Words: Sean White Images: Callum Philpott
In only a handful of years YT has made a huge impact in the world of mountainbiking. dishing up a small but very focussed range of bikes With great spec for the money, these machines are very hard to ignore and without question should be on your ‘next bike’ list.
It’s not just about the pricing though. YT’s bikes have evolved very quickly into exceptionally well finished and presented designs with class leading dynamics and geometry.
With boutique brands (we don’t need to mention any names here…) selling top spec bikes with price tags of well over £7K, and frames topping £3K, getting a full build with premium components can feel out of reach for many riders. If a carbon frame is on your wish list, once you add the latest fork, wheels and drivetrain, prices soon start spiral upwards very rapidly. With YT you can get all this (with an aluminium frame if that’s your preference) at a price that is far more affordable. Sure, you’re buying from YT directly, not from a bike shop, but if you’re confident in what type of machine you need then it really isn’t a compromise when you consider the cost savings.
The original aluminium Tues DH bike immediately scored a place in the 2012 Dirt 100, soon after its launch. Five years on we look at the latest evolution of this bike, the carbon Tues CF Pro Race.
When it comes to trail and enduro bikes, YT have every base covered too. Their original 26” wheeled Wicked 160 had a class leading spec for the price and went straight into the 2013 Dirt 100 charts without any questioning. Here we look at the very latest 2017 trail bike from YT, the Jeffsy CF Pro Race 27, a machine that mirrors the intentions of the original Wicked design. It may well currently be a long lead time for an order on this bike but it looks like it will be worth the wait…
Two highly charged, full spec bikes with cracking prices tags and 27.5″/650B wheels.