Video: Spoof Campervan Advert Hints at a New YT Capra

Apr 4, 2021
by James Smurthwaite  

A spoof campervan advert posted on social media by several YT Industries athletes suggests the German direct sales brand are firing up the hype machine for something new.

So, what makes us think it’s going to be a Capra? Well, there are definitely some not-too-subtle clues to decipher. The big giveaway is that in the outro of the video, we see a silhouette of a figure that looks suspiciously like the Goat Man character created for the launch of the previous Capra.

The Harvey’s Goat Man (left) vs the 2018 Goat Man (right).

Other clues highlighted in the comments in the video include that the phone number ‘6-0-4-7’ could be read as ‘G-O-A-T’ and that ‘CAmPeRvAn’ contains all the letters of ‘Capra’.

The current Capra was released in 2018 and we highlighted it as a bike due for a refresh earlier in the year. Although a number of special edition specs have been released, including aluminium versions, the core platform has remained unchanged for the past three years. With the recent explosion of long travel, single crown, freeride bikes, a new Capra would slot right into current trends, albeit with some stiff competition.

We’ll be keeping an eye on YT’s latest marketing campaign and will update you with any actual details of the bike as they become available.


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 Full review tomorrow!
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 Available fall of 2025
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 @DoubleCrownAddict blog post in a week
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 @mi-bike: Nah, he's been banned for a couple of weeks. Should give him time to catch up on his meds.
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 I just got an email from YT telling me the Capra has just come back in stock. How cheesed off I would be if I bought an old platform Capra today and then saw a new one tomorrow.
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 And podcast on Monday.
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 Can’t wait to hear what DoubleCrownAddict will have to say
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 He's making himself a meme by this point
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 Relevant content....
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 Was just thinking that, sure he’ll have a fit about the goat man.
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 You know Pinkbikes comments have reach the bottom when you all WANT a troll to come in, just so you can make fun of him.
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flag DoubleCrownAddict (Apr 3, 2021 at 14:04) (Below Threshold)
 It's good to see them produce a family friendly ad for a change. A big contrast to their past controversial marketing:
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 @DoubleCrownAddict: when you catch your kid watching the izzo ad
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 @DoubleCrownAddict: You have some serious issues
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 @DoubleCrownAddict: did you write it with your sensitive/aggressive buddy Matt115Lamb? Smile

Come on fight me, I have time only until tomorrow Big Grin
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 @wakidesigned: why were you banned again?
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 @DoubleCrownAddict: give it a rest and go back to 4chan
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 @DoubleCrownAddict: LOOOL thanks for the laugh. I particularly liked the comparison of skull imagery between YT and Q
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 @wakidesigned: waki!!!!!
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 @DoubleCrownAddict: Jeff’s girl is gorgeous.
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Jeffsy girl....

My mate Jeff’s girl is fit though
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flag warmerdamj (Apr 3, 2021 at 17:13) (Below Threshold)
 @wakidesigned: Ugh, why would they let you back.
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 @makripper: For being a complete douche bag to everybody. Commenters and PB staff.
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 His account got suspended Lol out loud
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 @DoubleCrownAddict: Can you stop now?? Let it go!
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 @wakidesigned: Is the Wak back or maybe His offspring?? Good gosh man if its really you good luck in the NWDO of wokebike!
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 @warmerdamj: didn't he say a load of racist stuff then basically ask pinkbike to ban him
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 @makripper: nope he hit hung by people on the BLM thread for previous sarcastic comments that they couldn’t take. They got the pitchforks out so he left
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 @makripper: I wasn’t banned Smile but I do appreciate not arguing with folks over nothing haha. Especially with folks from moral supremacy front. So I have to dose it. The monster within is nasty. It’s cool to hang around though. I missed coprolite!
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 @sewer-rat: I just got tayahd... it all felt wong. Truth to be told: I’m here to promote EASTER

Ethical And Sustainable Trolling Emergency Room.

Please write to me whenever you feel like something is damn funny but you are afraid the fun Police may get you.
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 @wakidesigned: *wee woo noises*
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 @wakidesigned: no way! I feel clash of the titans coming on with DC addict and Waki in the same thread. Welcome back Waki! We've been hoping you come back and deal to DCaddict.
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 @wakidesigned: Afternoon Sir. I take it all is well over there. Hope the family is thriving.
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flag drmantistobogganmd (Apr 4, 2021 at 1:50) (Below Threshold)
 @DoubleCrownAddict: don't know why there's so much hate on this. Bit ott. But I see too much msyogany and homophobia in the mtb world. People need to be called out and the industry needs to be more inclusive. f*ck YT anyway for thier shit customer service.
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Because it is ironic that it is highly possible that there is nobody else on Pinkbike who has posted this many swasticas in their profile picture. In his profile description he says he hates haters and loves lovers which points at a rather polarized soul. A person who creates a world where whatever you say you are either a communist or a racist.

All this not to mention a fundamental issue that someone digs into symbolism of promo videos of a brand, believing it is a sign that YT leadership is filled with white supremacists making it a call to rise. He criticizes QANON yet he does exactly that, looks for conspiracies. He is everything he hates. He can come out now, he is a hateful, power greedy male who wants to create clear divisions between human beings, dividing them into better and worse.

Then I find it frightening that you are willing to support such ridiculous narrative just because you had a shitty customer service experience. This is the problem with our times: instead of bashing the actual issue you are willing to dress it up in completely irrelevant stuff that wakes up worst dorts of demons Come on.

We have a new dude in our riding group who is likely a racist. He did some shit and his FB profile speaks for itself. He shows up from time to time. And he surely is messed up mentally, he is no calculated arch villain as DCA sees all around him daily. He is just stupid. Does that make us all immoral or inclusive for letting him ride with is? Does it make us support what he believes in? Are we fence sitters? No we are doing our thing and keeping a an eye on him.

Oh thete are racists and misogynists amon MTB ranks - What do you propose? Cleansing? Because that’s what all this online shit talking is. I would gladly look at how DCA handles our local guy in real life.

Talk is cheap. No matter how loud and how much you talk
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 And BTW I don’t find their ads any good, they are not even amusing. I actually think they are just awkward in order to be easily recognizable and identifiable with the brand. Oh another person told others what he thinks. Amazing thing this internet isn’t it?
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 @wakidesigned: Agree. Also, I think most carbon bikes are racist
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flag drmantistobogganmd (Apr 4, 2021 at 4:01) (Below Threshold)
 @wakidesigned: I did say some of it if not most was OTT. But I find the first part of it to be misogynistic and counter productive for none "cis male" genders. Sends out a bad message and YT should be called out about it.
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 @drmantistobogganmd: everyone goes OTT sometimes. I go OTT way too often. All coolers. I also don’t like this wanker stuff but Misogyny is a loaded OTT word. We used to call these people “wankers”.
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 Waki is microdosing Pinkbike!
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 @rickybobby18: I am here to promote 32” gravel bikes. Shroom and weed gravel are the best new discipline of cycling.
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flag quinnfilbey (Apr 4, 2021 at 8:22) (Below Threshold)
 Jeez, the rhetoric of some of the comments on Pinkbike lately make me ashamed of being a part of the mountain bike community. Downvote away. I support consumers holding product maker's feet to the fire on all fronts. We are so quick to tare a frame manufacturer apart for a defect but we will shame users who want to critique a company's messaging on arguably more important issues. Mountain bikers largely represent a demographic of privilege and I think it is negligent at best for us to reinforce or ignore hateful or denigrating messaging from anywhere in our community - even if it was innocent or unintentional.
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 @TwoHumanPower: well they all love waki for some unbeknownst reason. The general pnkbike audience is cringe.
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 @Lloydmeister: who is we? Waki is cringe as hell and you must have the mind of a twelve year old if you think wakinspi insightful or funny in any way.
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 @Riwajc: your life must be boring
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 @Riwajc: I agree with you. My presence here is cringing me out. This whole thing is cringy. If comment board was consisting of teenagers or max 27 yr olds it would make sense. But it’s mainly old pricks here. And with old I mean 35+. It is cringy. Like those riding tips articles.
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If this is the real Waki, welcome back!
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 @Saidrick: it is. Messaged him on Instagram and fb to check.
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 @jeremiahwas: of course it is, why say it in four words when you can pick words of multiple syllables to absolutely destroy your opponents path - welcome back (from one troll to another @wakidesigned
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 @orientdave: Hi! My dear friend Smile family is a labor, I ride extremely little, I am working my ass off with one of Europe’s biggest buildings.
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 @Riwajc: just started a trolling account to complain about another troll and the whole platform. You are a definition of cringe.
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 @wakidesigned: yeah your account was deleted
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 @makripper: i deleted it myself. The only way to stop Smile
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 @quinnfilbey: thank you for restoring a little faith in mountain bikers for me. Someone speaking sense.
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 @wakidesigned: An occasional cleanse is beneficial.The Pinkbiotics can upset the gut.
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 @kanasasa: trolling account? I have been on pinkbike for over two years moron
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 @kanasasa: just because I don't spend 24/7 posting on pinkbike and uploading pictures to my account doesn't mean iam a troll. I've had this account for over two years. Why don't you get your facts straight before you accuse people of crap. I have a life outside of mtbiking. Unlike you who is probably some dudebro with the intelligence of a barely formed cro magnon.
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 @theoskar57: no I just don't find tripe drivel funny or entertaining in anyway. Just goes to show most the people on pinkbike are kids or have the maturity of one.
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 @wakidesigned: you didn't stop though. You came back allegedly. Why?
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 @Riwajc: Your comments here made me go and look up your posting history...

I see.
I think it would it be fair to say that your comments over the past two years have been similar in tone to your comments here.

On this page you have resorted to calling people (or groups of people)

-some dudebro with the intelligence of a barely formed cro-magnon
-having the maturity of one.

You have name called, criticized riders, products and companies and / or their decisions in 21 of your 26 most recent posts.

Whether you appreciate the opinions of others or not, at least can we all agree to wish everyone a nice day.
Have a good day Sir. I hope you can see it to be civil to others where possible.
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 @wakidesigned: so?
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 It's good to see Waki back.
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 @makripper: there was no good reason to start, there was no good reason to quit. Let there be no good reason to restart. May the shroom gods keep the demons at bay. What I can tell you though is that after I quit I git less free time and less riding time. Mainly due to work load but it goes to prove a thing or two about usage of time...
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 @makripper: I have to be honest. The real reason I am here is to share the gospel of our lord and savior: Hambini, aged 5
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 @Riwajc: because he thinks for himself, has an opinion, and expresses it thoroughly - agree or don't agree but all opinions are important and valid like yours!!!! All sides need each other!!
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 @G3V162F: when it comes to this particular post of @Riwajc I agree with him. A bunch of middle aged men typing sht here is a bit cringy. You never know who you are typing with a 55yr old or a 20yr old. Most folks don’t post pics of themselves, try to remain somewhat anonymous (which is cringy - like What sort of reputation do you think you put at stake here? Come on...)

One thing is sure, teenagers don’t really have much business to hang around here on comment boards. Which is cringy in many ways.

Finally, in a way we flush this place with some rather shitty demons of our psyche sometimes and it’s a bit like showing our mental hairy balls and dick to people. Again cringy
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 @wakidesigned: Stop saying cringy... it's cringy.
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 @jomacba: would you rather hear about cringe or about moisture? Jasons beard is moist from all the IPA! Brandons pants are moist cuz he drank a lot of IPA and held his pee for too long.

See... middle aged men are too cringy. Ban me instantly!
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 @wakidesigned: Thats tough... give me more examples so I can properly make an educated decision. I mean to be fair, moist doesn't need to be cringy, like Jerrod ate some moist cake from the local bakery. It's definitely better than dry and stale. Honestly though, I'm a pie guy myself.
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 @justwaki: you've gone full protour.
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 My buddies been waiting on a Capra chainstay since last summer. How can you release new bikes when you can't even keep up with the insane amount of warranty claims you get? I know he's not the only one.. And I'm starting to see why they're a direct to consumer brand, I don't see why any bike shop would want these bikes on the showroom floor/want to sell these bikes, they'd be nothing but a headache. It seems like 30%+ (probably far more than 30%) of YT's sold end up with some sort of warranty claim issue, and then trying to get it sorted is very very difficulty and time consuming. If he lived in BC and was able to ride year round he would've had to buy a whole new bike, to be able to ride. The season's about to start here in Eastern Canada and he's still without a bike. And he's too nice of a guy to say anything about it, other than ask them "hey any chance my warranty replacement is coming soon?". To just get no response at this point... Shame on YT for working like this. I get everything that's going on in the world, but this has been an issue with them well before March 2019. Get it together YT!
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 March 2020*
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 Just don't buy their bikes. I learned my lesson after thinking "Surely they can't be that bad"
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 FWIW I cracked an aluminium Jeffsy after 2.5 years of use that was probably over what the bike was intended for.

After a few emails, YT agreed to warranty the complete frame, this process did take a couple of months until it arrived but as this was at the start of the first pandemic lockdown (warehouse staffing probably difficult) I was pretty happy with this outcome.
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 I cracked a chainstay on my 2015 Transition scout last year. I got in touch with TR in December and they still had a spare chainstay in stock that they sold me at a very reasonable price. I got it within a week. I would've completely understood if they didn't have any available at this point, but it says a lot about them that they were still able to take care of a 5 year old bike! My next bike will probably be a new Spur, whenever I finally decide to upgrade.
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 Same. Cracked my chainstay. Actually the US based warranty guy Andreas stopped replying to my emails. Warranty was sent in on October 2020.
I will never buy another YT. I actually had to buy another bike. Otherwise if I relied on them I wouldn’t be riding for the foreseeable future. Horrible company. Stay clear away.
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 @Rokcore: I learned this with Commencal, OK bikes but a terrible company to deal with. Avoid.
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 i've been waiting for my warranty capra frame for 8 months now. it's baffling seeing how many new bikes they seem to be releasing and selling while so many paying customers are patiently waiting. instead of helplessly waiting on YT to deliver what i paid for, I ordered a shore 2 the day they were released and received it a few weeks ago, couldn't be happier
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 @etownrider3: EH!!! Freeride Lives, on the Shore! Big Grin \m/

Sorry you're having the same issues with YT :/

But sweet buy on the Shore! Big Grin \m/

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 @warmerdamj: no idea how YT stories vary from warranty approved no question asked to "warranty guy just stopped replying". Zero consistency with the service. You'd think they'd care about their image more considering how many bikes it seems like they're selling.

I'll consider that another bullet dodged since I was looking at some commencal bikes to replace my YT
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 Something to look forward to. With a bit of luck it’ll come with Shimano drivetrain. Gotta love a YT with a beautiful XT derailleur.
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 Don't forget the skulls....lots of skulls.
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 It comes with a double crown as well...
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 @rideonjon: Punisher skulls if I am not mistaken. Wink
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 I really want it to have a gearbox to see some conflict, somewhere...
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 @tomhoward379: oooh... plot twist!
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 @tomhoward379: A gearbox, that turns out to be - gasp- an XT derailleur/cogs in a box.
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 Where is doubledown to inform us about equality of goats
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 Since this whole G.O.A.T thing came around it has led to people having unreasonably high expectations of goats. Nowadays, if a goat didn't graduate from Yale, having funded its own tuition fees with profits from a crypto currency it started as a kid, and then gone on to help move thousands of people out of poverty whilst making a billion dollars a year and developing plans to start a giant sheep farm on the moon, then it is generally seen by society as less than a goat. This has led to a mental health crisis amongst goats, one symptom of this is an epidemic of chronic fainting, and has also been linked to a rise in goats getting involved in satanic rituals. When asked his thoughts on the matter, Greg Minnaar declined to comment.
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The Goat are running a Nanny state.
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 They should hire a badass bike rider like Zink to promote the new bike .... and maybe an insane DH World Cup overall winner to get race cred! Or a future world cup champion female rider to stoke the onslaught of absolute female shredders raising the game right now ...
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 They already tried all that. Didn't help sales because there are no bikes to sell.
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 Stupid ad that bikers can't relate to, a yt marketing staple.
Also calling out pinkbike for playing along with likely direct marketing guidelines with silly anagrams and pretend guessing games/speculation.
I might be a simpleton but if it is not a shredit it is not selling bikes.
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 Not stupid to them, they playing the new advertising game of creating hype and counting clicks of curious people who now want to know whats going on. They can use this info to gauge a lot of things about market share and consumer interest. This info could also be used to secure loans from banks. I agree someone at Pinkbike knows whats going on and is playing along. Fun add, but lame.
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 @DDoc: their business school professor must be proud of them
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 These theories hold no water
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 Will there be a bottle mount now?
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 Only for a tiny proprietary YT bottle that works by blowing into it first. And it's never in stock.
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 @strickland-propane: Will it still cost as much as hiring someone to ride along with you and carry your water?
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 I figured a way around it, SKS Anywhere, slap the strap on and now you can ride until the end of times
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 "Will there be a bottle mount now?"


Get it?
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 150mm/160mm Jeffsy with a threaded BB, Shimano drivetrain and brakes and a reasonable price tag would be nice.
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 Nice idea but you will get a 180mm/170mm Capra with pf, Sram sx, Sram g2 for 5k
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 @Bloodshot0: Ho yes! My 2018 jeffsy would cost 1500 € more now for same level! Be budget friendly is no more their attribute...
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 @Clem-mk: would buy yts only in sales. But not sure if there will be any with the new business model.
Too bad that brexit destroyed privateer and vitus, now cube or radon are the best value bike brand.
so happy I built up my dream bike with a slightly used frame and new parts for 4.5k before corona
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 It would be nice if they will reply my menssage about my broken seat stay. 24 days waiting...
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 CAmPeRvAn....kinda stretching that one PB
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 Not a stretch - it's what yt marketing came up with the pinkbike advertising department for this ad.
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 Maybe MEVN is a new bike to compensate for the Capra?!
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 I remember back during the summer of 2016 or maybe 2017, I once saw a Capra in stock on their website. Just once though.. I love telling that story, but fuck, it makes me feel old.
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 Honestly the current Capra geometry is the most comfortable bike I have ever ridden. Absolutely love my Pro Race. But I guess that’s just me...
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 Maybe you got the right proportions. I had to sell mine because of too long legs and thus sitting too far behind.
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 Agreed! Hard to find much fault with my XL 2018 pro race. Near perfect if they kept the geo the same and made the rear sus more climber friendly.
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 I’m on a XXL with a 210mm dropper and longggg ass legs. The STA is the only problem I have with the bike. But as soon as I point it downhill I have so much fun I forget about it.
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 I think YT missed a trick here. If you go to the web address doesn't exist. It wouldn't have taken much to buy it and do something clever with it.
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 Lmao I love how there are now more comments on a yt story about Dual Crown than the bike company itself. Living legend.
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 It must be fun to go after that DCA guy in a group, isn‘t it?

He might have an issue with YT and their way of advertising which i don‘t share as well. But i also don‘t share the habit of group bashing and making fun of someone.

Just be decent people sharing the same passion.

Humanity is so f**** up!
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 Something, something, something... PUT A NORMAL FUCKING WATER BOTTLE ON IT... something, something.
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 Super weird that yt gave pinkbike the "clues" but makes it this easy to tell, in the past they had great marketing for great bikes at great prices, now it's just weird and the bikes get more expensive yearly...
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 I swear to everything unholy and holy if there isn't a friggin bottle mount
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 Be nice if you would just show the video and let us enjoy the hint rather than spoiling it. Not that I even care or would watch the video. But you're ruining the fun.
  • 3 0
 YT thought they were clever but nobody got it so they wrote this piece for PinkBike (two days later) to inform everyone what it was all about and what they hid in it.
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 @Jvisscher: lolol even better
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 Wie kamst du denn darauf? Big Grin
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 A. That's a cool little camper back. B. Capra is the genus for goats, you add it to almost anything, it will be goat-related.
  • 6 3
 i cant wait to see this @DoubleCrownAddict dude's rant about this.
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 I think the best thing to do with people like that is to not reply, they obviously thrive off of attention and use the "spotlight" to promote their anti-blog
  • 4 1
 Enter DCA in 3...2...1...
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 DoubleCrownAddict, where you at? I know you want in on this.....

*hears crickets*
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 He's been banned.
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 It was posted on April Fool's. So, it is a spoof to make you question whether it is fake or real.
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 If it still doesn’t have a bottle mount, I’m still not going to buy one
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 I was thinking the exact same thing. In this day and age there are a million good bikes to choose from that can carry water bottles, so why would I ever get a bike that has no water bottle mount?
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Fantasy Land. You've dreamed all this up and are the only one living in your own reality. Poor, poor you.
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 Water bottle water bottle water bottle water bottle water bottle water bottle water bottle water bottle water bottle water bottle water bottle
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 New theory: @doublecrownaddict is actually abut employee paid to get people talking about the brand before a new product release.
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 Sorry, not a new theory. I came up with that on DCs original YT post. I still think he is YT's Chief Marketing Officer.
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 Too bad the bikes are average. Customer service non existent. And prices gone up where other brands are offering better deals.
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 well I have no clue WTF anyone is discussing I thought YT was a diss when I am in Jamaica. And The Capra is a Romanian folk dance.
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 really, thats worth an article? come on.....
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 6047 is GOAT? Like on a telephone? I don't understand....
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 Gamer l33t speak.
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 @FaahkEet: OK thanks. I don't know what that means either =)
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 @chrisingrassia: Numbers that sort of look like some letters can replace those letters. 6 kinda looks like a G, 0 like an O, 4 like a janky A, 7 a lopsided T. 3 is a backwards E, etc.
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 6 resembles a G. 0 resembles an O. 4 resembles an A. 7 resembles a T.
What does that spell? 6047.
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 @FaahkEet: oh Jesus Christ, ok got it. Cheers, had no idea
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 @deadlyhifi: interesting. Rather cryptic
  • 1 0
 That campervan domain went for sale two days ago... hmmm.
  • 1 0
 using hoovies song for harveys !
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 YT ads are scary
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 Such a family freindly ad
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 Still no water bottle holder???
  • 2 5
 When you see that they let waki back you can be sure that PB really doesn't give a fuck about BLM. Hope you're proud PB.
  • 2 1
 They never made him leave in the first place. Maybe you should get you facts straight before you open your pie hole.
  • 1 1
 @Rageingdh:of course deleting his account after wave of rage made by users was to appreciate his input into PB. Keep you dick hole wide open.
  • 2 1
 @EnduroriderPL: you definitely look smarter now that you made that comment. I bet your parents are real proud of you.
  • 1 0
 @Rageingdh: still not as good as you. Will keep tryin'!

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