YT Capra Owners

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Posted: Dec 3, 2019 at 10:46 Quote
My DHX2 had a plastic travel spacer, it was easy to cut with dikes. Maybe float is the same?

Posted: Dec 4, 2019 at 9:21 Quote
skerby wrote:
My DHX2 had a plastic travel spacer, it was easy to cut with dikes. Maybe float is the same?

Is that the 250x75 DHX2?
i would like to get one but am not keen on having 180mm travel in the back (with 170mm front)
was looking into how to reduce the shock travel from 75 to 70

Posted: Dec 4, 2019 at 11:56 Quote
Install or have a 5mm spacer installed.

Posted: Dec 4, 2019 at 12:07 Quote
ChaosZ wrote:
skerby wrote:
My DHX2 had a plastic travel spacer, it was easy to cut with dikes. Maybe float is the same?

Is that the 250x75 DHX2?
i would like to get one but am not keen on having 180mm travel in the back (with 170mm front)
was looking into how to reduce the shock travel from 75 to 70

Mine was 230x60, 230x65 with the spacer removed.

Posted: Dec 6, 2019 at 10:13 Quote
Capra 2019 al, M vs L weight diff?

Posted: Dec 6, 2019 at 11:34 Quote
Littan wrote:
Capra 2019 al, M vs L weight diff?
Roughly one breakfast burrito.

Posted: Dec 6, 2019 at 11:37 Quote
brassinne wrote:
Littan wrote:
Capra 2019 al, M vs L weight diff?
Roughly one breakfast burrito.

In other words, if you are worried about weight diffs between sizes, the Capra is probably not the right type of bike for you.

Posted: Dec 6, 2019 at 11:37 Quote
Hello, I'm a french student at sports management school in Paris. With an other student of my school, we made a marketing case on practice of mountain bike in England. we would like to know if you agree to post our questionnaire on your page and have people respond to it ? (Thank you for your attention and sorry for my English)

https://forms.gle/81fzCiEzo2LUYwP18

Posted: Dec 7, 2019 at 7:05 Quote
Hi everyone,

I'm looking to replace my older DH rig with a 2018 or newer CF Capra so I can pedal up and bomb down, and even put my dual crown fork on it for park days.

I am 5'8" (173cm) with an athletic build with more torso than leg ( I wear a size 29-31 pant leg length). YT's site recommends a Medium up to 5'7, and a Large from there on. However, I emailed them and one person recommended that I get a M in both 27 & 29 versions.

I used to ride a 2014 and 2018 Kona Process 153 and both fit me well. I have a 2012 SC V10.4 (Medium was too small), a 2016 Salsa Bucksaw, and my current trail rig is a 2019 Yeti SB130. The SB130 is the longest bike I have ever owned, but I feel fine riding it at speed.

The Capras in 29 and 27 would be comparable to the SB130 in terms of reach, but the top tube of the Capras would be 1/2- nearly 1" longer than the SB130.

Never having thrown a leg over a Capra, I feel like based on geo numbers alone I should get the Large models. Any insights would be appreciated, thanks!

Posted: Dec 7, 2019 at 10:29 Quote
Staktup wrote:
Hi everyone,

I'm looking to replace my older DH rig with a 2018 or newer CF Capra so I can pedal up and bomb down, and even put my dual crown fork on it for park days.

I am 5'8" (177cm) with an athletic build with more torso than leg ( I wear a size 29-31 pant leg length). YT's site recommends a Medium up to 5'7, and a Large from there on. However, I emailed them and one person recommended that I get a M in both 27 & 29 versions.

I used to ride a 2014 and 2018 Kona Process 153 and both fit me well. I have a 2012 SC V10.4 (Medium was too small), a 2016 Salsa Bucksaw, and my current trail rig is a 2019 Yeti SB130. The SB130 is the longest bike I have ever owned, but I feel fine riding it at speed.

The Capras in 29 and 27 would be comparable to the SB130 in terms of reach, but the top tube of the Capras would be 1/2- nearly 1" longer than the SB130.

Never having thrown a leg over a Capra, I feel like based on geo numbers alone I should get the Large models. Any insights would be appreciated, thanks!


you will get all sorts of answers/suggestions but just to help reduce this are you 5'8" (173) or 177 (5'10") ?

Big Grin (5'9" = 175 on a L)

Posted: Dec 7, 2019 at 12:03 Quote
my bad, 173 (172.7 cm)

Posted: Dec 7, 2019 at 17:51 Quote
Staktup wrote:
Hi everyone,

I'm looking to replace my older DH rig with a 2018 or newer CF Capra so I can pedal up and bomb down, and even put my dual crown fork on it for park days.

I am 5'8" (173cm) with an athletic build with more torso than leg ( I wear a size 29-31 pant leg length). YT's site recommends a Medium up to 5'7, and a Large from there on. However, I emailed them and one person recommended that I get a M in both 27 & 29 versions.

I used to ride a 2014 and 2018 Kona Process 153 and both fit me well. I have a 2012 SC V10.4 (Medium was too small), a 2016 Salsa Bucksaw, and my current trail rig is a 2019 Yeti SB130. The SB130 is the longest bike I have ever owned, but I feel fine riding it at speed.

The Capras in 29 and 27 would be comparable to the SB130 in terms of reach, but the top tube of the Capras would be 1/2- nearly 1" longer than the SB130.

Never having thrown a leg over a Capra, I feel like based on geo numbers alone I should get the Large models. Any insights would be appreciated, thanks!

I am just shy of 5' 10" but only have a 31" inseam and bought a large based on their recommendation. The stock dropper was too long for me and because the dropper flares out a little it doesn't insert all the way to the threaded collar part. I ended up getting the OneUp dropper (v1) in 150mm and that worked without having to add a shim. The part that holds the saddle rails actually has a negative rise and allows me to use all 150mm of drop. The reach does feel good but just want you to be aware. By the way I have the 2018 AL Comp in Large sizing which has a 450mm seat tube length. Hope this helps.

Posted: Dec 7, 2019 at 18:23 Quote
wrote:
[Quote=I am just shy of 5' 10" but only have a 31" inseam and bought a large based on their recommendation. The stock dropper was too long for me and because the dropper flares out a little it doesn't insert all the way to the threaded collar part. I ended up getting the OneUp dropper (v1) in 150mm and that worked without having to add a shim. The part that holds the saddle rails actually has a negative rise and allows me to use all 150mm of drop. The reach does feel good but just want you to be aware. By the way I have the 2018 AL Comp in Large sizing which has a 450mm seat tube length. Hope this helps.

It does, thanks very much

Posted: Dec 8, 2019 at 9:54 Quote
Staktup wrote:
Hi everyone,

I'm looking to replace my older DH rig with a 2018 or newer CF Capra so I can pedal up and bomb down, and even put my dual crown fork on it for park days.

I am 5'8" (173cm) with an athletic build with more torso than leg ( I wear a size 29-31 pant leg length). YT's site recommends a Medium up to 5'7, and a Large from there on. However, I emailed them and one person recommended that I get a M in both 27 & 29 versions.

I used to ride a 2014 and 2018 Kona Process 153 and both fit me well. I have a 2012 SC V10.4 (Medium was too small), a 2016 Salsa Bucksaw, and my current trail rig is a 2019 Yeti SB130. The SB130 is the longest bike I have ever owned, but I feel fine riding it at speed.

The Capras in 29 and 27 would be comparable to the SB130 in terms of reach, but the top tube of the Capras would be 1/2- nearly 1" longer than the SB130.

Never having thrown a leg over a Capra, I feel like based on geo numbers alone I should get the Large models. Any insights would be appreciated, thanks!

It sounds like we are pretty similar as far as our physical stature. I’m also 5’8” and have a similar inseam. I have a 2019 cf pro race Capra in size Large and I feel like it’s the perfect size. I wouldn’t want it any smaller or shorter

Posted: Dec 8, 2019 at 9:58 Quote
Staktup wrote:
Hi everyone,

I'm looking to replace my older DH rig with a 2018 or newer CF Capra so I can pedal up and bomb down, and even put my dual crown fork on it for park days.

I am 5'8" (173cm) with an athletic build with more torso than leg ( I wear a size 29-31 pant leg length). YT's site recommends a Medium up to 5'7, and a Large from there on. However, I emailed them and one person recommended that I get a M in both 27 & 29 versions.

I used to ride a 2014 and 2018 Kona Process 153 and both fit me well. I have a 2012 SC V10.4 (Medium was too small), a 2016 Salsa Bucksaw, and my current trail rig is a 2019 Yeti SB130. The SB130 is the longest bike I have ever owned, but I feel fine riding it at speed.

The Capras in 29 and 27 would be comparable to the SB130 in terms of reach, but the top tube of the Capras would be 1/2- nearly 1" longer than the SB130.

Never having thrown a leg over a Capra, I feel like based on geo numbers alone I should get the Large models. Any insights would be appreciated, thanks!

YT's suggested frame size on their website is correct 99% of the time.


 
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