YT has released a cheaper version of its alloy MK3 Capra with a new Core 2 spec dropping a decent amount of change off the bottom rung of YT's best enduro mountain bike.
YT already has an alloy version of the Capra with its Uncaged 9 model which features an Ohlins and SRAM GX build spec. The frame itself maintains an almost identical visual appearance and features list to the carbon models. Built to tackle the toughest enduro courses, the Capra Core 2 is equipped with 170mm travel in the front and 165mm at the rear (MX version has 170mm rear travel). The geometry of the cold-forged, hydro-formed, and double-butted aluminum frames is the same as the carbon Capra models and it features the same suspension kinematics as well. YT has even managed to engineer space for a bottle underneath the shock just like the Carbon model.
The Core 2 version will be available in both 29er and MX (mixed-wheel mullet) setups and as with the carbon models, the rear ends of each frame feature wheel size specific chainstays in order to get the best ride quality from the chosen wheel setup. Whether it's hunting for top speeds with a pair of 29er wheels or sending it at the bike park with the more playful MX configuration.
The bike will come specced with a 170mm Fox 38 Float Performance fork and Float X Performance rear shock. SRAM's budget NX drivetrain handles shifting and the Code R brakes are paired with 200 mm Centerline rotors. The Crankbrothers Synthesis Enduro Alloy wheelset is fitted with gravity-ready Maxxis DHRII and Maxxis Assegai tires.
The full 29er build will weigh in at 16.4kg, the MX is 100g lighter. Pricing for both bikes is set at $3,399/£3,199/€3,199, a $600/£600/€600 saving over the existing alloy MX only Uncaged 9 build. For full details and to buy the bike, check out YT-Industries.com.