YT Capra AL
The heart of the CAPRA AL is the hydro formed aluminum frame with carbon seat stays. To optimize the frame weight the tubes are multi-butted. The tube walls have been given extra thickness where required to stand up to the strong forces generated in critical areas. Or to talk plainly: 165-mm of quality suspension travel coupled with neutral riding characteristics and an optimal climbing position make for that perfect ride feel.
The V4L rear linkage is our proven recipe for providing a linear and sensitive suspension response. Developed by YT, critically acclaimed and often prized, V4L is progressive throughout the travel to prevent excessive sagging and harsh bottom outs. It holds you up in the travel and reacts only when it’s supposed to, namely to overcome obstacles on the trail and not under the influence of pedaling forces. This helps making the CAPRA a weapon on the uphill too. A slack head angle and 650B (27.5”) wheels contribute to the extreme directional stability of the CAPRA and make it seem like it has even more travel. To make sure the bike doesn’t mutate into a sluggish mothership, we kept the chain stays on the short side. All in all, the CAPRA lets you feel like you are really sitting in the bike.