Review: YT Izzo Core 3

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The YT Izzo Core 3 is reviewed in Issue 142 Bike Test – The Big Short. The YT Izzo came out a couple of years ago and made waves principally because it was a bike from YT that wasn’t overtly aimed at the enduro or gravity crowd. It was a mountain bike with ‘just’ 130mm of travel, front and rear. This was something new from the direct sales brand more known for its longer travel Tues, Capra and Jeffsy.  The initial Izzo was a rather gaudy looking affair. Shiny black with metallic bits and Kashima this and that. Those first YT Izzo bikes looked a bit in thrall to the Eurotrashy cross-country mob. This new Core version is far more subtle, far prettier and far more YT. We mention aesthetics because although they shouldn’t be important, they are. Especially for YT. When you’re buying a bike remotely, you need to be sold on its looks first. And this Izzo looks seriously sharp. It looks like it should ride really sharp too. ‘Job done’, YT’s design team. The Bike Since 2020, when the YT Izzo was launched with a typically OTT media campaign, things have changed. Down-country is actually a thing now, rather than a bike journo in-joke. We have specific down-country bikes these days. Principally we have the Transition Spur, the Specialized Epic Evo and the Scott Spark. The Izzo doesn’t really fit in with this crowd. It has 130mm of travel. Its geometry is not hugely progressive. It isn’t...

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    you lost me at pressfit 🙂

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