WTF is Jeffsy?

Words Cam McRae
Photos Dave Smith
Date Apr 16, 2016

YT calls it “the most aggressive 29er on the market” and according to the YT web site Cam Zink says if he could only have two bikes he’d have a Tues and a Jeffsy. The re-birth of 29 at the burly end of the trail category is alive and well at Sea Otter 2016.

YT's new 29'r trail machine was much in demand the first day of Sea Otter. On Day 2, we got there just as the festival was waking up and were able to get some alone time with Jeffsy.

YT’s new 29’r trail machine was much in demand the first day of Sea Otter. On Day 2, we got there just as the festival was waking up and were able to get some alone time with Jeffsy.

29″ inches front and back. Bucking the trend, Jeffsy has no out of the box 29 to plus size conversion option.

Jeffsy's boingy bits.

Jeffsy’s boingy bits.

Renthal cockpit parts keeping things braaaap.

Renthal cockpit parts keeping things braaaap. Head angle in the high setting is 67.6 and 66.9 in the low setting.

Flats or clips? Jeffsy goes both ways.

Flats or clips? Jeffsy goes both ways. Lots of flash parts and carbon rims on the top of the line Jeffsy.

Cam Zink's red, white and blue bike that debuted at Crankworx last year in Whistler was up fro auction to support the local Norcal trails.

Cam Zink’s red, white and blue bike that debuted at Crankworx last year in Whistler was up for auction to support the local Norcal trails.

The Jeffsy CF Pro comes with a five figure spec but the price is US$6000, CDN$8000 and €4500. But you’ll have to wait if you want one – they are sold out until June or July. Hopefully we’ll get our tester before that – and the plan is to order it just as a consumer would to go through the unboxing process and give our impressions of the experience.

Check out Jeffsy here.


Would you spend that kind of money on a bike without being able to see it first?

 

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steve-low
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steve low  - April 20, 2016, 8:42 p.m.

Im going to get burned for this but 27.5 will be 200mm+ dh bike territory and everything else will be 29 before too long. Now that companies are getting the numbers soughted on the big wheel it just makes sense! Ottom line is that they are FASTER when it matters, at speed.
Oh and the title for most aggressive 29er, atleast geometry wise, goes to the Pole Bikes Evolink 140 29! Crazy weapon!!

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jonathan-harris
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Jonathan Harris  - April 18, 2016, 9:20 p.m.

Finally there are wagon wheelers I can jump on and ride how I want without having to add offset shock bushings and longer travel forks.

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rgk
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RGK  - April 16, 2016, 10:04 p.m.

Looks like a Ripley.

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Captain-Snappy
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Merwinn  - April 19, 2016, 9:42 a.m.

With the shock link and the seat mast support, looks like a Specialized to me.

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dan
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Dan  - April 16, 2016, 8:46 p.m.

Wait, we can see it. We just can't test ride it.
In any event, I welcome more rowdy 29ers.

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phil-barton
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Phil Barton  - April 16, 2016, 8:21 p.m.

This may be the least informative article I've ever read. Thanks "Dad" there is a link.

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Captain-Snappy
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Merwinn  - April 19, 2016, 9:47 a.m.

Shouldn't you be in school?

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hbelly13
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Raymond Epstein  - April 16, 2016, 2:34 p.m.

“the most aggressive 29er on the market”…Uh, no. That would be the Wreckoning.

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dan
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Dan  - April 17, 2016, 10:54 p.m.

A Lyric or a 36 certainly backs up any claims to being aggressive. Odd that there's only a 34 on the top spec Jeffsy.

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