2022 YT Industries

Capra CORE 3 29

A 29″ carbon frame full suspension enduro bike with high-end components.

MSRP$3,999
Weight33.7 lbs  
FrameCarbon
SuspensionFull, 165 / 170mm
ForkFox Performance Elite Float 38
ShockFox Float X Performance Elite
Wheels29″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetGX Eagle, Truvativ Descendant
BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper
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Lowest gear

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28 mph

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26 mph

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Sizing
SM

5'0" – 5'6"

MD

5'4" – 5'10"

LG

5'8" – 6'1"

XL

5'11" – 6'5"

XXL

6'3" – 6'8"

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Reviews
BikeRadar
YT Capra 29 Core 4 review

May 2023 · Robin Weaver

Easy to ride fast from the get-go, the Capra 29 Core 4 offers a lively yet comfortable character to ensure you feel at home on a wide variety of trails

Highs
  • Fox Factory fork and shock are smooth operators

  • Great wheel and tyre combo

  • Easy-going nature makes the most out of nearly every trail

Lows
  • Dropper post doesn’t offer enough drop

  • Bottom bracket feels too high

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Mountain Bike Action
YT CAPRA UNCAGED 6 REVIEW - A NO-COMPROMISE ENDURO MACHINE - Mountain Bike Action Magazine

Feb 2023 · Nelson

The newest version of the Capra is an evolution of that original bike and has features and geometry that have evolved with the sport.

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Bikerumor
YT Capra Core 1 & Core 2 GX Improve Affordability of 29" & MX Enduro Bike

Jan 2023

The YT Capra Core 1 brings the price of the 165mm travel aluminum enduro bike down by $700 USD to a very attractive $2,699 USD

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Vital MTB
2022 YT Capra 29 Core 4 Bike

Jun 2022 · Caseyo

The YT Capra delivers an awesome ride at a solid price.

Highs
  • Versatile for a big 29er

  • Easy to get a long with

  • Well-balanced feel

  • Loves to jump

  • Great value for the money

  • Agile, quick steering

Lows
  • Silly-short dropper post

  • EXO tire casing is too light for this bike

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MBR
YT Capra 29 Core 2 first ride review - MBR

Apr 2022 · Jamie Darlow

YT launched its new version of the Capra last year, featuring a full carbon frame and top end Fox suspension it quickly became one of the best enduro bikes going. A year later and they’re repeating the process in aluminium, first with the Uncaged 9 and now with the brand’s most budget-friendly Capra to date, this Core 2 model. At just north of £3,000 it’s in the same ballpark as bikes like the Privateer 161. The big question though, does switching to heavy metal from subtle carbon lose any of the bike’s sharpness and turn of speed? YT Capra Core 2 need to know New Core 2 model comes in 29er or mixed wheel (29in and 27.5in rear) MX options 29er bike gets 165mm travel, MX uses 170mm, and both have 170mm forks Aluminium frame mimics the carbon bike, with Side Wing design, water bottle, and clip chip geometry adjust MX bike has a shorter back end and increased progression, the 29er here gets more linear performance. Five sizes, from S-XXL MX model gets different chainstays, shock yoke and kinematics, with more progression and anti-squat The frame I’m almost always impressed by just how good modern aluminium bikes appear, and the Capra is no exception – YT has done a great job mimicking the carbon frame, from the asymmetrical Side Wing brace that makes space for a water bottle to the flattened top tube and swooping downtube. Much like the Crank Brothers Synthesis wheels the bike comes with – first launched in carbon fibre – you’ll be forgiven for tapping at it with a questing finger, trying to figure out the material you’ve got going on. As you’d expect from a new bike there are bang up-to-date details on the frame too, with mounts under the top tube for an enduro strap for your banana, a SRAM UDH hangar, threaded BB and internal cable routing. Sizing and geometry The Capra is in no way a progressive bike in terms of sizing; I rode the size Large and found its diminutive 467mm reach measurement way too cramped for my 6ft 1in size. That’s Ok though as there are two sizes bigger in the range. Step up to XL and above and the bike also comes with a longer chainstay to ensure the front to back bias remains in balance. Geometry wise the bike is decently low, slack and long but nothing out there in the modern era of sub-63degree head angles. Of course there’s a flip-chip just like on the carbon bike, located on the shock yoke and that changes the head angle a smidge (0.3°). More importantly, it will also lengthen the back end of the bike and drop the BB height by around 5mm, so while the head angle adjustment is pretty pointless I think being able to raise or lower the ride height might prove useful. With just one quick ride on the Core 2 it’s hard to say for sure though. I’d like to see YT increase …Continue reading »

Highs
  • Great spec for the price, and the geometry is decent too. Easy to get set up on and the bike is well balanced and composed

Lows
  • I'm missing the X2 shock from the Core 4 bike

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Pinkbike
YT Launches Alloy Capra Core 2 Models for $3,399

Apr 2022 · Matt Beer

YT is expanding their alloy Capra lineup with the addition of two more affordable options.

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Loam Wolf
Review: YT Capra MK3 Core 4 29

Mar 2022 · Robert Johnston

YT's Capra MK3 offers a great balance of desirable handling and quality construction. Visit The Loam Wolf to learn more and read our review!

Highs
  • Reasonable pedaling

  • Bike park ripping

  • Reasonable sensitivity

  • Balanced handling traits

Lows
  • Not the most plow friendly

  • Could be more efficient

  • EXO+ tire spec

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off.road.cc
2022 YT CAPRA Core 4 review

Mar 2022

The distinguished YT CAPRA Core 4 tops the Core range. As such, it’s dripping with top-end kit to deliver an exciting and capable ride that’ll have bikes twice its price quaking in their boots. However, it doesn’t quite have the lengthy geo expected of an enduro bike. Best mountain bikes for under £3,000 - capable trail bikes that won't break the bank Privateer 161 review Big Read: Big mountain pairs racing with Enduro2 Les Arcs This iteration of the CAPRA has seen quite the change from its predecessors.

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Geometry
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Specs
Build
Fork

FOX 38 FLOAT PERFORMANCE ELITE, 29“ | 170 mm Travel | 110 x 15 mm Axle | 44 mm Offset Grip2 Damper, Adjustable High- and Low-Speed Compression and Rebound, Air Pressure

Travel170mm

Spring TypeAir

Shock

FOX FLOAT X PERFORMANCE ELITE, Shock Length: 230 mm | Shock Stroke: 65 mm ≙ 165 mm Travel | 2pos-Adjust | Custom Tune Adjustable Low-Speed Compression, Adjustable Low-Speed Rebound, Air Pressure

Travel165mm

Spring TypeAir

Headset

ACROS AZX-576, High Cap

Stem

E13 Plus 35, Length 50 mm | 35 mm Clamp | Rise 0°

Handlebar

E13 Plus 35, Width 800 mm | Rise 20 mm (Frame Size S-M) I Rise 35 mm (Frame Size L-XXL) | 9° Back Sweep | 5° Up Sweep

Saddle

SDG BEL AIR 3.0, YT Custom | Width 140 mm I Lux-Alloy Rail

Seatpost

YT POSTMAN, Ø 31.6 mm | 100 mm Drop (Frame Size S) |125 mm Drop (Frame Size M) | 150 mm Drop (Frame Size L) | 170 mm Drop (Frame Size XL-XXL) | MMX-Remote

TypeDropper

Grips

ODI ELITE MOTION V2.1, Lock On

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX EAGLE, 12-speed

Crank

SRAM Descendant 7k, Crank Arm Length 170 mm | 32T | DUB

Shifters

SRAM GX EAGLE, 12-speed

Cassette

SRAM XG 1275 EAGLE, 10-52T | 12-speed

Brakes

SRAM CODE R, Rotor CENTERLINE Ø front 200 mm / rear 200 mm Adjustable Reach

TypeHydraulic Disc

Wheels
Rims

CRANKBROTHERS SYNTHESIS ENDURO ALLOY, Front: Aluminum Rims 29“ | Inner Width 31,5 mm | Hub 110 x 15 mm | Rear: Aluminum Rims 29“ | Inner Width 29,5 mm | Hub 148 x 12 mm | Freehub XD

Tires

FRONT: MAXXIS ASSEGAI I REAR: MAXXIS MINION DHR II, Front: Tire Size 29“ x 2,50 I EXO Casing I Dual Compound I Tubeless Ready I Rear: Tire Size 29“ x 2,40 I EXO Casing I Dual Compound I Tubeless Ready

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