Prime of the Capra vary, the brand new Core 5 will get SRAM X0 Eagle groupset, Öhlins suspension, and a selection of MX or 29in wheels
YT has added a brand new range-topping mannequin to the Core vary of enduro bikes – the Core 5. It’s out there for £5,999 and in both 29in or mullet setups. It comes with a SRAM X0 Transmission drivetrain and Öhlins suspension entrance and rear. We rode the YT Capra Core 4 again in 2021, so will it match as much as its predecessor? And even make the listing of the finest enduro mountain bikes?
YT Industries Capra Core 5 must know:
- Two fashions: Capra Core 5 MX and Capra Core 5 29
- Each fashions priced at £5,999
- SRAM X0 Eagle groupset
- Out there in 5 sizes
- Öhlins suspension entrance and rear
The Core isn’t a brand new bike, however the Core 5 is. It’s the brand new, top-of-the-range mannequin that’s set to go “Quick. As. F**ok.” Pardon YT’s French. It’s an enduro efficiency oriented bike, with an Extremely Modulus carbon fibre body. That is lighter than YT’s Excessive Modulus layup, however claims to offer the identical degree of energy. Curiously, the bike comes with alloy wheels courtesy of a Crankbrothers Synthesis Enduro Alloy and Business 9 1/1 mixture.
YT says that the selection of wheels is as a result of the edges use profiles which are particularly tuned with “distinctive spoke counts to enhance trip high quality.” The hub provides 90 factors of engagement, with snappy pedalling efficiency. Curiously, that is the primary Core mannequin to make use of Öhlins suspension. Specifically, the Öhlins’ RXF38 M.2 fork (with 165mm of trave on the 29in mannequin and 170 on the MX model).
So whereas the body design itself doesn’t look to be new, the fabric is. This implies the complete builds solely weigh 15.6kg for the MX model, and 15.7kg for the 29in.
YT Industries Capra Core 5
What else does this enduro-mastering bike characteristic? Effectively, just like the Core 4, it’s received room for a water bottle. Specifically, the TM6000, which sounds extra spaceship than plastic bottle, however we digress. For many who love a little bit of on-bike storage, the Crankbrothers SOS Tube Stash comes with a tyre lever and plugs to get you out of any trailside bother. It’s succesful for racing, too, with the V4L kinematic controls protecting you accountable for the suspension journey.
Spec clever and the Core 5 comes with a Maxxis Assegai and DHR II tyre mixture. The groupset is courtesy of SRAM’s X0 Transmission, and is paired with SRAM Code RSC brakes and HS2 rotors. It additionally makes use of a YT Postman dropper, which comes with an up to date rail clamp design to decrease the stack top. Ending equipment comes as a Renthal Fatbar or Apex cockpit, ODI grips and an SDG saddle.
Sizes S – XXL can be found, and also you get a selection of two colors: Black Magic or Liquid Metallic.
The bikes are that can be purchased direct from YT solely.