YT Launches Limited Edition Izzo Blaze With Longer Fork & No Grip Shift

Feb 4, 2021
by James Smurthwaite  

When YT first launched the Izzo in April last year, it marked a new direction for the brand. YT originally defined itself with a range of gravity-fed sleds and, although it had been slowly slipping towards shorter travel frames from Tues to Capra to Jeffsy, it never had a bike you could describe as out-and-out trail.

The Izzo changed all that with 130mm front and rear, a focus on agility and efficiency and, most strikingly, a grip shift lockout for the rear shock. Now, based on customer feedback, YT is launching a new version of the Izzo that pushes it slightly back in the direction of the rest of YT's range. The Izzo Blaze is an upforked version of the Izzo that also does away with that remote lockout and comes with a more gravity-focussed spec.

This RockShox Pike Ultimate boosts the Izzo Blaze's front travel up to 140mm

The front travel now sits at 140mm with a RockShox Pike Ultimate fork. This increase in travel comes hand in hand with a slacker bike. The head angle and seat tube angle have both lost half a degree to sit at 65.5°/66° and 76.5°/77° respectively, depending on where the flip-chip is.

The Fox suspension is gone and with it the RockShox Sprint grip shift lockout, making for a less cluttered cockpit

There are some other changes in the spec too. The Izzo Blaze benefits from the Eagle Expansion, which means it now has a biggest cassette cog of 52T and an increased range. The low tread pattern Maxxis Forecaster tires have also been replaced Minion tires front and rear. Finally, the rear shock is now RockShox (all models of the Izzo up to this point have used Fox suspension) and it comes without the remote lockout, which makes for a neater cockpit.

There are plenty of other spec tweaks here including an extended gear range and beefier tires

bigquotesAs a direct-to-consumer brand, we are constantly listening to the feedback the YT Family gives us. We are always looking for opportunities to improve our products. The Izzo Blaze itself is a result of direct feedback we have received since the launch last April. The Blaze model range offers riders from all riding backgrounds a high-end riding experience.Markus Flossmann

As we've seen recently with the Shred spec Capra and Decoy as well as raw aluminum versions of the Capra in 29inch and 27.5 inch wheels, YT is keeping this one a limited edition and will be producing just 250 bikes for the Europe & Israel market and 250 for the USA, Canada & Australia market. The bike weighs 13.7kg / 30.2 lb and is priced at €3,999 EUR, £3,599 GBP, $3,999 USD, $5,399 CAD.

YT is also launching Blaze versions of the Jeffsy and Capra. Info on those bikes from YT is below:

YT Jeffsy Blaze


"The Jeffsy is every rider’s best friend. Like riding challenging enduro trails AND churning out hundreds of meters of altitude in a day? Then Jeffsy will have you covered. The modern all-mountain geometry and carbon frame is available in sizes S to XXL. The Twotone Silver color will turn heads on the trails and is limited to 150 bikes both in the US and the rest of the world respectively. The Jeffsy Blaze 29 build enables a playful and exhilarating experience up and down the mountain. Thanks to 150mm travel front and rear courtesy of the RockShox Lyrik Ultimate fork and RockShox SuperDeluxe Ultimate rear shock this all-mountain machine will deal with every rock and root in its path. Additionally, the DT Swiss M 1900 Spline wheelset and Maxxis Minion DHF and DHR II tires guarantee maximum grip when needed. The 12-speed SRAM GX Eagle 52T and its extended range allow for improved climbing abilities while SRAM G2 RSC brakes provide perfect modulation and braking power. The package includes the YT Postman dropper post, Renthal Fatbar 35, and Sensus Lite grips.

Weight: 14.2 kg
Price: €3,999 EUR, £3,599 GBP, $3,999 USD, $5,399 CAD

YT Capra Blaze


"The GOAT is the most popular YT bike and ideal for big hitters! The Capra Blaze 29 is available in frame sizes M to XXL and caters to the needs of bike park rats and enduro enthusiasts alike. The ‘Blaze’ model variation enables maximum adjustability and 170mm of travel thanks to the RockShox Zeb Ultimate fork up front and RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate shock in the rear. This gravity-greedy bike excels on the downhill and will overcome any obstacle with ease while the SRAM Code RSC brakes offer the perfect modulation and braking power you need. Despite its downhill focus, this enduro rig is a capable climber, and the new 12-speed SRAM GX Eagle 52T with its greater range improves the uphill characteristics. Big jumps and highly technical terrain require wheels and tires that live up to heavy-duty riding and big impacts. The DT Swiss E 1900 Spline wheelset and Maxxis Assegai and Minion DHR II tire setup do just that. The package is completed with the YT Postman dropper post, Renthal Fatbar 35, and Sensus Swayze grips."

Weight: 15.0 kg
Price:€3,999 EUR, £3,599 GBP, $3,999 USD, $5,399 CAD

More info, here.


309 Comments

  • 297 12
 What YT really meant was, "This is the bike we came up with given the components we were able to find. We know it's not the usual spec, so we're calling it a special edition."
  • 113 3
 Hearing a lot of negativity but at £3599 that's a big value spec. They will all sell guaranteed
  • 58 5
 @stefkears: Add another £680 if you actually want it to arrive at your door.
  • 2 5
 I don't think so, I reckon they were trying to break into a less gravity market, and have something positioned a bit further from Jeffsy. Personally the standard bike would fit me very nicely as the lighter bike in a 2 bike fleet with the Mega doing enduro duties. The Blaze might be a bit too enduro as a second bike for me. And would steal Jeffsy sales for YT.
  • 2 0
 @Abite: yep pushes it up to £4278 all in!
  • 20 0
 Chef's special.
  • 26 0
 @Abite: ouch.....momentarily forgot Brexit was a thing. I change my former statement; good value for Europe and the US haha
  • 12 0
 I think this is a more compelling spec that the existing Comp or Pro versions. It's essentially a "Lunch Ride" version of the Izzo for folks who want to push a little more downhill. Slacker HTA, more travel up front, gripper tires, better brakes. The lockout as implemented on the Izzo was problematic, and many users ditched it out of the box. There's also lots of people disappointed with the Forecasters as a front tire. You get the same wheelset as the comp version, but with an XD driver and lighter 10-52 cassette instead of the HG.

Big additional bonus: it's in stock for shipment (US), which is something that can't be said for the rest of the Izzo lineup.
  • 6 0
 @slippynicky: lol , chefs special
  • 4 5
 @stefkears: you are paying 4k € and getting the wheels that base model has, absolute value
  • 15 1
 That's a cheap shot. These look really well-specced and more in line with how a lot of riders would want them anyway. Good job I don't need a new bike or the Brexit pricing clusterfuck would be very frustrating.
  • 14 2
 what I don't get is the VAT part. You pay tax in the country where you are going to use the product. When I lived in Taiwan I ordered stuff from the UK and Europe all the time and never paid VAT.
Now the UK is not in the EU, why is VAT still being applied at point of sale in Germany? Surely it should be a VAT free sale, and then taxes added on as it is imported.
One would still have to pay VAT at 20% but the import taxes would be a tad less I think, being based on the net cost of the bike, not the cost plus 20%.
Another thing pissing me off is the tax rate at 14%. Ebikes only have to pay 6%. WTF. That's a booboo by the UK government.

Basically, total bollocks.
  • 14 1
 @stefkears: Welcome to the third world Wink
  • 6 0
 I own an Izzo. I'm very happy with it. Ditching the lockout and adding more trail-worthy tires is a worthwhile improvement to me. They still should spec a wider handlebar, especially on XL and XXL bikes.
  • 36 2
 You make this sound like a bad thing. Everyone is bummed out about the lack of available bikes, and then YT finds a way to bring some to market and you find a way to complain about it? Really?
  • 4 7
 @stefkears: Not if you have any warranty issues. SRAM doesn't do warranty direct to consumers so any issue has to be dealt with through YT's slow customer service and you have to send it back in the mail.
  • 3 0
 @DoubleCrownAddict: you could say that about any direct sales company with SRAM kit......
  • 1 0
 @Noeserd: check out an equivalent Canyon Torque when comparing to the Capra and tell me it isn't better value:

www.canyon.com/en-gb/mountain-bikes/enduro-bikes/torque/torque-cf-7/2667.html
  • 3 1
 @DoubleCrownAddict: Hmmm so this is why your so angry with YT
  • 1 0
 @stefkears: I don't know about uk prices but this model of torque is 900€ cheaper than capra for me do not comparable.

www.canyon.com/en-tr/mountain-bikes/enduro-bikes/torque/torque-cf-8/2668.html?dwvar_2668_pv_rahmenfarbe=BK%2FBK this model is still cheaper
  • 2 1
 I think this is kind of a cynical take on this bike. Of the two configurations, this would be my preference.

@DoubleCrownAddict -- Not sure about that, regarding the warranty from SRAM. They warrantied the fork damper on my direct-to-consumer bike through a local bike shop. I brought it in to the shop for service. It wasn't working, they called Rock Shox and got it taken care of. They even upgraded the damper from a Charger to a Charger 2.0, However, that was two years ago, so maybe that has changed.
  • 2 0
 @jaame: Not sure if i'm misunderstanding it either, but i think i read that the appliccable import taxes are being add by YT at the point of sale with them, which means the delivery company asking you to pay them the fees when delivering your bike.

So you pay the import fees (and whatever else) upfront to YT in one payment with the bike, and YT pay it to the shipping company on your behalf.

I think i'd rather it happen that way than get payment requests from couriers where you have to check if it's legit or not.

I mean, i'd actually rather it didn't happen at all. But since there's no choice i prefer YT's way of doing it (assuming, of course, what they are doing is correct).
  • 6 0
 @Abite: Yeah, sucks to be a cyclist in England right now. I ordered my Pro Race Izzo last Thursday night, it arrived on my doorstep Monday afternoon. $5300 on website, after shipping and tax, $5650 to my door.
I had already made multiple purchases to change my Izzo to my own "Blaze" edition and the rear shock is already on it's way to Fox.
YT may be the ONLY bike manufacturer on the planet capable of getting a mid-top tier bike to consumers right now in four days or less.
I hope this Brexit thing gets worked out for Great Britain soon.
  • 3 0
 @DoubleCrownAddict: warranty issues can be handled by any shop, it doesn't need to be the place you bought it.
  • 4 13
flag DoubleCrownAddict (Feb 4, 2021 at 10:36) (Below Threshold)
 @thejames: That was what I read on one of the several YT customer service complaint threads.

So you're gonna walk into your local bike shop with your discount mail order bike and basically say "I don't support local bike shops but I want you to support me." Some people have no shame I guess.
  • 11 1
 @DoubleCrownAddict: I don't quite get this. You're paying a bike to do a service for you (or I guess the company pays the shop in a warranty case). What does that have to do with shame? Is it shameful to get any bike you bought at a different shop or second hand serviced at a shop? Besides, not like shops are having problems clearing inventory these days.
  • 1 16
flag DoubleCrownAddict (Feb 4, 2021 at 10:47) (Below Threshold)
 @withdignityifnotalacrity: Most successful bike shops make most of their money off selling new bikes, not from the service department.
  • 1 0
 @Abite: I thought the whole point of the UK YT store was to avoid having to deal with all the import tax rubbish. Seems to not be the case!
  • 2 0
 @nogirlsatgt: Most already sold out. 2 hours ago they had Medium and Large in stock, now XL and XXL is all that's left.
  • 1 1
 @withdignityifnotalacrity:
It’s actually rare for shops to be reimbursed by the company for warranty work.
  • 5 0
 @Verg: That....doesn't pass the smell test. Either the shop get reimbursed, or the customer pays for the labor and the manufacturer pays for the parts I guess. No shop is gonna do the work for free.
  • 1 0
 @Noeserd: except getting the best suspension on the market if you prefer rockshox over fox and ohlins
  • 4 2
 @DoubleCrownAddict: they charge for what they do and it just means more business in the shop side vs sales. Business is business. Why would you complain as a shop owner who is sold out of stock till 2021?
  • 1 0
 @jaame: vat is not applied at point of sale , it is only paid when when the delivery reaches the destination country and is charged by the delivering courier.
My company sells and ships to all countries worldwide from the UK ,so now in 2021 when we send stuff to Europe or anywhere outside the UK we do not charge vat , each local authority at place of delivery decides how much fee to pay alongside that countries rate of vat.
It is the same for the USA , but there the new law in 2019 now has each state impose their own rate of import tax and fees , some do some don’t.
  • 1 1
 @pedro46: if you buy a bike from YT today it says "£3499 including 20% VAT, excluding shipping, customs duty and import tax"
  • 2 1
 @stefkears:

Lost me at 16KG bro, that’s how much my 2008 downhill bike weights.
  • 1 0
 YT: Oh, and now you can put a water bottle in there. We think.
  • 2 1
 Out of Stock
  • 5 0
 @DoubleCrownAddict: Should bike shops only service bikes they sell? I see giving some priority or discounts to people who spend a bunch with you, but not shutting others out. I build all my own bikes now, almost entirely with parts I order. If I wanted service from a shop (on something I don't have the tool for as an example) should I also feel ashamed?
  • 3 7
flag DoubleCrownAddict (Feb 4, 2021 at 16:27) (Below Threshold)
 @mtb-thetown: Do whatever you want. I would rather support good local bike shops and businesses whenever possible rather than sending my money off to Germany.
  • 2 2
 @DoubleCrownAddict: with the money saved from not buying local you could just buy a replacement part
  • 3 0
 @DoubleCrownAddict: as long as those local shops don’t send money to Taiwan for frames or Canada for WeAreOne rims/bars/frames eh?
  • 6 0
 @DoubleCrownAddict: I'm with ya on supporting your LBS, local scene, etc. If I can buy something from my LBS I do it, even if I could easily order online cheaper. A big part of that is that I worked in the bike industry for almost a decade, and I know the value that a (good) LBS can offer in the way of trail building efforts, rider support, and just a general pumping of the stoke for everyone.

That said, I bet if you polled a random sampling of 100 mountain bike shops, that fewer than 10 would say that "most of their money is made from selling new bikes". It's just not true dude. On a $4500 bike a shop is lucky to make ~$1000 on that sale. Then ask yourself how many $4500 bikes are going out the door every month, on a 12 month basis. It's a lot less than you think, especially if there is a competing shop (or 4) in town. Parts in stock and good service is where it's at.
  • 2 11
flag DoubleCrownAddict (Feb 4, 2021 at 20:13) (Below Threshold)
 @mikealive: According to this study bike shops make twice a much from new bike sales than parts and components.

www.bikemag.com/gear-features/bike-shop/the-new-economy

"A 2017 survey from the National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA) cites competition from online retailers as the No. 1 concern among shops. Ask any store owner about gray market OEM Shimano components being dumped online for prices below wholesale, and they will rant like a Dust-Bowl-era farmer. But until now, the threat has only been to sales of components and accessories. That’s a significant chunk of a shop’s income, but the NBDA points out that, on average, new bike sales account for nearly twice the revenue that component and accessory sales do. So, if online sales of complete bikes become as popular as those of aftermarket components, they will have at least double the impact on the bike dealers’ collective bottom lines."

Also, shops only make between 6%-11% of their profits from service and repair parts.

www.bicycleretailer.com/opinion-analysis/2013/06/14/blog-formula-high-profit-bike-stores#.YBzD-1OIak8

"High-profit stores report 11.4 percent of their revenue comes from repair parts and labor, compared to only 6.5 percent for the average."

Don't think you aren't hurting local bike shops when you buy a new bike direct. You're killing them and hurting the local bike community they support. That's why bringing your YT into a local shop for warranty help is a pretty f#cking shameless act.
  • 2 0
 @DoubleCrownAddict: my SRAM warranty is some fresh non-resin brake pads, a bleed kit , isopropyl alcohol and a hell of a lot of patience
  • 1 4
 @Molesdigmyjumps: Will that work if your Rock Shox dampers blow out?

Nice to see all the negative props of my last post but no rebuttals.
  • 5 0
 @DoubleCrownAddict: I'd rather save $500 and donate to causes I believe in (like local trail building or share the ride programs). Nearly all LBSs leave me disappointed on the service and sales front so why should I support them?
  • 1 3
 @hatton: That's your prerogative, I was confronting the completely wrong notion that buying direct mail order bikes from Germany doesn't hurt local bike shops much. It also obviously hurts the American economy.
  • 5 1
 @DoubleCrownAddict: I worked in a bike shop for a few years when I was a young lad. There was definitely a lot less love given to work on customers' bikes than there was to our own personal bikes in most cases. That's not to say that we did shoddy work. It was always good enough, but we were on the clock. That's one of the main reasons I work on my own bikes. I enjoy it, and I can afford to take more time and care than professionals can. I'm not saying I'm a better mechanic, but I have more time to spend cleaning and fettling.

As far as the economy goes, I don't think it hurts the local economy if I buy direct from Germany rather than a local bike shop. Every £1000 saved on my bike is £1000 spent ion something else in the local economy. My local hardware shop, trampoline hall and shoe shop could employ the same logic and complain that bike shops hurt their business. People spend what people have to spend. If it doesn't go on bikes it will go on something else.
I don't feel bad about not supporting local bike shops or any other business. The onus is on businesses to offer consumers a product or service they want or need. If you offer value, the customers will come. If you don't and you go out of business you only have yourself to blame. No one has a right to my money.
  • 2 0
 @BMG: My understanding was that it was for:

1. UK-based/dedicated customer service team.
2. Stock holding of parts for warranty/repairs (replacement parts get shipped to you from their own stock in the mill in england, rather than having to share stock with the rest of europe and then having to get it in from germany).
3. Demo and physical inspection of bikes.

I don't believe they're set up as a distribution centre for their bikes though; you're still buying that from germany. I don't know enough about brexit trade laws to say whether this would eliminate or reduce taxes/duty if they did set up as a dustribution centre.

I must say though, The Mill is a good idea for anyone unsure on DTC brands. The savings are even more tempting if you know you've got UK-based support if things go wrong.

I was tempted with an Intense. Knowing they had a base in Bristol meant that, if the worst happened and i had no help from calls and emails etc; i could at least drive to Bristol and dump the frame at their front door and insist somebody do something about it.
  • 2 0
 @jaame: "The onus is on businesses to offer consumers a product or service they want or need. If you offer value, the customers will come."

This always comes to mind when people talk about how important it is to support the LBS scene.

There seems to be an idyllic notion of the local bike shop. I'm not saying that people don't have that experience. But it's not the same for everyone.

I, and a few friends, have received received awful service from a local bike shop (mine was in just trying to buy a bike from them - which i ultimately didn't, based on the experience). I was looking at DTC brands as an alternative. Even if YT's customer service is as bad as you read in the comments section, i'd be in the same position if i'd bought from LBS. I'd just have paid a couple of grand more for it.

I'd be more than happy to support an LBS that deserved it. But as you say, the onus is on them to build customer loyalty.

It's also worth thinking about the fact that the newer generations of riders are being brought up with amazon prime near-instant delivery and such-like. Why wouldn't they be buying bikes the same way they buy everything else - especially when you look at the difference in spec/value/price DTC brands can offer. I think there will always be a place for the LBS. But the nature of commerce has changed and they can't rely on older generations to prop them up going forward. They need to adapt and work out what they need to offer the newer generations in order to be a sustainable business.
  • 2 4
 @DidNotSendIt: The problem with your argument is that anybody can get online and say they received bad service by a local shop to justify buying a cheaper bike from Germany. All you have to do is say it rather it is true or not, or whether you are exaggerating a little, or alot.
All this does is hurt the image of local bike shops, and allows people to more easily justify buying bikes from Germany. Which does in fact hurt the local bike communities all over the world.

When you don't support local bike shops it also makes it difficult for them to be about to pay better wages to their employees and hire more qualified mechanics and sales people, which leads better service from customers. Many, if not most people who work in bike shops simply do it because they have a passion for it, and could make more money on another field.

I don't mind paying more to support local bike shops, and if more people did it instead of making easy excuses to save money, the industry would be stronger at the local level. Instead It's quickly dying in many areas, which hurts the local bike scene.
  • 5 1
 @DoubleCrownAddict: I don't understand your logic at all. One does not have to justify how one spends one's money. It's not a case making an "excuse" to justify purchasing a bike from Germany. There is no law stating people have to purchase bikes from their local bike shop. No one has a right to my business or my money!
Quite how it hurts the local scene if people make "easy excuses" and buy a bike from Germany is difficult to see. £20,000 spent on YT Capras could equal ten riders riding in the local area. £20,000 spent on Santa Cruzes (which are made in China anyway) would be three riders riding. Lower prices make the sport more accessible. How does that hurt the local riding scene? If anything it's the opposite. The only thing it hurts is the local bike shop. If local bike shops were so good and so essential, why are they going out of business left right and centre? It's because they don't offer a product or service that represents good VFM. That's why. People can fix their own bikes. People can buy stuff on the internet and fit it themselves. It's not rocket science to undo a 5mm Allen bolt and do it up again.
I get it they have to charge more to pay for their rent and bills but someone else I know has the same problems and I care a lot more about him and his kids than I do about LBSs.
In my area there are a few small places that have sprung up doing bike services, some of them from their own garages, some from vans. I applaud them for trying to carve out a niche and offer good value service. There is no presumption on their part that they are entitled to my business.
  • 1 0
 @DidNotSendIt: Exactly what I have been saying to friend who is a purchaser at a large shop. Evolve or die, stop resisting new business models. Don't end up like the music industry and resist change to the point of failure.
  • 2 2
 @DoubleCrownAddict: You worry to much...take breath and go for a ride, maybe to your local shop and buy a soda pop. They could use your help.
  • 2 0
 @MikeGruhler: my dad keeps bringing this up about Uber putting taxis out of business. I'm like, Dad, it's not Uber putting taxis out if business. It's customers using Uber because it offers a service they prefer. It's easier, it's cheaper, it's more convenient, you don't need cash, you know how much it's going to cost before you get in, and you don't have to talk to anyone.
Obviously people prefer that.
Evolve or die!
  • 1 1
 @DoubleCrownAddict: I'm all for supporting bike shops where they deserve it. There's a small bike shop at my local trail centre and i'm happy to spend my money there on servicing and small parts - the owner has been nice to me before.

The particular bike shop i was referring to in my earlier comment (probably the biggest in my area) treated me rather disdainfully, so why would i support them and give them my money? If they don't want to value me as a customer, i'm happy to send my business to CRC and DTC brands instead.

However, when you look at how people shop and purchase generally nowadays, the DTC business model was an inevitability - there's no logical reason that commerce in this industry wouldn't change the same ways as any other industry/market has. When you're talking about the price difference between equivalent bikes being sometimes thousands of $/€/£'s, it's harder justify why you'd be the martyr foregoing those savings to keep traditional shops going. Or why anyone should be expected to.

I mean no disrespect to anyone who works, owns or runs a bike shop - i know there are a lot that read and comment here. I sincerely hope there is a strong future for bike shops. But if the world is changing, surely they have to change with it. Now that DTC is here, and possibly getting bigger, they have to work out what they can offer that DTC can't. They need to work with it, not against it.

I have no idea what the answer is for them. But it makes no sense to expect or hope people will continue to support them without changing just to continue the tradition of [what we are not far off saying] "how we used to buy things". Especially since the number of customers with that mindset will dwindle with the newer generations coming through.
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 @DidNotSendIt: for many of us on here, we know what we want to buy, and we are now used to the convenience of seeing which of CRC, Merlin, etc, etc have the thing we want and pressing order. The idea of going to a shop, asking someone of they have what I want, then rummaging out back, then saying they can order it in for me, it'll be a week, seems mad. If I could do an online stock check, place the order and go pick up from my LBS, I'd do it. Or even if a group of independent shops pooled their stock online, and whoever has it posts it to you or something. But right now, independent shops just aren't competing - if they don't have a half decent presence online, they'll die, and it's not the fault of CRC or YT, or even the consumer...
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 @jaame:
"Lower prices make the sport more accessible. How does that hurt the local riding scene?"

www.google.com/amp/s/amp.redbull.com/gb-en/why-you-should-support-local-bike-shop

"This may come as somewhat of a surprise to anyone who lives primarily online, but human interaction isn’t always the worst thing in the world. There’s something nice about getting to know the crew at your local bike shop, and many will offer social rides too. Biketrax run a fortnightly Wednesday ride from their shop in central Edinburgh to the Pentland Hills, an 100km hill range just 30 minutes cycle away.

“We probably haven’t got that much in the way of sales out of it but just to have it is great,” Pete says. “Really, that’s the reason everyone is in that shop, because they like going on rides and they like meeting people. We’ve had people who’ve just come to the city to come with us on a Wednesday.”

Remember, with all the chaos in running a local bike shop, there’s still an obvious reason why those who do it do it.

We asked how sustainable it is to run a local bike shop. Pete replies simply: “Brutal.”

Asked why they do it, and he says: “Bikes! Everyone wants to work in something they believe in and I really believe in cycling as a force for good.

“It doesn’t have to be for someone who is a competitive rider. It’s probably even better for people who are just getting on their first bike since they were 12 and thinking ‘I’m going to cycle to work and get a bit fitter and get outdoors’. To support people into that is superb.

“Think about the percentage of our country which is taken up by car and road space. Bikes can reduce that. They make everything more sustainable.”

At the end of the day, it’s hard to argue with that – even if it does mean saving ten percent."

I've bought e bikes from local shops and they have been able to provide a level of service that you couldn't even dream about compared to if I had mail ordered them from Germany. If you have one of YT's proprietary designed products, your screwed if you want quick service or need to find a part quickly. YT also won't honor warranties as willingly as a local shop from what I've read, because there is no face to face accountability and they can just screw you with an email if they question it at all. There are stories in the YT forum about this. But... and this is absurd, if you file with a report with the Better Business Bureau, then YT pays more attention to your denied warranty. Also a story about that in the forum.
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 @DoubleCrownAddict: yeah but I just saved £1600 that I can use to buy my groceries for two weeks, fill my car up with petrol, and send my daughter on the school ski trip. And I'm still riding a rude bike.
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 @jaame: Yeah, but back to my original point, where you gonna take your bike when you need to warranty your mail order bike's Shimano/Sram parts? The local bike shop that you don't think deserves your money and that you've talked shit about online repeatedly, right?
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 @DoubleCrownAddict:
1. I had a Capra last year and nothing went wrong with it.
2. I haven't talked shit about any bike shop. I stated that local bike shops don't offer me anything I want to buy. Much like local nail salons, pet shops and dress makers. Is that talking shit for you?
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 @DoubleCrownAddict: I've had a Capra for 5+ years and every warranty issue was happily handled by various shops. (SRAM Guide piston seizure, Fox shock lever stuck and failed seal, etc.). They are happy to provide labor on any bike. Luckily, I can figure most stuff out myself. Zero has gone wrong with the YT part of the equation and when I cross-threaded my rear axle and ruined the nut, YT sent me a new axle and frame nut for free. I ignored the flyer for the local Nordic Runes with Nazhi Misogynist Overtones Study Group meeting they included, however.
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 @DoubleCrownAddict: My issue is there's a lot people who think that bike shops are some kind of philanthropic/charity business concept or something, and that it's the customers fault for there inability to make a decent profit and then go out of business. You start a retail company to make money, when you fail to make money you go out of business. Simple math really...don't get me wrong I love the "concept" of a local shop but like others have said it's not up to the customer to keep a business profitable. That's on the business owner and a lot of people are bad at business, just saying.
  • 2 0
 @jaame: the difference is that the way Uber makes it cheaper is by forcing its drivers to incur the costs of doing business that usually would be paid by the company and included in the price. Basically they trick drivers into eating the costs a Taxi business has to cover like insurance or mileage. It's cheaper because their drivers are on welfare or working three other jobs to survive.

YT on the other hand actually reduces the costs of doing business and passes those savings along to the customer.
  • 1 1
 @jaame: "And I'm still riding a rude bike."

You could also call it a Rune bike.
  • 2 1
 @mtb-thetown: yeah there are two ways of looking at it and I have never taken an Uber in my life. I get how it works though, costs wise. I think what people like is related more to ease of use and not having to hail a taxi, and not thinking one is likely to get one's trousers taken down.
  • 68 0
 Damn, the Jeffsy Blaze is a hell of a value. You get a frigging Lyric Ultimate, DT Swiss Wheelset, upgraded shock and a nice Renthal handlebar for a $100 premium over the pro and people are whining in the comments section? Whatever, that's a rad build for $4k. The Izzo is pretty sweet too, some lucky bastards are gonna jump on these today and have a killer time for not a lot of $ (relatively speaking).
  • 6 0
 Agreed. 2”3 Great spec carbon bikes for 4K! Looks like a winner in my book.
  • 4 0
 The only lucky bastards that are going to jump on these today are going to be riding an XL or XXL. Everything else is out of stock lol.
  • 2 0
 @labrinsky: Well, it was in stock earlier today and now it's gone because it's a crazy good deal Smile
  • 8 0
 I might just cash out some of my GME today
  • 32 5
 "As a direct-to-consumer brand, we are constantly listening to the feedback the YT Family gives us."
– lets make it a limited edition with 250 bikes.. Very customer-orientated..
  • 12 1
 Pandemic much?
  • 1 0
 they're also taking care of profit which is okay
  • 22 2
 "Limited availability Izzo" would have been better...
  • 1 0
 True. It isn’t limited edition. They could only get 250 group sets together so they only have that number of bikes for sale.
  • 19 1
 I thought Scot had patented the water trough to keep your rear shock cool with muddy water?
  • 2 0
 Yup, It's a sweet looking frame, with superb lines..... until your eyes hit that lower shock mount / novel shock cooling system of theirs: the new "Suspension Harmonising Internal Trough System"........
  • 18 0
 Fun fact, every bike is a limited edition right now.
  • 17 0
 "The downhillers downcountry bike" LOL
  • 22 0
 It's a niche within a niche
  • 2 1
 100% downcountry bike.
  • 4 0
 @melonhead1145: Nicheception?
  • 9 0
 “Trail bike” sounds so dated, plus I like the way downhillers downcountry bike rolls off the tongue
  • 4 3
 @DizzyNinja: The 140mm fork puts this bike firmly into the boring "Trail" category. Wrong direction... not reading the current market demands correctly. More likely, just as many have already said... we have a bunch of 140mm forks available... lets go old school.

It would have been better to position the Izzo as a no questions asked Downcountry bike by limiting the rear to 120mm and sliding a 120mm SID into that headtube... then of course remove those Forcasters for a Rekon and Dissector combo. This would have lightened it up, improved maneuverability and grip.

Of course then it would be a Spur clone...
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 @Baller7756: Not sure if a 120mm SID qualifies as downcountry. Perhaps a 120mm Pike would. Lol.
  • 5 1
 @tacklingdummy: 120mm Zeb only, scratch that, the stankshuns should be as wide as the travel otherwise it’s unrideable
  • 19 4
 Capra is still same, what a shame
  • 3 0
 What would you change on it?
  • 23 1
 @neimbc: seat angle steeper, head angle slacker, longer over all
  • 22 4
 @neimbc: 0.1 degree slacker HTA, 0.1 degree steeper STA, and increase reach by 500mm on the small
  • 8 2
 @neimbc: it's been 3 or 4 years since it came out. I'm even fine with a steeper sta, capra is way behind the game rn
  • 5 2
 and the cracking seatstay issue
  • 39 1
 @neimbc: What the guys above are trying to say is "water bottle"
  • 8 3
 @neimbc: I'd start with updating the 2017 geometry.
  • 2 0
 @cxfahrer: eigentlich nur den Sitzwinkel steiler. Fürs Wassertal reichen vorne auch immer noch 65° ;-)
  • 1 0
 @WY228: Yeah I would have been with just adjusting the heat tube and seat tube angles.
  • 4 1
 This isn't the 2021 model release. What's so hard to understand? The new Capra is still coming.
  • 9 0
 What is the "ideal" geometry? At what point does pushing the angles one way or the other degrade performance?

At what point is it the rider and not the bike...?
  • 4 0
 New capra is coming this year...eventually.
  • 4 0
 @scitrainer: People won't be happy until it's the Grim Donut.
  • 3 0
 @scitrainer: Thank you! So many people only focus on "newest" instead of what feels good when riding. I'm purposely riding an "outdated" geo bike even after buying the same updated bike(then selling it), because it just feels right to me. Based on looks alone the angles of this bike look like something I'd want(but 27.5)
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 @cxfahrer: Why? It's a Capra. Go climb another bike.
  • 10 0
 @Mugen: 'Live Uncaged' means no bottle-holder cage.
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 @GlassGuy: I ride with a dude who sends gnarly rolls and rides all the steeps on a Lefty equipped Scalpel. He's demoed "modern geo" bikes over the past few years but settled on a new scalpel because the feel wasn't right for him. Bloody inspiring watching him go at times.
  • 3 0
 @Gmang: Truly comes down to the rider. Bikes, like so many other things, are personal preference. I used to ride with a group that focuses on racing and times so they've always got the up-to-the-minute stuff on 29 bikes. I've been made fun of because of my "unconventional" tastes(27.5, shorter bars, apparently too small of a rotor), but then on the trail I'm right on the back end or passing and doing more stylish stuff. I've stopped riding with those guys...they aren't fun!
  • 2 1
 @GlassGuy: Yeah I can see your point on that. I am currently riding a 2016 Giant Reign and looking for something with a more modern geometry and bit more primo to purchase next year as I will be starting a family soon and would be keeping my next bike for 6-7 years.
  • 1 0
 These are "special edition" bikes, not the new year models. Since the Capra is the one that has not been updated recently (whereas the Izzo just came out and the Jeffsy was updated 2019), I would imagine a new Capra is on the way, maybe later this summer or fall.
  • 15 1
 Pre order now for 2023 delivery
  • 5 0
 XDDDD
  • 17 4
 So basically it’s the: we ran out of components so this is what we found on CRC edition.
  • 8 0
 Order now, pray ages for delivery.
How many people is still waiting for their 2020 orders?
  • 13 0
 I canceled my 2020 Izzo order after they pushed the date out twice, and got messed around by customer services. Got a refund and bought a Cotic FlareMax instead. It arrived less than 3 weeks after the order Smile
  • 13 1
 I ordered a bike that was in stock and had it in under 10 days. You really can't complain much if you are ordering a bike that isn't in stock and it takes a while to get...oh, I see you're going to complain anyway...carry on.
  • 1 0
 @Xlr8n: Not really, I was just expecting something like new bikes range, not two limited models available in mid season and that's only the first date given, I remember some postponing before so why not to expect the same again.
  • 4 0
 @bok-CZ: It's called a pandemic. The new '21 range is still coming. New Capra frame too. Be patient.
  • 6 1
 I’ve ordered a Tues and Capra Shred over the last 6 months and have them both without issue of delay. Never had a problem with YT.
  • 5 1
 @Xlr8n: Nope; in stock when I ordered and paid, and in stock for a week after that too. Dispatch time pushed out twice from an initial dispatch of 5 weeks, to a an "expected" total dispatch wait time of 11 weeks... oh, I see you're going to assume it was out of stock anyway... carry on.
  • 2 0
 I ordered in November of 2020 and got my Izzo in December of 2020.
  • 4 1
 I ordered the Jeffsy Blaze this morning and it already shipped. Should be here next Thursday.
  • 2 0
 I also snagged an Izzo, shipped this afternoon and scheduled for delivery on Sunday
  • 1 0
 @Xlr8n: If you check their Instagram and Facebook, there are people waiting for warranty parts from September. So I wish you all not to have that bad luck
  • 1 0
 @KK11: same. I ordered a Tues on a Tuesday and had it assembled by Thursday night. Out of Vancouver.
  • 5 0
 Fun fact, every bike model in every brand is limited edition right now. Not just specific to YT. Good bikes at good prices. Ive had three, all ridden hard, none have fallen apart, all great value, all solid after sales service. I know people dont want to hear it because they want to hate on the brand but thats my experience. 'Bloke down the pub said someone on facebook said that they had problems with something' ......isnt a real story.
  • 7 1
 Love people bitching about availability within the context of a global pandemic. Simmer down you crybabies.
  • 5 0
 All blaze models are showing in stock in the USA. Yet I’m still waiting on my Capra Pro Race I ordered in November
  • 7 0
 Nov '19 or Nov'20?
  • 15 0
 @Hugamo: November of ‘82
  • 1 0
 Call and ask them to swap it
  • 2 0
 A riding buddy of mine has been waiting on a warranty replacement rear swingarm for 2 ½ months. Meanwhile they can somehow manage to release these
  • 1 0
 14 hours later and the only thing in stock right now is XXL.
  • 5 0
 Ditching the flaky grip shift for the PTU shock will at least relieve the call load on their non existent customer service.
  • 10 4
 Capra is starting to be the grandpa of mountainbikes.
  • 1 0
 I love my Capra 29 so, so much. DHX2 and Lyrik Ultimate upgrades transformed it into something amazing.
  • 5 0
 @Sambolo yeah that 3 year old geometry is just completely unrideable, huh???
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 @TypicalCanadian: well it's funny because my bike model is even older, still more modern thought. Not saying it is unrideable or bad, but could be also better. They updated the Jeffsy like two years ago, so why not Capra also. I was actually concidering Capra, but then new Jeffsy came out, and made the Capra look old and I wanted more trawel than Jeffsy. So I bought a Pole. The steep seat tube angle really makes a big difference.
  • 1 0
 @Sambolo: Capra updated in 2018, Jeffsy in 2019.
  • 1 0
 Are they even available in the UK at the moment?
Seen people on the YT UK Facebook page saying that they have had to have replacement bolts sent to friends in Europe, and then they have posted them to the UK for them.
Great bikes but s41t service, that said I still love my 2016 Capra AL comp and not felt any need to part with it yet.
I look at the prices for a new one and feel like I was lucky to have purchased my one with the speck it had for the price.
  • 2 1
 I spoke to them last week and they said they are not currently shipping to the UK. Probably why the shipping date is May. I wonder if they are shipping to the EU now.
  • 5 0
 Izzo Blaze is a good looking bike.
  • 1 0
 I just got my Izzo a few weeks ago and am thoroughly impressed overall. The tires suck, royally, but the geo is spot-on for the variety of terrain here in Santa Cruz. I haven't had any issues with the remote lockout and have found it valuable on some of the long-grind climbs. I am curious what a difference a 140 mm fork would make though...
  • 2 0
 Just put your fork to 140, it makes f all difference to the trail/pedal geo nature of the bike, and you’ve got 10mm more, which never hurts when your bouncing off rocks & ruts (from an actual a izzo owner!)
  • 3 0
 i think it's a beauty, love the black and silver. love the horizontal orientation of the shock. i would ride the fuxk out of that shit
  • 1 0
 meant to say vertical orientation of the shock...yeah, looks like a session
  • 2 1
 I'm pretty sure this is the opposite of what we would like to see from YT right now. Instead of, "Look we actually have bikes in stock" we get "look here are some limited edition bikes that you probably wont be able to get." Imagine cracking your YT frame and needing a replacement, right now that seems like a nightmare.
  • 2 0
 Everyone is givin yt shit in the comments, but the fact is they are the best value bikes available rn. Im not a fan of carbon, but they make cheap, sendable bikes, so im all for them
  • 1 0
 Does anyone prefer the 52 tooth SRAM cassettes? The jump between second and biggest gear is already too big on the 50t. To me, the main real improvement of Shimano 12 speed having now spent a lot of time on both is the 46t second cog.
  • 1 0
 Bike industry is a mess at moment, overpriced, understocked, poor service, materials get poorer quality each year. I have gone to replace old kit which has lasted years, get new version, find it's built with much cheaper grade materials. The bike industry is really ripping people off at moment, and that's coming from someone who has been biking for over 30years and currently earn more than at any point in my life.
  • 1 0
 I own an Izzo, and it’s hell of a bike for the right type of riding, but the notion that an extra 10mm up front makes this in any way more gravity focused is straight up BS. I run a 140mm fork on mine, and it’s exactly 10mm better than 130, but it sure as shit doesn’t like gravity riding.
I’ve got two YT’s in the shed, and their actually outstanding bikes, despite what that other guy says, but bike markering & media hype has gotta stop selling people lies! End rant, go ride!
  • 1 0
 Also Capra, just put a 180mm fork in there already, mofos be buying the others for that, save people the hassle, your not buying one to pedal up too quickly, still cranks well @ 180! As for 190... I’ll get back to real soon.
  • 1 0
 So basically they built a Jeffsy out of an Izzo ? Am I the only one who'd rather ride a 12kg trail bike when I am not racing enduro / riding bike park and have to climb thousands of meters of elevation ? I don't care if I have to ride slightly slower the downhills because lighter/less aggressive tires and less travel, gravity are what the Jeffsy and Capra are for.
  • 4 0
 EXO+ for the Jeffsy and DD for the Capra required for a proper Blazing.
  • 4 2
 I was really hoping to replace my jeffsy, but the weight is unacceptable. I like the idea of the Izzo Blaze, but why make a light trailbike so heavy. No new-bikeday for me.
  • 4 0
 Didn't you hear? Heavy is the new light.
  • 4 2
 Maybe its so heavy because you are getting dt swiss 1900 series wheels on a 4000€ direct to consumer bike ^^ i mean, are they f*cking kidding?
  • 7 2
 hey look a Norco optic
  • 4 0
 I blazed my Izzo out when I got it last year.
  • 7 5
 Great looking bike, but 30.2lb is pretty heavy for a downcountry bike. A downcountry bike with that travel should weight sub-27lbs.
  • 16 2
 It's a trail bike. It's got 130mm rear travel and 140mm front. It's a really good weight for that. Downcountry bikes should be 100-110mm rear travel, I believe. And I agree with your suggested weight.
  • 4 1
 For $4k USD and this travel, this bike is at a good weight compared to other similar bikes. I just researched this category. And, yea, I'd call this a trail bike, not downcounty but we're splitting hairs there.
  • 3 1
 @tacklingdummy as a 25-lb Spur and 32 lb enduro bike owner, I have to agree. The difference is real. 30+lb is getting portly for light trail...
  • 1 0
 Agreed. My stock 2020 Stumpy EVO is 30.8lbs in med size but also has carbon wheels.
  • 2 0
 @AndrewFleming: It is still a good deal at 4K, but not compared to the IZZO Pro. The IZZO Pro is $100 less and nearly 3lbs less @ 27.3lbs. Not sure how the Izzo Blaze is nearly 3lbs heavier than the Pro. The bikes are basically the same except fork, wheelset, brakes, and tires. Those differences would likely not be near 3lbs extra. Not sure why the big difference in posted weights.
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 @tacklingdummy: Yea, I get that. Fork, wheels and tires add up. Not sure about 3 lbs, you're right.
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 @AndrewFleming: I was about too pull the trigger and saw the increase in weight, cant figure where it came from. Probally wait for a spur when its available.
  • 1 0
 @madridphi: I just picked up a Stumpjumper Expert, 30 lbs for the size 5 (x-large). I was hoping it would be lighter but it was right in line or lighter than other 130/140 bikes.
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 @AndrewFleming: Yeah the build is 1llb lighter than the jeffsey. Idk its pretty much in trail bike weight. I would rather get the jeffsey.
  • 3 2
 Sub 27 pounds? Not a chance. I have the Izzo Pro Race in an XXL and it’s 28.4 pounds with pedals and tubeless. I feel it’s extremely lightweight for a 130/130 trail bike.
  • 4 1
 I think that's great but you don't get down there spending $4,000. What bikes are under 30 lbs for that price? The 25lbs Spur is 2K more money. Seems like a great deal for what you are getting.
  • 2 1
 @Blue1870: the price thing is a good point, decently priced bikes are hard to find. But bear in mind the GX Spur is $1K more than the Blaze and only weighs 26.9 lbs, with tubes. Stock and tubeless, you get a bike that’s over 3 lb lighter than the Blaze for not much more $.
  • 2 1
 @extratalldirtrider: YT measures their bike weights from Small size frame.
  • 2 0
 @g123: well i'm just compartin gto its own models, seems the jeffsey is a better buy then the blaze imo.
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 @g123: I agree but my point was the cost versus weight. You could shave 3/4 lbs off the Izzo with just a tire swap.
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 @Blue1870: Yeah idk, what made it 4 llbs heavier, I was just suprised with just a little increase in travel, and seems some tires and wheelswap it just made it as heavy as the jeffsey.
  • 1 0
 @madridphi: When I was looking at the Izzo a year ago... I concluded that they were spec'ing the Forecasters to get their advertised weight down... along with basing the advertised weight on a Small frame. The real weight of the Izzo with proper tires has always been closer to 30 pounds.

As is... in 130/130mm or 130/140mm its a Trail bike not a DC bike.
  • 2 1
 @tacklingdummy: Not sure how they weighed the initial Izzo batches, but they sound a little on the "light" side of things.

Considering it's the same frame and they ditched the lockout, this is what I'm seeing ballpark:
Fork: + 0.5-0.75 lbs with the Pike Ultimate (vs. Fox 34)
Shock: + 0.1 lbs
Wheels: + 0.75 - 1.0 lbs (vs E13; although considering the problems with E13 stuff, I might err on the side of the DT Swiss stuff)
Tires: +1.0-1.2 lbs (for both)

So considering weight added is on the high end, +2.7 to 3.0 lbs added is not unreasonable based on the beefier build.
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 @streetfighter848: I found just about 2lbs analyzing the exact part weight differences. I still can't find 3lbs difference. My guess is the Blaze weight at 30.2lbs is more accurate than the Pro weight at 27.3lb. However, we will never know for sure. The Blaze is all sold out now. Haha. This morning there was S, L, XL bikes in stock.
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 @tacklingdummy: That's what I was thinking too. 27 lbs for a 130mm trail bike is pretty light. Believable with their Pro Race build with lots of carbon fiber parts.
  • 1 0
 @g123: Hey, I have a Spur on Order right now, and almost canceled it to purchase the blazed-up Izzo, but held off.

Is the Spur living up to the hype? is it realy only 25 lbs? I'm building mine up with Industry Nine Hydra, 270s, Saint Brakes, 203 rotors and an XT Drvitrain with a carbon crank, Im hoping It will come in arround 27lbs. I also have an enduro bike so I hope it will be a great compliment to do some Beer League XC racing, lots of trail riding, and the mild single track beer league enduro.

What are your thoughts on the Spur already being an owner?
  • 1 0
 @benjaminSehy: To get to 25lbs on the Spur, it has to be a Medium or Small frame, and has to be the XX1 build (carbon everything). The XO build will get you close, but not quite there. Not to mention the additional weight of your pedals.

Your particular build will also require the SID Ultimate fork (its 0.5lbs lighter than the Select+ and 0.3 lighter than the 34SC) to get close... those large rotors and brakes will add some weight, and the XT drivetrain will bump it up a bit too. You didn't mention tires... that can swing you bit in either direction as well.

My Large Spur XX1 build with pedals, weighs 26.7+/- on my scale (which is not a scientific level calibrated device). I think you may end up closer to 28 (assuming 32h wheels, and large frame).

Its the best bike I have ever ridden. So capable, confident, fast, controllable, flickable, and plush all in one package. My other bike is an SB165... those two cover the entire spectrum for me.
  • 1 0
 @benjaminSehy: I can tell you that having actually weighed the bike that a tubeless X01 stock build comes in at bang-on 25lb with no pedals in size Large. I’m a shimano guy and pulled off the sram drivetrain for full xtr and nextr crankset. With the stock tires it is still just under 25lbs. I think the build you mention would likely put it in the GX build range weight, depending on your wheel and tire choice. 27 lb is completely realistic. Stock GX build has stans wheels which are heavy at about 2000g. For your intended use (which is perfect) just think about your tire/wheels choice, and if weight is a deal then choose wisely! Ideal bike weight is personal, but I like the immediate snap going uphill, acceleration out of corners downhill, and the ability to make quick line changes up and down. The flip side is that I notice the lack of momentum you carry, but this is a downside to any light bike.
As for the ride, I have an SB150 and know my trail system very well and usual line choices. The bottom line is that if you are a confident enduro rider, you will find yourself being very comfortable going very fast on the spur. Sometimes you forget and it’s too fast for this kind of bike. My immediate take away was that the geometry makes the bike stable at speed, and the SID suspension works really really well. The combination makes for rig that I get away with the SB150 lines more often than not. Take what you want from that.
I don’t know your terrain, but for casual xc races and mild enduro it’s a rocket. I’ve never ridden an Izzo to compare, but doubt you will disappointed with the Spur. Hope this helps!
  • 3 0
 My brain when I see this bike model name: "H to the izz-O, V to the izz-A."
  • 7 3
 Capra Blaze: lipstick on a pig
  • 3 3
 I get it's probably a branding thing (edgy designs/competition with other brands, easier to sell) but it would be nice if the whole world would get over this black/grey/silver crap. Give us some colors. Yeti being worst of all recently
  • 3 1
 I hate all the colors. Well, I mean a bunch of colors on one frame. One solid color please.
  • 1 1
 I got all excited all week thinking they would release a hardtail frame. I've had all their bikes but have slowly sold off until only a Jeffsy is left in the garage. Commencal has received my business due to the ability to a la carte any frame I want and select parts I'll need that I don't have in the garage already. The fact you can't even purchase frames from YT got me out of their realm once parts started to pile up.
  • 1 0
 Hopefully this stays in the regular line-up when things return to normal, I’ve been eyeing an Izzo and basically spending another $1500 to more or less make it like this version, this would add GX and save me $400 to boot!
  • 1 0
 UGH! Why am I seeing this so late today?! I've been waiting weeks to politely hand my money over for a Jeffsey if they'd only be in stock and now I'm wanting to throw my money at them but it sold out.
  • 1 0
 The value seems great but good luck geting warranty spares from them.
My bike is grounded for over a month waiting for spare getting shipped from YT or their OEM (e13 in my case)
  • 4 0
 Blaze it up bruh
  • 4 0
 Ohhh that's pretty huh.
  • 5 3
 I've tried for so long to NOT BE a YT fanboy, this is making it increasingly difficult
  • 2 2
 Too late buddy, should have got one a year ago before they went up 20% due to the rule brittania crowd!
  • 5 0
 @Richt2000: nah happy with my Cotic Flaremax
  • 2 0
 "churning out hundreds of meters of altitude a day."

Definitely written by someone who rides.
  • 2 1
 As much vertical as my quick after work ride. LOL
  • 1 0
 @DrPete: It made me laugh. I have a 3 and 6 year old, I probably do a few hundred meters of house stairs most days.
  • 1 0
 Jeffsy looks cool despite not color matching Lyrik with same 150mm of travel as original Pike and that silly short outdated 125mm seatpost on medium size xD
  • 1 0
 So for the izzo and jeffsey, it states they are limited edition with a limited number of bikes. But for the capra it does not say that. Will there be more of those?
  • 2 0
 Uhhh yeah I’d rather have the optic.
  • 2 0
 That's a slick looking rig, well done!
  • 4 1
 aaaand its gone
  • 2 1
 Where the heck is the new Capra?? By my understanding they were due to release it.
  • 3 0
 This isn't the 2021 Range drop. It's still coming.
  • 1 1
 Hopefully they dont drop until actually available to buy. Intense was always that way and many others. Brands that build up hype for new model that's not available for 2-3 months aren't very smart. Buyer loses interest and goes elsewhere.
  • 1 0
 Not yet....maybe it will get it's own horror movie.
  • 1 0
 @Xlr8n: that gives me hope.
  • 2 0
 Just release the new Capra already...
  • 2 0
 beefier tires = exo. ok...
  • 1 0
 I’ve been on the Izzo Pro Race for about 3 months and it’s been a total blast. Zero complaints.
  • 1 0
 $4,000 for ZEB and Super Deluxe Ultimate carbon framed, GX eagled bike? That's incredible.
  • 1 0
 Thank you YT to remove the f***ing Twistlock from the Izzo...this is the biggest Fail on my Izzo Pro
  • 1 0
 Me and the boys ordering the latest 2021 model and getting them 2 years later... They sure are late
  • 5 4
 I have an Izzo and its shit ! Izzo, more like Jizzo
  • 1 0
 What’s wrong with yours? Something up with the frame or the components?
  • 1 0
 Why don't you like it? Also, does it feel flexy? Read a bit about that but wasn't a consistent complaint.
  • 1 0
 @ryan77777: I've had my Izzo for a few weeks and put 30+ miles on it so far. I love it in general, and haven't had an issue at all with flex
  • 2 1
 I'd love to that the IZZO for a rip!
  • 5 8
 Why is everything on PB just sponsored content not everyone wants to buy a bike every time some new fad comes out! There should be more Freeride Fiesta coverage! PB a platform for capitalism. PB loves to tell you, buy this what you have is not good enough!!!! One more PB more adds than Instagram and Facebook Combined. Ooh wait one more PB where every story is a paid advertisement not news.
  • 2 0
 They're not telling you to buy anything, but it is a mtb platform, so that they announce new products is kinda what you'd expect? I like seeing the new bikes tested and announced here
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 That Izzo blaze would give my username a whole different meaning
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 YT you wait so long? It’s already sold out.
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 I’m liking
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 That's an insanely beautiful bike !!
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 So its limited edition... like every new bike right now?
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 Wheres the uprated shock to match the fork
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 Izza good looking bike tho
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 Just curious why is everyone obsessed with YT? Seems like it's the most popular brand on pink bike.
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 Blaze - Aussie slang someone smoking way to much weed...
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 WHERE'S THE BEEF???


Zero innovation. No EP8 in the Decoy Range. No mullet Tues. No new Capra.

YT is no longer YT. It is now Old Talent that has went out into the pasture to die!
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 Not sure if you've checked their website but demand far outweighs supply. They simply don't need any of those things to sell bikes. They likely have a pipeline of changes in the works but why do that now given the market?
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 @ryan83: the bike boom isn't going to last forever. Once things normalize core buyers will have no interest in their re-colored bikes with old geometry. Bikes are selling well right now because people take whatever they can get their hands on. Once that demand dries up, well...

Even with record sales you have to keep innovating. Hasn't stopped the rest of the industry from pushing out great new updates (Commencal, Canyon, etc.)
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 @ryan83: Because that is who they have always been. Offering riders innovative bikes at good prices. That is fine if their new strategy is just to maintain the status quo and cash in on sales with aging bikes but that is not what they have always been about and the tip of the spear riders are looking elsewhere as we speak. The strategy of which you speak makes sense if you are a normal corporate bike brand. Welcome to the club YT!
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 @jcg2: all they ever did was offer a more progressive suspension curve. They have never been leading the way on anything new. They still haven’t caught on to threaded bb, water bottles, mullets, steep seat tubes and on and on. They make balanced bikes that you can huck.
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 @DHhack: the jeffsy has a 77 seat angle...runs great as mullet in high position.
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 Didn't YT just get a new CEO from Amazon? A retail guy . . .

Yeah so product development is different from retail marketing.

And now we can see how . . . .
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 Hubba Hubba!
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 Ah yes another direct consumer brand that started with budget-ish bikes and now they will just start selling 4K + bikes.
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 $4K bikes with a $1k fork, $500 shock, and $500 wheelset is a good deal mate. $2k left in the price breakdown and you get a carbon frame, tires, cockpit, drivetrain, brakes, and dropper post.
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 @coletrane-mtb: seriously. Forks only have couple hundy margin; shocks maybe lil less; a stans flow wheel set with i9 or Hope's is $600 average;
Let alone 2 year old used jeffsy are selling for more than new.
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 BL∀ZE
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 YT pandemic special. sorry guys, did someone die, for these sad colours??
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