Mountain Bike Rider

First rides


£4,599 / 29in /

YT’s 29in trail ripper’s got a twist-grip lockout remote – will it turn us on or wind us up?

This probably sounds harsh, but when it comes to tech I’ve never considered YT an innovator. Sure, its ad campaigns are cutting edge, its bikes however, less so. It’s not one of the numerous imitators either, though. In my mind, YT is one of the very best iterators. Its real strength is its ability to take what already exists, then tweak it,

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