Bicycling (South Africa) - - Fetish - R48 900 YT-IN­DUS­TRIES.COM – JM

TThe Capra is an en­duro clas­sic, fa­mous for blitz­ing de­scents, rail­ing berms and tak­ing gaps. It comes in two guises: as a 29er, or in its orig­i­nal in­car­na­tion with 27.5-inch hoops.

Big­ger wheels have be­come de rigueur on the grav­ity scene, but we like the 27.5 ver­sion be­cause it’s unashamedly wild. Mod­ern, long­travel 29ers might smooth ev­ery­thing out, but the Capra doesn’t like smooth. It likes loose.

This al­loy model is the most af­ford­able in the Capra range, and it’s ex­cel­lent value: 170mm Rock­Shox Lyric fork, 170mm Rock­Shox Su­perDeluxe shock, SRAM Code brakes and 511% 1x driv­e­train with Shi­mano and E*Thir­teen parts.

If you wear a full-face hel­met and you don’t want to re­mort­gage your house to buy your next bike, the Capra AL is a win­ner.

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