YT Industries has launched limited-edition Blaze versions of its popular Izzo, Jeffsy 29 and Capra 29 bikes. These Blaze versions feature upgraded suspension and groupsets from RockShox and SRAM, which boosts performance on the trail.
The suspension has been upgraded to the Ultimate versions of RockShox's suspension offerings, which offer riders enhanced adjustment options. There are also tweaks to the drivetrains, with cassettes upgraded to a 10-52t range of gears. In addition, tweaks were made to the cockpit and tire specs of each bike.
YT says these Blaze versions of its carbon trail, all-mountain and enduro bikes have been directly influenced by feedback from the wider YT family of riders and are aimed to enhance the riding experience of each model.
If you want one, you're going to have to be quick. YT is only releasing very limited numbers, and considering that YT has been sold out across its entire range for a number of months now, these are sure to be snapped up very quickly. The Izzo Blaze will be limited to 250 bikes for the Europe and Israel market and 250 for the USA, Canada & Australia market. The Jeffsy Blaze 29 and Capra Blaze 29 are limited to 150 bikes in each market respectively.
YT Izzo Blaze 2021: build and specifications
We recently reviewed the YT Izzo Pro Race and were greatly impressed by the bike's performance on the trail, however as part of the testing we fitted a 140mm fork plus a 780mm bar and 40mm stem, which noticeably boosted confidence on descents. Clearly, we weren't the only ones interested in unleashing the full 'downcountry' potential of the Izzo as the new Blaze version now comes with a 140mm RockShox Pike ULT fork and a 780mm Raceface bar. The rear suspension is matched to the front with a RockShox Deluxe ULT shock, the wheelset gets upgraded to DT Swiss M 1900 Splines, and to keep everything tracking true the tires have been beefed up with a seriously aggro 2.4 Maxxis Minion DHR II front and rear setup. The drivetrain and braking are still handled by SRAM's GX Eagle groupset and G2 RSC brakes, although the cassette is now maxed out with a 10-52t range. These upgrades add a little extra weight, with the Blaze version coming in at 13.70 kg for a size small.
YT Jeffsy Blaze 2021: build and specifications
YT's do everything all-mountain weapon also gets the Rockshox Ultimate treatment with a RockShox Lyrik ULT and Super Deluxe ULT. Upgrading to the Lyrik will bolster steering position when riding hard over the thinner stanchioned Pike on the standard Jeffsy, and YT has also upgraded the Renthal cockpit to make the most of this added stiffness. The front tire has been changed to the classic corner railing Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5in. Plus, the rear rotor has been upped to 200mm, and the cassette now goes up to 52t.
YT Capra Blaze 2021: build and specifications
YT's enduro race bike has been one of the benchmarks to which all other enduro bikes are measured since it was first introduced. The Blaze version gets a rock-consuming 170mm RockShox ZEB ULT fork up front and a RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate shock in the rear. As with the other Blaze models, the cassette is now a 10-52t for easier climbing when grades get extreme. Wheels are DT Swiss E 1900's and Renthal now supplies the bar and stem. The rest of the spec is the same enduro capable selection that you find on the 2020 Capra Shred, featuring a SRAM GX drivetrain, SRAM Code R brakes and Maxxis Assegai/Minion DHR II tires.
Pricing and availability
Pricing is very competitive with all Blaze models retailing for $3,999 / £3,599 / €3,999 (before shipping/import costs) and are available to order directly from yt-industries.com.
The Jeffsy Blaze will be shipped from 31/03/2021, the Izzo Blaze has a shipping date from 07/04/202, and the Capra will begin to be dispatched a month later on 05.05.2021.