YT Launches Limited Edition Play Slopestyle Bike

Jun 29, 2018
by Pinkbike Staff  
YT Industries PLAY Heritage Edition

PRESS RELEASE: YT Inudustries

Whenever the YT Play was taken to a contest it always attracted attention. As of today, the carbon slopestyle fully is available in a limited edition of 25 bikes in Europe.

YT does not care about rules. No one would stick to them anyway. Young Talents live uncaged! But still, the guys at YT want to play. And the YT Play demonstrates what happens when they play hard: a slopestyle fully made of carbon. Lightweight and agile to support you on flips, drops and spins. Sturdy and reliable to stave off heavy landings.

Ale Di Lullo. YT Industries PLAY Heritage Edition

And there is no better time than the 10-year anniversary of YT to celebrate the Play. The heritage bike will be available as a limited edition of 25 pieces in Europe exclusively. This Play is a true collector's edition for slopestyle freaks, all the Young Talents out there and anyone who wants to go as hard as the YT team riders.

Ale Di Lullo. YT Industries PLAY Heritage Edition

Frame
The Play proves what’s possible with carbon. As a full suspension bike it is as lightweight as a dirt hardtail made of aluminum. So, you get the bike easily in the air and can handle it when smashing jumps and tricks. At the same time, we designed a frame that is sturdy enough to withstand the demands of the slopestyle category. The frame comes with a concentric BB pivot system that allows you to run single speed. The Play also features an integrated chain tensioner to keep the rear wheel locked in place.

A special feature is the complex bearing technology. On the main pivot, we added large axial angular roller bearings, mostly used in the automotive industry. In combination with the compact front and rear triangles, the bearings are responsible for the high rigidity of the frame. That's why the Play directly transforms your impulses, allowing you to ride on point.

YT Industries PLAY Heritage Edition

100mm of rear suspension make the Play both durable and forgiving enough for heavy landings. These features turn the Play into a nimble and reliable dirt bike that pushes you to the next level.

Play Specs
For big jumps, big tricks and lots of style you need reliable components that give control. When it’s getting serious the RockShox Pike DJ 26 and RockShox Monarch RT3 damper with 100mm suspension take up the fight with anything. Little brother to the award-winning RockShox Pike the DJ 26 fits perfect for the PLAY as you can adjust it easily and very tight. As one of the most lightweight Pikes on the market you will love the DJ 26 for barspins and tailwhips. The powerful RockShox Monarch RT3 damper provides 100mm rear suspension to soak up heavy landings and to give more traction.

YT Industries PLAY Heritage Edition
YT Industries PLAY Heritage Edition

YT Industries PLAY Heritage Edition
YT Industries PLAY Heritage Edition

As a slopestyler needs a reliable crankset we choose the E13 LG1r. Specifically designed for DH bikes it offers anything to get rowdy in the dirt park. Made of carbon the crank arms are both stiff and lightweight – something you will notice while pushing to the next big jump.

Specs
Frame Play CF 26"
Travel f/r 100 mm / 100 mm
Fork Rock Shox Pike DJ
Shock Rock Shox Monarch RT3
Cassette MR Control Singlespeed
Chain SRAM PC1051
Wheelset DT Swiss 533D
Tires MAXXIS Ikon
Saddle SDG Apollo I-Beam
Crankset e*thirteen LG1r Carbon
Brakes SRAM LEVEL TL
Brake disc 180 mm / 180 mm
Handlebar RACE FACE Turbine R
Stem RACE FACE Aeffect R35, 50 mm
Headset Acros AIX-326
Grips KORE MX Grip
Frame size One size
Weight 10,7 kg

YT Industries PLAY Heritage Edition
Geometry
Top tube 530 mm
Reach 431 mm
Stack 571 mm
Seat tube 340 mm
Chain stay 385 mm
Head tube angle 70°
Seat tube angle 80°
BB Drop 29 mm
Wheelbase 1055 mm
Head tube length 107 mm
BB height 316 mm
Standover height 635 mm


Price
€2.999,00 / £2.699,00



YT Industries PLAY Heritage Edition


MENTIONS: @YTIndustries




81 Comments

  • 122 14
 HA 70* hahaha what decade is this?
Make a 29 version, you’d have a winner.
No water bottle mounts? I’m out
Obligatory, for that price I could buy 2 YTs
  • 5 11
flag gtrguy (Jun 29, 2018 at 10:36) (Below Threshold)
 LOLOLOLOL awesome!
  • 7 3
 Winner winner chicken dinner
  • 1 1
 And all this for just only 3000 Euro
  • 4 28
flag eyeslide (Jun 29, 2018 at 18:25) (Below Threshold)
 obviously you are not a dirt jumper, why comment on this bike. 70 degree HA is spot on. think barspins !
  • 7 0
 Did you see how short is the chainstay? This bike is for ants.
  • 1 0
 bringing the shoe game on. offering limited editions/color combos etc????
  • 1 2
 70 is awesome for a DJ. I know because I have two hardtail DJs with 70 or more. And a Dirt Jumper doesn't need bottle mounts. They aren't for miles, they're for bike parks and jumps.
  • 51 1
 YT: Please make a cheap AL bike that's good for DS racing and fun.
  • 13 0
 They have dirt love, but we want some full suspension cheap dj ds bike
  • 1 0
 @sessionlession: Yes exactly - it was too late for me to edit in "Suspension"
  • 3 1
 @endlessblockades: and make more than one size fits all
  • 3 0
 make one like a Banshee Rampant!
  • 32 3
 YT really needs a new headtube badge.
  • 6 1
 Y
THO?
  • 21 0
 My biggest surprise was the MSRP at the bottom, and in a good way. Mind you I don't buy slope biks..... ever. But seems reasonable for a very limited production carbon, full build.
  • 17 1
 They'd be better auctioning off the 25 bikes and using that money to produce more Capras so people could actually have a shot at getting one!
  • 1 0
 Finally got a hold of one, and I couldn't be happier!
  • 2 0
 It takes 6 months at least to organise new production, so no point trying to make more 2018 models when 2019 bikes will be getting prep'd for production now.
  • 17 1
 Is it black only?? I’d really like one in yt
  • 5 1
 That is a fine quality pun,sir. Well done.
  • 1 6
flag DrSam (Jun 29, 2018 at 18:50) (Below Threshold)
 You mean BLCK?

You can have any colour of the spectrum set at 0.
  • 16 3
 "YT does not care about rules..." except for that one about only selling this in Europe, that rule is not to be F---'d with
  • 13 0
 Boy, only making 25? Gonna have worse out-of-stock problems than ever... Wink Razz
  • 45 1
 Based on the "it's always sold out model" they have, I've always assumed they make just 25 of each size run for their other models.
  • 1 0
 @ryan83: WINNER! So that explains why I could never find a Capra in XXL or XL, or at least a Jeffsy, or well, anything. Thanks for that clarification. lol
  • 9 0
 80deg seat angle?? wow this must climb like a homesick angel/scolded squirrel/team rocket blasting off again!
  • 2 0
 Say it, I dare you, c'mon!
"Mountain goat?"
Dammit!

Now that lips have gotten steeper we really need the proper seat tube angle to match.
  • 9 2
 Limited run, aka, buy the rest of the single production run we're doing for the athlete bikes and hope to god you never need a warranty.
  • 5 1
 Why just 25 and why not in america?!

Hopefully they decide to put this into production next season or at some point.
  • 5 1
 My guess is that this was originally a team-only model so they planned to produce only a few. So instead of the expensive but durable steel molds used for mass production they cut investments a little and machined the molds out of aluminium. Now that the pros have their bikes they figured they can get another 25 products out of these molds before they're scrap. I honestly doubt they'd do larger series of these in the future. That is, out of carbon using the more expensive steel molds. I do expect they'd release the aluminium Play again. I think it used to be a popular model back then and it will be again when it returns to the market.
  • 4 0
 Here’s a press release, learn how to spell the name of your own company.

“PRESS RELEASE: YT Inudustries”
  • 1 0
 This bike is kinda expensive but on the other hand it's very great slope style bike. I've seen some slopestyle bikes here also: www.morpheusbikes.com. I've visited there site a while ago while reading this article because I'm a little bit curious about the specs of other bikes.
  • 5 0
 Need? Nope. Want? Yup!
  • 5 1
 Europe only!?!?
  • 56 0
 Well you did just start a trade war!
  • 9 1
 @km79: LMAO!
  • 1 0
 I'll sell you one for the low-low price of 9000 euros
  • 6 4
 I hope they release this 26" in aluminum and the bicycle industry as we know it today implodes.
  • 9 2
 You honestly think a slopestyle bike is what is going to bring down the bike industry?? Big Grin
  • 4 1
 ENDURO IS DEAD
  • 4 3
 27.5 is vastly superior to 26.
I don't know why but it must be.
All bikes have them.
Maybe 26 inch wheels are lighter and stronger.
Who would want that?
  • 6 2
 "27.5 is vastly superior to 26". HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Only if you like keeping both wheels on the ground more than in the air. sounds boring
  • 6 0
 @eyeslide: I see your less than familiar with the concept of sarcasm.
  • 1 0
 i been waiting this since i saw it more then 2 years go! 2 days ago i buyed a new slope bike and now this appears!!! i`m crying.....
  • 4 1
 I like to see Gwin on one in the World 4x champs....
  • 2 0
 +61? Why is earlier comment “below threshold”?
Am I missing something?
  • 2 0
 Too many endubroists an not enough DJ'ers these days
  • 1 0
 "The Play also features an integrated chain tensioner to keep the rear wheel locked in place."

How does a chain tensioner keep the rear wheel locked in place?
  • 1 0
 Probably small setscrews so the rear wheel doesn’t move in the horisontal dropouts under heavy loads on the driveside.
  • 1 0
 on horizontal dropouts the wheel can slip forward due to not enough friction on the drop outs when the force of pedaling drives the wheel. The chain tensioner would prevent the wheel from moving from having a solid force for it to force against if the wheel wanted to move forward. Of course removing paint from a dropout so the surface has adequate friction to allow the bolt to grip to prevents this also.
  • 2 0
 Whoooooooa boy I need to have this!?!
  • 3 0
 50mm stem? Slopestyle?
  • 3 0
 Cheap wheels and wire bead tyres too. So close to being an absolutely dialed build. EX471 rims, folding Ikon's tubeless and the seatpost and bars cut down and you're looking at just below 10kgs. If their 10.7kg quoted weight includes a front brake too then that's about 9.5kg for the build if you take it off, that's nuts!
  • 2 0
 The yt dirtjumpers have been sold out in the states since 2015.
  • 1 0
 Thank you YT, you just scored a new customer!
  • 12 1
 you're not in Europe and you wouldn't buy this bike if you were.
  • 7 0
 @bikebike69: because they are probably out of stock already
  • 1 0
 @kanioni:
Sorry but I have to think this is a promotional kinda of thing for them producing a frameset for mass purchase. Maybe I’m just being too hopeful Frown
  • 3 1
 Looks like a Fury.
  • 2 4
 AT least you didn't say SESSION. Oh wait, $HIT.
  • 4 0
 It's a perfect rip off of the specialized p slope. It's just carbon.
  • 1 0
 Distortion
  • 2 3
 Thanks GT bicycles !!! It' s just a copy of the Distortion !!!!!!!!
dirtmountainbike.de/longform/pro-bike-gt-distortion-von-amir-kabbani
  • 1 1
 Damn link doesn't work. P Slope. You get the idea.
  • 1 0
 Or another Dobie LePink clone. At least it has 100mm instead of the 80mm Pslope.
  • 1 0
 Only 25 available and they’re only sold in Europe! WTF TY Frown
  • 1 0
 I thought a British pound used to be like $3.00+ Canadian.
  • 1 0
 it's a fucking specialized P-slope ..
  • 1 0
 ????????‍♂️
  • 3 4
 This should be called the McGAZZA!!! YT sort it!!!
  • 2 4
 Err, why? Kelly was a brilliant rider and a super nice guy, but he wasn't sponsored by YT. Why not call it the Smith, or maybe the Princess Di, or how about Napoleon....
  • 5 0
 @flange2032: he was sponsored by YT though..
  • 3 4
 Make a long, please.
  • 10 2
 There making 25 you think there going to make a long?!?!?!?!?!?!
  • 6 0
 @AGGRESIVEZEBRA: where? there?
  • 2 0
 It's longer than a "Long" Trek Ticket S, how long do you want?

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