2023 YT Industries

Izzo CORE 2 29

A 29″ carbon frame full suspension trail bike with high-end components.
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Manufacturer Price

$2,799$3,299
Weight32.2 lbs  
FrameCarbon
SuspensionFull, 130 / 130mm
ForkFox Performance Float 34
ShockFox Float X Performance
Wheels29″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetNX Eagle
BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper
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Izzo CORE 2 29
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Gearing

A bike with lower gearing will be easier to ride up steep hills, while a higher top end means it will pedal faster down hills.

Lowest gear

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25 mph

Izzo CORE 2 29

26 mph

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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"

Rider Fit Notes
  • 5'10", size LG, Just right
  • 5'10", size MD, Just right
Price History
Reviews
Mountain Bike Action
YT IZZO CORE 4 REVIEW - A SHORT TRAVEL TRAIL BIKE WITH A GRAVITY ATTITUDE - Mountain Bike Action Magazine

May 2023 · Ron Koch

This short-travel bike takes some cues from the long-travel models that YT is known for, but has an entirely new set of design parameters: being light and efficient enough to be fun anywhere on the mountain, uphill or down.

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Loam Wolf
Review: YT Izzo Core 4

Jan 2023 · Robert Johnston

Likening the Izzo to a Katana was so unbelievably spot on. It’s agile, responsive and fast, but still packs enough strength in its reserves...

Highs
  • Excellent pedaling

  • Very smart spec

  • More capable than you’d expect

  • Serious fun

Lows
  • Not ultra sensitive

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Vital MTB
2022 YT IZZO Core 3 Bike

Jul 2022 · Jason_Schroeder

YT’s dedicated trail bike aims to foster efficiency and speed climbing while maintaining its shred-everything DNA on the way back down.

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BikeRadar
YT Izzo Core 2 review

May 2022 · Tom Marvin

Nimble handling and fast acceleration can be a blast, but its limits lie on steeper tracks

Highs
  • Fast and fun on the right tracks, the Izzo begs for another lap

Lows
  • Compromised tyres and brakes hold it back

  • Rear suspension not ideal on gnarlier terrain

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Bike Perfect
YT Izzo Core 3 review – contender for best short-travel trail bike?

May 2022 · Richard Owen

YT inject a short-travel bike with their gravity DNA and the Izzo is the result

Highs
  • Best short-travel trail bike contender

  • Climbs brilliantly

  • Full carbon frame

  • Decent value spec

  • Fidlock bottle fitting included

Lows
  • Front tire is unpredictable in tougher conditions

  • Noticeably laggy freehub pick-up

  • Additional fees for packing and shipping

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Pinkbike
Field Test: YT Izzo Core 2 - Ready to Climb

Apr 2022 · Mike Kazimer

The Izzo is what I'd consider a purebred trail bike, a bike where the ideal ride includes multiple climbs and descents, rather than grinding up a fireroad and bombing down a steep track back to the bottom. . .

Highs
  • Excellent climbing performance

  • Light and lively; well suited for rolling terrain

  • Very good parts spec for the price

Lows
  • Tight clearance around shock air valve limits pump choices

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Beta
Field Test: YT Izzo Core 2

Apr 2022 · Mike Kazimer

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.

Highs
  • Excellent climbing performance

  • Light and lively; well suited for rolling terrain

  • Very good parts spec for the price

Lows
  • Tight clearance around shock air valve limits pump choices

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Singletrack World
Review: YT Izzo Core 3

Apr 2022 · Ben Haworth

The YT Izzo Core 3 is reviewed by Benji in The Big Short bike grouptest in issue 142 of Singletrack World. See what he thought!

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Rider Notes
Izzo CORE 2 29 rider review

Oct 2023 · Henry Burris

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Highs
  • Everythiiiiing! It's amazing!!! color is so preeeeety! Great price

Lows
  • Nooooothing

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Geometry
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Specs
Build
Fork

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

Travel130mm

Spring TypeAir

Shock

FOX FLOAT PERFORMANCE, Shock Length: 210 mm | Shock Stroke: 55 mm ≙ 130 mm Travel | 2-pos lever, 0.2 Spacer, custom tune

Travel130mm

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB Pressfit, BB DUB PF 92 MTB

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 Overland 3.0, YT Custom | Width 140 mm I Lux-Alloy Rail

Seatpost

YT POSTMAN V2, Ø 31,6mm I MMX-Remote | Adjustable drop 25/10/5mm | 100 mm (S) I 125 mm (M) | 150 mm (L) | 170 mm (XL) | 200mm (XXL)

TypeDropper

Grips

ODI ELITE MOTION V2.1, Lock On

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM NX EAGLE, 12-speed

Crank

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

Shifters

SRAM NX EAGLE, 12-speed I MMX

Cassette

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

Brakes

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

TypeHydraulic Disc

Wheels
Rims

CRANKBROTHERS SYNTHESIS XCT ALLOY, Aluminium rims 29” | Front: Inner Width 26.5mm | 110 x 15mm | 6-Bolt, Rear: Inner Width 24.5mm | 148 x 12mm | 6-Bolt | Freehub HG

Tires

MAXXIS MINION DHR II, Front: 29’’ x 2.4 WT I 3C MaxxTerra I EXO I TR, Rear: 29’’ x 2.4 WT I Dual Compound I EXO I TR

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