2022 · YT IndustriesCapra CORE 3 MX

A 29″ / 27.5″ carbon frame full suspension enduro bike with high-end components.

2022 YT Industries Capra CORE 3 MX
Weight33.1 lbs
Travel165mm rear, 170mm front
ForkFox Performance Elite Float 38
Wheels29″ / 27.5″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetGX Eagle, Truvativ Descendant
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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The Capra CORE 3 MX is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The Capra CORE 3 MX is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.

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NelsonFeb 2023

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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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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YT Capra Core 3 MX review - MBR

Mick KirkmanJun 2022

Say hello to the third iteration of the YT Capra. Since the Mark 2 Capra was hardly a slouch on the downhills, the new Mark 3 YT Capra Core 3 targets extra adeptness uphill via more efficient pedalling manners, a steeper seat angle and slightly less travel. It’s now 170mm on the MX here and 165mm on the 29er. YT has also lowered the bottom bracket height, marginally slackened the head angle and added a more progressive suspension curve for a peppier, tauter feel. So far, so standard stuff for the best enduro mountain bikes out there. YT Capra Core 3 need to know: New MX version available with 170mm travel Lower BB and slacker head angle More progressive suspension curve over Mark 2 version Room for water bottle This MX or mullet version aims to up agility further with a 27.5in rear wheel that’s easier to tip into turns and accelerate, with extra perkiness boosted by shortened chainstays compared to the 29er. The stays aren’t totally size-specific, but the two largest sizes of five – do get 5mm longer chainstays to maintain better balance when climbing. In much the same way Santa Cruz offers two carbon tiers, the Core 3 Capra frame uses lower modulus carbon fibre than the Core 4 and Launch Edition. YT claims it meets similar stiffness and strength goals, but needs more layers of carbon to achieve it, which in turn adds extra weight. Another update many riders were crying out for comes thanks to the new frame wing that creates space in the front triangle for a water bottle, without compromising frame stiffness or strength. To celebrate, YT supplies its own brand cage and bottle at no extra cost. It’s also rolled in the VAT, custom duties & advanced commission into the headline price, but you’ll still need to factor in £120 for shipping and an extra £16.90 for the box which brings the total price of the Capra Core 3 MX to £4,535.90. YT Capra Core 3 MX suspension The Core 3 MX gets a class-leading Fox 38 Float fork. It’s stiff, and while the Performance Elite version omits the for-show gold Kashima upper legs, you still get the GRIP2 damper so it lacks nothing in terms of grip, support or adjustability. Rear suspension retains YT’s evolved 4-bar design, with 170mm travel controlled by the latest generation Fox Float X shock. A two-position flip chip in the seatstay extender yoke tweaks the geometry by 5mm at the BB and a pretty minimal 0.3-degree at the headtube. The shock has a lock out lever, low-speed compression adjuster to dial in support and low-speed rebound to stop the back end kicking back off jumps and drops. YT’s aim of boosting pedalling and climbing proficiency with the new chassis means there’s significantly more anti-squat than the previous generation to keep the power delivery feeling tighter when accelerating. There’s also 10% more anti-rise to maintain stability in the bike while braking over chop. YT Capra Core 3 …Continue reading »

  • Snappy pedalling response, room for a water bottle, more progressive suspension leverage, updated geometry

  • EXO dual compound Maxxis tyres are poor,

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CaseyoJun 2022

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

  • 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

  • Silly-short dropper post

  • EXO tire casing is too light for this bike

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Alex EvansApr 2022

The Capra Mk III Core 2 strikes an almost perfect price-to-performance ratio for the cash-conscious enduro rider

  • Easy to set up

  • Supportive suspension

  • Intuitive ride feel and addictive cornering

  • Geometry could be slacker, lower, and longer

  • Tyre casings thin for enduro use

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Matt BeerApr 2022

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

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Robert JohnstonMar 2022

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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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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

Rear 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


ACROS AZX-576, High Cap


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


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


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


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



Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX EAGLE, 12-speed


SRAM DESCENDANT 7K, Crank Arm Length 170 mm | 32T | DUB


12-speed, SRAM GX EAGLE


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


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


CRANKBROTHERS SYNTHESIS ENDURO ALLOY, Front: Aluminum Rim 29“ | Inner Width 31,5 mm | Front Hub 110 x 15 mm | Rear: Aluminum Rim 27,5“ | Inner Width 29,5 mm | Rear Hub 148 x 12 mm | Freehub XD


FRONT: MAXXIS ASSEGAI I REAR: MAXXIS MINION DHR II, Front: Tire Size 29“ x 2.5 WT | EXO Casing | Dual Compound | Tubeless Ready Rear: Tire Size 27,5“ x 2.4 WT | EXO Casing | Dual Compound | Tubeless Ready

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