A 29″ carbon frame full suspension trail bike with ultra high-end components, priced at the high end of the Izzo model range. Compare the full range
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Izzo UNCAGED 7 29
The Izzo UNCAGED 7 29 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.
Similar bikes won‘t keep up with the Izzo UNCAGED 7 29 while riding downhill or sprinting.
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Nimble handling and fast acceleration can be a blast, but its limits lie on steeper tracks
The YT Izzo Core 2 offers exceptional value for the money, and the only carbon-framed test bikes at this year's Value Field Test.
In our 2022 downcountry group test, the YT IZZO UNCAGED 7 takes on five of the hottest bikes of the season. Read the full review to find out what the YT is capable of and how it fared against the competition. Hit the link for the full review and a list with all other bikes.
YT launched its short travel Izzo 18 months ago, and in its original form it was a short travel bike with 130mm travel that bridged the gap between trail and XC. Shortly after, YT over-forked the front end with a 140mm travel Pike and called it the Izzo Blaze. And to complete the Izzo family YT has now gone the other way; lightweight bits and 120mm of travel mean the Uncaged 7 is aimed squarely at those who prefer their pain and pleasure in equal measures. If you want to read more about the best XC and down-country bikes, check out our buyer’s guide. Need to know 120mm travel version of YT’s short-travel trail/down-country bike Lock out the front and rear suspension with a twist of the wrist Wireless SRAM AXS drivetrain and Reverb dropper post Components chosen for weight saving without sacrificing capability Limited to 300 bikes worldwide Frame Unchanged from the original model, the Izzo frame cuts quite a dash with its sharp creases, slender tube profiles and continuous lines hewn from YT’s top end Ultra Modulus carbon. It’s undoubtedly a good looking bike, and nothing on the Uncaged 7 changes that. That bright Laser Yellow paint might prove divisive, but in a sea of blacks and greys, personally I love it. The Izzo’s layout represents the epitome of classic suspension bike designs given a modern twist. As pioneered by Scott, the shock sits upside down, which allows the upper rocker link to be kept narrow and away from knees and gives direct access to the damping controls for the remote lockout while keeping the cable mostly hidden. There’s a big and boxy junction between the down tube, bottom bracket and seat tube that doubles as the lower shock mount, but YT has included a small drain hole to ensure the area doesn’t turn into a bird bath. At the back there’s a pivot on the chainstay, which bucks the trend among short travel bikes to run flexstays and probably adds 100g or so to the frame weight. Geometry and sizing Offered in five frame sizes, the Izzo is relatively contemporary in terms of sizing but does suffer slightly from overlong seat tubes on the larger options. Reach spans from 432mm on the Small to 517mm on the XXL, which is slightly longer than the regular Izzo simply because the head angle is a touch steeper and the front end lower due to the fork having 10mm less travel. My size large test bike had a 475mm reach, a few mm shorter than our benchmark down-country bike, the Transition Spur. To help keep the balance and handling consistent across the size range there are two different chainstay lengths – 432mm on the smaller frames and 437mm on the XL and XXL. And for making subtle changes to the handling, a flip chip at the rocker link gives 0.4º of head angle adjustment (65.5º/65.9º) and alters the BB height by 5mm. Components Uncaged in YT parlance refers to models …Continue reading »
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ROCKSHOX SID Ultimate, 29“ | 120 mm Travel | 110 x 15 mm Axle | 44 mm Offset Charger Race Day cartridge, DebonAir air spring, 2-way adjustable low-speed compression via TwistLoc (open/locked), low-speed rebound, air pressure
ROCKSHOX SIDLuxe Ultimate, Shock Length: 210 mm | Shock Stroke: 50 mm ≙ 120 mm Travel DebonAir air spring | 2-way adjustable low-speed compression via TwistLoc (open/locked), low-speed rebound, air pressure
ACROS AZX, 586 Block Lock (S-M), AZX 576 (L-XXL) I 2 Spacer 5 mm I Flatcap Set
RACE FACE TURBINE R 35, Length 50 mm (S-M), 60 mm (L-XXL) | 35 mm Clamp | Rise 0°
RACE FACE NEXT SL 35, Carbon | Width 740 mm | Rise 10 mm | 8° Back Sweep | 5° Up Sweep
SDG Bel Air 3.0, YT Custom | Width 140 mm I Carbon Rail
SRAM Reverb AXS, 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
SRAM TwistLoc Full Sprint, Lock On
SRAM XX1 EAGLE AXS, 12-speed
SRAM XX1 EAGLE, Crank Arm Length 170 mm (S), 175 mm (M-XXL) | 32T | DUB
SRAM AXS CONTROLLER, 12-speed
SRAM XG 1295 Eagle, 10-52T | 12-speed
SRAM G2 Ultimate, Carbon Brake Lever | Rotor CENTERLINE Ø front 180 mm / rear 160 mm | Titan bolts Adjustable Bite Point and Reach
DT SWISS XCR 1200 SPLINE, Carbon Rim 29“ | Inner Width 30 mm | Front Hub 110 x 15 mm | Rear Hub 148 x 12 mm | Freehub XD
MAXXIS Rekon Race, Tire Size 29“ x 2.4 | EXO Casing | DUAL Compound | Tubeless Ready