A first look at the Capra CF range

Key Points

  • Bos suspension replaced with Fox
  • Capra CF Pro gains boosted travel
  • Pike replaced with Lyrik on CF Comp

Kashima? On YT bikes?

Yep, that’s right. We took a first look at YT’s 2016 aluminium Capra range, including the cut-price  Capra AL, back in November and now you can see the carbon fibre enduro offerings from German direct order brand. The big news is that its top of the range bikes will feature Fox suspenion in 2016.

YT has traditionally specced its Pro and Pro Race models with BOS but this will now be replaced by kashima-coated Fox. YT will also be speccing Fox on its Tues downhill bikes.

Fox seems to be in a good place at the moment as its 34 fork scored a nine out of ten in our recent trail forks group test and only narrowly lost out to the dominant Rockshox Pike.

Watch our review of the 2015 Capra AL 1

What else is new this year?

All three carbon fibre models have some further subtle changes this year:

Capra CF Pro Race announcement 2016

Capra CF Pro Race: The CF Pro Race now comes with a carbon DT Swiss XMC1200 Spline wheelset, this pushes it down to a claimed weight of 12.8 kg (28.2lb).

Capra CF Pro announcement 2016

Capra CF Pro: The Capra CF Pro now has boosted travel and boasts a 180mm fork in tandem with 170mm out back. This is a significant increase from the standard 160mm travel found on the Capra Pro Race and pushes the CF Pro model more towards the mini-downhill bike category.

Capra CF comp announcement 2016

Capra CF Comp: The Rockshox equipped CF Comp also has a suspension change, but it’s simply switching from a Pike to a 170mm Lyrik. We tested our Capra with a Lyrik in Les Duex Alpes and we loved the increased stiffness and improved control over Pike. You can watch the video review here:

Let’s talk prices

As always, YT is offering amazing value thanks to its direct order model:

Capra CF Pro Race – €4,999.00 (£3755.19)

Capra CF Pro – €4,399.00 (3304.47)

Capra CF Comp – €3,599.00 (£2,703)

For more information click here.