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2021 YT Capra Blaze 29 Bike

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2021 YT Capra Blaze 29
2021 YT Capra Blaze 29 Bike 2021 YT Capra Blaze 29 Bike 2021 YT Capra Blaze 29 Bike
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It's the real GOAT

The Good:

build quality, looks and ride
Seat tube length, wheel base and stack height
Suspension spec
Brakes (Code RSC)

The Bad:

Slackish seat tube angle
Mid-range drive train, not real bad but GX 10-52.

Overall Review:

A really good, responsive and fast for 170mm mountain goat. Went just a little higher on air in suspension which made a very supportive pedal platform. Admittedly over biked for most of my riding, however sure plows through rooty sections and confidence inspiring on downhills. I am relieved to find that the rather long wheelbase doesn't feel too slow through turns, but rather provides stability through technical climbs.

I have no issues climbing it, although a steeper seat tube angle would be good. I had a choice to go either Medium or X-Large due to inventory, YT suggested med would be too small and so I went XL. For full on downhill, that's a good choice, however medium would have been a better, more playful choice. Only slightly let down by the advice/choice.

Changed out wheels, bars, stem, crankset and seat to carbon. Changed dropper from 170mm to 210mm. 

Changed out GX cassette to X01 (had from previous). Oneup composite pedals. Kenda Hellcat Pro ATC 2.6 tires.

32 pounds with pedals and bell. 


Product YT Capra Blaze 29 Bike
Model Year 2021
Riding Type Enduro / All-Mountain, Freeride / Bike Park
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
MD (low, high), LG (low, high), XL (low, high), XXL (low, high) View Geometry
Size MD (low, high) LG (low, high) XL (low, high) XXL (low, high)
Top Tube Length 584mm 621mm 645mm 667mm
Head Tube Angle 65.0°, 65.5° 65.0°, 65.5° 65.0°, 65.5° 65.0°, 65.5°
Head Tube Length 95mm 105mm 115mm 120mm
Seat Tube Angle 75.5°, 76° 75.5°, 76° 75.5°, 76° 75.5°, 76°
Seat Tube Length 420mm 445mm 465mm 490mm
Bottom Bracket Height 25mm drop, 15mm drop 25mm drop, 15mm drop 25mm drop, 15mm drop 25mm drop, 15mm drop
Chainstay Length 435mm 435mm 435mm 435mm
Wheelbase 1203mm 1227mm 1256mm 1279mm
Standover 699mm 723mm 735mm 745mm
Reach 440mm 460mm 480mm 500mm
Stack 621mm 630mm 639mm 644mm
* Additional Info Geometry adjustable via flip chip in rear shock mount.
Wheel Size 29"
Frame Material Carbon Fiber
Frame Material Details High modular carbon fiber; down tube, seatstay, and chainstay protection
Rear Travel 170mm
Rear Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate, 230mm x 65 mm
Fork RockShox ZEB Ultimate RC2, 51mm offset
Fork Travel 170mm
Head Tube Diameter Tapered, 1.125" top, 1.5" bottom
Headset ACROS AZX-576, High Cap
Handlebar Renthal Fatbar 35, 800mm width, 30mm rise, 35mm clamp diameter
Stem Renthal Apex 35, 50mm length, 35mm bar clamp
Grips Sensus Swayze, lock-on
Brakes SRAM Code RSC, SRAM CenterLine 200mm rotors
Brake Levers SRAM Code RSC
Drivetrain 1x
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Front Derailleur None
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Chainguide e*thirteen TRS+ upper slider with bashguard
Cranks SRAM GX Eagle DUB, 170mm length
Chainrings SRAM GX Eagle, 32 tooth
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB
Pedals Basic pedals included, not made for demanding trails or racing
Chain 12-speed
Cassette SRAM GX Eagle XG-1275, 12-speed, 10-52 tooth
Rims DT Swiss E1900 Spline wheelset, 30mm inner width
Hubs DT Swiss E1900 Spline wheelset, 110x15mm Boost front, 148x12mm Boost rear with XD driver
Spokes DT Swiss E1900 Spline wheelset
Tires Front: Maxxis Assegai, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR, 29" x 2.5"
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO, TR, 29" x 2.4"
Saddle SDG Radar MTN, YT Custom
Seatpost YT Postman dropper, HE remote lever
Drop: 125mm (MD), 150mm (LG), 170mm (XL/XXL)
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Seatpost Clamp Single bolt
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 148x12mm Boost
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts None
Colors Silver/Grey
Warranty 5 years frame, 2 years components
Weight 33 lb 1.1 oz (15,000 g)
Miscellaneous • V4L (Virtual 4-Link) rear suspension
• Internal cable routing
• Geometry adjustable via flip chip in rear shock mount
• Weight given for size SM set up tubeless, without pedals
• Includes IceToolz tool kit with torque wrench, shock pump, allen key, and anti-slip paste
Price $3,999
More Info YT Releases Limited Edition 'Blaze' Models of Izzo, Jeffsy, and Capra (press release)

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