YT Ind Wicked pro
I have a Tues Pro and I love it. The BOS suspension is unreal. I have no qualms about giving them my money again.Posted 4 years ago
In france I got to have a blast on the BOS and Crossmax equipped Wicked and it felt amazing. Very sorted bike with the kind of geometry that puts you in ‘attack mode’. I love my Stumpjumper Evo but it has to go as the Wicked is incredible.
I’m currently eying up a few bikes and the YT WICKED PRO keeps catching my eye, it’s cheap and looks awesome but obviously I can’t go on a demo day with one because they’re one of them Internet buys!! Lol.Has anyone come across one, own one, had a demo day on one!! Your feed back is appreciatedPosted 4 years agostomlinsonMember
Seen on their Facebook page it was best in test in Mbr magazine check out the review, a mate of mine bought his lad one of their jump bikes says quality of the product is amazing and is now anchoring after a Wicked. J tech can service Bos suspension for you or sort any problems I have another friend who has been running a Deville now for 2 years without any issues. The only bad thing I have heard about Yt is when they are out of spares like mech hangers for example there can be a waiting time, hope this helpsPosted 4 years ago
Do it sharkattack then I can come take a look lol!! I’m a short asse so small for me lol, cheers dudes for the good feedback this is just saying to me take a plunge maybe.I was gonna build up a Cotic rocket but with the spec I want it’d be going on 4 grand and this YT is a dream build already, only thing not keen on it the brakes but that’s coz I’ve always used hope, anyone got any feedback on the x0 trail brakes???Posted 4 years ago
anyone got any feedback on the x0 trail brakes???
They came fitted to the Tues Pro. I’ve had bad experiences with Avid in the past and didn’t want any grief in the Alps this year so I sold them on here and got Saints.
The Saints had an air lock that I could not shift which meant the levers pulled to the bars and the alloy part of the Ice-tech sandwich rotors melted in 4 days. Basically I spent ages mucking about with my brand new brakes and ended up wishing I’d kept the Avids.
The X0 Trails look and feel beautiful and with the benefit of hindsight I’d be happy to run them. If I do buy the Wicked they’ll be staying put.Posted 4 years agoeyerideitMember
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It’s got 26″ wheels and you run the risk of going over the bars as they don’t have the ‘rollerbility’* of that brilliant new wheel size that makes you gnar to the power 10.
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EDIT seen the 650 version – phew – carry onPosted 4 years agoemmoddMember
Yeah, the triple is a strange choice but I’ve ordered the race face narrow thin ring and general lee adaptor. All should be good then.
Can understand the hating on 650b to an extent. Only reason I went for it though was because my yeti got nicked and because I didn’t want to drop another £4k on a bike, it had the best spec for the cash. The pro was more than I wanted to spend and I’ve had enough of Fox so Canyon were out the running.
The fact its 650b had no bearing and you’ll not here me trying to convince anyone it’s the way forward. Regardless of wheel size it’s a great bike that’s right up my street.Posted 4 years agomikey74Member
Don’t be put off by the BOS suspension: They are truly amazing. I have Idylle SC and Void units on my Morewood and they are unlike anything I have ever run before. The performance is in another class.
I exchanged a few e-mails with JTech, prior to buying the bike, and they have been able to service them for a while. JTech are doing the UK warranty, so I was told by Bike Tart last week.Posted 4 years agofbkMember
mikey74 – J-Tech can certainly service BOS suspension (James has my Vip’r & Devilles at the mo and it’s the only reason I took the plunge) but they’re not doing warrnty stuff. That’s Surf Sales department, although after a phone call to them last week, I wouldn’t bother trying if you do have problems.Posted 4 years agogibbonarmsMember
Personally, I wouldn’t buy another as their customer service is cr@p, mine’s been back to Germany for over a month, now another problem has developed and communications are difficult to say the least.Posted 4 years ago
if I didn’t have another bike to ride instead all this time I’d of been really bouncing.
Would I do it again? NO!!
They are incredible value for money but so are lots of other bikes like the Whyte G150 which you can buy from your UK shop and have a lot less hassle dealing with them.
YT industries are a right pain to deal with I’m sorry to say.gibbonarmsMember
Well, I’m in yet another ‘warranty issue’ with YT and have not ridden my bike for the last 7 weeks, as YT have been their usual sketchy selves with communications.
On the plus side, when I come to sell the bike, it will be in amazing condition cos its been in Germany more and sat here unridden due to problems more than it has been used.
Time to sell I think and lesson learned.
Save your money, dont buy from themPosted 4 years agocabeaumontMember
I just bought a Wicked 650b. Not really said anything on here as i’ve not actually had the chance to ride it yet!
I’ve had no problems with the buying process.
My biggest concern was the sizing. I used their online size calculator and it has proved to be very accurate. Having read the bike is long in the top tube I played with the variables to see at which points it recommended a Medium instead of Large as I didn’t want it to be too big. I needn’t have worried, you just need to trust the size calculator.
Ordering was simple and I received a confirmation with payment details shortly after pressing the BUY button. I decided to bank transfer as the PayPal fees are silly if you want to use a credit card. I also used a third party currency company called HiFx to do the transfer as it saved me about £100 in fees and poor exchange rates over Lloyds. (Email me, address in profile, if you decide to use HiFx, we can both benefit if I refer anyone!)
Communication was good telling me when the payment had been received and when the bike was shipped. I got a DHL tracking code and then a Tracking code for local shipping company once it was in UK.
End to end the process took less than 2 weeks but the bike was in stock. I ordered a spare mech hanger with the bike (shipping on this part is 20 Euro if ordered separate to bike) and i was a bit pi$$ed when it was not in the box with the bike. Emailed them and they told me it was not in stock when they dispatched the bike but they were sending it separate. This is fine (and it did arrive shortly after the bike) but it would have been nice to know!
As for the bike….pictures on the YT site don’t do it justice. I’ve got some bike snob pals that thought I was making a mistake – now they think I have stumbled across a bargain and can’t wait to get a shot.
I’ve replaced quite a few components more out of personal preference than poor quality – i’d have happily ridden the bike as it was out the box.
Saint M820 brakes
Saint M820 1×10 shifter
e13 XCX direct mount top chain guide
e13 34 tooth narrow/wide chainring
Renthal fatbars with ODI grips
Original bits are for sale in my classifieds ad here 😉
I’ve heard and read all the horror stories people are having regards warranty claims etc. (great owners thread over on pinkbike). I say this touching wood (and cloth 😆 ) that most folk are suffering problems with BOS suspension and it’s an absolute $hite to get fixed in the UK so bikes are having to be sent back to Germany for YT to then send to France for fixing……. Also some complaints about e13 cranks coming loose although I think that is common with them and it sorts itself after a few rides with correct torques! I think it’s much safer (hopefully) to go with RockShox, part of the reason why i went with the bike i did.
I’ll feedback on how it rides next week as i’m at FoD, Afan, Cwncarn and Bike Park Wales over the long weekend!
Overall I do feel that buying this bike was a double roll of the dice in terms of 650b and size – I think the gamble has paid off but never say never!!Posted 4 years agodlrMember
Looks good cabeaumont, do you happen to have any luggage scales (ie not bathroom ones) to weigh it as thats the only thing putting me off atm. The 26″ BOS one came up a bit heavy in MBR this month compared to the others although was still the best apparently but I am lazy and weak so need lightness hehPosted 4 years ago
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