2022 YT Industries

Capra CORE 3 MX

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

Manufacturer Price

$3,999
Weight33.1 lbs  
FrameCarbon
SuspensionFull, 165 / 170mm
ForkFox Performance Elite Float 38
ShockFox Float X Performance Elite
Wheels29″ / 27.5″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetGX Eagle, Truvativ Descendant
BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper
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Gearing

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Lowest gear

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26 mph

Capra CORE 3 MX

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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Price History
Reviews
Bikerumor
YT Capra MX Core 3 Enduro Bike has Unfulfilled Potential | Review

Sep 2023

YT is a German direct-to-consumer mountain bike brand known for its offering of very reasonably-priced bikes with quality components. Reviewed here is one such example;…

Highs
  • Great aggressive geometry

  • Highly maneuverable and playful

  • Very reasonably priced

  • Cables not routed through headset

  • Reasonable weight

Lows
  • Suspension (especially the fork) feels over-damped for lighter riders

  • Can feel unsettled under braking on rougher terrain

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BikeRadar
YT Capra MX Core 4 review

Aug 2023 · Luke Marshall

A very capable bike that shines in a variety of situations, with supple and smoothly progressive suspension

Highs
  • Flawless spec

  • Easy to ride on all trails

Lows
  • Taller riders will benefit from a longer dropper post on the size large

  • Aggressive riders might prefer a tougher rear-tyre casing

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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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MBR
YT Capra Core 3 MX review - MBR

Jun 2022 · Mick Kirkman

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 »

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

Lows
  • EXO dual compound Maxxis tyres are poor,

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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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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

12-speed, SRAM GX EAGLE

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 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

Tires

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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