Downhill bike bargain of the year? Check out the special edition YT Tues 2.0 DH Ltd World Cup

Check out the YT Tues 2.0 DH Ltd World Cup – we reckon it could be the downhill bike bargain of the year. The standard bike’s been getting glowing reviews thanks to its sorted angles and suspension, and this special edition ups the ante with an incredible spec.

It’s got BOS suspension front and rear – and the top-end RaRe versions at that – carbon-hubbed e*thirteen LG1+ wheels and LG1r cranks, Renthal cockpit kit, a SRAM X0 transmission and Avid X0 Trail brakes. How much are they asking for this World Cup ready rig? Just €2,999 (approx £2,420).

Don’t think that’s all that amazing? Bear in mind that the fork and shock cost £2,535 (£1,895 + £640) on their own! So, what’s the catch? Well, you’ll have to be quick and there’s no way to get a test ride –  the Tues 2.0 DH Ltd World Cup is on sale today only, 12/12/12, at www.yt-industries.com.

Here’s the full spec:

  • Frame: 7005-T6 alloy, virtual 4Link rear end, 208mm travel
  • Shock: BOS Stoy RaRe
  • Fork: BOS Idylle RaRe Air, 200mm
  • Headset: YT taperered
  • Rear derailleur: SRAM X0 10-speed
  • Shifter: SRAM X0 10-speed
  • Cranks: e*thirteen LG1r, 165mm arms, e*thirteen Guidering and BB
  • Chain guide: e*thirteen LG1+
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-1070, 11-26 teeth
  • Brakes: Avid X0 Trail w/ 200mm rotors
  • Wheelset: e*thirteen LG1+
  • Front tyre: Maxxis Minion DHF, Super Tacky
  • Rear tyre: Maxxis Minion DHR, 3C Maxx Grip
  • Stem: Renthal Integra
  • Handlebar: Renthal Fatbar
  • Seatpost: SDG I-Beam
  • Saddle: SDG I-Fly
  • Pedals: Not included
  • Sizes: S, M, L
  • Weight: 17.2 kg

Sure, it’s still going to empty your wallet. And your current account. And your savings. But in an age when top-end DH bikes like the Specialized Carbon Demo 8 are nudging five figures, it’s great to see companies like YT, Decathlon and even Specialized themselves (with the Status) trickling down the technology to more affordable pricepoints.

YT Tues 2.0 DH Ltd World Cup 2013. Source: YT Industries

YT Tues 2.0 DH Ltd World Cup 2013. Source: YT Industries

YT Tues 2.0 DH Ltd World Cup 2013. Source: YT Industries

YT Tues 2.0 DH Ltd World Cup 2013. Source: YT Industries

YT Tues 2.0 DH Ltd World Cup 2013. Source: YT Industries

YT Tues 2.0 DH Ltd World Cup 2013. Source: YT Industries

YT Tues 2.0 DH Ltd World Cup 2013. Source: YT Industries

YT Tues 2.0 DH Ltd World Cup 2013. Source: YT Industries

YT Tues 2.0 DH Ltd World Cup 2013. Source: YT Industries

YT Tues 2.0 DH Ltd World Cup 2013. Source: YT Industries

YT Tues 2.0 DH Ltd World Cup 2013. Source: YT Industries

YT Tues 2.0 DH Ltd World Cup 2013. Source: YT Industries

YT Tues 2.0 DH Ltd World Cup 2013. Source: YT Industries