Released May 17
Hardtail / 100mm front
YT Industries’ success story began 15 years ago with 150 steel-framed dirt jump bikes assembled in founder Markus Flossmann’s garage. Since then, the DIRT LOVE has been a constant within the YT range. Hot on the heels of the CORE 2, YT brings you the DIRT LOVE CORE 1; a bombproof hardtail to see you find your flow on pump tracks and local jumps alike.
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The highs and lows of this model family
|Weight||26.0 lbs||24.5 lbs|
|Fork||Manitou Circus Expert||RockShox Pike DJ|
|Where to Buy|
At YT Industries
At YT Industries
Based on build material and quality level of the frame, fork, wheelset, groupset, suspension system, and more. Learn more →
|Top Tube Length||579||613|
|Seat Tube Length||313||313|
|Seat Tube Angle||72.0||72.0|
|Head Tube Length||111||111|
|Head Tube Angle||68.5||68.5|
🐐 Measurements listed in millimeters and degrees
May 18, 2023
YT’s steel Dirt Love dirt jump bike has been around since the beginning. It was literally 150 of this bike that started YT Industries. Of…
The DIRT LOVE is the gravity-defying dirt jump bike from YT. If jibbing, pumping, or launching big tricks is part of your daily routine, this is the perfect sidekick. This dirt jump bike is born from heritage, passion, and experience and meets the highest standards. The DIRT LOVE inspires confidence during every progression session, with unique geometry that ensures the only thing going through your mind as you hit that next lip is just how much fun you’re having. The CroMo DIRT LOVE frame has stood the test of time and delivers unmatchable durability and compliance. Its steel construction offers much - enhanced vibration damping over aluminum equivalents, resulting in a smooth ride.
The CORE 1 build features the same CroMo frame found on the CORE 2, keeping the weight low and stoke levels high. Thanks to a burly specification, this bike punches way above its pay grade, delivering a potent combination of value and performance that aims to send your potential into orbit. Big tricks mean big impacts, and the Manitou Circus Expert fork with its ABS+ Compression Damping provides benchmark composure for those heavy landings. The suspension fork even features compression and rebound adjustment to dial in your dream setup. The Race Face Chester handlebar uses cold-drawn 6061 alloy for unmatched resilience, a trait mirrored throughout the bike as it features the same durable YT x DT custom wheelset as the CORE 2, with a grippy Maxxis DTH & Ikon tire combination for good measure.
The Dirt Love Core 2 offers a premium package for riders hunting serious airtime. If throwing down the biggest tricks is your cup of tea, then confidence is key, and this bike is as inspiring as it gets, thanks to the durability of the CroMo frame and the overbuilt 35mm RockShox Pike DJ chassis. Reliability and Good Times do not stop there, though. A custom YT x DT Swiss wheelset endures the heaviest hits, while the Truvativ Descendant finishing kit adds uncompromising levels of control.