Following on from the success of signing Vali Holl in 2013, YT has found another young ripper in Harry Schofield, a 10-year-old prodigal talent who we've been following very closely here at Pinkbike
. We've seen him testing on his own custom mini-Jeffsy
through the winter and now YT is bringing it to the masses.
The German direct-sales brand has today announced the Jeffsy Primus, a smaller version of its popular trail bike that will be available in a 24" and a 26" inch options and should cover shredders from 135cm to 160cm in height.
Making the bike as fun as possible was the goal for YT so they have gone for a lighter tune on the shock as well as selecting cockpit and contact points components that should be more suited to lighter riders. There is more than a name linking it to its bigger sibling though, the Jeffsy Primus retains the single-sided hardware access and double sealed bearings from the original bike. The kids' version is also as slack as the adults' version boasting a 66/65.5° head angle, adjustable via a flip-chip.YT Jeffsy Primus 24
Manitou provides the suspension for the smaller version of the bike with a 130mm Machete JUNIT fork and McLeod shock. SRAM are on drivetrain duties with NX shifting and Guide R brakes mated with 160mm rotors. SDG have the contact points covered and Maxxis Minion DHR II tires finish the build.
Jeffsy Primus 24 - 1,899.00 € / £1,599.00 / $1,899.00. Claimed weight - 12.6kg.YT Jeffsy Primus 26
The Primus 26 gets a small boost in travel as a 140mm Machete fork is paired with a RockShox Deluxe shock for damping. The 26-inch version also changes drivetrains and gets the SX version of the Eagle groupset, however it uses the same Guide R brakes. Also shared are ODI grips but you get e13 handlebars and a YT branded Postman dropper post on this bike. Maxxis again provide the rubber with Minion DHR II tyres.
Jeffsy Primus 26 - 1,999.00 € / £1,699.00 / $1,999.00. Claimed weight - 14.2kg.
Available from March in Europe and from mid-March in the US. More info, here