YT Industries offers its bike ranges a little differently from other brands. Instead of updating its full range of bikes each year, the German brand has two lineups, Core and Uncaged. The former brings fresh kit to the brand's bike as and when it sees fit. Today, YT has done just that with its well-reviewed Decoy MX e-MTB, and here are all of the details.
The Decoy MX is YT Industries gravity gravity-orientated mullet wheeled e-MTB and ripe for 2024, the brand has given its spec a well-deserved update, introducing three new models with fresh build kits, keeping the much-loved ride the same but boosting its performance with up-to-date-kit.
Topping the range is the Decoy Core 5 and it's draped with top-end componentry including Shimano's latest EP801 motor. With this, it's sorted with the XT Di2 12-speed e-bike-specific drivetrain that comes with features such as Auto Shift which senses things like rider input, cadence, and speed to do the hard work for you, keeping you in what it thinks is the best gear. XT Di2 also comes with Free Shift which allows for slick gear shifts while freewheeling.
Its 170mm of front suspension comes supplied by Fox with a Factory 38 fork and that's paired with the very latest Fox X2 factory shock. Atop YT's new Postman V2 dropper is an SDG Bel Air V3 Max saddle and Renthal has sorted the cockpit with a Fatbar and Apex stem. SRAM rounds up the build with Code RSC brakes complete with HS2 rotors and the bike rolls on a pair of Crankbrothers Synthesis alloy wheels that are laced to Industry Nine 1/1 hubs.
The Core 2 Decoy MX gets many of the same things as its pricier sibling, like the EP801 motor but it gets a burlier spec with the inclusion of a Fox DHX Performance coil shock. That's paired with a Fox 38 fork with 170mm of travel but from Fox's Performance line. This one gets a Shimano SLX drivetrain, SRAM Code R brakes, and Crankbrothers Synthesis wheels.
Finally, the Core 1 comes as the Decoy MX's new entry-level build but it shouldn't hold back on performance thanks to its RockShox Deluxe coil shock and RockShox Domain fork. This build gets its stopping power from a pair of SRAM DB8 brakes and it's equipped with a Shimano Deore drivetrain. e*thirteen provides the cockpits, Sunringle supplies the Duroc wheels and YT's Postman 2 dropper.
All bikes get Maxxis tyres in the form of the Assegai at the front and Minion DHR II at the rear both featuring Double Down casings. They all also come with YT's custom 720Wh battery.
The pricing of the new Decoy MX builds starts at £5,000 and goes up to £8,000 with claimed weights ranging from 24.7kg down to 23.7kg as the bike rises in price.
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