YT Ind. Capra
mikewsmith – Member
scored a rare 10/10 in the may issue of the MBR
I’m sure that only came when you got the back page ad and several in the mag. Forgetting the actual score (as from when I used to read it the score could have nothing to do with the review and sometimes appeared to be added by someone else/advertising department) what did they say about it? mikewsmith – Member
They called it ‘the new benchmark enduro bike’
The rest of your post is nonsensical !Posted 4 years agojuliansSubscriber
They didnt talk much about its climbing ability, the review seemed to mainly focus on its descending ability, but they did have this to say:-
“it also has plenty of pace when you stomp on the pedals, so grinding to the top of a mountain or sprinting up a punchy singletrack climb on a timed race stage wont needlessly tax your energy levels”
“it really does deliver on its promise of riding the climbs like a trail bike to blast the descents like a DH rig.”Posted 4 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
The rest of your post is nonsensical !
They used to have a honest review of specialized generally, complain about a bunch of things on it then magically give it 9 or 10, specialized always won the comparison tests. About the same time the pages were covered with spec ads. I gave up reading the scores in bike tests when they stopped matching the article that was written.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Travel’s all kind of relative, if you ride, say a Mojo HG with 160mm of quality travel, it doesn’t feel like a big bike- pedals seriously well, very controlled etc. No reason the YT couldn’t do the same. So if they could combine that with (sorry Ibis) better geometry there’s no reason such a big bike couldn’t work imo.
Can’t say I’ve ever ridden my 160mm bike and thought “needs more travel” except for full-on downhill. But if it can wear the fork without significant drawback, why not?Posted 4 years agothepodgeMember
I can remember a time when you were encouraged to by the worst spec bike on the market as it (in theory) meant that you were getting the best quality frame & everything else could be upgraded. By the same logic (excluding the direct to market sales) does this make these frames a load of parp or do we now consider frames to be almost as consumable as the parts attached to them and frames are no longer considered to be “a keeper”?Posted 4 years agomaicoMember
I seem to remember the Wicked Pro 650b with Pike forks was reduced to 2000 euro/ circa £1689 delivered at x-mas. The 2014 version is now quite a bit more.Posted 4 years agojimoiseauMember
maico – the lower specced wicked 650b also has a pike at 2100 euros http://www.yt-industries.com/shop/en/Bikes/Trail/Wicked-650BPosted 4 years ago
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