anything wearing out yet, but I have swapped out things like bars, grips, and seat per my personal preference.

    As much as I hate the creaking it's still my favorite bike. Very capable and fun to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldFly View Post
    Had mine since January 2018. Only ~300 miles but the riding here is short mileage and extremely hard on bikes.

    No real mechanical issues other than a constant creaking. It goes away when I remove the cassette and grease the XD driver bushing as recommended by e*thirteen, but only stays silent for a ride or two. It's irritating enough to make me want to rebuild the wheel with a new hub and/or cassette.

    Haven't had to replace any parts due to anything wearing out yet, but I have swapped out things like bars, grips, and seat per my personal preference.

    As much as I hate the creaking it's still my favorite bike. Very capable and fun to ride.
    A lot of people on the german forum complained about the creaking.
    The culprit is the e13 cassette. Switch to a other cassette and your noises are gone.

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    I want to give my opinion on the
    e13 TRS+ vs the DT Spline 1900 wheels.
    Both are easy to set up tubeless.
    The e13 have a nicer and loader hub noise.
    In terms of quality and durabilty the e13 wheels are the winner.
    The DTs are very skinny and the end caps are pretty lose.
    I will ride them until they are toast and switch to something nicer.

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    Cross posted from the Capra 27 thread. Mine is 3 months old and had 5/6 park days on it only. No jumps, just flow and some tech.

    - Derailleur cable frayed and snapped on the 5th park day, no warning, just couldn't change gear any more
    - Brakes needed bleeding out of the box and are still bad to the point they touch the grips at the end of long DH runs
    - Headset bearings/headset is creaking super badly after 3 rides (needs replacing)
    - Rear wheel rim went out of true very badly to a point it couldn't be trued, and the spokes had 'significant fatigue'
    - High Roller II casing warped very badly on the front to the point it wouldn't go through the fork
    - The Lyrik was just dreadful for small bump compliance out of the box and no amount of tweaking helped

    All in all after 6 bike park days I have faced a significant repair bill...

    - Replaced rims and spokes for EX511/DT Swiss
    - New headset
    - Replacement derailleur cable
    - 2019 Debonair spring upgrade
    - Brake bleed and pads
    - New tires (the HR still had a ton of wear in them, but warped).

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneTrustMan View Post
    I want to give my opinion on the
    e13 TRS+ vs the DT Spline 1900 wheels.
    Both are easy to set up tubeless.
    The e13 have a nicer and loader hub noise.
    In terms of quality and durabilty the e13 wheels are the winner.
    The DTs are very skinny and the end caps are pretty lose.
    I will ride them until they are toast and switch to something nicer.
    By skinny are you referring to the ID? 2018+ YT's come with the 30mm ID version of the wheels.

    I don't love mine... I was going to replace them immediately, but I got one of the first shipments with the 30mm ID and decided that they would do for now. Lighter weight and higher engagement would be icing on the cake, but having the right tire profile is the immediate concern for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MudderNutter View Post
    By skinny are you referring to the ID? 2018+ YT's come with the 30mm ID version of the wheels.

    I don't love mine... I was going to replace them immediately, but I got one of the first shipments with the 30mm ID and decided that they would do for now. Lighter weight and higher engagement would be icing on the cake, but having the right tire profile is the immediate concern for me.
    I got my bike in June and I'm pretty sure I got the 25id version.

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    Mine was a 29er Jeffsy, so maybe they still had stock left of the thinner rimed wheels to push out in 27.5

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    Ah could be, sorry, thought you meant a Capra. Think mine was the last of that batch of that run, so maybe the next lot got the wider rims, or the 29ers.

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    I got my Jeffsy AL One in November 2017. 900 miles so far. Made a few upgrades/repairs along the way:

    - Replaced DT Swiss wheels with Industry Nine Enduro 305s, the DTs were ridiculously skinny/flexy
    - Minion DHF / Aggressor 2.5 put on ~300 miles ago, just blew up the Aggressor and replaced with a DHR II
    - Fox 36 Factory 160mm fork, Fox DPX2 Factory 230*65 shock, more travel for more betterness
    - Fox Transfer 125mm dropper, the e*thirteen post was pretty shitty and with it slammed on my frame I still couldn't get it low enough
    - Warrantied both front and rear Guide RS due to losing power after 6 months, they were worthless. Replacements seem to be doing fine though
    - Replaced headset bearings at the end of Winter, I rode a lot in the snow, mud, etc so not surprising that it needed doing
    - Replacement BB on order, see above, it's not horrid but it's a bit crunchy
    - Broken/bent a few hangers, all "user error" though
    - The RaceFace chainring's showing a good bit of wear, I may replace this soon

    Overall, it's a sick bike and I love it. Bumping up the travel (which also slackened it out a touch) was the right move for me, it just eats rocky/rooty terrain and flies downhill. Climbing performance is "alright", not outstanding but it gets the job done.

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    How's the Enduro 305s doing for you?
    More you beef it up, more it will handle like a cow....:skep:

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoobiemario View Post
    How's the Enduro 305s doing for you?
    Fantastic. Once you go with a high engagement hub you will never go back, there's noticeable difference when climbing techy punchy terrain or laying down the power on a short sprint. The stiffness is noticeable too, the bike tracks better through sustained chunky terrain and really feels like it's digging in to the corners where it used to feel unstable on the edge of traction.

    Durability wise they've proven to be extremely tough, despite several rim hits they're as true as the day I got them.

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