March 8, 2023 – With changes that will turn heads in the herd, the latest CAPRA in the CORE lineup lights up the spec sheet with race-proven RockShox Ultimate suspension, SRAM GX Eagle AXS shifting, specific front and rear-tuned Crankbrothers Synthesis wheels, and a Renthal cockpit. Get your oven gloves ready… The CAPRA Core 3 brings real heat to the scene.
Frame & Features
Hot on the heels of the full-metal CORE 1 & 2, the high modulus carbon frame of the CORE 3 includes the same features and geometry as its aluminum counterparts. Tool strap mounts under the top tube, a geometry adjust flip chip, and a TM6000 water bottle (included in the box!) make adapting to your hydration requirements and local trails super straightforward. The MX variation aims to please bike park fiends, featuring shorter chainstays and a more progressive kinematic. The 29" model ups the chainstay length for improved climbing performance while providing a more linear curve for maximum traction. Larger frame sizes also receive an increased rear center length, ensuring balanced handling for riders of all heights. Both the MX and 29” versions are rated for a 180mm travel fork for getting extra sendy at the park or squeezing out extra seconds between the tape.
Hands up if you want top-end, fully adjustable suspension! The 170mm Zeb Ultimate strikes gold with all the latest tech; the new Charger 3 damper with HSC/LSC adjustment, updated Debonair+ spring, and vibration-reducing buttercups. In combination with the RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate, the V4L kinematic saves the day out back and now features external HSC and LSC adjustment. This level of on-the-fly tuning means dialling in your ride doesn’t require a trip to the workshop, especially when the YT Suspension Guide gives you a recommended base setup to get you out on the trails asap. The spec sheet sees more fire in the form of GX Eagle AXS wireless derailleur. Repeatable and reliable shifting is the name of the game when it comes to AXS, ensuring crisp and consistent ratio changes even in the filthiest of trail conditions. Additionally, the overload clutch protects the mech when your desired line choice doesn’t quite go to plan. Renthal has been at the sharp end of componentry for many years, hence why the CORE 3 features the all-new AL2014 bar and stem combo clad with cult classic ODI lock-on grips. More finishing touches come in the form of an SDG Bel Air 3.0 saddle, a YT Postman dropper (with up to 200mm drop for size XXL), SRAM Code R brakes, and an E13 TRS plus chain device. The Crankbrothers Synthesis Enduro wheels help hold a line when the trail gets out of hand and offer differing rim profiles and spoke counts for each end of the rig. Lastly, the CORE 3 now features a super sticky Maxx Grip Assegai/Maxx Terra DHR II combo for unrivalled grip in an array of conditions.
Pricing and Weight
YT Mill Showrooms & Rolling Circus - Demo a YT
The YT Mill Showrooms in UK, USA and Germany offer test rides for all available models in the YT Core range, all year round. If your location isn’t near a Mill, then the Rolling Circus demo events bring the whole demo fleet to a variety of locations across the globe. This dates for this year’s demo tour will be announced soon.
View key specs, compare bikes, and rate the new YT Capra models in the Vital MTB Product Guide.
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