Hot off the heels of the release of the new Capra AL, YT Industries has pulled back the curtains on the 2021 Jeffsy models and has also announced a big change to the existing product categorization, introducing the Core and Uncaged ranges. Read on for all of the details.
New for 2021 YT has scrapped the existing Pro Race, Pro, Comp and Base model categorization in favour of two ranges. Introducing the Core, and Uncaged ranges, follow a very similar philosophy as what we found with Production Privée's new direction last week.
The Core range will feature a broad range of builds using a model number to indicate the level of specification that the bike is graced with. These will be in ascending order corresponding to how blingy the build will be, for example, Core 4 will be the priciest while Core 2 is now the base model.
These are the bikes that YT will carry out running spec updates as new components become available, rather than relying on big updates annually.
Alongside the Core range, there's the aforementioned Uncaged range. These bikes will feature more unique builds, will be available in limited numbers and be released as soon as they're available. These bikes are aimed towards the tastes of more discerning riders who follow the latest trends. This idea may sound familiar and you wouldn't be wrong. YT released limited Blaze models of the Jeffsy, Capra and IZZO back in February.
With that, the Jeffsy is the first bike in YT's line-up to receive the Core treatment. Now coming in three models they each roll on 29" wheels, although the Core 2 model gets a choice of either 29", or 650b hoops. These bikes come kitted with 150mm of travel on the 29" wheeled models and 160mm on the 650b bikes.
The Core 4 and 3 models come built around a carbon frame, while the 2 gets a hydroformed alloy construction.
Starting with the Jeffsy Core 4, this bike gets a Fox 36 Float Factory fork paired with a Fox Float DPX2 Factory shock. There's then a SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain with SRAM G2 RSC brakes and it rolls on a pair of DT Swiss XM 1700 Spline wheels. They're wrapped with a pair of Maxxis Minion DHR II's with 3C Maxx Grip, EXO builds and there's a YT Postman dropper post rocking the MMX remote, along with a Renthal cockpit.
The Core 4 model is available in either Vlad Red or Black Magic colourways.
Next up, the Jeffsy Core 3 comes kitted with the same suspension but in Performance Elite flavour. These bikes then get a SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain, SRAM G2 R brakes and then everything matches the Core 4 build, apart from the e*thirteen Plus cockpit and the Dual Compound, EXO build tyres.
The Core 3 model is available in Assault Green or Black Magic.
Rounding off the new range is the Core 2 which gets the same suspension as the Core 3 but opts for a SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain, e*thirteen Base cockpit and a standard dropper post lever.
The Core 2 comes in either Metal Silver or Black Magic colours.
Each of the Jeffsy Core models come in five sizes from S to XXL and prices start at £2,500 and go up to £4,500.
Is this method of categorization something we'll see from more brands moving forward?
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