YT Capra Uncaged 12 Goes Auto-Pilot with RockShox Flight Attendant
YT has Uncaged yet another premium build of its flagship enduro mountain bike; the Capra. While recent Uncaged models have been limited to the MX configuration of this long-travel rig (reviewed here), the Uncaged 12 model announced today rolls up on 29″ wheels. This one is dripping in the high-end, featuring a full suite of RockShox Flight Attendant and SRAM AXS electronic componentry that will appeal to those in the market for the very latest technology.
YT Capra Uncaged 12
Available in Space Blue only, the YT Capra Uncaged 12 is yours for £5,999 // € 5.999. US customers will be disappointed to learn this one is only available in the UK and EU. Uncaged models that are available in the US include the $5,499 USD Uncaged 11 boasting Ohlins suspension, and the $2,999 USD aluminum Uncaged 10 – which is coil-sprung, by the way.
All the Electronics
This 29″ YT Capra Uncaged 12 model features RockShox Flight Attendant suspension components in the form of the 170mm travel RockShox Zeb Ultimate Flight Attendant Fork, and the 230mm x 65mm RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate Shock damping 165mm of rear wheel travel.
Completing the suite of Flight Attendant components is the crank spindle-mounted Quarq power meter. It also functions as a pedal sensor. Its role is to provide information to the Flight Attendant module, informing it of whether or not the rider is pedalling. That helps it decide on what the most appropriate damper setting is at any given moment.
The Quarq power meter is neatly integrated into the SRAM XO Eagle Transmission group, boasting a T-Type derailleur with a unique hanger-less interface. YT goes with 170mm cranks across the S-XXL size range. Final pieces of this electronic puzzle include the SRAM XO AXS shifter and AXS dropper remote. The latter is positioned on the left hand side of the bar for operation of the RockShox Reverb AXS dropper seat post.
All that amounts to a bike that is home to no fewer than 7 batteries. We have a rechargeable one in the derailleur, dropper seat post, power meter, and the Flight Attendant modules on the fork and shock. Then, in the AXS shifter and dropper remote we have coin cell batteries.
Another highlight component would be the Crankbrothers Synthesis Enduro Carbon wheelset. Its 31.5mm front rim accommodates a 29″ x 2.5″ WT Maxxis Assegai of the MaxxGrip, EXO+ flavor. Meanwhile, the 29.5mm rear seats a 29″ x 2.4″ WT Maxxis Minion DHR II. The latter has the faster-rolling MaxxTerra compound with the heavier, more puncture-resistant Double Down casing.
Taking care of speed management are SRAM’s top-end 4-piston brakes. The Code RSC levers offer both reach and bite-point adjustment in a tool-free fashion. YT have spec’d a 200mm SRAM HS2 rotor on the front and rear.
In the cockpit we have a 50mm Renthal Apex Stem clamping the 35mm Renthal FatBar Carbon at 800mm wide. It has a 7° back sweep and a 5° up sweep. The headset is upgraded to a Cane Creek Hellbender headset. Cables do not run through it, entering at the headtube where they are fully guided to their respective locations.
Key touch points include the SDG Bel-Air 3.0 saddle and ODI Elite Motion V2.1 Lock-on grips. An e*Thirteen TRS Plus chain guide takes care of chain retention.
Pricing & Availability
The YT Capra Uncaged 12 goes for £5,999 // € 5.999, available from today in the UK and EU. For more detailed information on specs head to the YT-Industries website via the link below.