YT Industries is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year, and as a part of the celebration, the company just announced a revamped bike range for 2018.
One of the biggest announcements is the addition of a unique drivetrain setup across the entire line, dubbed “Eleven+.” This drivetrain setup utilizes “the new 1×11 e*thirteen TRS+ Cassette,” which offers a 511% gearing range on an 11-speed drivetrain. That’s an extra 11% extra range above the 500% range of SRAM’s 12-speed eagle drivetrains. “This 11-speed system is not only lighter, but also distinctly more durable and much easier to adjust [than 12-speed],” according to YT Bikes.
Like last year, the Jeffsy is available in both 27.5″ and 29″ configurations. The revamped Jeffsy builds run from $2,299 up to $4,999. The most affordable build is actually a full $300 more affordable than the cheapest build from last year–impressive!
Jeffsy CF Pro Race 29 – $4,999
The $5,000 top-tier CF Pro Race 29 features a carbon frame and is built with a Fox 34 Float Factory fork and a Fox Float DPX2 Factory shock. The DPX2 replaces the Fox Float X from last year. This year’s drivetrain features a Shimano XTR rear derailleur instead of the SRAM X01 derailleur from last year, although both drivetrains (last year’s and this year’s) use the e*thirteen TRS+ 11-speed cassette. SRAM Guide Ultimate brakes and e*thirteen TRS Race SL Carbon wheels stay the same from last year, and a Fox Transfer Factory dropper post replaces the RockShox Reverb. The CF Pro Race drops $500 in MSRP from last year.
Despite the piggyback shock, this 140mm-travel trail bike weighs just 27.8lbs! This is an impressive build kit and weight for a $5,000 bike.
Jeffsy AL 29 – $2,299
The most affordable Jeffsy 29er features an alloy frame, and this year it comes with a Fox 34 Float Rhythm fork and a Fox DPS Performance shock instead of the RockShox Pike RC fork and the RockShox Monarch R shock it had last year. This year the drivetrain consists of a Shimano SLX rear derailleur mated to the e*thirteen TRS+ 11-speed cassette instead of the SRAM GX 2×11 drivetrain it had last year. SRAM Guide R brakes and the DT Swiss M 1900 Spline 29″ wheels stay the same from last year to this year. Finally, an e*thirteen TRS+ seatpost replaces the RockShox Reverb. Despite the low price, aluminum frame, some burly components, and cutting $300 off the MSRP, this model still only weighs a claimed 29.1 pounds.
Builds for the revamped Tues run from $2,399 to $4,999. Again, these price points offer an incredible value for the money.
Tues CF Pro Race – $4,999
The top-tier Tues CF Pro Race features a carbon frame and is built with a Fox 40 Float Factory fork, Fox Float X2 Factory shock, a SRAM X01 DH rear derailleur, TRP G-Spec Quadium brakes, and an e*thirteen LG1R carbon wheelset. The build kit appears largely unchanged from last year but according to information archived on a third party website, it appears the price has dropped a full $1,000 from 2017 to 2018.
Tues AL – $2,399
The most affordable Tues AL features an aluminum frame built with a RockShox Boxxer RC fork and a RockShox Vivid RC2 rear shock (replacing the RockShox Kage RC Coil rear shock from last year). SRAM Code R brakes replace the SRAM Guide R brakes from last year. The SRAM GX DH rear derailleur and e*thirteen LG1 wheelset remain the same from year-to-year. However, it appears that the MSRP has dropped by $500.
YT didn’t specifically call out the Capra in their press release, and based on their website, it looks like the Capra is still sporting the old build kits, and that YT is still discounting these models. Will the Capra see a more significant refresh soon? We’ll have to wait and see.