2016 YT Capra CF Comp

It seems like it wasn't all that long ago that YT Industries released the Capra CF, a bike that helped push the limits of what a 6" travel, 650B bike could be and do. 2016 marks the 3rd generation of the Capra, and although the frame remains the same, there are plenty of other changes to discuss. Most notably perhaps, the arrival of a new suspension partner and an increase in travel:

  • FOX replaces BOS on the high-end CF Pro and CF Pro Race models, with the Pro receiving a whopping 180-mm FOX Float 36 Factory fork coupled with a Float X2 shock pumping out 170-mm of travel in the rear.
  • The RockShox Lyrik replaces the Pike on the CF Comp, which gets a bump to 170mm up front as well.
  • Other changes to the Capra specs include the arrival of carbon wheels on the Pro Race, which now tips the scales at an impressive 12.8 kgs.
As for the TUES, here too the frames remain unchanged (both the carbon and alu versions), but there are plenty of new parts and colors to get you excited:
  • FOX Float 40 Factory and the Float X2 Factory replace the BOS suspension components on the TUES CF Pro, with RockShox handling the squish on the CF Comp and the AL versions.
  • Much like on the Capra, the Pro version of the TUES gets carbon wheels and also carbon Race Face Sixc cranks, leaving it at 15.4 kgs - fairly remarkable for such a sturdy factory build.
The new bikes join the previously launched 2016 Capra AL and are available as of today on YT's website, which has also been given a facelift for the occasion. More information, specs, pics, colors, and pricing info from YT below:

โ€‹Press Release

January 11, 2016

While some might still be recovering from New Yearโ€™s Blues, YT has already shifted into the next gear. The gravity experts from Forchheim turn it up a notch and release their 2016 bikes today. Along with new graphics, the 2016 bikes are also equipped with brand new suspension parts. In addition to the proven RockShox suspension, FOX forks and shocks are now on board for this year as well.

For 2016, the top models of the enduro and downhill range are equipped with FOX suspension parts. The extensive configuration options in terms of rebound and compression are going to be appealing for racers and pro-riders alike. In addition, the Pro versions of the bikes are equipped with full-on racing parts, which leave no wish unfulfilled. In addition to the specification updates, the bikes also receive a completely fresh look. The CAPRA and the TUES are going to blast through the woods with a hot new look, which is characterized by a straightforward appearance and new color-options. All in all, YTโ€™s 2016 range is extremely versatile: from high-end bikes for professionals and racers and comp-level bikes for the middle segment, all the way to entry-level bikes for young talents on a budget. All of the above can be found on a brand new, easy-to-use, and thoroughly re-designed YT website.

CAPRA CF

2016 YT Capra CF Pro Race

The carbon version of the enduro bike offers three different options: CAPRA CF Pro Race, CAPRA CF Pro, and CAPRA CF Comp. Both Pro models are equipped with a FOX 36 Float Factory fork and a FOX Float X2 Factory shock, that offer plenty of settings for suspension-savvy racers and trail-surfers. The CAPRA CF Pro adds even more suspension-travel to your ride: with a full 180mm up front, with 170mm out back the CAPRA CF Pro is definitely ready for rough terrain and trips to the bike park. The name of the top model, CAPRA CF Pro Race already reveals its character: made for racing without compromises. The bike is equipped with top-notch components which are extremely tough and light. Some other highlights of the bike, beside the FOX 36 fork and the Float X2 shock, are the DT Swiss carbon wheelset, the Renthal carbon bars, as well as the super-crisp SRAM Guide Ultimate brakes. The CAPRA CF Comp does not need to hide behind the Pro versions: the combination of the RockShox Lyrik RCT3 and the RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 lets you easily handle chunk, roots, and drops. 1x11 is standard on all three CAPRA CF models.

2016 YT Capra CF Pro

Specs CAPRA CF

* Frame size S without pedals
Due to tolerances of individual components, the weight may differ by +/- 2%.

Geometry data CAPRA CF Pro Race

Geometry data CAPRA CF Pro

Geometry data CAPRA CF Comp

2016 YT TUES

2016 YT TUES CF Pro

Improving the TUES was quite a difficult task. After all, it has grown up quite a bit and has become a sophisticated downhill bike, full of character. It has proven that it can easily handle the monster-sized jumps at the FEST series and the massive abuse inflicted at Rampage. For 2016 the TUES CF Pro comes equipped with new suspension components. The FOX 40 Float Factory fork and the FOX Float X2 Factory shock are a killer team, which in combination with tough parts makes the TUES CF Pro a perfect companion for your next race. Carbon wheels, carbon cranks, and carbon handlebars keep the weight low and the speed at a maximum. The TUES CF Comp is rigged with the dream combo of the RockShox Boxxer Team and the RockShox Vivid R2C. The DT Swiss wheels plus the full Renthal cockpit smoothen out this rad package, which is suitable for almost every rider - the TUES CF Comp is easy to handle but still fully suitable for racing. For young talents on a tighter budget, YT offers the TUES AL, which is a well-equipped door opener for those looking to get into the business of downhill.

2016 YT TUES CF Comp

Specs TUES

*Frame size S without pedals
Due to tolerances of individual components, the weight may differ by +/- 2%.

Geometry data TUES CF

Geometry data TUES AL

2016 YT TUES AL

More details and information can be found on www.yt-industries.com.


About YT Industries

Back in 2008 CEO Markus Flossmann literally established YT out of his garage. His aim was to produce good bikes for talented, up and coming young dirt jump and slopestyle riders. Unlike many other bike companies, during these 7 years YT has managed to become one of Europeโ€™s most popular bike brands. The ingredients: high technology and quality products at fair prices, the direct-shipping principle which omits the profit margins of distributors, and a reputation which is unrivaled. Not to forget the world-class team riders, which YT has been able to sign up over the last few years.

Nowadays the core product range is made up of cream of the crop downhill and enduro bikes, which are regularly the recipients of prestigious industry awards.

As of now, YT employs more than 60 people worldwide, and is set to continue growing. It has to date built up sales structures in the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Asia.

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