Released July 9

YT Industries Announces the Decoy SN Lightweight E-Enduro bike

Photo Credit: YT Industries

Overview

Builds

3

Price Range

$6,499–$8,499

Wheels

29″ / 27.5″ Aluminum

Suspension

Full, 170 / 170mm

Frame Material

Carbon

The highs and lows of this model family

Compare the Decoy SN Range
MSRP
$6,499$7,499$8,499
Spec Level
Weight
45.0 lbs45.2 lbs45.4 lbs
Fork
RockShox ZEB SelectRockShox ZEB UltimateFox Factory Float 38
Motor
Fazua 450W 60Nm mid-driveFazua 450W 60Nm mid-driveFazua 450W 60Nm mid-drive
Battery
Fazua 430WhFazua 430WhFazua 430Wh
Groupset
SLX, XTSRAM, e*thirteenGX Eagle Transmission, SRAM
Drivetrain
1 × 121 × 121 × 12 Electronic
Where to Buy
$6,499

At YT Industries

$7,499

At YT Industries

$8,499

At YT Industries

Spec Level

Based on build material and quality level of the frame, fork, wheelset, groupset, suspension system, and more.

Geometry
Wheels
27.5″ / 29″27.5″ / 29″27.5″ / 29″27.5″ / 29″27.5″ / 29″
635643650657664
432452472492512
1.471.421.381.341.30
565587609631653
390400420440460
78.278.178.178.078.0
100108116124132
63.963.963.963.963.9
3636363636
340340340340340
776800823847870
443443443443443
1,2171,2411,2641,2881,311
4545454545
133133133133133
756753748745744

🐐 Measurements listed in mm and degrees

Reviews
BikeRadar
YT Decoy SN Core 4 first ride review

Jul 9, 2024 · Tom Marvin

YT wanted to make the Decoy SN the best possible enduro bike – has it succeeded?

Highs
  • Well proportioned geometry is easy to get on with

  • Natural feeling motor bridges the gap between human power and full force motors

  • Decent spec for the money

Lows
  • Single chainstay length might lead to unbalanced ride on larger bikes

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E-Mountainbike Magazine
2024 YT DECOY SN – YT’s new FAZUA-powered light e-mountainbike

Jul 9, 2024 · Julian Schwede

YT finally joined the light eMTB party with their new DECOY SN, which aims to give you superpowers with its FAZUA Ride 60 drive. Did it work with us?

Highs
  • Excellent handling

  • Strikes an excellent balance between agility and composure

  • Inspires huge amounts of confidence

  • Fair price

Lows
  • Heavy system weight given the light-assistance motor system

  • FAZUA motor system can be prone to problems

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Loam Wolf
First Ride Review: The New YT Decoy SN

Jul 9, 2024 · Robert Johnston

The lightweight YT Decoy SN electric mountain bike is here and ready to rip. We were able to get a couple days on it for a first ride review.

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MBR
I've been waiting a long time for YT to launch a new e-bike, and the Decoy SN was not what I was expecting - MBR

Jul 9, 2024 · Danny Milner

The new Decoy SN is YT’s first foray into the diet e-bike segment. It’s also only the brand’s second e-bike, because although YT is extremely trendy when it comes to style, image, and marketing, it also takes a contrastingly slow and steady approach to product development. Preferring to place safe bets, rather than jumping on the latest trends just to be hot. It wants to elongate product cycles and spice up its offerings with cool special editions, fitted with left-field components, dressed in sharp paint jobs. Case in point; the full-fat YT Decoy with Shimano motor has remained essentially unchanged for five years. So bringing this Decoy SN (Supernatural) to market has been a long and considered process rather than a knee jerk reaction. Even if it’s not exactly the model I expected it to be. Instead of a burly enduro bike with a diet motor, I figured it would play the numbers game and try to come up with a lightweight trail bike with a minimal motor, to grab the headlines and appeal to the widest market segment possible. But you know what? For once I’m glad to be wrong. YT Decoy SN need to know Fazua-equipped enduro bike 160mm travel rear paired with 170mm travel fork Carbon frame, four sizes, and an all-up weight from 20.4kg (Core 2) Fazua Ride 60 system gets 60Nm torque, as much as 450W peak power, and a 430Wh internal battery MX wheels on all models Flip chip gives regular and low geo settings The recipe YT has settled on for the new Decoy SN is a burly frame, with ample travel, MX wheels and a Fazua Ride 60 motor – a unit that’s well endowed with power and torque, and some of the best range on the market. Sounds like a decent package, right? So let’s find out whether those ingredients come together to create a successful package, and one worthy of inclusion in our guide to the best lightweight electric mountain bikes. For a full run down of the YT Decoy SN range, check out our news story here. Frame and geometry There are obvious shades of the full power Decoy in the new Decoy SN, but it also enjoys a more modern silhouette thanks to the steeper seat angle, lower top tube, and additional space that’s been massaged out of the front triangle. Specifically this has been helped by the smaller physical dimensions of the motor and battery, so even though the suspension layout is broadly unchanged, the Decoy SN design generates enough real estate to run a full size bottle – or potentially a range extender if Fazua ever gets round to making one – rather than the Decoy’s tiddly 475ml vessel. As you’d expect, YT has chosen carbon for the Decoy SN frame, specifically its Ultra Modulus weave, with the Fazua’s 430Wh internal battery fully sheathed to save additional weight along with sufficient stiffness. To remove it, you’ll have to take the motor out, so it’s not really …Continue reading »

Highs
  • • Fast, fun, capable enduro bike

  • • Fazua motor has adequate power and range

  • • Stiff, solid chassis

  • • Good size range with loads of standover clearance and plenty of dropper insertion

  • • SRAM Maven brakes are superb

Lows
  • • Battery is not removable

  • • Fox suspension not particularly plush

  • • Harsh bar and grips

  • • No range extender

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Pinkbike
First Ride: YT's New Decoy SN is the Capra's Motorized Counterpart

Jul 9, 2024 · Ralf Hauser

The new Decoy SN uses Fazua's ride 60 motor to keep the weight down and deliver a natural ride feel.

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From YT Industries

Supernatural Performance: DECOY SN is a shift in the landscape for how an E-MTB should look, feel, and perform – an echo from tomorrow that bleeds into our very reality, where cutting-edge science and something more primal intertwine. Agile handling. Silent action. Resolute control. These traits mask a surge of otherworldly power, allowing you to bend gravity to your will without sacrificing your connection to the trail. DECOY SN doesn't replace your analog rides but enhances them; you’re looking at our best enduro bike to date, and it’s electric.