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    YT Capra 29 AL 2018 vs Hightower LT

    Hi there guys. I have a tallboy cc 2018 which i really enjoy, but i getting more and more time on enduro trails so im thinking to get a Capra AL with float x2 and factory 36 or a Hightower LT.

    In my local trails there is a lot of climbing and then descent sections, let say half and half. So climbing is important in my case. Let me know what do you thing about geometry and anything you can help

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    AL Capra is same geo as carbon version, correct? I would suspect the HTLT is the better climber by a lot but not as sweet on the downs.

    Personally, I'd pick the Santa Cruz as my do it all bike. Better customer service and a more well rounded performing bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by regiobike View Post
    Hi there guys. I have a tallboy cc 2018 which i really enjoy, but i getting more and more time on enduro trails so im thinking to get a Capra AL with float x2 and factory 36 or a Hightower LT.

    In my local trails there is a lot of climbing and then descent sections, let say half and half. So climbing is important in my case. Let me know what do you thing about geometry and anything you can help

    Imho avoid the hightower, it climbs worst than the Capra due to slack seattube, many testers said so. And furthermore the Hightower is likely to be updated very soon, rumors says spring 2019.
    If you are not sure about the Capra at least wait a couple of months for the new Ht. Bye

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkey View Post
    Imho avoid the hightower, it climbs worst than the Capra due to slack seattube, many testers said so.
    And you can find reviews stating exactly opposite of what you said...

    https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/revie...pra-29-cf-2018

    From the 3rd paragraph...

    Riders looking for an enduro bike with a more balanced personality should check out the well-rounded Yeti SB5.5. The Santa Crux Hightower LT is another excellent quiver-killer. Both the Santa Cruz and the Yeti blow the Capra out of the water in terms of climbing abilities.

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