Spotted: New YT Industries Trail Bike in #LiveCaged Video

Mar 25, 2020
by James Smurthwaite  

YT Industries have teased a new trail bike in their video that encourages riders to make sensible choices during the coronavirus pandemic. It's a worthy message and one we wholeheartedly support, but it wasn't the only thing that sprung out from the video.

The first thing we noticed was Chris Hilton mentioning a "new Capra" but we also spotted that YT used the video to tease a new bike that we haven't seen before. It looks to be a new frame and along with it, a suspension design that we haven't seen from YT before. While YT have always used a Horst Link, which they call Virtual 4 Link, we're used to seeing shocks mounted horizontally on their bikes, this time however the shock is mounted vertically.


What else can we tell? Well, if we were to take a guess at the purpose of this bike, we'd put some money on it being a short travel trail/downcountry bike. YT have travel brackets of 150mm and upwards pretty well covered with the Jeffsy, Capra and Tues, so it makes sense for them to have something a bit more sprightly in their line up. If we were to look even closer, we can see that the bike is specced with a Maxxis Forekaster rear tyre - an aggressive XC tread that isn't the kind of rubber you'd put on an enduro-focussed bike.


We reached out to YT to see if they could tell us anything else and all we they would tell us was:

bigquotesAt YT we a constantly developing new bikes and technologies, that’s why it’s not unlikely that you will eventually see an unfamiliar bike being ridden or tested by YT staff.

Watch this space for more information as and when we get it but for the meantime follow YT's advice and that of your local health authorities.


108 Comments

  • 269 7
 Full review tomorrow.
  • 231 10
 Wanna bet?
  • 31 3
 Came here for this comment
  • 177 1
 @mikekazimer: Two rolls of toilet paper.
  • 83 0
 @learningcycles: We've got a high roller here.
  • 15 1
 Long term test next week
  • 14 0
 The new YT partnership with Norco.
  • 8 1
 @mikekazimer: give us the Demo 29 review...
  • 10 0
 @learningcycles:

@mikekazimer seems to be all in. Might be a crappy situation if he is wrong.
  • 1 0
 @mikekazimer: Cero designed?
  • 4 0
 Looks like a @SCOTT-Sports Ransom. :'D
  • 6 0
 @mikekazimer: Withholding a review out of spite doesn't count!
  • 5 0
 @mikekazimer: I’ll mail you four rolls of toilet paper and a 2liter of purell to roll out the review tomorrow!
  • 2 0
 @km79: Surely you mean Forekaster...... I'll see myself out.....
  • 1 0
 @mikekazimer: offers expired now.
  • 93 1
 Water bottle on a YT? Has to be fake.
  • 130 0
 I mean they did change their motto to "Live Caged" so it makes sense
  • 5 0
 @kookseverywhere: I appreciate this.
  • 51 0
 something something Trek something something...
  • 23 0
 looks like an...... oh forget it!
  • 11 0
 Smuggler?
  • 20 0
 YT optic
  • 15 0
 Like a scott gambler
  • 2 0
 Slash
  • 3 0
 But will they send you a free bike for saying that?
  • 2 0
 2018 Slayer with less travel
  • 1 0
 TREK GENIUS
  • 22 0
 Just Norco bring out an Optic Alu with sensible spec and end the trail bike market
  • 7 0
 This, alu Optic would add that to my quiver. Props to Norco for making the carbon frame only $2,400 ($400 less than the Ripley)
  • 5 2
 @cole-inman: aluminian optic is fluid
  • 4 0
 I doubt they ever will. With the Fluid FS in the line-up there'd be a lot of overlap. Geo is close, the Fluid is arguably more downcountry and massively better value.
  • 1 0
 Can't agree more
  • 2 0
 @robwhynot: Demo'd a Fluid about a month ago because I'm waiting for my new bike and it was all that was available. Took on a group ride on some nasty BC chunky enduro style terrain... I bottomed the shit of it multiple times (maybe could have set up the suspension a bit better, but it was a demo so whatever), but the thing took it all like a champ and was really fun, and didn't stop me from keeping up. I'm not sure it's something you'd want to subject that bike to long term and I was more tired and beat up... but, great bike for the price.
  • 16 2
 Every time you guys pull an article from a Vital post PB should be paying the guy who spotted it.
  • 7 0
 What the hell is going on with the middle picture (red shirt)? The YT logo is the right way round, but the Maxxis logo is mirrored??
  • 2 1
 Judging by the brake cable, the whole photo is flipped.
  • 3 0
 @GhostRing: weird though, as the shot in the video is the same as the photo. Did they really bother flipping the video for continuity, then correct the YT logo in after effects or something?
  • 1 0
 @mountainsofsussex: perhaps? His watch and everything switches side too.
  • 1 0
 @GhostRing: same with rock shox logo
  • 4 0
 Good message, and excited to see what this is, definitely looks to be more of an XC bike, short travel 29er. Loved my Jeffsy, love my Capra, can't wait to see what comes next.
  • 6 0
 Following the Ibis school of naming, I suspect this will be called the Jeffra. Or the Capsy.
  • 1 0
 @bishopsmike: As long as its not Cps or Jffr I dont mind Smile
  • 5 0
 hmmmm.....trail bike 29er 130 back, 150 front...nice bike....they are all looking the same...
  • 2 0
 more of a "downcountry" bike maybe
  • 5 0
 Hm, that's why they ordered tons of Maxxis Forekasters. I wondered why.
  • 3 0
 Augsburger Insider
  • 2 0
 @endlessblockades: Somebody seems to know
  • 7 2
 The all new YT Covid-29
  • 3 0
 That is why they bumped the Jeffsy to 160mm. To make room for the 120-130 or 130-140 trail bike.
  • 1 0
 They are just teasing ,because of the covid ,and I hope so cause the YT are very good looking and well very well balanced bikes ,and to bring that design that looks like a .......(no gracias)
  • 4 0
 Doesn’t look like the grim donut.
  • 3 0
 Does the first person to say this looks like a Scott get a session?
  • 1 0
 we at "inset bike company name" make new bikes to specifical fill the niche of made up names on the internet.

i.e. downcountry; trail; all mountain; enduro; blah blah blah
  • 6 2
 Aaaaand sold out.
  • 3 0
 "not unlikely that you will eventually see an unfamiliar bike" wtf...
  • 1 0
 Everyone saying.. looks like a session/ransom/canyon/optic... chill @SCOTT-Sports isnt going to be giving away another gambler
  • 3 2
 Looks like a session wait like a gambler or maybe like an old slayer... okey it looks like a bicycle!
  • 2 0
 Makes sense for them to add a 120 or 130mm bike tup
  • 1 0
 Looks like it has a straight downtube. So it has a knock-block or similar?
  • 1 0
 Saw Cam Zink riding something similar to this on Cam McCaul's YouTube Channel
  • 2 0
 or was that the old YT Play?
  • 2 0
 That color correction made the video hard to watch..
  • 2 0
 Needs to be called the YT-P
  • 2 0
 The first downcountry bike I'm actually excited for.
  • 1 0
 „..and bleeaaz bleeeaz“ don‘t block your rear wheel on trails. Thank you!
  • 3 1
 Looks like a Top Fuel?
  • 1 0
 No water bottle cage? How bout a toilet paper cage?
  • 1 0
 " Oh no! My Wade Simmons signed Toilet Paper!"
  • 1 0
 If it can fit a full bottle then I'm sold.
  • 1 2
 I’d be sold if it fit any bottom bracket but they don’t soooo
  • 1 0
 They should call Covid 19 YT and no one would get it.
  • 1 0
 15sec mark. He mentioned working at home on the new Capra.
  • 1 0
 That suspension design looks pretty innovative to me.... Take my $$$$
  • 1 0
 It’s a canyon Strive with a YT sticker their trying to Fuk with Us
  • 1 0
 #lookslikeacanyon
  • 1 0
 Looks like Athertons suspension layout....
  • 1 0
 It looks like a session...
  • 1 0
 Sorry but Only AgroHT bike could really get me exited those days from YT
  • 1 0
 Looks like a Scale'd down Jeffsy!
  • 1 0
 I love German cars. I love German bikes. I need more tats.
  • 1 0
 I'm gonna say 140mm rear/150mm front 66° HA trail bike
  • 1 0
 Vertical Horst Link? Ive already lost interest....
  • 1 0
 Even YT have a bike that "looks like a session" now. That was the goal.
  • 2 1
 Looks like a slash.
  • 2 1
 Looks like a fuel!
  • 3 2
 looks like a session
  • 1 0
 What a keen eye you have
  • 1 0
 Downcountry AF
  • 2 2
 ok this time it really does look like a session
  • 1 0
 Looks like an Atherton..
  • 1 0
 Iron Horse
  • 2 1
 looks like a SESSION
  • 1 0
 Looks like a Polygon
  • 3 4
 STA still looks like garbage, at least in the first pic.
  • 1 0
 actual looks like it might be steep but could be the front wheel is sitting higher, the BB is pretty far back though so Eff STA could be pretty steep depending on how long your legs are I suppose.
  • 3 3
 Live Caged?? Really?
  • 1 0
 *For The Moment

That's pretty much what we're doing, so it makes sense to me.
  • 1 0
 @endlessblockades: yeah, silly marketing grates on me.

Riding is all time right now, but I can ride from my house.

You still exercise, albeit solo.
  • 2 2
 Looks like a session
  • 2 2
 Looks like a Session.
  • 1 2
 Nice...Next get Jeffsy?
  • 1 4
 Question is will they be smart and offer both a 148 and 142 axle option. Banshee does that.
  • 8 1
 How is that smart at all. No one uses 142 anymore. And your old wheels are probably clapped, so just run what came on it
  • 3 0
 It only makes sense for Banshee to do that because they mainly (only?) sell frames. YT only does complete builds, so there's no point in offering backwards compatibility. Any YT you buy will come with wheels.

If you do have a baller set of non-boost wheels, buy a Banshee. They're awesome.
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