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YT changed the game in 2019 bringing one of the best looking eMTBs to the market at a price people could stomach. Moving on to 2021, the Decoy 29 has been upgraded to Shimano EP8 and been given a fresh paint job but still rolling on the same 29" wheels, 150mm and 145mm suspension front and back.

One downside is that YT use a custom battery, making it hard to buy or rent a spare battery.

The top model has a killer spec, but prices have increased. They're still a good deal, but not as fantastic as they were. Definitely a good bike for someone who wants a great looking trail bike.

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Specification

Trail
Model Core 2Core 3Core 4
Price EU: €5299 US: $5499 (Online only) EU: €5999 US: $6499 (Online only) EU: €6999 US: $7499 (Online only)
Frame Material CarbonCarbonCarbon
Weight 23kg23kg21.8kg
Adjustable Geometry RearRearRear
Motor Shimano EP8 (85Nm)Shimano EP8 (85Nm)Shimano EP8 (85Nm)
Battery SMP Decoy Custom 540 (540Wh)SMP Decoy Custom 540 (540Wh)SMP Decoy Custom 540 (540Wh)
Quick Release Battery
Display Shimano SC-E7000Shimano SC-E7000Shimano SC-E7000
Front Fork RockShox Yari RCFox 36 Performance EliteFox 36 Float Factory
Rear Shock RockShox Deluxe SelectFox Float DPS Performance EliteFox Float DPS Factory
Suspension Travel F: 150mm R: 145mm F: 150mm R: 145mm F: 150mm R: 145mm
Seatpost YT Postman (L: 150mm travel) YT Postman (L: 150mm travel) YT Postman (L: 150mm travel)
Brakes SRAM Code R SRAM Code R SRAM Code RSC
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore M6100 Shimano SLX M7100 Shimano XT M8100
Cassette Shimano M6100 12 speed Shimano M7100 12 speed Shimano XT M8100 12 speed
Wheel Size F: 29" R: 29" F: 29" R: 29" F: 29" R: 29"
Tyres F: Maxxis Minion DHF R: Maxxis Minion DHR II F: Maxxis Minion DHF R: Maxxis Minion DHR II F: Maxxis Minion DHF R: Maxxis Minion DHR II

* Estimated price based on unofficial sources.

Geometry

Frame Geometry Layout
Frame size LL
Geometry Setting LowHigh
R Reach 463mm463mm
SH Stack Height 623mm623mm
SL Seattube Length 445mm445mm
WB Wheelbase 1241mm1241mm
CL Chainstay Length 458mm458mm
BB Height 338mm345mm
SA Seattube Angle 77.0°77.5°
SO Standover Height 718mm718mm
HA Headtube Angle 65.8°66.3°

Specification and geometry values are based on European market bikes. Every attempt is made to ensure the data is correct, but differences may occur in some regions for sales or availability reasons. Please check the bike manufacturer's specification sheet before buying a bike to ensure you're getting the bike specification you want.