New posts

Size doesn't matter?

Feb. 15, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Posts: 1227
Joined: May 23, 2006

They changed the Horst pivot location. Bigly! Discuss….?

Jfsy 27

Cpra 27

Jfsy 29

“.....with a malevolent fascist swine atop its titular apex, the pitiful wounded beast of a rotten, spiritually dead American Superpower is careening towards epic barbarism while pushing the species dangerously to the tipping points of extinction.”

Feb. 15, 2017, 6:11 p.m.
Posts: 1116
Joined: Sept. 30, 2006

Id more like to discuss why they decided to make a bike that seems to overlap so much with the Capra. I would have thought a 130-140mm 27.5er would make more sense in their lineup.

For the record, the above shows the Jeffsy 29er and new Jeffsy 27.5 I believe.

Feb. 15, 2017, 6:52 p.m.
Posts: 1227
Joined: May 23, 2006

That's correct new 27.5'er on top.

“.....with a malevolent fascist swine atop its titular apex, the pitiful wounded beast of a rotten, spiritually dead American Superpower is careening towards epic barbarism while pushing the species dangerously to the tipping points of extinction.”

Feb. 15, 2017, 7:10 p.m.
Posts: 2196
Joined: Sept. 5, 2012

I would have figured a smaller travel 27.5 or a Capra 29er not a bigger travel 27.5 design bearing the same name and color combo .

Feb. 15, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
Posts: 17
Joined: Aug. 11, 2003

I Ike it. The spec Is great lots of options. I am buying a new bike this year and it's this a sight or a Troy
Similar specs on the other two are 1500$ more
I liken this bike to the enduro stumpjumper comparison.
Lots more research to do.

Feb. 15, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Posts: 2196
Joined: Sept. 5, 2012

I Ike it. The spec Is great lots of options. I am buying a new bike this year and it's this a sight or a Troy
Similar specs on the other two are 1500$ more
I liken this bike to the enduro stumpjumper comparison.
Lots more research to do.

parts group and pricing on these bike are very fair and a solid bang for the $$ the top shelf bike is a steal IMO

Feb. 15, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Posts: 1
Joined: Sept. 20, 2006

They changed the Horst pivot location. Discuss….?

If I were to guess, it would be the decreased BB drop on the 27.7 model requiring a different location for the pivot to obtain the desire anti-squat values (also affecting the anti-rise ones as well) for a 150-160mm bike.

Feb. 15, 2017, 11:47 p.m.
Posts: 626
Joined: March 25, 2011

A similar top spec from the competition would be 10K. Pretty dialled! That being said, OOPS a Fox 34 and not a 36 on the extended top spec?

Feb. 16, 2017, 3:47 a.m.
Posts: 736
Joined: June 29, 2006

Maybe they'll introduce a longer reach and longer travel 180mm Capra later this year?

Racy or freeride Capra, fun 27 Jeffsy and a proper DH bike for racers?

180mm bikes are making a comeback.

Feb. 16, 2017, 7:29 a.m.
Posts: 8256
Joined: Nov. 21, 2002

Bring back the totem!

WTB Frequency i23 rim, 650b NEW - $40

Feb. 16, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
Posts: 0
Joined: Dec. 27, 2002

Bring back the totem!

I've said this for years. Now is a great time for FR bikes to make a come back as tech makes them so much lighter than back in teh day.

Feb. 16, 2017, 12:22 p.m.
Posts: 61
Joined: March 28, 2012

Maybe they'll introduce a longer reach and longer travel 180mm Capra later this year?

Racy or freeride Capra, fun 27 Jeffsy and a proper DH bike for racers?

180mm bikes are making a comeback.

I think that the Capra pro came with a 180mm Lyrik last year.

"Constant rage: could people f*cking up all the time be to blame?" - The Onion

Feb. 16, 2017, 1:45 p.m.
Posts: 1368
Joined: July 11, 2014

Seriously considering the Jeffsy 27 CF One. Also looking at the Giant Trance Advanced 1, Troy carbon and Sight. Problem is the Troy and Sight are way more expensive for similar spec to the Giant and YT. The AL One is also awesome value @ $3,800.

Need to figure out sizing, normally go large but reach looks long on the 27. At 5'10" 30" inseam I also need to do some math on whether I will be able to use the 150mm dropper on the large at full extension (and if a 125mm dropper will be low enough for descending).

I think I would sell the X1/Guide RS and replace with XT 1x. Cheaper to replace drivetrain stuff and I prefer Shimano brakes. Hopefully wouldn't lose any money doing that as long as the take-offs were unused when I sell em.

My buddy called YT and they won't have any display models in Squamish until April. Sucks. Don't really want to buy a $3,800-$5,000 bike without at least sitting on it to check sizing.

Feb. 16, 2017, 2:40 p.m.
Posts: 3801
Joined: April 13, 2003

I believe Dave at Bicycle Hub has a YT Capra there for a demo/parking lot/sizing test.

:canada:

Feb. 16, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Posts: 2196
Joined: Sept. 5, 2012

Seriously considering the Jeffsy 27 CF One. Also looking at the Giant Trance Advanced 1, Troy carbon and Sight. Problem is the Troy and Sight are way more expensive for similar spec to the Giant and YT. The AL One is also awesome value @ $3,800.

Need to figure out sizing, normally go large but reach looks long on the 27. At 5'10" 30" inseam I also need to do some math on whether I will be able to use the 150mm dropper on the large at full extension (and if a 125mm dropper will be low enough for descending).

I think I would sell the X1/Guide RS and replace with XT 1x. Cheaper to replace drivetrain stuff and I prefer Shimano brakes. Hopefully wouldn't lose any money doing that as long as the take-offs were unused when I sell em.

My buddy called YT and they won't have any display models in Squamish until April. Sucks. Don't really want to buy a $3,800-$5,000 bike without at least sitting on it to check sizing.

check PB forum on the Jeffsy , there is a few local members with the Capra an the 29" Jeffsy .You might be able to size from one of theirs . I can tell you I tried a medium and a large Jeffsy and I fit the large better and I am similar height and inseam .

Forum jump: