YT Industries debut aluminum models of the Capra enduro bike

YT Capra Aluminum
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Direct-to-consumer brand YT Industries has debuted two new aluminum models of the Capra, it's long-travel enduro bike. The Capra Pro AL and Base AL models are built around a hydroformed aluminum frame and come with the option of 29-inch or 27.5-inch wheel sizes. 

YT is introducing aluminum models into the Capra model range which YT says is to meet the increased demand for durable, and relatively cheap, aluminum bikes from gravity riders. The aluminum bikes also give riders a budget-option when shopping for an enduro bike, with the Capra Base AL model costing $2,699. 

The geometry on the aluminum frames is identical to previously available Capra frames. The reach for a 27.5-inch bike with a large frame is 455mm, with a 65-degree headtube angle and 75-degree effective seat tube angle. Naturally, the 29er version is a little longer, with a 460mm reach and 65.5-degree headtube angle. 

Each frame boasts 180mm of rear travel, and depending on the wheel size, will have either a 170mm or 180mm fork. Whichever wheel size riders choose, the Capra Pro AL model will feature a Fox Float DPX2 Performance Elite shock and a Fox 38 Float Performance Elite fork. In addition, the build is outfitted with a SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain. The Capra Base AL model gets suspension from RockShox, with a ZEB fork and Super Deluxe shock. That model gets a SRAM SX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain. 

Both models feature SRAM Code R brakes with 200mm rotors for quick stopping power. They also use DT Swiss E 1900 SPLINE wheels, with a Maxxis Assegai tire on the front and a Minion DHRII in the rear. 

The Base AL model costs $2,699 while the Pro AL $3,499, plus tax and shipping charges. According to YT’s website, the bikes will ship on April 7 if riders order now. 

Ryan Simonovich

Ryan Simonovich has been riding and racing for nearly a decade. He got his start as a cross-country mountain bike racer in California, where he cultivated his love for riding all types of bikes. Ryan eventually gravitated toward enduro and downhill racing but has also been found in the occasional road and cyclo-cross events. Today, he regularly rides the trails of Durango, Colorado, and is aiming to make a career out of chronicling the sport of cycling. 

Rides: Santa Cruz Hightower, Specialized Tarmac SL4