YT Industries Introduces a New 29er Trail Bike: The Izzo

Ghostship Green. Photos: YT Industries

With their Capra enduro offering inching closer to a mini-DH bike over the years, YT Industries has morphed the Jeffsy geo and builds from a 140mm trail bike to a 150mm all-mountain/enduro sled. Fortunately, the team at YT knows that not everyone has trails or descent goals that require 150mm of squish, and they’re now filling the shorter travel gap with the new 130/130mm Izzo trail bike. As usual, the all-carbon whips will be cut with progressive angles and covered in a well-curated parts spec to match their intention.

YT’s first vertically mounted shock leaves loads of space for water bottles or frame bags.

Izzo frames come in five sizes with four distinct component levels. The 1183mm axle-to-axle measurement on a size medium is divided up by stubby 432mm chainstays and an average 450mm reach, complemented by the fork’s 66° or 66.5° lean and 44mm offset. Yup, there’s a geo flip-chip in this bike too, and it slides the seat tube angle between 77° and 77.5°, dropping the BB 40 or 35mm from the axle midpoint. Reach measurements across the small to XXL size run are 429, 450, 472, 492, and 513mm, while chainstay lengths remain constant throughout the size run. The engineers at YT are clearly considering the steering and weight distribution needs of taller and smaller riders with stack heights at 603mm on small frames and 644 on the XXL.

YT is undoubtedly concerned with weight on the Izzo, reporting 12 kilos (26.4lbs) on the scale for the top Launch Build and 13.2kg (29.1lbs) for the most affordable Comp version.

The lightest Izzo 29er will be built up with a Fox Factory 34 fork with FIT4 damper, FOX Float DPS Factory shock paired with a TwistLock Sprint Remote, SRAM AXS wireless dropper and AXS X01 shifting system, SRAM X1 carbon cranks, and e*thirteen Race Carbon Custom handlebar. A pair of e*thirteen’s recently released XCX Race Custom carbon-rimmed wheels and Optimus 29×2.4″ tires further take the pressure off of the scale. This Launch Edition build retails for $/€6,4999, and is available in Carbon Black only.

The two mid-priced bikes follow a similar parts spec to other YT models. The Pro Race build, painted a cool Titan Silver, swaps several bits including the SRAM AXS shifter and derailleur for X01 mechanical, and it gets a Fox Factory dropper post, retailing for $/€5,299. The next model down the line has a Fox 34 Performance Elite fork, YT Postman dropper, and SRAM GX drivetrain, in a minty Ghostship Green or plain Black Magic colorway, for $/€3,899.

If you’re searching for a well designed carbon frame with a solid starting build, the Izzo Comp models are equipped with a Fox Rhythm 34 fork, Fox Float DPS Performance Elite shock with a TwistLoc Sprint Remote, SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain, DT Swiss M 1900 Spline alloy wheels, and Maxxis Forecaster 29×2.35″ tires. With 1.2 kilos between this and the top Launch Build, the Comp model is a sweet spot to get into this bike at $/€2999. Comp models come in Dune Grey or Black Magic colorways.

For more info, or to order your new Izzo trail bike, visit the YT Industries website.

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