YT Capra Owners

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Posted: Aug 14, 2019 at 11:45 Quote
code26 wrote:
Camstyn wrote:
Geo325ti wrote:
Hey there
Out of curiosity,how many psi do you have on your X2?
Mine is a 230x65 mm 2018 model with the 250 psi max indicator, 1 or 2 volume spacers (i dont remember) and for my 85 kg,to achieve the ~25+% sag ,im at 215 psi.
Funny thing is that from various videos on the net,i see riders around my weight,they put 175-185 psi to set the sag correct.I understand that there are different year models and variation of length and stroke,but shouldn't be smaller difference on the numbers for the same weight?

Most guys run closer to 30% sag, and the 27.5 seems to require lower PSI than the 29.

30% seems a bit much but you are correct on the higher PSI for 29 because of the roll over capability of larger wheels.

I also run 30% on my Capra 29. I believe fox or YT website suggest 30%

Posted: Aug 14, 2019 at 14:33 Quote
liamhutch89 wrote:
code26 wrote:
Camstyn wrote:


Most guys run closer to 30% sag, and the 27.5 seems to require lower PSI than the 29.

30% seems a bit much but you are correct on the higher PSI for 29 because of the roll over capability of larger wheels.

I run 35% on my 29 with a coil. Feels spot on for me

Don’t you get a lot of pedal strikes? I ran 34% on my 27.5/X2 and it was good for lift assist riding but awful for climbing/slower speed riding.

Posted: Aug 14, 2019 at 17:35 Quote
Camstyn wrote:
liamhutch89 wrote:
code26 wrote:


30% seems a bit much but you are correct on the higher PSI for 29 because of the roll over capability of larger wheels.

I run 35% on my 29 with a coil. Feels spot on for me

Don’t you get a lot of pedal strikes? I ran 34% on my 27.5/X2 and it was good for lift assist riding but awful for climbing/slower speed riding.

I run mine at 25 and it feels fine..Going 30% and I got a lot of pedal strikes. Need to be mindful on where your lines are.

Posted: Aug 14, 2019 at 17:38 Quote
Anyone tried to upgrade their 170mm rear CF Pro 2018/19 suspension into 180mm like the Pro Race is? I wanted to upgrade but YT told that the CF pro isnt compatible to 180.

Posted: Aug 14, 2019 at 18:03 Quote
perronegro wrote:
Anyone tried to upgrade their 170mm rear CF Pro 2018/19 suspension into 180mm like the Pro Race is? I wanted to upgrade but YT told that the CF pro isnt compatible to 180.

Are you running a 29er? If you have the 27.5 model you can definitely do 180mm but not the 29er. Not sure why they told you that. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Posted: Aug 14, 2019 at 22:50 Quote
perronegro wrote:
Anyone tried to upgrade their 170mm rear CF Pro 2018/19 suspension into 180mm like the Pro Race is? I wanted to upgrade but YT told that the CF pro isnt compatible to 180.

Just ordered a 180 air shaft for my 170 2019 al comp. Install that and take out a spacer on my x2 and hey presto a full 180 travel bike. Costs 50 for the shaft which I'll sell on at 30 which is barely used.

Posted: Aug 15, 2019 at 0:29 Quote
ImAManCheetah88 wrote:
perronegro wrote:
Anyone tried to upgrade their 170mm rear CF Pro 2018/19 suspension into 180mm like the Pro Race is? I wanted to upgrade but YT told that the CF pro isnt compatible to 180.

Just ordered a 180 air shaft for my 170 2019 al comp. Install that and take out a spacer on my x2 and hey presto a full 180 travel bike. Costs 50 for the shaft which I'll sell on at 30 which is barely used.


Im running a 27.5 as well. Dont know but thats what YT told me about running 180. Tell us about how it goes with the travel upgrade mate. 250×75 I believe.

Posted: Aug 15, 2019 at 1:22 Quote
perronegro wrote:
ImAManCheetah88 wrote:
perronegro wrote:
Anyone tried to upgrade their 170mm rear CF Pro 2018/19 suspension into 180mm like the Pro Race is? I wanted to upgrade but YT told that the CF pro isnt compatible to 180.

Just ordered a 180 air shaft for my 170 2019 al comp. Install that and take out a spacer on my x2 and hey presto a full 180 travel bike. Costs 50 for the shaft which I'll sell on at 30 which is barely used.


Im running a 27.5 as well. Dont know but thats what YT told me about running 180. Tell us about how it goes with the travel upgrade mate. 250×75 I believe.

I imagine it will make minimal difference. BB increased for climbing but lowered back when using full travel.
Had the 29er 2018 AL comp and no issues with the BB or a single pedal strike over a year and a month in Morzine black runs.
Could count the pedal strikes in my life on one hand up until now.
This year, I have only really ridden the new one to work etc over a month and have had say nearly 10 strikes.
Also installing a 5mm reach headset (in reduce mode) tomorrow. Calculated a -1 HA and about +7mm in the BB height. Bought some nice thin spank pedals to match all my other gear and to get more clearance too
Saying that about the BB height, I was running the top end thin CB stamp pedals up until the new bike l;ast month and have sufficed with some placcy horizon comps which are thicker..

Posted: Aug 15, 2019 at 2:23 Quote
perronegro wrote:
Camstyn wrote:
liamhutch89 wrote:


I run 35% on my 29 with a coil. Feels spot on for me

Don’t you get a lot of pedal strikes? I ran 34% on my 27.5/X2 and it was good for lift assist riding but awful for climbing/slower speed riding.

I run mine at 25 and it feels fine..Going 30% and I got a lot of pedal strikes. Need to be mindful on where your lines are.

No but I only pedal when absolutely necessary lol

Posted: Aug 15, 2019 at 11:32 Quote
ImAManCheetah88 wrote:
Just ordered a 180 air shaft for my 170 2019 al comp. Install that and take out a spacer on my x2 and hey presto a full 180 travel bike. Costs 50 for the shaft which I'll sell on at 30 which is barely used.

Got some pics on where that spacer is located? Is it further in than the air chamber where the tokens are? I have serviced my own shocks in the past but havent dared taking apart the float x2 yet and the furthest i have gone is adjusting the tokens.

As for the fox 36, I called fox asking whether my fork had the "long travel" stanchion for 180mm air shaft compatibility and they gave the go saying all it needs is an air shaft.

Posted: Aug 17, 2019 at 11:12 Quote
Zephyrus wrote:
ImAManCheetah88 wrote:
Just ordered a 180 air shaft for my 170 2019 al comp. Install that and take out a spacer on my x2 and hey presto a full 180 travel bike. Costs 50 for the shaft which I'll sell on at 30 which is barely used.

Got some pics on where that spacer is located? Is it further in than the air chamber where the tokens are? I have serviced my own shocks in the past but havent dared taking apart the float x2 yet and the furthest i have gone is adjusting the tokens.

As for the fox 36, I called fox asking whether my fork had the "long travel" stanchion for 180mm air shaft compatibility and they gave the go saying all it needs is an air shaft.

No idea. My mechanic thought he could do it but when he opened it up today couldn't figure it out or find any info online. Silver fish confirmed it can be done. Can anyone else help? Going back tomorrow so it will save me expensive morzine mechanic fees if I can get it done tomorrow. 180 shaft installed at least.

Posted: Aug 22, 2019 at 10:34 Quote
good evening,

at the momment all the XXL models seem to be out of stock.I have already tried to contact the YT and ask for availability but i got no answer.So i wanted to ask in here.what do you guys think.Will the 2019 models be available? or should i wait untill February and then untill May?
that is how i got my 2017 Capra....but waiting that long is not an option anymore.
any thoughts would be appreciated.

cheers

Posted: Aug 27, 2019 at 8:49 Quote
has anyone run a 2.5 wide tire in the back on their 2019 capra al comp 27.5?

Posted: Aug 27, 2019 at 9:36 Quote
Anyone running the new FOX DHX2 FACTORY 2020 spring on a 2018 AL Capra? Wondering if it clears the frame. Also curious the size you ordered.

Posted: Aug 27, 2019 at 9:38 Quote
I'm not an expert, but I think YT usually puts out new bikes at the beginning of the year, rather than 6 months before the new year like other brands.

amonas wrote:
good evening,

at the momment all the XXL models seem to be out of stock.I have already tried to contact the YT and ask for availability but i got no answer.So i wanted to ask in here.what do you guys think.Will the 2019 models be available? or should i wait untill February and then untill May?
that is how i got my 2017 Capra....but waiting that long is not an option anymore.
any thoughts would be appreciated.

cheers


 
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