YT Launch Capra Core 3 Model

Mar 15, 2023
by Seb Stott  
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YT has launched a new model of the Capra, their enduro/park bike: the Capra Core 3. It fills the gap between the alloy-framed Core 2 GX (3,299 €) and the carbon-framed Core 4 (5,299 €), with a carbon frame and a competitive price tag of 4,599 € (international pricing below).

Like other Capras, it's available with full 29" or mixed (MX) wheels, which deliver 165 mm or 170 mm rear wheel travel, respectively. It ships with a 170 mm fork and is designed to take up to 180 mm up front.

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The MX version comes in yellow, and the 29er in red.

The new Core 3 model has a high modulus carbon frame and a spec that is, at least at first glance, similar to what Jack Moir is running (for now), with a RockShox Zeb Ultimate fork, SuperDeluxe Ultimate air shock, and an alloy Renthal cockpit. The drivetrain is SRAM's GX AXS, with SRAM Code R brakes; it rolls on Crank Brothers Synthesis alloy wheels and Maxxis tires (both EXO casing).

Here are the full specs and geometry.

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YT say the full bike weight is 15.9 Kg (35.1 lb) for the 29er and 15.6 Kg (34.4 lb) for the MX version.

Here's all the international pricing: 4,599.00 € / £4,599.00/ $4,599.00 USD / $6,449.00 CAD / $8,499.00 AUD

For more information, check out yt-industries.com



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113 Comments
  • 95 1
 this might be the best value bike out there right now
  • 39 0
 I tried to be a denier but after careful analysis of the spec sheet it is a very good price
  • 17 34
flag bmxRC009 (Mar 15, 2023 at 10:04) (Below Threshold)
 Well thy don't have Gwin on the payroll now
  • 17 0
 I scoffed at the price being a value bike, buy RS ultimate and AXS at that price is impressive
  • 6 0
 @Mugen: you might've just defined, "value"
  • 11 1
 Kudos for YT keeping prices lower.

If you would have been shopping a few weeks ago you could have gotten the Core 4 for $250 LESS than the Core 3.
  • 12 1
 Very good specs for the price, swap out the Code Rs for Code RSCs and call it a day.

SRAM must be pushing their now old gen drivetrains & brakes for a ridiculously low price to manufacturers.
  • 7 60
flag DoubleCrownAddict (Mar 15, 2023 at 11:05) (Below Threshold)
 YTrash is typically cheap, but respect is more expensive to come by.
  • 2 1
 @rick26:Wheels are questionable, they don't have 1/1s, they are crank brothers brand hubs
  • 5 10
flag jpnbrider (Mar 15, 2023 at 14:50) (Below Threshold)
 Still Code R and GX hurt me a little for a $4600 bike. Not so far ago, same build kit was around $3500, I wish so much my revenue raised the same …
  • 1 3
 still at least 1000$ above pre-pandemic/inflation etc etc...but yeah one of the best value bikes out there now.
  • 1 0
 @Roost66: have you had ibis branded hubs fail in the past? My 2017 942s are still going strong. At least 10,000 miles on them and have replaced a total of one bearing.
  • 2 0
 Looks like one of those Special iz ed bikes. Not a Session.
  • 1 0
 @twonsarelli: ten thousand miles, really?

If you ride that much on road bike, sure ….
  • 2 0
 Not in australia. Once again we get shafted.
  • 6 2
 @jpnbrider: I honestly would prefer RSC brakes and a cable actuated shifter instead of Codes R and AXS. That's just my opinion.
  • 2 2
 We need to talk about the Propain Spindrift...
  • 1 0
 @sanchofula: My old Sight had something like that milage, my Ripmo is well on the way Smile
  • 2 0
 Is that Postman a reputable seatpost model? Also I was expecting more people to complain about the press fit bottom bracket. But it seems people are fine with that now.
  • 2 6
flag DoubleCrownAddict (Mar 16, 2023 at 6:53) (Below Threshold)
 @vinay: Just have to assume these cheap cookie cutter brands use press fit. We're not taking Specialized or Santa Cruz here, this brand is one tier lower in every respect.
  • 1 0
 @sanchofula: probably more. i think they went about 4,500 miles in 2018 alone. but i ride in the sierras and their is basically no rain/mud at all, so wear items like bearings tend to last a very long time. just curious if other people have had bad experiences with those ibis-branded hubs.
  • 3 0
 My Capra Shred is still running strong. Haters gonna hate, but zero issues with YT and this hombre…….
  • 36 1
 gota blow out dat ol shit for da new shit
  • 172 1
 every morning
  • 31 0
 Looks better than your mom after a few beers
  • 17 0
 Still not a very high bar.
  • 3 0
 @wpplayer18: Stack height isn't everything.
  • 30 2
 Getting rid of the old codes, old derailleur and old shock before the new Codes, new derailleur and new Vivid come out next week
  • 4 0
 It's all old until digital drive comes to mtb.
  • 1 0
 @jrocksdh: what's a digital drive?
  • 7 0
 Agree, but it's a bargain price and all in all nothing new is gonna appear next week. New derailleur will shift just the old one and new brakes they will... well maybe...
  • 1 0
 @spaced: electronic wire from the cranks to a rear hub. Eliminates chain/sprocket. So opens up suspension. But its only on some commuter bikes thus far.
  • 2 0
 @spaced: may work for e mtb as the weight isnt as important but we'll c
  • 7 0
 J-Moir just posted his setup video and gotta say as a 2019 capra owner shopping for other bikes...I was kinda convinced this new model could be as good as anything in that general realm...but still gonna snoop around. Anyway - sure does look baller. I'm kinda surprised, but it does help to have Moir batting for you as a biz.
  • 5 0
 decent value and good looking bike but I'm required to say that they are missing a wheel size option especially for park riding
  • 3 1
 The XL really should come with a 200 mm dropper. I was running a 210mm one on the previous generation XL with plenty to spare. The current XL has the same seat tube length but it's even bigger, so a 200mm dropper should fit most riders, and if allowing huge upsizing was they goal the seat tube should have been reduced instead.
  • 1 2
 But what about riders with short legs? They can only insert the seatpost in the frame that much, and a 200mm drop would probably mean the saddle is still too high to pedal comfortably, whereas long-legged riders just need to pull the dropper out a bit more. So YT covers far more riders with the 170mm spec, than vice versa.
If you need more drop, then feel free to swap the dropper out.
  • 1 0
 @Morrrice: I think there is still some margin, but either way, an option to choose the longer dropper should exist, other brands already do this.
  • 1 0
 @DavidGuerra: Yes, but that would mean, that they would have to stock the additional dropper posts, in case someone wants's to swap. That also means higher costs for parts and storage. Plus the higher effort, to actually mount the desired dropper on the bike.
I guess they do it, like all major D2C brands handle it: all bikes are being assembled in fixed batches, packed, stored and then shipped. To replace the dropper they would have to unpack every bike with a different dropper, swap the dropper, re-pack the bike and then ship it.
You can't just have all the bikes hanging around, nearly complete but just without a dropper, waiting to be ordered and then shipped. That takes up way too much space (and therefore money). The handling time between order and shipping would also increase dramatically.
Additionally, you would have to reprogram the online shop, to accept different option selections from customers.
That just doesn't make any sense if you want to run a value-for-money business, where margins are already tight.
The other option would be to increase the bike's prices for about 200€/$, I assume, to make this option available.
  • 1 0
 @Morrrice: "reprogram the online shop"? You have to go pretty deep to come up with that one. Not a valid excuse at all. Otherwise, it depends on the delivery times. If the bike is ordered by the customer early enough, there is no excuse not to give that option. The bike will be assembled with the chosen dropper right away.
  • 1 0
 @DavidGuerra: That would mean the customer orders a specific bike from a specific batch with the exact components. Good luck implementing that in big batches of more than 200 bikes. And what about the other bikes, that might not be pre-ordered by customers? How would you suggest they are being stored? Or should they not be build up, because no one ordered them? Where would you find the space to store all the parts?
The only way to achieve this would be an assembly-by-order instead of a batch assembly.
And here we are again: this is expensive, time-consuming and uneconomically.

And yes, reprogramming the webshop also takes up resources and thus: money.
  • 1 0
 @Morrrice: Propain offers similar value with fully customizable bikes.
  • 1 0
 @FloImSchnee: no, they’re not. Though Propain do offer more spec options (due to customiser) they are more expensive than YT and not just a little. Maybe higher spec with current Propain’s discount cost the same, but for more bughet-friendly builds YT is clearly offering more value / better price.
  • 5 0
 This just entered the "potential next bike" chat
  • 4 0
 This bike looks so fun. I always wanted to one with a triple crown on there.
  • 5 1
 What’s a triple crown
  • 39 0
 @drakefan705: when u win all the crankworxes
  • 3 1
 @drakefan705: it was called that I till like 2010 when the word dual crown became the thing for DH forks.
  • 2 0
 @davemays: golf clap to you sir
  • 3 0
 Market researchers after reading PB comments: So what the people want is an extra crown on their forks
  • 9 0
 @freeridejerk888: it was "triple clamp" rather than "triple crown", referring to the upper crown, lower crown and axle as clamping points. Still a silly name though, hence the switch to "dual crown".
  • 4 0
 @secondtimeuser: -dual triple clamp.
  • 3 0
 @luckynugget: would that make one a triple clamp champ?
  • 2 0
 @secondtimeuser: I’m pretty sure the “triple clamp” refers to the 3 places the crown(s) clamp to the fork: head tube and 2 stanchions.
  • 1 0
 It appears park tool has an article listing the 3 clamps as secondtimeuser has listed them. However, looking up anything related to triple clamps with motorcycles (where they were originally used) directs you to the two “crown” pieces which have 3 clamps: 1 steering axis and 2 fork tubes.
  • 1 1
 @Seldomseen83: Triple double?
  • 2 4
 @secondtimeuser: no it was always tripple crown hence the 3 different bridges aka crowns. There’s only one part with 3 clamps. It was never called that on a dh bike.
  • 1 0
 ....
  • 5 2
 I didn't care for the esthetics of the earlier YT's - but this is decent. Not Transition / Norco level clean frame design, but at the right price I'd go for it.
  • 8 4
 IMO this looks far better than Norco and Transition.
  • 4 0
 This almost beats the value of winning a WAO Arrival for free in an advent calendar contest!
  • 4 0
 Moi Moi is about to SHRED this bike. Hope he goes off this EWS season!!
  • 2 1
 I can't help but read that name every time as Crapa. (I don't think the bike is crap, I think it looks great... I seem to just have selective Dyslexia.)
  • 10 0
 Or perhaps excretive dyslexia???
  • 4 2
 Remember not long ago when the top of the line Capra was just over $5K usd!
  • 4 2
 man, I can't wait to try and get that water bottle out while i'm riding...
  • 9 0
 The other side is open without that bracing piece
  • 6 0
 @jkella: ah...well that's good.
  • 1 0
 @jkella: pics or it can't happen!
  • 3 0
 The bike would look so much better without that brace. And you can run whatever cage you prefer as well.
  • 2 0
 We roll to the right, it's weird on the left. No Joke!
  • 1 0
 Yes would be difficult to get water bottle out right handed, not too bad left handed?
but could do with making water bottle bigger!
  • 1 1
 @likeittacky: Exactly, and it offers little if any structural benefits. One could probably just hack it off.
  • 1 1
 There already is core 3 model, so it’s not really new. Just Rockshox instead of fox performance. The AUD price is going up $1000 on the current core 3,
  • 2 0
 Picked up the old one for $2999 USD a week ago during their sale. Wayyyy better deal.
  • 1 0
 Yea its bs. The core 3 was 6700 when it first launched.
  • 2 0
 This bike is squarely aimed at the Moi Moi fans
  • 1 0
 Short steerer tube -_- I like it but cant adjust height
  • 3 2
 That is the exactly same bike as last year?
  • 3 0
 as far as i can see it's rs ultimate instead of fox performance and axs instead of regular gx
  • 3 1
 @dualcrownaddict
hi
  • 2 0
 How do you pronounce YT?
  • 5 0
 White Tee
  • 13 0
 Well first you say “Y” and then “T”
  • 2 0
 Young Tribe
  • 6 1
 @Keegansamonster: Instructions unclear. Dick stuck in toaster.
  • 1 0
 Whitey
  • 1 1
 Wow, that bike is going to feel cramped. 606 Top tube in a size large is very short.
  • 1 0
 AXS at that price is amazing
  • 6 7
 Canyon gets a bad rep from all the keyboard warriors but idc who you are, this is a great build at a great price.
  • 3 1
 Many don't want a canyon bc Lebron
  • 2 0
 Oh yeah....meant YT haha oops.
  • 2 2
 No fenders, no panniers, no motor, no bueno.
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