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YT Capra gets bougie with Öhlins-equipped Core 5

YT Capra gets bougie with Öhlins-equipped Core 5

YT is stepping up its Core line of Capra bikes. The German brand is introducing the Capra Core 5 in a 29″ or a MX configuration. Kitted out with a high-end line of race-ready parts, the Core 5 aims to be a race-ready endure rig out of the box.

The Core 5 starts with YT’s Ultra Modulus carbon fiber frame. This shaves weight off YT’s standard High Modulus carbon without cutting strength. The Core 5 remains the same Capra as always, with 165mm of rear wheel travel for the 29″ or 170mm on the MX. There’s size-specifc chainstays on both to keep the rider weight balances from size S to XXL.

YT rounds out the Capra frame with a TM6000 water bottle and Crank Bro.’s SOS Tube Stash (with tire lever and plugs for fixing tubelss flats).

Capra Core 5: Gold rush

True to the Core 5’s race ambitions, YT sets up this Capra with Öhlins’ RXF38 M.2 fork, with its triple-chamber air spring, and with the TTX18 damper. Highly adjustable, race proven and matched with the Öhlins TTX M.2 shock out back. It’s set up with two separate shock tunes: one for sizes S-L and a separate tune for the XL and XXL models.

SRAM XO Transmission wireless shifting and Code RSC brakes highlight a durable Capra Core 5 build kit. Crank Bro.’s Synthesis Enduro Alloy rims with Industry Nine 1/1 hubs give lightening-quick acceleration via 90 points of engagement. Maxxis Assegai and DHR II tires, in the burly Double Down casing grip prioritize real-world durability over minor weight savings on the shop floor. A Renthal Fatbar/Apex cockpit, ODI Grips and YT’s Postman V2 dropper post round out the build kit.

Capra Core 5 MX

What does YT Industries have to say about the Capra Core 5?

“If conquering rowdy terrain at speed is the objective, choose CAPRA CORE 5 for top-of-the-line enduro performance. From its hard-charging Maxxis Double Down tires to the proven SRAM X0 Transmission drivetrain and Öhlins suspension – there’s no hiding this model’s intentions… it’s all about going Fast. As. F**k.”

These all-out Capra Core 5 models are available directly from YT now. Both 29 and MX run for $9,000 in Canada.

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