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2020 YT IZZO Pro Race Bike

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YT IZZO vs. XC Race Bike | Long Term Review

As part of our long-term review of YT's new trail bike, we also wanted to find out just how fast it really is.

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YT IZZO vs. XC Race Bike | Long Term Review

When we swung our legs over the new YT IZZO for our First Ride feature a couple of months ago, we were blown away by how well the bike pedaled and carried speed over flat terrain. But what if our tired old legs were just playing a trick on us, so used to dragging our big enduro bikes up a hill that we had simply lost our reference points? To put our first impressions to the test, we called in some reinforcements to help us evaluate the IZZO against some seriously fast competition. Check out the video review below to see how this new trail bike performed when we took it to Cross Country school, as well as how it did later on when faced with some more technical challenges.

So there you have it, turns out that our first impressions were well-founded – this is indeed a very fast bike that pedals extremely well. But what about when things get more technical? We’ve been riding the IZZO for about 2.5 months now, and we’ve had the opportunity to take it out on most of our habitual enduro-type trails during that time. Now of course, you can’t expect the same level of comfort and forgiveness from a 130-mm trail bike as you would from a full-blown enduro rig, but the angles of the IZZO provide plenty of confidence on more demanding trails as well. The bike is light but never flimsy, and the frame is reassuringly stiff in all the right places. We did eventually swap out the stock cockpit for something a little bit wider and with more rise, and the Maxxis Forecaster was replaced by a 2.30 Minion DHF, which really put the bike in the sweetspot for more demanding trails. A simple enough upgrade to carry out if it makes sense for your riding style and terrain. All the other parts have performed flawlessly for the duration of this test, and the bike still feels as solid and as crisp as it did when it was new. YT says the frame has been tested internally to the same standards as all their other bikes, which bodes well for long-term durability as well.

In case you missed it, take another look at our First Ride feature to learn more about the bike itself:

In conclusion, YT really seems to have hit the nail on the head with the new IZZO. Instead of trying to make another mini-enduro, they’ve really given the IZZO all the pedaling power of a pure trail bike, but with enough gravity DNA left in it to allow for some serious fun as well. Being underbiked is probably more fun than being overbiked most of the time, and if this sounds like the category of bike that might suit your riding style and your trails, we’d certainly look long and hard at the IZZO.

More information at: www.yt-industries.com.


About The Reviewer

Johan Hjord - Age: 47 // Years Riding MTB: 15 // Weight: 190-pounds (87-kg) // Height: 6'0" (1.84m)

Johan loves bikes, which strangely doesn’t make him any better at riding them. After many years spent practicing falling off cliffs with his snowboard, he took up mountain biking in 2005. Ever since, he’s mostly been riding bikes with too much suspension travel to cover up his many flaws as a rider. His 200-pound body weight coupled with unique skill for poor line choice and clumsy landings make him an expert on durability - if parts survive Johan, they’re pretty much okay for anybody. Johan rides flat pedals with a riding style that he describes as "none" (when in actuality he rips!). Having found most trail features to be not to his liking, Johan uses much of his spare time building his own. Johan’s other accomplishments include surviving this far and helping keep the Vital Media Machine’s stoke dial firmly on 11.

Video by Tal Rozow and Johan Hjord

Specifications

Product YT IZZO Pro Race Bike
Model Year 2020
Riding Type Trail
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
SM (low, high), MD (low, high), LG (low, high), XL (low, high), XXL (low, high) View Geometry
Size SM (low, high) MD (low, high) LG (low, high) XL (low, high) XXL (low, high)
Top Tube Length 566mm 591mm 616mm 641mm 666mm
Head Tube Angle 66.0°, 66.5° 66.0°, 66.5° 66.0°, 66.5° 66.0°, 66.5° 66.0°, 66.5°
Head Tube Length 95mm 105mm 115mm 130mm 140mm
Seat Tube Angle 77.0°, 77.5° 77.0°, 77.5° 77.0°, 77.5° 77.0°, 77.5° 77.0°, 77.5°
Seat Tube Length 400mm 425mm 450mm 475mm 500mm
Bottom Bracket Height 334mm (40mm drop), 339mm (35mm drop) 334mm (40mm drop), 339mm (35mm drop) 334mm (40mm drop), 339mm (35mm drop) 334mm (40mm drop), 339mm (35mm drop) 334mm (40mm drop), 339mm (35mm drop)
Chainstay Length 432mm 432mm 432mm 437mm 437mm
Wheelbase 1158mm 1183mm 1209mm 1240mm 1265mm
Standover
Reach 429mm 450mm 472mm 492mm 513mm
Stack 603mm 612mm 621mm 635mm 644mm
* Additional Info Geometry adjustable via flip chip in upper shock mount.
Wheel Size 29"
Frame Material Carbon Fiber
Frame Material Details Carbon front and rear triangles; molded seatstay and chainstay protection; bolt-on PA 66 down tube protection
Rear Travel 130mm
Rear Shock FOX FLOAT DPS Factory, Kashima coating, remote lockout, 210mm x 55 mm
Fork FOX FLOAT 34 Factory, Kashima coating, FIT4 damper, 44mm offset
Fork Travel 130mm
Head Tube Diameter Tapered, 1.125" top, 1.5" bottom
Headset ACROS, High Cap, AZX-586 (SM/MD) or AZX-576 (LG/XL/XXL)
Handlebar Race Face Next, 35mm clamp diameter, 20mm rise, 780mm width
Stem Race Face Turbine R, 35mm clamp, 50mm length (SM/MD) or 60mm length (LG/XL/XXL)
Grips RockShox TwistLoc Sprint Remote
Brakes SRAM G2 RSC, SRAM CenterLine rotors (200mm front, 180mm rear)
Brake Levers SRAM G2 RSC
Drivetrain 1x
Shifters SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed
ISCG Tabs No
Chainguide N/A
Cranks SRAM X01 Eagle DUB, 170mm length (SM) or 175mm length (MD/LG/XL/XXL)
Chainrings SRAM X01 Eagle, 32 tooth
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB, PressFit
Pedals Basic pedals included, not made for demanding trails or racing
Chain 12-speed
Cassette SRAM X01 Eagle XG1295, 12-speed, 10-50 tooth
Rims DT Swiss XMC 1200 Spline wheelset, carbon, 30mm inner width
Hubs DT Swiss XMC 1200 Spline wheelset, 110x15mm Boost front, 148x12mm Boost rear with XD driver
Spokes DT Swiss XMC 1200 Spline wheelset
Tires Maxxis Forekaster, EXO, TR, 29" x 2.35"
Saddle SDG Radar MTN, YT Custom
Seatpost FOX Transfer Factory dropper, Kashima coating
Drop: 100mm (SM), 125mm (MD), 150mm (LG), 175mm (XL/XXL)
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Seatpost Clamp YT single bolt
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 148x12mm Boost
Max. Tire Size 29" x 2.5"
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes (single), plus accessory mounts under top tube
Colors Titan Silver
Warranty 5 years frame, 2 years components
Weight 26 lb 10.8 oz (12,100 g)
Miscellaneous Four-Link suspension design
Internal cable routing
Geometry adjustable via flip chip in upper shock mount
Weight given for SM size frame without pedals
Includes IceToolz tool kit with torque wrench, shock pump, allen key, and anti-slip paste
Price $5,299
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