New YT Industries' Tues adds a flip-chip to seamlessly switch between 29in and 27.5in rear wheels

YT Industries Tues being ridden down a rock trail
(Image credit: YT Industries)

Ahead of the opening round of the 2024 UCI Downhill World Cup this weekend, YT Industries has released the fourth generation of its Tues downhill bike. The new bike features a new Flip Link and updated geometry.

Although it could be considered a bit elderly as it was released five years ago, the MK3 Tues was still one of the best downhill bikes available. The new Tues uses a familiar Ultra-Modulus carbon fiber frame layout and V4L (Virtual Four Link) horst link suspension linkage to deliver 200mm of travel as the outgoing model. 

The previous generation Tues was available in 29 or 27.5 rear wheel options, although the frames required additional frame parts if you wanted to switch between wheels. The latest Tues now features a Flip Link that accounts for the geometry changes and allows the rear wheel size to be easily changed. 

Geometry has been tweaked as well. The reach numbers have grown and now measure from 430mm on a size S through to 510mm on an XXL. The stack height is a little taller and the chainstays have been lengthened slightly.

There are a couple of sundry updates too. The Tues now comes equipped with a UDH hanger and has transitioned from a press-fit BB to a good old threaded interface. The EC49/ZS56 head tube standard means the frame is compatible with a range of reach-adjust headsets.

YT Industries Tues flip chip detail

Flip Link lets riders quickly switch between a 29 and 27.5 rear wheel (Image credit: YT Industries)

YT will be hoping the bike will be piloted to its first World Cup win by its new signing Vali Holl, who returns to the YT camp this year. She had this to say about the new bike, “After riding the Tues MK4 for the first time, I instantly fell in love – it felt like home to me. It’s very playful but is also a stable platform once you give it some beans. There are a lot of possibilities to change the setup, and its versatility makes it quick to adapt to and go fast on “.

On the build-up to this launch prototype versions of the Tues have been spotted wrapped in the now en vogue black shrowd. While it was hard to tell what YT was specifically hiding the bike did feature an idler pully, although this feature hasn't made it to the fourth-generation bike.

The Tues will come in two build options, the Core 4 fitted with a Fox Factory 40 fork and DHX2 coil shock with size-specific spring rates while the Core 2 latest RockShox Boxxer Base fork and Super Deluxe Select coil shock

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YT Industries Tues Core 4

YT Industries Tues Core 4 studio shot

(Image credit: YT Industries)
  • Frame: Ultra Modulus carbon fiber
  • Fork: FOX 40 Float Factory Grip 2, 203mm
  • Shock: FOX DHX2 Factory, 200mm
  • Drivetrain: SRAM XO1 DH, 7sp
  • Brakes: TRP DH-R EVO, 220mm rotors
  • Seatpost: SDG I-Beam Carbon
  • Wheels: Crankbrothers Synthesis DH Alloy I9 1/1
  • Tires: Maxxis Assegai DH
  • Weight: 16.7kg (29er)
  • Price: $5,999 / £5,999 / €5,999

YT Industries Tues Core 2

YT Industries Tues Core 2 studio shot

(Image credit: YT Industries)
  • Frame: Ultra Modulus carbon fiber
  • Fork: RockShox Boxxer Base, 200mm
  • Shock: RockShox SDLXC Select, 200mm
  • Drivetrain: SRAM GX DH, 7sp
  • Brakes: SRAM DB8, 220mm rotors
  • Seatpost: SDG I-Beam Alloy
  • Wheels: SUNRINGLE Duroc SD 37 Comp
  • Tires: Maxxis Assegai DH
  • Weight: 17.2kg (29er)
  • Price: $3,999 / £3,999 / €3,999
Graham Cottingham
Senior reviews writer, Bike Perfect

Graham is all about riding bikes off-road, based in Edinburgh he has some of the best mountain biking and gravel riding in the UK on his doorstep. With almost 20 years of riding experience, he has dabbled in downhill, enduro, and gravel racing. Not afraid of a challenge, Graham has embraced bikepacking over the last few years and likes nothing more than strapping some bags to his bike and covering big miles to explore Scotland's wildernesses. When he isn’t shredding the gnar in the Tweed Valley, sleeping in bushes, or tinkering with bikes, he is writing tech reviews for Bike Perfect.

Rides: Cotic SolarisMax, Stooge MK4, 24 Bicycles Le Toy 3, Surly Steamroller

Height: 177cm

Weight: 71kg