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Posted: Nov 14, 2018 at 8:48 Quote
jojotherider1977 wrote:
Erotomania wrote:

It’s a long slack bike, but big wide bars and short stems make it feel worse on tighter switchbacks and technical climbs. My local trails are full of roots and switchbacks. A 50mm stem and cutting the bars down to 760mm made all the difference. Don’t even think about fork offset until you experiment with stem and bars.

What does that change do that makes it better/different?


Fork offset is changing steering geometry and wheelbase. Bar and stem changes will change what the front wheel does for a given input from the rider. Wide bars and short stems require bigger movements to turn the wheel. If you’re on narrow single track, those big movements take more energy and upset your balance at slower speeds.

Posted: Nov 15, 2018 at 5:32 Quote
I’m 6.5 foot tall an I wanted to know if the xxl size on the YT Capra al 29er 2018 would fit me ?

Posted: Nov 16, 2018 at 3:10 Quote
Hello, I would like to know which one of the 27,5 and 29er is the best for doing enduro with still a little bit of jumps and bike park maybe.
Thanks for your response !

Posted: Nov 16, 2018 at 7:35 Quote
sorinok wrote:
New wheels on the Capra: rims DT Swiss EX511, Hope purple hubs, custom decals from Slik.




Nice, this is on my list of upgrades, but I'm going orange hubs (I also have the AL).

Posted: Nov 16, 2018 at 11:01 Quote
Does the 29 CF Pro use a boost front ring? I assume so, just wanted to double check. Thanks.

Posted: Nov 16, 2018 at 20:29 Quote
Azzertom wrote:
I’m 6.5 foot tall an I wanted to know if the xxl size on the YT Capra al 29er 2018 would fit me ?

Yes, the largest they make...XXL 29 model.

Posted: Nov 17, 2018 at 23:56 Quote
Has anyone tried a superdeluxe coil on the new Capra? The size is awkward to get 250 x 75. Where do you get them from?

Also does anyone know if the 27.5 Capra 2018 Superdeluxe (air) can be lengthened to 75 from 70 in the similar manner to the 29er shock, by cutting out a spacer?

EDIT: Just took it apart can anyone confirm that this is the GREY 5mm spacer to cut out? Has anyone cut this out?

Travel reducer in Capra Super Deluxe Shock

Posted: Nov 18, 2018 at 4:38 Quote
notphaedrus wrote:
Has anyone tried a superdeluxe coil on the new Capra? The size is awkward to get 250 x 75. Where do you get them from?

Also does anyone know if the 27.5 Capra 2018 Superdeluxe (air) can be lengthened to 75 from 70 in the similar manner to the 29er shock, by cutting out a spacer?

EDIT: Just took it apart can anyone confirm that this is the GREY 5mm spacer to cut out? Has anyone cut this out?

Travel reducer in Capra Super Deluxe Shock

It's fair to say that I'm pretty impatient. So I've just done a permanet experiment, it seems that this is the travel reducing spacer in the Super D on the 2018 YT Capra AL Comp. By taking it out it increases travel to 180mm.

Word of warning, I cut it out with sharp electrician's side cutters (snips), the plastic is very brittle and I was glad I wore eye protection! I didn't take the second washer off, so maybe the travel is approximately 178.5mm? Ok for now Wink

Ex-Super D spacer from YT Capra

Posted: Nov 18, 2018 at 19:54 Quote
notphaedrus wrote:
notphaedrus wrote:
Has anyone tried a superdeluxe coil on the new Capra? The size is awkward to get 250 x 75. Where do you get them from?

Also does anyone know if the 27.5 Capra 2018 Superdeluxe (air) can be lengthened to 75 from 70 in the similar manner to the 29er shock, by cutting out a spacer?

EDIT: Just took it apart can anyone confirm that this is the GREY 5mm spacer to cut out? Has anyone cut this out?

Travel reducer in Capra Super Deluxe Shock

It's fair to say that I'm pretty impatient. So I've just done a permanet experiment, it seems that this is the travel reducing spacer in the Super D on the 2018 YT Capra AL Comp. By taking it out it increases travel to 180mm.

Word of warning, I cut it out with sharp electrician's side cutters (snips), the plastic is very brittle and I was glad I wore eye protection! I didn't take the second washer off, so maybe the travel is approximately 178.5mm? Ok for now Wink

Ex-Super D spacer from YT Capra

i did the same thing to my CF. how many volume spacers are in your shock? only asking since i bought mine used and it has none and needs at least one for me.

deluxe coil would be nice. if you could ever find one that size.. with climb switch

Posted: Nov 18, 2018 at 21:08 Quote
Hi guys.
I have question. Anybody have problem with frame bearings in capra or jeffsy,
I never woszed my bike with pressure washer and after 600km bearings need to be replaced.
Does any of you have the same issue?

Posted: Nov 18, 2018 at 23:15 Quote
noopS wrote:
notphaedrus wrote:
notphaedrus wrote:
Has anyone tried a superdeluxe coil on the new Capra? The size is awkward to get 250 x 75. Where do you get them from?

Also does anyone know if the 27.5 Capra 2018 Superdeluxe (air) can be lengthened to 75 from 70 in the similar manner to the 29er shock, by cutting out a spacer?

EDIT: Just took it apart can anyone confirm that this is the GREY 5mm spacer to cut out? Has anyone cut this out?

Travel reducer in Capra Super Deluxe Shock

It's fair to say that I'm pretty impatient. So I've just done a permanet experiment, it seems that this is the travel reducing spacer in the Super D on the 2018 YT Capra AL Comp. By taking it out it increases travel to 180mm.

Word of warning, I cut it out with sharp electrician's side cutters (snips), the plastic is very brittle and I was glad I wore eye protection! I didn't take the second washer off, so maybe the travel is approximately 178.5mm? Ok for now Wink

Ex-Super D spacer from YT Capra

i did the same thing to my CF. how many volume spacers are in your shock? only asking since i bought mine used and it has none and needs at least one for me.

deluxe coil would be nice. if you could ever find one that size.. with climb switch

Mine had 2 in, plus the grey spacer which will act like one. So i added another after removing the grey travel reducer. I may go back to 2 as it feels very progressive at 30% sag

Posted: Nov 20, 2018 at 14:14 Quote
does anyone have any pivot bearing suggestions for a 2018 yt capra? rather than the ones yt has on there site

Posted: Nov 20, 2018 at 14:23 Quote
PHD3 wrote:
does anyone have any pivot bearing suggestions for a 2018 yt capra? rather than the ones yt has on there site

Enduro Bearings will have a kit SKU or will assemble one for you. I just got one for my 2015.

You could email them or poke around here: https://www.endurobearings.com/home/

There are fancier options out there, but the Enduro stuff is reasonable.

Posted: Nov 21, 2018 at 21:00 Quote
YT announced a Black Friday sale. Curious If they will discount the Capra. I’ve got my eyes on the AL comp 29 XXL and would love to pick one up this weekend.


 
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