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2022 YT Capra Core 2 brings affordable aluminum to 165mm enduro bike

The YT Capra MX AL Uncaged 9 was the first iteration of the 2022 Capra to take to the trails with a hydroformed aluminum frameset.…

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The YT Capra MX AL Uncaged 9 was the first iteration of the 2022 Capra to take to the trails with a hydroformed aluminum frameset. That one was pretty high-end, with Ohlins suspension and a SRAM GX Eagle 12 Speed drivetrain, priced at $3,999 USD. With that launch, YT were already teasing a more affordable CORE 2 aluminium option, launching today at the more appealing price of $3,399. Importantly, both bikes feature the very same geometry sported by the top-end 2022 Carbon Capra launched at the back of last year, with 165mm or 170mm of rear wheel travel on an MX or 29er frameset, respectively. 2022 YT Capra Core 2 Aluminum Frame Enduro Bike

The $3,399 USD Core 2 may well be the most affordable model of the 2022 YT Capra, but it’s arguably not the best value one we’ve seen to date. The limited edition Uncaged 9 model with the Ohlins RXF38 M.2 fork and TTX22m coil shock was serious value for money, suspension components that are normally reserved for bikes with price tags upwards of $5,000 USD. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, however; the Uncaged 9 is now sold out.

What is available is the Core 2 model released today, also rocking a hydroformed aluminum frameset but with Fox suspension handling its 170mm travel, front and rear. There are in fact two models, of course; the Core 2 29, weighing a claimed 16.4 kg, and the Core 2 MX, weighing a claimed 16.3 kg. The 29″ build is […]

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