The YT CAPRA 29 CF Pro Race looks fast just standing there. Its stealthy looks, the oversized tubes and the low slung top tube hint at what the bike was designed to do.
YT CAPRA 29 CF Pro Race | 170/170 mm | 14.52 kg | € 5,299
YT’s customers are spoilt for choice. Once you’ve decided on your budget and the appropriate build spec, you’ll have to choose between 27.5″ and 29″ wheels, one of two colour options and the frame size. Because of the short seat tube on the CAPRA, you can usually choose between two frame sizes for the desired top tube length. The last time we had this bike in our group test, we chose a size XL and found it somewhat cumbersome, so we went one size down to an L this time around. Since YT haven’t yet introduced their 2020 models we had to resort to the 2019 model for this group test. As usual for YT, the € 5,299 carbon bike comes specced with top-notch components, pairing an 11-speed XTR drivetrain with an E13 cassette. The wheels and tires also come from E13. Only the best would do for the dropper post and suspension, with YT speccing FOX Factory components throughout. The package is rounded off by a Renthal cockpit, which matches the look and the dimensions of the bike perfectly.