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  • Premier Icon pedroball
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    I suspect the price is down to the fact they don’t need to finance their working capital – that and the cutting out the middle man.

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    Shandy – paypal deposit I think, then balance later (via bank transfer I think)

    Premier Icon Shandy
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    Thanks Alex, that would put it into the new C2W year…

    gaz552
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    So is anyone tempted/buying one of these then?

    Not sure how the rear suspension setup would feel compared to others. (linkage driven single pivot etc. etc.)

    hexhamstu
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    If they had an XL I’d be buying one.

    skolt
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    size large is pretty big – check the size chart. Good up to 6’4″ apparently.

    gaz552
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    I had a quick look at the sizes and it appears the reach on the medium sized YT Capra is the same as a medium Kona Process 153. So that should bode well for the frames sizing, but obviously there’s more to a frame than just reach, really wish you could get a demo on one of these.

    hexhamstu
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    Still don’t understand why they didn’t do the grey and yellow one!

    gaz552
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    hexhamstu – Member

    Still don’t understand why they didn’t do the grey and yellow one!
    The green one with the colours inverted would look great. Main colour Grey with Green highlights.

    Good ol’ write up in MBUK.

    It really is too much bike though isn’t it? (I’m convincing myself here…)

    Fantastic value mind. Would it be considered déclassé to buy the bike in a box and mosey into your LBS and ask them to build it? It would seem a reasonable request, but I’m not fully versed in the unwritten rules of LBS etiquette!

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    It really is too much bike though isn’t it? (I’m convincing myself here…)

    Depends on you really, I don’t see it being that much “more” bike than my Hemlock frinstance and I’ve always been as happy bashing it round red routes as doing uplifts/alps/world cup dhs etc.

    Big bikes these days can be pretty amazing, like, ride a Mojo HD, there’s hardly any penalty for the travel and strength. (though it’s not that good at the long travel thing IMO) so if they can capture that and add better geometry, it’ll probably be grand.

    Thanks Northwind, I was subconsciously trying to dismiss it. My first attempt at this was reasoning that it was just a list of top end components they’d just thrown together, an endure bingo if you will. Though every write up says it also rides like a dream…..doh!

    I heard rumours of a YT demo tour??

    I think the only thing about it that could be ‘too much’ bike for my all round riding would be the slackness – I like slack bikes but around here in the dry it’s almost impossible to whip <66 deg bikes along the twistiest trails at full speed. Still, an angleset could fix that!

    wl
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    Whether it’s good or not, the snobs won’t buy it because it’s too cheap.

    ‘Impossible to whip’ – That gave me a good laugh….Give me the most whipabble whippiest whip-machine, I still couldn’t whip it.

    Wl – I will be copying and pasting that statement as part of my broader funds application.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Whether it’s good or not, the snobs won’t buy it because it’s too cheap.

    Or some people wont part with cash based on a couple of mag reviews. The problem with the direct sales bikes is it’s hard to see them, test them, size them up and then decide if you want it.

    Agree with you Mike, I’d absolutely need to demo it.

    wl
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    Couldn’t agree more myself, but what I said still stands in relation to some folk.

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    Would it be considered déclassé to buy the bike in a box and mosey into your LBS and ask them to build it?

    If it arrives anything like my Canyon then building it will amount to straightening the bars, fitting the pedals and popping the wheels in. Hardly worthy of LBS attention unless you’re completely ham fisted

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Would it be considered déclassé to buy the bike in a box and mosey into your LBS and ask them to build it?

    Not at all just expect to pay properly for it.

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