Whereas carbon frames promise lighter builds and a cleaner aesthetic, for a lot of a mountain biker, it’s frankly unthinkable to experience something aside from an aluminium body. Why? In a phrase, sturdiness. YT Industries are assembly this demand with the addition of two new aluminium frames to their steady of Capra enduro bikes; the Capra AL Base and the Capra AL Professional. Right here’s what you get on your cash.
YT Capra AL
Now you can choose up the YT Capra enduro bike in chilly, onerous steel. The brand new Capra AL Base and Capra AL Professional fashions are constructed on hydroformed aluminum frames with a geometry initially proved in carbon. Each 29″ (M-XXL) and 27.5″ (S-XXL) wheel sizes can be found, boasting 170mm and 180mm of rear wheel journey, respectively. Right here’s the pricing and spec.
Capra AL Base
Priced at $2,699, the brand new YT Capra AL Base is a heck of numerous bike for the cash. That money will get you a RockShox ZEB fork, Tremendous Deluxe air shock and SRAM’s SX Eagle 12 spd drivetrain. We’re actually impressed to see the SRAM Code R 4-piston brakes on a motorcycle at this value level. The Capra will get 200mm SRAM centerline brake rotors back and front.
A DT Swiss E 1900 SPLINE wheelset is married to a Maxxis Assegai on the entrance and a Maxxis Minion DHRII on the rear.
Capra AL Professional
The pricier YT Capra AL Professional will get the identical DT Swiss-Maxxis wheel-tire setup however the suspension and drivetrain get notable upgrades. We see a FOX 38 Float Efficiency Elite fork and Float DPX2 Efficiency Elite air shock. The Professional mannequin is pushed by the 12 pace SRAM GX Eagle group with the 10-52T cassette providing a 520% vary. Stopping energy is delivered by SRAM Code R 4-pot brakes. Choose this one up for $3,499.
Full Pricing & Claimed Weights
|Mannequin||Colour||EUR||GBP||USD (web.)||Claimed Weight (kg)|
|CAPRA Professional AL 29||Gunship Blue / Black Magic||3,499.00 €||£3,199.00||$3,499.00||15.5|
|CAPRA Professional AL 27.5||Gunship Blue / Black Magic||3,499.00 €||£3,199.00||$3,499.00||15.0|
|CAPRA Base AL 29||Steel Silver / Black Magic||2,699.00 €||£2,399.00||$2,699.00||16.1|
|CAPRA Base AL 27.5||Steel Silver / Black Magic||2,699.00 €||£2,399.00||$2,699.00||15.5|
Head to the YT Industries web site for particulars on availability.