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YT Introduces its “Core” Approach to Model Spec, Starting with the Jeffsy

Common core standards

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Yesterday, we saw YT announce a few unique alloy Capra models. That was on top of the Jeffsy Blaze models in February, and the Capra Shred and Elite last year. Apparently, YT wants the freedom to occasionally introduce these special-edition models, but also wants to keep them from confusing the models that are continuing throughout the model year. So today, in addition to releasing spec details on the next model year of Jeffsy, those models will be getting a new, simpler naming convention that YT is calling “Core.”

The Jeffsy will be split into three “core” models. The Jeffsy Core 4 is the top-end build for $5,000, with a carbon frame, Fox Factory DPX2 and 36 Grip2 fork, X01 drivetrain and G2 RSC brakes. The $4,000 Jeffsy Core 3 is also carbon, and goes to Performance Elite Fox suspension and a GX drivetrain. The Core 2 is the only alloy Core option and goes for $2,800. It gets the Performance-level versions of the same Fox suspension as the other Jeffsy Core models and an NX drivetrain. Interestingly, the alloy Core 2 is the only Core Jeffsy that will be available in either 27.5 or 29-inch versions. If there will be carbon 27.5-inch Jeffsys going forward, they will have to be special editions.

Those special editions will be called “Uncaged,” and could feature things like coil-sprung suspension, alloy frames matched with high-end components, signature builds, and on and on. Really, this is the most exciting part of this news. The Core spec convention will eventually spread to the rest of the YT lineup. Without the pressure to make every spec change last an entire model year, YT could really go nuts. Slopestyle versions, travel variations, wacky colors or component combinations. Still, though, the bread and butter leave little to be desired. Below are the spec breakdowns of the Jeffsy Core models.

Find them at us.yt-industries.com