In the latest wave of updates and new releases from YT Industries, it's the new DECOY MX Core and 29 Core that are basking in the limelight. Equipped with the new lighter and quieter Shimano EP8, the DECOYS have their longest battery range yet thanks to the coupling with YT's custom 540 Watt battery, which is fully integrated into the downtube allowing the DECOY to look right at home amongst the YT fleet.
Like the YT Capra, the DECOY MX has, too, been treated to an 80's hairstyle, the mullet. The MX models provide riders with a front 29" wheel and a 27.5" wheel in the rear. However, if long rides and techy climbs are more to your liking, then the DECOY 29 may be more suited with a 29" front and back set-up. Here's a breakdown of all the new features, including the smallest water bottle ever.
DECOY MX / 29 Core 4
The DECOY Core 4 is built around an Ultra Modulus lightweight carbon frame. To achieve a plush suspension feel, YT equips the DECOY MX Core 4 with the Fox 38 Float Factory E-Bike+ fork and FOX Float X2 Factory rear shock to smooth out the biggest impacts.
This flagship model utilises Shimano XT M8100 drivetrain technology and SRAM Code RSC brakes with Centerline rotors (200mm/200mm). Rolling on Crankbrothers Synthesis Alloy E-MTB I9 1/1 wheels with a front and rear-specific tune – stiffer in the rear, more compliant at the front, this model boasts power and performance.
DECOY MX / 29 Core 3
Utilising the same Ultra Modulus lightweight carbon fibred as the Core 4 for its front-end, the Core 3 has an aluminium rear-end instead. Equipped with a suspension system of FOX 38 Performance Elite E-Bike+ fork paired with the FOX Float X Performance Elite rear shock. The all-mountain orientated DECOY 29 Core 3 sports a FOX 36 Performance Elite E-Bike+ fork and FOX Float DPS Performance Elite rear shock. Both builds feature Shimano SLX M7100 drivetrain, SRAM Code R and Crankbrothers Synthesis Alloy E-MTB wheelsets.
DECOY MX / 29 Core 2
Sporting a hybrid of a High Modulus Carbon Fiber front triangle and a durable aluminium rear-end, the MX Core 2 comes equipped with the RockShox ZEB R fork and the RockShox Super Deluxe Select rear shock, while the DECOY 29 relies on a RockShox Yari RC and RockShox Deluxe Select. With a Shimano Deore M6100 groupset and SRAM Code R brakes, both the DECOY MX Core 2 and 29 Core 2 boast Crankbrothers Synthesis alloy E-MTB wheels.
Both the MX Core and 29 Core models are available in sizes Small to XX-Large in various colourways, such as 'Trooper White' and 'Ice Green'.
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