YT Industries DECOY UNCAGED 9

YT introduce the Uncaged 9, a new Decoy model

YT Decoy MX Uncaged is a new model for 2022. The bike has the same frame as the current YT Decoy Core, but the specs are of course different. “Uncaged” is YT’s name for purpose built, limited edition models.

My thoughts on the bike in the video below.

Specs

YT has gone Öhlins for the suspension, 170 mm travel front and 165 at the back. Drivetrain is the 12 speed Shimano XT, wheelset is Crankbrothers Synthesis and rubber is Maxxis. This bike is named MX, meaning it’s a mullet bike with a 29er front wheel and 27.5″ back.

Motor is the Shimano EP8, which is one of my personal favourites. The battery capacity is 540 Wh. There has been talk about a 700 Wh battery for a while, so I emailed them and asked about it. No reply, unfortunately. The frame is made of carbon and YT claims a weight of 23.5 kg for size S.

Geometry

The YT Decoy MX Uncaged 9 has about the same geometry as the current Decoy MX Core-models. Some figures are very slightly different. I assume that’s down to a different fork length (a-c) of the Öhlins fork.

Price and availability

The Uncaged 9 is € 6.999, check out the photos above for a few more currencies. I haven’t found delivery dates, but chances are the bike is available at lauch, check their website for more.

  1. EP8 with a 540wh battery and 24kg in a medium. From my experience with my bullet this is not a winning combination. Will be interested to see what range these get once they are in the wild.
  2. EP8 with a 540wh battery and 24kg in a medium. From my experience with my bullet this is not a winning combination. Will be interested to see what range these get once they are in the wild.

    Will be the same as the existing EP8 Decoys. About 30km distance and about 1200m vertical on technical climbing trails.

  3. It’s a higher spec than the mx core 3 but weighs more….
    I’m guessing because of the coil shock and forks…..
    Is nearly 24kgs a bit to heavy for a bike with a 540 battery?
  4. I prefer shorter bikes and shorter suspension.
    It is too bad they all copy each other in my opinion.
    Please offer affordable Ebikes.