After a strikingly unique teaser video featuring Christopher Walken the new YT Jeffsey MK2 is here. Much has changed with both the 29er Jeffsey and the 27.5 Jeffsey. The geometry of the bikes is revised and build kits are revised as well.
We won’t try to go over every change of every build in detail here. But here are some highlights of the geo changes. The 29er version of the Jeffsey has seen the most dramatic changes. The seat tube angle has been steepened from 74.5 to 77 degrees while the headtube has been slackened out by 1 degree from 67 to 66 degrees. The reach has also been lengthened for each size.
On the 27.5 version, the changes have been less drastic but you do still get a seat tube that is steeper by 1 degree and a head tube slackened out half a degree from 66.5 to 66. degrees. The reach has been bump up slightly as well.
The the build kit side the base aluminum model no longer comes with a mix and match drivetrain. SRAM NX Eagle is specced along with SRAM T 4 piston brakes. Fox suspension is found front and rear with a respectable 34 Float Rhythm fork and a Float DPS Performance shock. Wheels are DT SWISS M 1900 SPLINE rounded out with an assortment of Raceface cockpit parts and a SDG Tellis dropper.
The amazing part of all this? The base aluminum model costs only $2,299.00 with carbon fiber models stepping up from there. Now you won’t get dealer support so any issues you will have to work directly with YT on. But, the value of these bikes is pretty undeniable for those looking to get into an adequately specced full suspension bike.