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First Ride: YT Tues MK4 Downhill Bike

May 1, 2024 at 12:06
by Matt Beer  


If you take a quick glance at the new YT Tues, you might not be able to differentiate it from the previous generation. Take a closer look though and you’ll notice plenty of adjustments have been worked into the fourth generation downhill bike. YT refined the geometry, kinematics, and workmanship without redefining the character of the Tues.

The YT Mob has a world-class list of downhill racers, but the product team didn’t go down the rabbit hole of building a complex suspension system just for World Cup racing. They’ve stuck with their proven four-bar platform and contemporary angles which they believe works well for a broad spectrum of gravity-fueled riding; that is anything from bike park laps to freeriding, and of course downhill racing too.

YT Tues MK4 Details
• Carbon frame
• Travel: 200mm / 203mm fork
• Mixed or dual 29" wheels
• Head Angle: 63.2 - 63.5 degrees
• Reach: 430, 450, 470, 490, 510mm
• Chainstay lengths (short position): 438 (S,M), 440 (L), 450mm (XL, XXL)
• Price: $3,999 - $5,999 USD
• Frame warranty: 3 years
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To accomplish that, the Tues MK4 offers a massive range of frame sizes, each with the ability to run either rear wheel size; 27.5” or 29”. There is 5mm of chainstay length adjustment to choose from on each size, as well as a head angle/BB height flip-chip, so finding your ideal fit and balance shouldn’t be a stretch.

YT’s direct to consumer model introduces the Tues MK4 with two carbon-framed models; the Core 2 at $3,999 USD and the $5,999 USD Core 4.





YT Tues MK5

Frame Details

Condensing the number of bikes in the Tues lineup was another goal for YT. Before, the Tues MK3 had two bikes with equal wheel sizes; 27.5” or 29”. Now, all frame sizes use a 29” front wheel and have the option to run either a big or small rear wheel. There are no limitations regarding which frame sizes can use a 29” wheel either. For example, the larger rear wheel can be used on the small size frame even in the short chainstay setting.

Making those adjustments isn’t a hassle either. They can be switched in a matter of minutes with basic tools and don’t require any additional parts. By flipping the chip in the link and swapping the two-piece rocker link to the opposite side, the geometry and shock rate remain the same, regardless of the wheel size. The chainstay length flip-chip also works with the UDH component in either position. Furthermore, all of the frame hardware threads into replaceable nuts.

YT Tues MK5
YT Tues MK5

YT is another brand switching up their downhill bike's rear hub specifications to 148mm Boost. Not only does this improve heel clearance around the dropout, but it opens the possibility of borrowing a wheel from an enduro bike in a pinch.

Noise cancellation and cable management was focused on improving and simplifying. Even more rubber coverage was added to the underside of the seatstay and integrated fork bumpers ensure the fork stanchions never impact the frame.




YT Tues MK5

Suspension Design

Don’t fix what isn’t broken was the theme of the Tues MK4. Considering YT wanted to retain the Tues’ versatile nature, it’s hard to knock a four-bar, Horst-Link suspension design. The lower shock mount is placed on the seatstay and is controlled by the two “wings” that make up the rate control link. Towards the dropout, a pivot lies on the chainstay to help isolate the braking forces from the suspension action.

The progression has been toned down on the Tues MK4 to give the rider more control through low-speed body inputs. YT also worked to keep the travel and kinematics virtually identical across all of the possible geometry and wheel adjustments.

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Geometry

Shaping the Tues MK4 into a flat-out race bike wasn’t YT’s desire. They wanted the bike to ride well everywhere whether that’s a high-speed race course or freeride jump park. Five frame sizes is a wide range for a bike company to cover, even in the trail or enduro categories, let alone a downhill bike. Riders who might have had issues finding an appropriately sized downhill bike might be in luck with the Tues.

The reach on the smallest size starts at 430mm in the “regular” BB height and moves up 20mm per frame, to 510mm for the XXL. If you add in the option of using an aftermarket +/- 10mm reach adjust headset, that covers the sizing gaps nicely. On the rear end of the bike, a chainstay flip-chip allows for 5mm adjustments. The small and medium frames can be tweaked from 438-443mm, the large from 440-445, and the XL and XXL measure 450-455.

More adjustments are found on the lower shock mount to alter the head tube and BB height between 63.5 degrees and -25mm, to 63.2 and -30mm, which doesn’t make the Tues particularly slack. As mentioned, changing rear wheel sizes has no effect on geometry.




YT Tues MK5

Models and Pricing

YT ships the size small and medium frames with MX wheels, whereas the large, XL, and XXL frames come stock with dual 29” wheels. The metallic green paint of the Core 2 starts at $3,999 USD while the white and orange Core 4 goes for $5,999 USD.

Currently, there are only carbon versions of the Tues MK4 frame but we wouldn’t be surprised to see aluminum models appear shortly.

The Core 2 receives a full SRAM package using a Boxxer Base with rebound and low-speed compression adjustments, plus a Super Deluxe Coil shock that includes a hydraulic bottom-out control. The rest of the components are all aluminum, including wheels from Crankbrothers, a bar and stem from Race Face, and Sram Descendant cranks. A 7-speed GX DH drivetrain and Maxxis Assegai Maxx Grip tires are staples to finish off the build kit.

$2,000 more will score you the Core 4 model with Fox Factory suspension, TRP DH-R Evo brakes, a Sram X01 DH drivetrain, and the same rims and tires as the Core 2, except with Industry Nine 1/1 hubs. Finishing off the build are Renthal and SDG components in the cockpit zone.

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Tues Core 4 - $5,999 USD / €5,999 EUR / £5,999GBP / $8,499 CAD
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Tues Core 2 - $3,999 USD / €3,999 EUR / £3,999GBP / $5,599 CAD




YT Tues MK5

Ride Impressions

Mixed-wheeled downhill bikes (29” front, 27.5” rear) have become more common on the race circuits today. Given the opportunity to swap back-and-forth between the two and rear wheel sizes back to back on the same test track led to a surprising preference - the 29” rear wheel provided greater balance by adding substance to the back half of the bike.

There’s an admirable sense of being tucked in the bike - like you’re hovering close to the ground. Combine that with a relatively low weight and conservative head tube angle, the Tues doesn’t struggle to whip around tight corners or pop over obstacles when needed.
All of that brings a stable yet agile blend of character to the Tues, which is exactly what YT aimed for. It doesn’t have a limousine-length wheelbase which can drag down other downhill bikes on groomed jumpy, flow trails.

Mechnically, the Tues looks to be sound as well. Even through unusually wet conditions, the California sand didn’t pose any creaks from the flip-chips. In other areas, the chain and cables remained reasonably calm too.

The Tues isn’t the slackest or longest downhill bike, which isn’t necessarily a terrible thing. In its stock form, the Tues might not be the one downhill bike to rule them all in terms of flat out racing, but it could be the one downhill bike to do it all.

It will be interesting to see what changes the YT Mob racers make to adapt the bike to World Cup tracks. I wouldn’t be surprised to see angled headsets called to action and the longer chainstays from the XL frame fitted to those on the size L Tues. Conversely, to make the bike smaller, I bet you’ll find some freeriders reverting to a 27.5” front wheel for big flippy, spinny tricks.

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131 Comments
  • 148 5
 All that covering of the frame for some flip chips. Hilarious hype building
  • 12 3
 Is there not a different bike waiting to be uncovered at Fort William or was it all just for a flip chip, surely not?
  • 8 2
 Nah your right, nothing changed, just seen the pics on Instagram.
  • 4 3
 @justanotherusername: Hey! It worked. I definitely thought they would do more - but not mad at subtle improvements. I bet it will be a fun bike. Marketing man needs a raise
  • 39 4
 @devin-m: If it ain't broke don't fix it.
  • 3 1
 The Bikeblanket is for aero-gainz
  • 5 3
 Pretty sure Valis covered up bike had an idler pulley that wasn't covered up
  • 14 3
 @justanotherusername: didn‘t you know, YT is a marketing firm first and bike company second Wink
  • 5 1
 I think it's covered for the new flight attendant shock tech?
  • 2 1
 they had to be trolling haha
  • 2 0
 @tito-bandito: What makes you pretty sure?
  • 1 0
 @tito-bandito: I saw that too. The MK4 in this article is on the YT site with pricing, etc. Do you think they would not make an idler bike available to the public?
  • 13 0
 @YTIndustries: if it aint new, dont hide it
  • 1 0
 @tito-bandito: You were right - Vali does have an accessory idler but it's not integrated into the new frame it seems.
  • 1 0
 @therealmrbo: honestly this is everyone in the bike industry aside from the small handful of manufacturers. All you really need to start a bike company is sales and marketing, let the factories overseas handle the design and manufacturing.
  • 1 0
 The geometry of the 2023 bike is a bit different when compared to this one. The design is the same, but they are two different bikes with different feel for sure.
  • 27 1
 Looks like a Tues
  • 22 0
 Would be worried if it looked like a Trek Session Wink
  • 4 0
 If their factory team wins on it they can say Tues is gone with the win.
  • 24 2
 Simple, proven design-works well and (relatively) affordable. This is the route the bike industry should be taking across the board.
  • 14 1
 We'll cheers to that. Stoked you like it.
  • 2 0
 @YTIndustries: now please make frames available in the US. I love my Jeffsy but it’s so customized I can’t see buying a complete again.
  • 3 0
 It's one of the coolest DH bikes on the market because of this IMO. Gwin jumped on what was considered an unrefined, basic, cheap huck bike at the time and proved that it wasn't that at all. By winning everything. And it's had tweaks and updates since to keep it modern but is still the same formula. Great looking thing too.
  • 33 17
 So 148mm rear spacing is enough to win world cups:-) So why exactly was this nonsense 157mm SUPERBOOST brought up? I hope it dies as fast as it appeared.
  • 30 18
 Why is everyone so updset about 157? It's been around since before 148. If you don't like it, don't buy a bike with 157. Simple as that
  • 18 2
 Because If your heels don't rub against chainstays, your rear spacing is too narrow.
  • 8 0
 @IluvRIDING: once all the chainstays reach >500mm your heels will safe again!
  • 14 27
flag gabiusmaximus FL (May 2, 2024 at 7:20) (Below Threshold)
 Boost 148 hubs on dh bikes give 1mm more heel clearance, and a massively weaker wheel. Penny pinching by companies who want few skus, being sold as an upgrade. Piss off
  • 4 0
 It's to old already to die fast...
  • 7 3
 @gabiusmaximus: massively weaker wheel is a crazy statement, unless you have data.. Is the wheel weaker because the slight decrease in bracing angle? That change in angle is probably not too different from a wheel that has a 650b rim to 29"
  • 3 0
 The demo 8 from specialized was 135 rear hub until 2020. That Gwinn run on the dt ex471 down the whole track was on one of those.same thinking from specialized, bike fits in tighter spots, better derailleur protection, better heel clearance.
  • 2 0
 @gabiusmaximus: Something seems off with the math here... please explain (my calculations have it at more like 9mm).
  • 8 3
 Adding YT to my list of DH bikes that I will consider. I have 3 nice 148 wheel sets and am not looking to drop money on any more. Specialized, Forbidden, Transition, GT, and Frameworks are all also 148. Death to Supa Boost.
  • 4 1
 like everything else, wheels have improved quite a lot in the last decade. 157 is from an era when wheels still needed as much bracing angle as they could, even being 26"
give me a bike as narrow as it can be, thx
  • 7 0
 @gabiusmaximus: DT Seuss has done extensive testing on super boost and they don't see a gain in wheel strength. Sure the bracing angle of the spikes is better, but the tension remains low on the non drive side due to high dish. Interesting that 157 dh had perfect balance between both sides. Super boost was necessary for about 5 minutes in 2017 when we had plus bikes , with front derailleurs, and requirements for short chainstays. There was no way around it. All three of those things almost disappeared now.
  • 1 2
 @gabiusmaximus: the real advantage of superboost is improved chainline in climbing gears when using regular boost crankset. Like we are one does. Not a good idea on a DH bike because worse chainline on small hard gears means more dropped chains when ratcheting the cranks. Wider superboost cranks means more pedal strikes.
  • 5 1
 @bman33:
DH 157 has been around since before 148. Superboost 157 has not. They are different, and that difference is exactly why everyone is so upset about 157 superboost.
  • 2 0
 @gabiusmaximus: im a pretty big dude and I haven’t noticed any weaknesses in the 148. I’m not nearly as fast and don’t jump as high but World Cup racers are also a lot lighter than I am and from what I’ve seen make way less errors that could damage a wheel given better line choice and all around more skill.
  • 1 1
 @Buggyr333: Nailed it
@JJ-Crank: I was thinking 148 vs DH150, the original (and best) dh standard

I agree superboost is stupid. DH150 is the correct choice for dh bikes. Wheels last sooo much longer with equal bracing angles. I also agree that improved heel clearance is worth having. My ideal setup would probably be a 135 rear end with a singlespeed hub set up with as many gears as you can fit on a typical ss freehub body (normally 4-5). However selling 1mm extra clearance either side, in return for nearly vertical driveside bracing angles is a nonsense. If you want a wheel that will take an entire season of bikepark abuse, dh150 (or dh157) (or 135x12 SS) is your best bet
  • 1 0
 @uponcripplecreek: Didn't DH 157 have the hub flanges in the same place as a standard 135mm hub inset from the wheel? Same with DH 110 spacing for forks, they had a narrower hub flange and a longer endcap, if I remember correctly. If the width of the is the same, wouldn't the wider bracing angle be a benefit that would come with no downsides?
  • 1 0
 @uponcripplecreek: And couldn't you build a super boost wheel with equal tension on the driveside and non drive side? Especially now with offset spoke beds on the rims balancing out the spoke angles more?
  • 1 0
 @uponcripplecreek: plus ain't dead
  • 1 5
flag kroozctrl FL (May 2, 2024 at 15:20) (Below Threshold)
 @gabiusmaximus: uhhh no. Hands down false. The difference in strength between 142, 148, and 157 is non existent.

148 was created by Trek to create a solution for a problem that never existed.

The goal of any consumer driven market is to force your customers to buy into a product line that solves everything on rev A and by rev H, condition the customer into believing hype.

Tire inserts are also in the topic contention of “Jackie Chan meme Why.”
  • 5 1
 @kroozctrl: Wrong. Some fairly (extremely) simple trigonometry will tell you why.
  • 2 2
 @gabiusmaximus: I always keep my eye out for industry insiders spreading info, but you've confirmed that you are droolmaxxing.

But for other readers that lack knowledge but have brain capacity, the difference in bracing angle or "simple trigonometry" is around 0.7 degrees, when comparing EX511 29" rims laced to a 148mm and 157mm I9 Hydra rear hub (7.5/4.9 vs. 8.1/5.7deg). Both wheels have similar tension distribution (65:100 vs 70:100%). Rim ERDs are relatively large that adding 9mm of flange spacing (to already optimized hubs) barely makes any difference when it comes to wheel strength.

Now, if "strength" is not the true reason for different hub widths, why would companies continue to use 157mm rear hubs? Hint, it is the same reason why 20x110mm exists.
  • 1 5
flag kroozctrl FL (May 2, 2024 at 19:13) (Below Threshold)
 @gabiusmaximus: wrong again bro. Absolutely zero gain in wheel strength. They raced on 135 and 142 on the fort William tracks the freakin top section hasn’t changed in years. It’s always been that early rock garden section. And they didn’t have a problem with wheels then. Aaron Gwin races on pure rims at one point because his tire tore off his wheel. This was well before boost spacing. You can do the math, make zero benefit. You can look at practical testing racing, rampage, etc nets zero benefit.

You are literally the prime customer. Believes in any marketing BS.
  • 1 1
 @skimgosu: I read his comments, he’s like Peter Griffin when he finds a piece of candy.

Like perfect rider who contradicts that’s logic. Remy Morton. He’s running no chain, 24in rear and 26 front. And he’s doing just fine at Hardline. Better than some with super boost 29er or all 27.5. Guaranteed Remy rides better and harder than you or I combined.
  • 1 0
 Lol, you guys are funny.

Using the (worst case scenario) setup you specified, i9 hubs on a 29er rim, you are still looking at a nearly 10% increase in spoke tension on the non driveside when moving from 148 to 150/7. This is not insignificant at all. In nearly any other hub/rim combo you care to calculate for, this is going to be an even larger improvement. This results in much more durable wheels.

They didnt have a problem with wheels back in the 135 non-offset rear end days? Errr. Yeah they did. And they still do. Anyone who rides hard will be destroying multiple rear wheels per season. If you think thats good enough when wheels cost hundreds (or even thousands) of quid, then you are the one thats getting conned by the industry...

Get smarter
  • 1 0
 Offset rims do more for (higher NDS) spoke tension than going from 148mm to 157mm. Going wider was the ooga-booga industry method of building stronger wheels decades ago. Now that we have offset rims (3 or 4.5mm) to mostly cover the hub flange offset (~6mm), spoke tensions are much closer, leading to higher NDS spoke tension. Higher tension is critical if the user does not perform regular maintenance.
  • 1 0
 Throwing this one in to spice up the controversy more. The Frameworks DH was developed with 148 hub too. It's nice to take the rear wheel off your enduro bike to a DH race as a back up.
  • 1 0
 indeed, offset rims do go at least some of the way towards reducing the problems caused by not simply running a dh150 hub in the first place.
  • 13 1
 They kept it under cover for months, but they should have just painted the prototypes the same colour as MK3 and nobody would have ever told they are developing something newBig Grin
  • 43 1
 *Saves idea for TUES MK5*
  • 6 0
 Anyone else wondering why Vali had an Idler on her prototype not that long ago? Was hoping this bike would have a flip chip to change the lower pivot and alter the axle path.

m.pinkbike.com/news/spotted-vali-holls-unreleased-yt-tues-is-idler-equipped.html
  • 2 0
 So that ochain wasn’t needed. It wasn’t high pivot, same as the current supreme v5 isn’t. Was just an idler pulley to knock out some pedal kickback.
  • 12 3
 Price went up, frame warranty went down. “Nice”
  • 5 0
 Another bike that proves 157 wheels are completely unnecessary. Thank you YT for keeping it real. A 148 wheel is just fine.
  • 3 2
 The YT guys have been using works reach headsets for years in the Tues - I spotted a gold one in Oisin's bike recently.

Its all the bike 99% of us ever need to race / ride DH on that's for sure, will see what the prototype they were hiding looks like this weekend I suppose.
  • 3 17
flag chriskneeland (May 2, 2024 at 7:17) (Below Threshold)
 466mm reach on a size Large? Welcome to 2020.
  • 9 1
 @chriskneeland: They go up to XXL with a 510mm reach which is as long / slightly longer than the longest Commencal, I don't see the issue, just buy the size that fits you unless you are an absolute giant and even 500+ is too small?
  • 9 1
 @chriskneeland: Then buy an XL. Bikes worked in 2020. Races were won. Don't fall for all the marketing trends. Was anyone complaining about reach in 2018? 2020?
  • 1 8
flag chriskneeland (May 2, 2024 at 8:06) (Below Threshold)
 @justanotherusername: It just sucks that there's such a variation between brands. It'd be nice to see some consistency across the industry. Calling something small, medium, large, etc is meaningless at this point.
  • 3 0
 @chriskneeland: That's perfect, reach #'s for DH should be shorter than your trail bizzle.
  • 1 0
 @chriskneeland: Reach is not the only value that defines a bike's size. Calling something small, medium etc based off of one number is meaningless
  • 1 9
flag chriskneeland (May 2, 2024 at 8:11) (Below Threshold)
 @hessiannate: I do agree with this. But 466 on a large is still short.
  • 4 1
 @chriskneeland: as an experienced rider, you should be above small/medium/large anyways and only need numbers.
but seemingly, you are an consoomer who got conditioned into believing "more reach = more better" Big Grin
  • 2 0
 @chriskneeland: By this line of thinking, what reach does your ideal Large have in 10 years?
  • 2 6
flag chriskneeland (May 2, 2024 at 8:29) (Below Threshold)
 @Tiefkuehlpizza: Yes, as an experienced rider true I buy my bikes off reach, stack, chainstay etc. But how does that help anyone who's not? Which is the entire point of labeling them small/medium/large in the first place. Get it?
  • 1 5
flag chriskneeland (May 2, 2024 at 8:40) (Below Threshold)
 @Stumpclumper: 485-490 like the Canyon Sender, Commencal Supreme, and Santa Cruz v10.
  • 3 1
 @chriskneeland: just look at the geo chart man, you are enough of a nerd to post on here but not read a simple chart to determine size?

It’s a non argument you are making, just like all clothes don’t fit the same all bikes don’t, who’d of thought it?
  • 1 8
flag chriskneeland (May 2, 2024 at 9:44) (Below Threshold)
 @justanotherusername: Hey man, all YT had to do was jump up a size on the geo chart. How you can come out with a new update and not catch up to modern geo charts is beyond me.
  • 4 0
 @chriskneeland: you do realize this is a downhill bike, right? Not the probably 29 inch 130 trailbike that you’re used to? Reach a significantly smaller on a downhill bike because you’re going down and the handlebars are further away from you when you’re going down. So a smaller bike feels larger when you’re going down
  • 1 7
flag chriskneeland (May 2, 2024 at 9:59) (Below Threshold)
 @bigmeatpete420: Bro, I live on a DH bike. Check the bikes I listed above. 466 is 2018 numbers. Their XL is shorter than those in size large.
  • 2 0
 @chriskneeland: I don’t think you live on a downhill bike if you think that they’re sizing is too small unless you’re 7 feet I’d say the sizing spot on in the downhill race category meaning they are bigger (or safer) for the average rider that’s not doing freeride. they offer five sizes in a downhill bike, which is much more than most people do which is why it is smaller, which is why they have an XXL. I would argue that the small is actually way too big. They have one of the largest size range of almost anybody right now.
  • 1 5
flag chriskneeland (May 2, 2024 at 12:12) (Below Threshold)
 @bigmeatpete420: Bro. Live on it. Guess all the big players like Canyon, SC, and Commencal are all just crazy huh?
  • 1 0
 @chriskneeland: Jesus Christ, dude I don’t know what You on about. Canyon offers three sizes With drastically different reach numbers YT offers five sizes You can get a tues in a larger and smaller size Then the sender, I don’t know what your problem is. Just be happy that you can now get your dream downhill bike that you spend 24 hours a day on an every size you could ever need. Also, Santa Cruz has really confusing Geo charts because they have three different positions for chainstays, bb height and three different headset cups So they don’t actually offer the same 5 sized frames. Only 4. And the large is actually a 464 reach on the v10 so SMALLER than the yt.
  • 5 0
 @Tiefkuehlpizza: People get so butthurt if the size nomenclature/geo is different than what they typically ride. "WTF the Large is too short and now I need to get an XL!" Just look at the geo chart and choose your bike. It's not hard.
  • 1 3
 @bigmeatpete420: New V10 large reach is 483 bruv.
  • 1 0
 @chriskneeland: update daaa charrrtzzzzz!!!
  • 1 1
 @justanotherusername: That'll be the only update on the MK6
  • 1 0
 @chriskneeland: it’s 464, 475, or 483. That’s how they got away with making less sizes
  • 1 2
 @bigmeatpete420: Thanks for confirming.
  • 2 1
 @hessiannate: explain? DH trails are much faster and stability is a lot more important. Silly comment
  • 4 2
 Any comment on ride quality aside, I have the prior generation Tues and have a hard time spotting differences beyond flip chips. Not a bad thing since it has one of the best silhouettes out there.
  • 7 1
 This iteration was all about refining an already succesful product.
  • 6 6
 @YTIndustries: than
why use that diaper when the bike is mostly the same visually?! to get some unwarranted hype i guess?!
  • 1 0
 @therealmrbo: To cover up some wires?
  • 2 0
 @therealmrbo: well, they did make changes, so it is a new mk. And marketing is important to any business, so why not?
  • 1 0
 The XXL looks sweet especially the long CS and ability to run a reach adjust to make it longer. Not too many DH bikes that get 520 reach. Not in the market for a DH bike but this would be the frontrunner if I was.
  • 1 0
 I'm also tall and I would probs go Propain or Canyon until this came out with the long chainstay. Tough choice now
  • 6 2
 Clean looking bike
  • 6 1
 Even that's worth 2 downvotes. lol
  • 3 0
 Sweet ! Alu version when ?
  • 3 0
 Quit horsing around and release the new Izzo!
  • 1 0
 Im curious about the noise cancellation technology, are there little speakers cancelling the cable rattle ? Could be groundbreaking
  • 1 0
 Would love to see how they can get almost half a degree of seat tube angle change with no head tube angle change and no BB height change. Some kind of magical morphing frame?
  • 2 0
 Just hate this worldwide trend with MX or 29er wheels only. RIP 27.5" bikes.
  • 3 1
 You literally cannot buy a better DH rig for the money! I miss mine dearly
  • 1 0
 I sold my MK3 to a dude who could use it during the Covidz. I just wasn't riding it. Will re-up one day...
  • 2 1
 I’m for one so glad they didn’t do an idler pulley. I love the look of a classic DH rig
  • 1 0
 i thought everyone rides mx for dh now and here they are selling 3 of 5 sizes as 29
  • 1 0
 I'm sorry to say but the "Ride Impressions" are so unspecific and poor... I expect more from PinkBike
  • 1 0
 Interesting seeing them not go with a high pivot
  • 2 0
 Full review coming Fri.
  • 1 1
 Pretty good pricing for a brand new bike. Kinda lame the diaper was for nothing though.
  • 1 0
 Matt has gotten a lot more comfortable in front of the camera. Good work!
  • 2 1
 So the black cloth was just for marketing?
  • 1 0
 i like that finally they adjust stack height for taller riders
  • 1 0
 No place for a water bottle! I won’t be pedalling that around Llandegla!
  • 1 0
 LONG CHAINSTAYS IN XL AND XXL! THANK YOU YT
  • 1 0
 You'd be a fool to not wait for the AL.
  • 5 8
 I hate the new naming systems in the bike industry like epic 8, nomad 6, Tues 4 just call it what it is and use the production year to track what generation the bike is I know its silly I just don't like it
  • 3 0
 Imagine if they did that with the Jaws movies...total chaos

"watched Jaws again, great movie"
"which one"
"Jaws..."
"Yeah but which one? There's a few"
"The one where the shark eats everyone"
"you're going to have to be a bit more specific..."
"fine, it was the third one they released"
"YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO NUMBER THEM!.."
"oh, I didn't know"
"but if you know what year it was released, those numbers are OK to use... Because..."
"because numbering is stupid, no one does that anyway.. *checks numbers of up votes on pinkbike for their comment *... Yeah no one...".

Jaws is a great movie though.
  • 2 1
 Looks sick.
  • 1 1
 Can anyone point out where the new bolt is.
  • 6 7
 YT needs to chill. This isn't that special.
  • 24 2
 We're chilled, been hanging with Dylan Stark...
  • 1 1
 @YTIndustries: Perfect answer! #starkitup
  • 4 1
 Not everything needs to be 'special'. Most things just have to work and the Tues works.
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 @TommyNunchuck: Agreed. This looks like a well-sorted rig that will be easy to live with. Working on bikes with massive and complex linkages is a pain in the ass. It may "only" be a horst link but I guarantee it's going to continue to win races and be a solid DH bike for the rest of us.
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 3 year warranty L
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 pure sex
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 DM me
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 @speed10: nice typo
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