Bike Check: Peter Jamison's YT Capra

Oct 25, 2021
by Ed Spratt  

To go with his new edit, Peter Jamison has a fresh brightly colored YT Capra. Peter runs a medium Capra frame with suspension from Marzocchi and components from Industry Nine, Shimano and Title. For this build, Peter focused on gravity orientated riding as he fits coil suspension, 203mm rotors and Doubledown tires with inserts. Peter does find the medium-sized Capra sightly small for his height of 5’11”, but he says this fits his riding style better than a larger sized frame. Take a closer look at his custom build below.

YT Capra Spec
Frame: YT Capra Size Medium
Shock: Marzocchi CR with 450lbs spring
Fork: Marzocchi Z1 Coil 170mm
Wheels: Industry Nine Enduro 305 v3 with Hydra Hubs
Tires: Maxxis DHF 2.5 Maxxgrip/Doubledown front. Maxxis DHR II 2.4 Maxxgrip/Doubledown rear. Cushcore front and rear
Drivetrain: Shimano XT, 170mm cranks
Brakes: Shimano XT 4 piston with 200mm rotors front and rear
Cockpit: Title AH1 35mm uncut/full length, Title ST1 35mm length
More info:

bigquotesWhen building my new Capra I definitely went for a gravity oriented build. I chose coil suspension front and rear, 203mm rotors front and rear, and have tire inserts front and rear. My bike isn’t built how most people will build theirs, but it works great for me. It should also be noted that I am 5’11” and ride a size Medium with 29” wheels. The medium frame is on the smaller side for me, but fits my riding style very well. Peter Jamison

This Capra is fitted with coil suspension front and rear. Peter runs the Marzocchi Z1 Coil fork at 170mm and the Marzocchi CR shock with a 450lbs spring.

There are plenty of little extra details all over Peter's build.

For tires, Peter has opted for the classic pairing of a Maxxis DHf and DHR II. Both tires are in the Maxxgrip/Doubledown compound and they have Cushcore insets front and rear. In terms of width's Peter has a 2.5" tire up front and a 2.4" on the rear.

This build is kitted out with plenty of Title components with the brand supplying most of the finishing kit from the bars, stem and saddle.

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 There’s a special place in heaven for yellow bikes.
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 Kind of a mustard amber apricot yellow-orange but I'm kinda colorblind
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 yes especially with red forks
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 Not even a fan of yellow bikes but i want this shade of yellow...
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 @asmtb: 50 shades of yellow..
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 It's just nice you don't have to use one of those $50 chodes of a waterbottle anymore
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 I've got a $50 chode (Fidlok bullshit), only option that fit on my Pivot Mach 6 and the only thing that works comfortably on my Rascal with an X2. Most stupid overpriced piece of kit I own but I use it every single ride so it is what it is.
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 How do you get that water bottle out though? Take the shock off?
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 @ncrider5: non dive side doesn't have the brace
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 I caved and bought that stupid $50 bottle for my Jeffsey because I hate being thirsty, and I like it enough, but very willing to admit the extra 4oz would be VERY welcome on warmer days for my typical home ride.
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 @ncrider5: use a long straw
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 @ncrider5: You just drink all your water at home while you're waiting for your bike to arrive.
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 If you consider cages at the bike shop are $25 (zee cage) and a bottle $12 (spez bottle), compared to a Fidlock bottle+bracket at $40....not really much difference. But totally understanding wanting to have the choice.
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flag enduroNZ (Oct 26, 2021 at 1:10) (Below Threshold)
 FTW? f*ck that wanker?
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 I really want a WAO wheel set with silver I9 hubs and silver spoke I just need 1600 CAD
  • 21 4
 To be honest I don't know how this bike even gets round corners without a cascade link fitted. I mean, it's not even remotely progressive enough!
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 Prediction: Next week cascade will come out with a link to reduce the progression on the Capra Big Grin
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 Ronald McDonald approved!
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 It does kinda look like it melted out the side of a cheese burger
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 And those holes in the head tube will give you original Yeti sound at a lower price ! Smile
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 Who cleans these things? Or were these pics taken the second the build was completed? Not a spot of grease.
  • 8 0
 Photos were taken 30 minutes after the last part was put on...
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 @peterjamo4: Good to know I'll now be able to recognize a bike at highland that i'll never be able to keep up with! Gonna be at s'ender?
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 Good lord I need new undies
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 Me too.
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 Username checks out also, my pants is my bathroom
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 Damn, not usually a fan of gold/red, but VERY well executed and digging the silver spoke. Nicely done!
  • 5 4
 more like “peter recognizes the size medium is too small for him by a wide margin, but it was the only size YT had in stock….”

Doesn’t the phrasing on the size sound weird to anyone else?
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 You not keep up with the EWS then?
A few WC riders too!
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 Well, at least YT can get bikes to their pro riders... but as for their customers, stand in line until 2035. Pssh.
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 Beautiful build, refreshingly spot-on silver spokes.
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 At 5' 11'' shouldn't he be on an XL with 550mm reach and 900mm bars?
  • 3 1
 color wise it looks awesome
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 Just mint.
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 remember to stay hydrated
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 Finally someone decided to build a bike and bottle holder for lefthanders!
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 Satisfying all customer needs from Umerica, impossible ..Wink
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 How much does it weigh? I prefer a heavier bike and don’t like carbon sh1t.
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 mustard & ketchup
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 Beautiful but an aweful lot like the CRC team Megas
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 Always love to see a Zochi.
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 Who is Peter Jamison? EWS?
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 Moist ! id be super moist if it had 38s on it
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 Straight to consumer brands deserve a special place in hell.
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 Hubs should have been red metallic, not gold
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 No. But I'd prefer a black fork here.
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 The fork is already red, and red+red is boring, excessive, AND not complementary (chromatic principles are what they are) + the Marzo has these golden details (knobs) that dialogue well with the hub.
This build is beautiful and well balanced I'd say, but it's personal Wink

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