YT has today announced it will be moving away from the traditional model year structure and move towards a new structure of 'Core' and 'Uncaged' bikes.
The German direct-sales brand will begin the rollout of its new categorisations with the Jeffsy
but it will in time apply the same changes to the Izzo
. Starting with the Jeffsy, YT is replacing the old 'Pro Race-Pro-Comp-Base' categorization with the new numbered 'Core' system. YT will now use this platform to carry out running updates on the specs as new components become available, rather than relying on annual updates.
In addition to the Core models, which will be available year-round, YT will be releasing limited edition Uncaged models. These bikes will have more unique spec setups, be limited in volume and are designed to "satisfy the wishes of discerning riders who follow the latest trends in the industry". YT already started releasing Uncaged models such as the Shred
in 2020, and most recently the Blaze models in February
The Jeffsy will begin with three Core models, labelled 4,3 and 2. YT Jeffsy Core 4
The Jeffsy Core 4 is the top-spec model with a lighter, high modulus carbon frame. The suspension comes from Fox's Factory range with a 36 fork and Float DPX2 shock providing 150mm travel front and rear. SRAM's X01 Eagle takes care of shifting duties while G2 RSC brakes slow the whole package down.Price:
€4,999, £4,499, $4,999 USDYT Jeffsy Core 3
The Jeffsy Core 3 model also has a carbon frame. Suspension goes from Factory to Performance Elite and the drivetrain is now SRAM GX Eagle. SRAM's G2 brakes again provide the stopping power but with a bit less adjustability as they are the R spec.Price:
€3,999, £3,599, $3,999 USDYT Jeffsy Core 2
The Jeffsy Core 2 is aluminium model of the range and it is also the only spec level that is available in both 29" and 27.5" wheels (the carbon models are both 29" only). Fox Performance elite suspension once again provides the suspension and it uses a SRAM NX drivetrain.Price:
€2,799, £2,499, $2,799 USD
For a deeper dive into model years and why the industry may or may not use them, read our Burning Question article on the topic, here
. For more info on the Jeffsy line, head to the YT website, here