YT Capra Shred & Decoy Shred enduro bikes raise the bar on gnar w/ new coil shocks

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YT says they’ve answered the call to ‘Shred Everything’ with a couple of new coil shock builds for their popular aluminum enduro bike & carbon e-enduro. The new Capra Shred & Decoy Shred take each of those already-capable enduro platforms, and step it up a notch with the linear performance of the newest Fox DHX2 coil damper…Advertisement

Capra & Decoy Shred get Fox DHX2 coil upgrades

YT Capra Shred & Decoy Shred get Fox DHX2 coil upgrades
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Aiming to “cater to the needs of true shredders and big hitters”, the YT Shred update hopes to give bikepark & aggressive enduro riders more control over their suspension with the all-new 2021 FOX DHX2 coil shock. Bringing a premium coil shock to the aluminum version of the popular Capra seemed like a logical way to create a bulletproof, gravity-hungry enduro bike. And then they figures the carbon Decoy e-bike deserved to join in on the fast descending fun, too.

YT Capra Shred 29″ or 27.5″ alloy coil-shock enduro mountain bike

YT Capra Shred 29" or 27.5" alloy coil-shock enduro mountain bike
2021 YT Capra Shred 29

When YT introduced this Capra two years back, the shapely alloy bike was only available as an entry-level build. Burt now in sizes S-XXL with a 27.5 wheels & 180mm of travel, or sizes M-XXL with 29 wheels & 170mm travel, the Capra Shred builds up into a “full-metal beast” spec’d with a Fox 38 Performance fork to match the new DHX2 Performance coil out back, and a full SRAM GX Eagle groupset with the big range 52T bailout cassette gearing.

YT Capra Shred 29" or 27.5" alloy coil-shock enduro mountain bike

The aluminum Capra Shred doesn’t come cheap at 3500€ (you can get a carbon Capra Comp for less), but it is built to tame the mountain, shredding the gnarliest of trails. You get YT’s “full-enduro package” build with their Postman dropper, e*Thirteen cockpit & LG1 EN wheels wrapped in MAXXIS Assegai/Minion DHR II tires.

The new Capra Shred is expected to be available from the second week of August 2020, in either wheelsize.

YT Decoy Shred carbon 29/27.5 mullet coil-shock enduro e-bike

YT Decoy Shred carbon 29/27.5 mullet coil-shock enduro e-bike
2021 YT Decoy Shred

On the e-Enduro front, the carbon mullet Decoy Shred gets the same coil treatment. Mixing a 29″ front wheel with 170mm of travel from the Fox 38 Performance fork and a 27.5″ rear wheel getting matching 170mm of travel out of the Fox DHX2 Performance coil shock, this carbon eMTB powered by a Shimano E8000 motor is meant to be the last word in pedal-assist gravity riding.

YT Decoy Shred carbon 29/27.5 mullet coil-shock enduro e-bike

The 6000€ Decoy Shred is again near the top of the price list, but at least for this e-bike you get the carbon mainframe/alloy rear, in addition to the Shimano XT 1×12 drivetrain and e*Thirteen cockpit & rolling stock. No more shuttles needed with this trail monster.  Available in five sizes (S-XXL), all but the largest of the e-enduro sled will be available from the last week of July 2020.

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