An e-bike from YT? Even YT sounds incredulous about their newest ride – the Decoy. Referring to it “like downhill with a built-in shuttle,” the Decoy is clearly skewed towards aggressive riding with it featured in the “E-Enduro” category on their website.
Continuing their run of insanely high production value launch films, The Hunt is almost completely free of bikes. But it’s still worth a watch.
For something a little more bike-heavy, this clip of Adolf Silva showing that e-bikes can fly may be more appealing. Is this the first double backflip on an e-bike?
The bike itself is a beautiful carbon creation that runs a 29 x 2.4″wheel/tire up front with a 650b x 2.8″ wheel/tire in the rear, and 165mm of V4L (Virtual 4 Link) travel. While mismatched wheels have been used for years with small levels of adoption, it seems that e-bikes are really starting to pick up on the bigger front wheel trend. Which coincidentally, is big in the moto world as well. The bigger rear tire provides increased traction which is needed with the electric assist, while the bigger front wheel and smaller tire rolls over obstacles better and provides improved handling at the front.
Built around the 250w Shimano STEPS E8000 drivetrain, the bike has a custom 540Wh battery and a STEPS E7000 display. Range is claimed to be around 100km on Eco mode. In addition to offering extra juice, that custom battery is housed completely inside the downtube – though it can be removed by undoing two bolts and can be charged on or off the bike.
CF Pro Race (Descriptions from YT)
At the very top of the range, the DECOY CF Pro Race is the right choice if you are looking for a lightweight E-MTB with high-end components, and maximum adjustability. The FOX 36 Float Factory 29” E-Bike+ fork featuring 160 mm of travel and the FOX Float X2 Factory are Kashima-coated and offer first-class damping, control, and adjustability. The electronic XT Di2 transmission provides lightning quick and precise shifting across the 11 gears of the e*thirteen TRS Plus cassette. The lightweight e*spec Race carbon wheels keep the weight down while ensuring stability, traction and security at the same time thanks to the 29”/27.5” size combo. SRAM’s powerful Code RSC brakes have been paired up with 200 mm Centerline rotors to guarantee the best possible braking performance, while the seamlessly adjustable FOX Transfer Factory dropper post and Renthal’s 800 mm wide Fatbar 35 handlebar round out this top-shelf build in style.
The DECOY CF Pro is equipped with the high-performance FOX 36 Float Performance Elite 29“ E-Bike+ fork with 160 mm of travel as well as the FOX Float DPX2 Performance Elite shock. The Shimano XT transmission ensures precise shifting across the wide-range, 9-46T TRS Plus cassette from e*thirteen, while SRAM’s Code RS brakes provide reliable stopping power in any situation. E*thirteen‘s e*spec Plus wheels deliver speed, stability, traction and security at the same time thanks to the 29”/27.5” size combo. The SDG Tellis dropper post and the 800 mm Renthal Fatbar 35 complete the build of the CF Pro and make it the right choice for those who are looking for an E-MTB with a high-performance motor as well as high-end components, but who prefer mechanical shifting.
The DECOY CF Base marks the entry into the YT E-MTB category. Featuring a carbon main triangle with an aluminum rear end, the CF Base comes equipped with the RockShox Yari RC 29” DebonAir E-MTB fork with 160 mm of travel and the RockShox Deluxe R shock. The XT transmission from Shimano ensures precise shifting, while the SRAM Code R brakes with their 200 mm Centerline rotors can always be counted on to slow you down when you need to. Up front, the DT SWISS HI900 SPLINE wheels in 29” size bring speed and stability, while the 27.5” Plus version out back provides extra traction and security. The SDG Tellis dropper post and the 800 mm Race Face Aeffect R 35 handlebar complete the DECOY CF Base build.
Available in the CF Pro Race, CF Pro, or CF Base models, the pricing ranges from $4,999 to $6,999. Available now.