2022 · YT IndustriesDecoy CORE 2 29

A 29″ carbon frame full suspension trail e-bike with upper mid-range components. Compare the full range

2022 YT Industries Decoy CORE 2 29
MSRP$4,999
Weight50.7 lbs
SuspensionFull
Travel145mm rear, 150mm front
FrameCarbon
ForkRockShox Yari RC
Wheels29″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetDeore, Shimano
MotorShimano 250W 85Nm mid-drive
Battery540Wh
BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper
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Reviews
BikeRadar
YT Decoy Core 4 MX review

Alex EvansMay 2022

A poppy and playful ride that offers addictive fun, but comes at the expense of outright speed and stability

Pros
  • Easy-to-remove battery

  • Supportive suspension

  • Synthesis wheelset

  • Intuitive ride

Cons
  • EXO+ casing tyres

  • Battery capacity

  • Geometry compromises

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MTB Mag
[Tested] YT Decoy MX Core 3

Ian CollinsMar 2022

For the last few months I've been ripping around on YT's Decoy MX Core 3. It's the first mixed wheel e-bike that I've ridden

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E-Mountainbike Magazine
YT DECOY MX CORE 4 – In our big 2022 eMTB group test

Jonas MüssigMar 2022

With its powerful Shimano EP8 motor, 540 Wh battery and capable suspension, the YT DECOY MX CORE 4 stands for uncompromised trail fun. But is it just a mean downhill machine or can it impress with its all-round qualities? To find out, we pitted the YT DECOY MX CORE 4 against the most exciting bikes of the season in our big 2022 eMTB group test.

Pros
  • High fun-factor on flowing trails and jumps

  • Excellent comfort for long rides

  • Capable suspension

Cons
  • Short-travel dropper post

  • Tires with fragile casing

  • Long seat tube restricts choice of frame size

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Outdoor Gear Lab
YT Decoy 29 Core 4

Jeremy BensonMar 2022

The sleek-looking YT Decoy 29 Core 4 checks nearly all of our boxes and is among the best eMTBs we've tested. With 29-inch wheels, 150/145mm of front/rear...

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MBR
YT Industries Decoy MX Core 4 e-bike review - MBR

Alan MuldoonNov 2021

There are still two versions of the Decoy, where the mixed wheel size option now carries the MX tag and still boasts 170/165mm travel.

Pros
  • Looks with ride quality to match

Cons
  • The price has gone up

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Vital MTB
2022 YT Decoy MX Core 4 E-Bike

La PataNov 2021

Plenty of range for plenty of good times.

Pros
  • Eats up the steep, nasty downhills

  • Battery life and performance

  • FOX Factory suspension is a solid performer

  • Parts to price/Value

  • Faster is more fun

  • Shimano E-Tube app

Cons
  • Struggles on techy climbs

  • Not an easy jumper

  • Sluggish in sprints

  • Voluminous, EXO rear tire

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Bikerumor
Long Term Review: YT’s Decoy 29 Core 4 eMTB is a true All Mountain e-bike

John HerronOct 2021

What's the YT Decoy 29 like to live with long-term? We get to the bottom of that—and the bottom of the descents, quickly.

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Bike Perfect
YT Decoy Elite electric mountain bike review

Guy KestevenJun 2021

YT might be replacing the Elite with the Core, but the original is still the proven, top-value option from the online MTB specialists

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Geometry

Sizing
SM

5'0" – 5'5"

MD

5'4" – 5'9"

LG

5'7" – 6'1"

XL

5'10" – 6'4"

XXL

6'2" – 6'7"


Specs
Build
Fork

ROCKSHOX YARI RC, 29“ | 150 mm Travel | DEBONAIR | 110 x 15 mm Axle | 51mm Offset Adjustable Low-Speed Compression, Rebound, Air Pressure

Rear Shock

ROCKSHOX DELUXE SELECT, Shock Length: 230 mm | Shock Stroke: 60 mm ≙ 145 mm Travel | DEBONAIR | Custom Tune | DB2 Adjustable Compression, Rebound, Air Pressure

Headset

ACROS AZX-260, Block Lock I High Cap I 2 Spacer 5 mm I Flatcapset

Stem

E13 Base 35, Length 50 mm | 35 mm Clamp | Rise 0° | 6061 AL

Handlebar

E13 Base 35, Rise 35 mm | Width 780 mm | 9° Back Sweep | 5° Up Sweep | 6061 AL

Saddle

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

Seatpost

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

Grips

ODI ELITE MOTION V2.1, Lock On

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SHIMANO DEORE, M6100 | Shadow Plus | 12-fach

Crank

SHIMANO EM600, Crank Arm Length 165 mm

Shifters

SHIMANO DEORE, M6100 I 12-speed I 2-Way-Release

Cassette

SHIMANO DEORE, M6100 | 10-51T | 12-speed I Hyperglide+

Chain Guide

SHIMANO, CRE70-12 | 36T I DYNAMIC CHAIN ENGAGEMENT+

Brakes

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

Wheels
Rims

CRANKBROTHERS SYNTHESIS ALLOY E-MTB, Front: Aluminum Rim 29“ | Inner Width 31,5 mm | Front Hub 110 x 15 mm | Rear: Aluminum Rim 29“ | Inner Width 31,5 mm | Rear Hub 148 x 12 mm

Tires

FRONT: MAXXIS MINION DHF | REAR: MAXXIS MINION DHR II, Front: Tire Size 29“ x 2.5 WT | EXO Casing | 3C MaxxTerra Compound | Tubeless Ready Rear: Tire Size 29“ x 2.4 WT | EXO+ Casing | 3C MaxxTerra Compound | Tubeless Ready

Electric Components
Motor

SHIMANO EP8, Torque 85 NM | Power 250 W I E-TUBE PROJECT APP

Battery

SMP YT CUSTOM, Removable | 540 Wh Capacity | 36 V

Remote

SHIMANO E7000, Monochrome I 35 mm

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