The 29er version of the Capra uses the same Core 2 components package, retails for the same price point, and weighs just 100 g more. It too uses the left side loading Thirstmaster 6000 water bottle that holds 620ml and has a flip-chip at the rear shock yoke to alter the geometry by 0.3-degrees.
Looking at the specs, $3,399 USD brings staples like Fox Float Performance suspension to the table at both wheels, along with an E13 bar and stem combo. ODI grips, an SDG saddle, and YT's own Postman dropper finish off the cockpit. SRAM Code R brakes with dual 200mm rotors and NX drivetrain bits take care of the stopping and going, while Crankbrothers Synthesis Alloy wheels and Maxxis dual compound tires finish off the rolling bits.
Capra 29 Core 2 AL Details
• Wheel size: 29" front / 29" rear
• Travel: 170mm front / 165mm rear
• Frame material: Aluminum
• Head angle: 64.2º / 64.5º
• Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
• Reach: 427, 447, 467, 487, 507mm
• CS length: 438, 438, 438, 443, 443mm
• Weight: 15.30 kg / 33.73 lb
• MSRP: EUR €3,199, GBP £3,199, USD $3,399, CAD $4,799, AUD $4,999, NZD $5,499
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Then you can try the mullet, and swap back and fourth if you want.
Might change the geo slightly, but so does the flip chip.
At the shop level, owners and buyers will notice that they sit on 27.5 models for much longer than 29 or MX bikes, and will there fore order less of them in subsequent years. Brands track sales data like this and will either phase out models that aren't selling, or increasingly often redesign them as mullets in their next refresh cycle. Obviously this doesn't ensure that everyone gets the bike they want, but that's how industry works.
So if you like 27.5 bikes, put in the legwork to find one at an LBS and buy it. On the bright side, with the amount of sell through on bikes these days, it'll probably be one of the only bikes they have left in stock
Then some time later, after we've all sold off the old thing, it rebrands the original thing and sells that back to us: "27.5 has all the nimbilities".
Whereas, in fact, all techs had their place all along and if the bike industry would live up to it's corporate responsibility babbling and stop trying to turn a quick buck then all along it would have just said what we all now know "26 is good for jumping and smaller people, 27.5 is more suitable if you're a medium sized person or a taller one who likes a bike that's a bit more agile and 29 rolls a bit smoother, but at the expense of being a bit heavier and feeling a bit less agile sometimes".
If they'd said that then the shops would have had a clear message to give to the punters, we'd probably
find the demand would then exist and the shops would then carry all wheel sizes.
I'm using wheel size as an example here, but you could substitute in carbon vs. aluminium frames/wheels, enduro vs. trail bikes etc.
That's not a good thing, but it seems like most people should be capable of a level of critical thinking where they're able to see that and shrug it off like we all do for every other industry in the globalized hellscape we mutually inhabit.
Seriously, the industry has groomed us so hard to think that switching wheel sizes on bikes that aren't "designed around" the wheel size is a sin and you will die for doing it. It is not. Source: currently riding a 29er I put a 27.5 rear wheel on, and a CC angleset to bring the head angle back. It's just like the mullet version of the bike.
My point is not that brands don't occasionally come up with stupid standards for no good reason (SuperBoost and 15mm thru-axles come to mind), but that the decline in 27.5 models across the industry is the result of a tangible calculable change in the buying habits of consumers. Whether it's right or wrong, the majority of customers do not want a 27.5 wheeled bike, so the few suffer for the preference of the masses.
Meanwhile, there are a lot of people that still enjoy 27.5, don't buy a new bike every 1-2 years in response to these marketing trends, and don't have tons of money.
Press fit BB' s on the other hand are relatively new an made by far Eastern companies with engineering tolerances paid for by Western companies that CANNOT agree on a standard size. If they pay for good tolerances they get good tolerances.
Many riders have problem free PF BB's as does BMX that has had PF BB's for YEARS... with
"Oh.but that's because they're steel" is the cry of every PF BB haters.. its almost ad if the problem isn't the BB design or the type but the material it s.ounted in cough carbon is shit cough.
But please, continue to say how silly I sound.........
Time for a nap
Shop can help get you sorted out as well @whitebullit:
But carry on thinking your right and every one else is wrong
Time for a nap
It'll take like 5 mins.. just like it took about 5mins to fit..... three years ago and still working fine, with no creaks....
I do understand the difference between angular Bearings an regular Bearings. Being that I'm a quality Engineer by trade and have also been a bicycle mech a couple times in my life among other mechanical jobs.
what your failing to grasp or deliberately choose to ignore to make your bullshit point is that the difference in Bearings (there was once a time when head sets didn't have angular Bearings, if you're old enough to remember that) you know that rmakes f*ck ALL difference on the leverage loads of a 500-700ishmm length of a fork and a wheel. On probably the heaviest loaded areas of a bicycle, the lower head tube area.. compared to a 160-175mm crank arm in a BB shell that is supported by many tube contact points (or CNC or carbon or whatever) an bately yakes force directions other the cranks being spun.
with even many experts within and out side the Industry admitting that press fit isn't the problem but the poor standards of tolerance at the factories...
But, Pink Bike forum shit posters don't like PF BB's cos they had one bad experience with previously mentioned shite standards.
So I guess it must the whole world.of engineering thats wrong eh.......?
because you cant just accept that some one out there will have a different opinion than.you that's based on life long experience. Backed up by other people's real world professional experience an mechanical fact....
You feel the need, again... to resort to insults an misstruths an profile stalking....
Well.done bud, you just won the special Olympics in classic troll fashion.
So f*cki.g Boooooring zzzzzzzzzz
The proof of this is that ALL bottom brackets are PF wether you like it or not, OK you have a threaded cup... THAT THE BEARINGS ARE PRESS FITTED INTO............ with proper tolerances
Now just like "looks like a session" and "has a BMX back ground" or "ew no bottle mounts" there are PB forum tropes and one of them is PF BB's suck which is an old, tired, disproved story.
PF BB's done correctly work. They just do. It offers advantages in frame desighn. Advantages that many reputable bike companies use. Look back to the PB poll on PF BB's ... more proof
Time for a nap
Not arguing, just curious why that would be.
I’ve been toying with the idea of throwing a 275 wheel on my Sentinel, and giving it a try. Just don’t feel like ponying up for a 275 rear wheel.
I switched to TRPs and its literally like my bike brakes again, doesn't lose power and scream at me after heavy braking.
I have not used shimano in some time but Formula cura 4 and TRP brakes literally destroy codes.
Everything outside of push-bikes has soared too, a recent industrial machine quote was around 20% up on 3-4 years ago, and the supplier isn't making a higher margin.
Just go to the grocery store and my food bill that was once 250.00 is over 400 today. 250 was only 18 moths ago.
You guys need to start paying attention to the real world. The world has changed in just a year.
I know how it works, I was expressing it in simple terms.
Gas doubled in just 1 year, food more than doubled, raw materials have more than doubled, I can keep going but keep believing the media with their 8.5% crap.
I mean you kids have no idea what you are talking about. Get out of college and go work in the real work before you give stupid opinions.
NX/Crankbros vs the SLX/E13/DT on my 2018 base model.
I will keep mine until xxl bikes are true 530.
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