2022 YT Industries Izzo CORE 2 29

A 29″ carbon frame full suspension trail bike with high-end components. Compare the full range

2022 YT Industries Izzo CORE 2 29
MSRP$3,399
Spec Level
Weight30.4 lbs
SuspensionFull
Travel130mm rear, 130mm front
FrameCarbon
ForkFox Performance Float 34
Wheels29″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetNX Eagle
BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper
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Gearing

1 × 12 — 12 speed

Izzo CORE 2 29

25 mph

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The Izzo CORE 2 29 is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding up hills.

The Izzo CORE 2 29 is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.


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  • Acutely responsive and ruthlessly efficient. Agile and accurate. Good spec for the price.

  • Nowhere to hide. Traction/grip is not the best. Doesn’t really need the remote lockout. Front tyre could be more aggressive.

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Geometry

Sizing
SM

5'1" – 5'7"

MD

5'5" – 5'11"

LG

5'8" – 6'2"

XL

6'0" – 6'5"

XXL

6'3" – 6'9"


Specs
Build
Fork

FOX 34 FLOAT PERFORMANCE, 29“ | 130 mm Travel | 110 x 15 mm Axle | 44 mm Offset Grip Damper, Adjustable Low-Speed Compression and Rebound, Air Pressure

Rear Shock

FOX FLOAT DPS PERFORMANCE, Shock Length: 210 mm | Shock Stroke: 55 mm ≙ 130 mm Travel 3-pos lever, Low-Speed Rebound, Air Pressure

Headset

ACROS AZX, 586 Block Lock (S-M), 576 (L-XXL) I 2 Spacer 5 mm

Stem

RACE FACE AEFFECT R 35, Length 50 mm (S-M), 60 mm (L-XXL) | 35 mm Clamp | Rise +/-6°

Handlebar

RACE FACE AEFFECT R 35, Width 780 mm | Rise 20 mm | 9° Back Sweep | 5° Up Sweep | 7075 AL

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) | Standard-Remote

Grips

ODI ELITE MOTION V2.1, Lock On

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM NX EAGLE, 12-fach

Crank

SRAM NX EAGLE, Crank Arm Length 170 mm (S), 175 mm (M-XXL) | 32T | DUB

Shifters

SRAM NX EAGLE, 12-fach

Cassette

SRAM XG 1230 Eagle, 11-50T | 12-speed

Brakes

SRAM G2 R, Rotor CENTERLINE Ø front 200 mm / rear 180 mm Adjustable Reach

Wheels
Rims

DT SWISS M 1900 SPLINE, Aluminum Rims 29“ | Inner Width 30 mm | Front Hub 110 x 15 mm | Rear Hub 148 x 12 mm | Freehub HG

Tires

MAXXIS FORECASTER, Tire Size 29“ x 2.35 | EXO Casing | DUAL Compound | Tubeless Ready

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