YT Industries Tues CORE 4 29 Review
- Price: $5,999
- Frame: Carbon
- Tires: 29″ Carbon
- Gear: 1 x 7
WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT IT: The carbon fiber frame is lightweight, sturdy, and rigid, combined with top-notch components for an incredible downhill riding experience.
What we didn’t like about it: Suitable for riders with ample mountain biking experience; beginners may not fully utilize its performance.
The YT Industries Tues CORE 4 29 combines top-notch components with an ultra-mod carbon fiber frame, instilling confidence in riders for jaw-dropping downhill speeds.
Next, we’ll delve into the riding experience, key features, components, specifications, and other versions of the YT Industries Tues CORE 4 29. Additionally, in the latter part of this article, we’ll compare it to several other top bike models. If you’re interested in more bike reviews, please consider following us.
The carbon fiber frame of the YT Industries Tues CORE 4 29 not only offers a lighter weight but also impressive durability and rigidity. When I laid my eyes on this downhill beast, I couldn’t wait to experience it. The bike’s appearance is stunning, with the golden Kashima components glistening, making it look exceptionally attractive.
For this review, I took this bike to the Deer Valley Resort mountain bike park. I had pre-booked a hotel nearby through IHG. The chosen route included significant elevation changes, winding trails, and steep, rapid descent sections, making it an ideal terrain for this downhill beast.
Certainly, I didn’t have high expectations for the climbing capabilities of the YT Industries Tues CORE 4 29. After all, it’s a downhill mountain bike with front and rear suspension travel of 200mm. I wasn’t concerned about its climbing performance; I was more interested in its ability to help me descend faster.
On moderately inclined terrain, the bike performed well in uphill riding. The SRAM X01 drivetrain offered efficient power transmission. However, when the slopes became steeper, I had to dismount and push it up or carry it on my shoulder to ascend.
Once I reached the starting point, I hopped on the bike, and pedaled, and it shot forward like an arrow. Soon, I arrived at the first significant drop-off platform. I assumed an attack position, raised the front wheel, and landed smoothly, thanks to the FOX 40 FLOAT FACTORY and FOX FLOAT X2 FACTORY front and rear suspension, which absorbed all the shocks, providing a noticeable sense of control. On the following drop-offs, the bike’s weight remained manageable, allowing me to execute some mid-air maneuvers.
When I reached the steep and intense downhill sections, the 29-inch large wheels and substantial suspension travel ensured stability and speed. I could effortlessly roll over loose rocks and boulders. The exceptional suspension tuning kept the rear wheel planted, continuously absorbing impacts, and preventing excessive bouncing. At this point, the YT rode like a fierce beast, navigating at high speeds.
Finally, the YT Industries Tues CORE 4 29 also excelled in trail riding. Coupled with the formidable braking performance of the SRAM CODE RSC hydraulic brakes and precise cornering, it allowed me to maintain high speeds while swiftly maneuvering through tight trails.
The YT Industries Tues CORE 4 29 is available in 5 sizes (S-XXL) with an internal cable routing carbon fiber frame, suitable for riders with heights ranging from 5’0″ to 6’8″, offering a wide range of compatibility for different heights. The internally routed frame design provides a cleaner look and easier cleaning for everyday maintenance. The silent cable management design minimizes noise during rides.
Equipped with SRAM X01 downhill components and a built-in chain stabilizer, this bike offers efficient pedaling. It ensures chain retention even during intense downhill rides.
The SRAM CODE RSC hydraulic disc brakes provide powerful and efficient braking performance under all conditions, making them reliable and trustworthy.
The FOX front and rear suspension systems deliver top-level support, instilling confidence in riders to conquer the steepest and most intense downhill routes.
Lastly, the downtube and chainstay protection decals reduce potential damage from flying debris during rides and mitigate chain slap noise.
The YT Industries Tues CORE 4 29 is a formidable downhill mountain bike, featuring a top-tier frame design and components that offer an unparalleled downhill riding experience. In addition to this model, we also offer an all-mountain full suspension bike with an identical carbon fiber frame, but this bike offers more agile handling.
YT Industries Tues CORE 4 27
The YT Industries Tues CORE 4 27 shares the same carbon fiber frame and components as the YT Industries Tues CORE 4 29. It offers powerful performance, suitable for the most challenging full-suspension downhill biking. However, the key distinction is the use of 27.5-inch wheels. This feature provides a more agile riding experience on narrower trails, achieving higher speeds. Furthermore, this bike is more suitable for performing eye-catching stunts in the air after leaping from platforms.
In summary, the YT Industries Tues CORE 4 27, with its 27.5-inch wheels, is better suited for riders looking for a more versatile biking experience with greater agility, ideal for performing aerial tricks.
Below, we will provide detailed specifications for the YT Industries Tues CORE 4 29 and offer information about similar full-suspension downhill mountain bikes in a comparable price range.
What do we like about it?
- SRAM CODE RSC hydraulic disc brakes deliver reliable performance under all conditions.
- Internal cable routing for a clean look, easy maintenance, and reduced noise during rides.
- All bearings feature additional seals for enhanced dust and water resistance.
- The SRAM X01 drivetrain offers robust and precise shifting.
- The robust FOX front and rear suspension systems absorb all landing impacts, keeping riders comfortable.
- The 29-inch large wheels provide stability during descents and higher speeds.
What don’t we like about it?
- Ideal for riders with extensive mountain biking experience; not recommended for beginners.
- What do YT bikes represent?
YT Industries is a German bicycle brand founded by Markus Flossmann in 2007. The company’s motto is “Young Talent,” hence the YT abbreviation.
- Is this bike suitable for beginners?
It is better suited for experienced riders and may be challenging for beginners to fully utilize its capabilities.
- How do I choose the right size?
We provide a size chart for your reference. However, the best way to find the right size is through a test ride.
|5’0″ – 5’6″
|5’4″ – 5’10”
|5’8″ – 6’1″
|5’11” – 6’5″
|6’3″ – 6’8″
|FOX 40 FLOAT FACTORY, 29″ | 203 mm Travel | 110 x 20 mm Axle | 56 mm Offset I Drop Crown Grip2 Damper, Adjustable High- and Low-Speed Compression Damper, Adjustable High- and Low-Speed Compression and Rebound, Air Pressure, Kashima Coating
|FOX FLOAT X2 FACTORY, Shock Length: 250 mm | Shock Stroke: 75 mm ≙ 200 mm Travel Adjustable High- and Low-Speed Compression and Rebound, Air Pressure, Kashima Coating
|ACROS AZX-255, ZS49 ZS56 | High Cap | 1 Spacer 5 mm
|RENTHAL INTEGRA 35, Length 50 mm | 35 mm Clamp | Rise 0°
|RENTHAL FATBAR 35, Width 800 mm | Rise 30 mm | 7° Back Sweep | 5° Up Sweep | Custom Black
|SDG I-FLY 2.0, YT Custom | Width 128 mm I I-Beam
|SDG I-BEAM CARBON, Ø 30.6 mm | Length 300 mm
|ODI ELITE MOTION V2.1, Lock On
|SRAM X01 DH, 7-speed | Medium Cage
|SRAM X01 DH, Crank Arm Length 165 mm | 34 T Custom | DUB Custom
|SRAM X01 DH, 7-speed
|e13 lg1, 9-21t | 7-speed
|e13 lg1 plus, i05 | 32-34 t
|SRAM CODE RSC, Rotor CENTERLINE Ø front 203 mm / rear 200 mm Adjustable Bite Point and Reach
|E13 LG1 RACE DH CARBON, Carbon Rim 29″ | Inner Width 30 mm | Front Hub 110 x 20 mm | Rear Hub 150 x 12 mm | Direct Mount
|MAXXIS ASSEGAI, Tire Size 29″ x 2.5 | DH Casing | 3C MaxxGrip Compound | Tubeless Ready
|Trek Session 8 29 GX
|200mm rear, 200mm front
|SRAM CODE Bronze
|1 × 7
|Scott Gambler 910
|200mm rear, 203mm front
|Shimano SLX M7120
|1 × 7
|Specialized Demo Expert
|200mm rear, 200mm front
|SRAM Code RS
|1 × 7
|Devinci Wilson GX DH 7S
|204mm rear, 203mm front
|SRAM Code R
|1 × 7
YT Industries Tues CORE 4 29 vs. Trek Session 8 29 GX
In downhill mountain biking, the most crucial component is suspension. The front suspension of the first bike, part of the Fox series, offers better support than the rear suspension of the second bike, which is from the RockShox series. It handles intense rides and large drops with greater ease.
Regarding drivetrain components, both bikes use SRAM components. However, the first bike has higher-grade components, resulting in lighter weight and more reliable performance. In terms of braking components, once again, the first bike boasts a higher level of components, providing more responsive braking and increased stopping power.
In conclusion, between these two full-suspension downhill mountain bikes, I would recommend the YT Industries Tues CORE 4 29. With similar pricing, it offers superior component performance.
YT Industries Tues CORE 4 29 vs. Scott Gambler 910
In terms of the suspension system, both bikes use Fox suspension, but the first one features Fox’s top-tier version, which provides slightly better performance and is more reliable and trustworthy compared to the suspension on the second bike.
Regarding the drivetrain components, the first bike is equipped with SRAM X01 components, which are lighter and offer stronger rear derailleur tension compared to the SRAM GX components on the second bike.
In the braking department, the first bike features SRAM CODE RSC brakes, offering superior braking performance compared to the Shimano SLX M7120 brakes on the second bike. However, it’s worth noting that I prefer the braking feel of the second bike.
Therefore, due to its superior components, I would recommend the YT Industries Tues CORE 4 29.
YT Industries Tues CORE 4 29 vs. Specialized Demo Expert
They are both flagship full-suspension downhill mountain bikes from their respective brands.
However, the first one boasts higher-end components. In terms of the suspension system, the first bike’s top-tier Fox suspension provides exceptional support and performance. When dealing with significant drops and landings, it outperforms the RockShox suspension on the second bike and is more reliable.
Both bikes use SRAM components for their drivetrain and brakes. Nevertheless, the first bike’s components are of a higher grade and offer better performance.
In the end, I’m sticking with my initial choice, the YT Industries Tues CORE 4 29. Indeed, it’s the more robust option.
YT Industries Tues CORE 4 29 vs. Devinci Wilson GX DH 7S
In terms of the frame, the first bike uses a carbon fiber material, which is lighter than the aluminum alloy frame on the second one.
Additionally, when it comes to the suspension components, the first bike equipped with the top-tier Fox front and rear suspension offers superior performance. In both the drivetrain and braking components, while they both use SRAM components, the first bike’s components are of a higher grade and deliver better performance.
Regarding the wheel size, they both feature 29-inch wheels. However, the first bike’s carbon fiber wheels are lighter than the second bike’s aluminum alloy wheels, providing a more nimble riding experience.
All in all, between these two bikes, the YT Industries Tues CORE 4 29 offers better overall performance. It truly stands out as an exceptional choice in this category.
Above is my review of the YT Industries Tues CORE 4 29. In our assessment, this bike offers outstanding downhill performance, and perfectly matched components, and requires minimal post-purchase upgrades. That’s why we’ve given it a rating of 4.9.
Of course, if you want to explore other full-suspension downhill mountain bikes, we also review many different models at various price points, making for an exciting selection. Feel free to check out our other reviews.
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