YT Decoy 29 CORE 2

YT Decoy 29 CORE 2

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The Decoy 29 CORE 2 by YT is a versatile trail bike suitable for riders of any level. It features a carbon main frame and aluminum rear triangle, along with carefully selected parts that provide both performance and efficiency. The bike is powered by a Shimano EP8 motor and an SMP YT custom removable battery with 540Wh capacity. The Decoy 29 CORE 2 also includes a RockShox Yari RC fork, a RockShox Deluxe Select shock, and SRAM Code R brakes. The bike can travel up to 150mm front and 145mm rear, making it an excellent choice for off-road adventures.


  • Premium Carbon Frame
  • Top brakes
  • Top reviews from the bike magazines
  • High resale value
  • Powerful downhill capabilities

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SRP4999 €
Travel Front150 mm
Travel Rear145 mm
Weight23.0 kg
Wheels29 Aluminum
Frame MaterialCarbon
ForkRockShox Yari
ShockRockShox Deluxe
Ebike MotorShimano
Ebike Battery540 Wh
BrakesSram CODE



Alex Evans

A poppy and playful ride that offers addictive fun, but comes at the expense of outright speed and stability

  1. supportive suspension
  2. Easy-to-remove battery
  3. Synthesis wheelset
  4. intuitive ride
  1. EXO+ casing tyres
  2. battery capacity
  3. geometry compromises

E-Mountainbike Magazine

The YT DECOY MX CORE 4 is a great companion for all eMTB surfers who love to descend on their rear wheel and don’t need a bigger battery for long days in the saddle. Falling somewhere between the Light and all-round eMTB categories, the DECOY proves that...

  1. capable suspension
  2. high fun-factor on flowing trails and jumps
  3. excellent comfort for long rides
  1. short-travel dropper post
  2. tires with fragile casing
  3. long seat tube restricts choice of frame size

Outdoor Gear Lab

The sleek-looking YT Decoy 29 Core 4 checks nearly all of our boxes and is among the best eMTBs we've tested. With 29-inch wheels, 150/145mm of front/rear travel, and modern moderate geometry, it's a balanced trail/all-mountain bike that performs well on a...

  1. Very competitive price
  2. Awesome build
  3. 3 build options
  4. Versatile and well-rounded
  5. High fun factor
  1. Only 540Wh battery option
  2. Shorter distance range
  3. Some minor motor rattle


Alan Muldoon

There are still two versions of the Decoy, where the mixed wheel size option now carries the MX tag and still boasts 170/165mm travel

  1. Looks with ride quality to match
  1. The price has gone up

Vital MTB

La Pata

Review - 2022 YT Decoy MX E-Bike Plenty of range for plenty of good times.

  1. Eats up the steep, nasty downhills
  2. Battery life and performance
  3. FOX Factory suspension is a solid performer
  4. Parts to price/Value
  5. Faster is more fun
  6. Shimano E-Tube app
  1. Struggles on techy climbs
  2. Not an easy jumper
  3. Sluggish in sprints
  4. Voluminous, EXO rear tire


John Herron

Last year YT released its Decoy 29 eMTB, a steeper-angled option to its original e-mullet Decoy first introduced in 2017. The original 29/27.5” Decoy was Enduro focused and branded toward young talented rippers with a tagline about replacing the shuttle....

Rico Haase

The YT Decoy 29 Core 3 remains a force! In terms of development, the YT Decoy 29 has been around for a while now and may have gathered some dust for some. However, in our opinion, counting it as old and outdated would be a mistake because...

  1. Modern geometry - fast and precise to ride
  2. High-quality processed carbon frame with a stiff rear end
  3. Unique design with high recognition value
  1. Rubber grommets at the cable entries are shifting
  2. 23.8 kg (frame size L)
  3. Battery capacity 540 Wh
  4. No local distributor nearby in case of problems

Rico Haase

The YT Decoy 29 Core 3 remains a force to be reckoned with! In terms of development, the YT Decoy 29 has been around for a while and may have gathered some dust for some. However, counting it as old-fashioned in our eyes would be a mistake because...

  1. Preis
  2. Moderne Geometrie – schnell und präzise zu fahren
  3. Wertig verarbeiteter Carbon-Rahmen mit steifem Hinterbau
  4. Eigenständiges Design mit hohem Wiedererkennungswert
  5. Fahrwerk breit abstimmbar
  6. gelungene Systemintegration
  7. gutmütig und gleichzeitig agil
  8. starkes Design
  1. Gummitüllen an den Zugeingängen verrutschen
  2. 23,8 kg (Rahmengröße L)
  3. Akkukapazität 540 Wh
  4. Kein Vertriebshändler ums Eck, wenn Probleme auftreten
  5. E7000-Schalthebel ergonomisch gewöhnungsbedürftig
  6. unbequemer Sattel


Alan Muldoon

Here’s the YT Decoy Shred: mid-priced mullet bike that comes with a coil-sprung Fox DHX2 shock that’s guaranteed to make it the life and soul of any party

  1. Shreds every trail
  1. The saddle’s a little firm


Alan Muldoon

The carbon YT Decoy Elite is a divertingly sleek enduro bike that just happens to have a motor

  1. Standout in every regard: looks, finish, ride quality and value.
  1. If you’re upsizing for increased reach, you’ll need a lower-rise bar, or at the very least flip the stem. Rear end collects mud.

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Frame Sizes
S, M, L, XL, XXL
Frame Colors
Platinum GreyBlack Magic

Ebike System

SHIMANO EP8 (Torque 85 NM | Power 250 W I E-TUBE PROJECT APP)
SMP YT CUSTOM (Removable | 540 Wh Capacity | 36 V)


ROCKSHOX YARI RC (29“ | 150 mm Travel | DEBONAIR | 110 x 15 mm Axle | 51mm Offset Adjustable Low-Speed Compression, Rebound, Air Pressure)
Rear Shock
ROCKSHOX DELUXE SELECT (Shock Length: 230 mm | Shock Stroke: 60 mm ≙ 145 mm Travel | DEBONAIR | Custom Tune | DB2 Adjustable Compression, Rebound, Air Pressure)


E13 Base 35 (Length 50 mm | 35 mm Clamp | Rise 0° | 6061 AL)
E13 Base 35 (Rise 35 mm | Width 780 mm | 9° Back Sweep | 5° Up Sweep | 6061 AL)
SDG BEL Air 3.0 (YT Custom | Width 140 mm I Lux-Alloy Rail)


Rear Derailleur
SHIMANO DEORE (M6100 | Shadow Plus | 12-fach)
Shift Levers
SHIMANO DEORE (M6100 I 12-speed I 2-Way-Release)
SHIMANO DEORE (M6100 | 10-51T | 12-speed I Hyperglide+)
SHIMANO EM600 (Crank Arm Length 165 mm)


Front Brake
SRAM CODE R (Rotor CENTERLINE Ø front 200 mm / rear 200 mm Adjustable Reach)
Shift Levers


Front Rim
CRANKBROTHERS SYNTHESIS ALLOY E-MTB (Front: Aluminum Rim 29“ | Inner Width 31,5 mm | Front Hub 110 x 15 mm | Rear: Aluminum Rim 29“ | Inner Width 31,5 mm | Rear Hub 148 x 12 mm)
Rear Rim
Front Tyre
CRANKBROTHERS SYNTHESIS ALLOY E-MTB (Front: Aluminum Rim 29“ | Inner Width 31,5 mm | Front Hub 110 x 15 mm | Rear: Aluminum Rim 29“ | Inner Width 31,5 mm | Rear Hub 148 x 12 mm)

Geometry YT Decoy 29 CORE 2

Seat Tube Length (mm)400 mm420 mm445 mm470 mm495 mm
Seat Tube Angle77° / 77,5°77° / 77,5°77° / 77,5°77° / 77,5°77° / 77,5°
Head Tube Length (mm)95100105115125
Head Tube Angle65,8° / 66,3°65,8° / 66,3°65,8° / 66,3°65,8° / 66,3°65,8° / 66,3°
Top Tube Length (mm)565 mm587 mm608 mm631 mm654 mm
Chainstay Length (mm)458458458458458
Wheelbase (mm)11971219124112651289
Standover (mm)744 mm731 mm718 mm708 mm697 mm
Stack (mm)614 mm619 mm623 mm632 mm641 mm
Reach (mm)423 mm443 mm463 mm483 mm503 mm
BB Offset (mm)38 / 32mm38 / 32mm38 / 32mm38 / 32mm38 / 32mm

Customer questions & answers

FAQ YT Decoy 29 CORE 2

Where to buy a YT Decoy 29 CORE 2

The Decoy 29 CORE 2 may be purchased directly from YT

How heavy is the Bike?

The Decoy 29 CORE 2 weights 23,00 kg. Thats roughly 50,7 pounds

What material is the frame of the YT Decoy 29 CORE 2?

The YT Decoy 29 CORE 2 ist crafted with Carbon

What is the recommended price given by the manufacturer YT?

The SRP Price is our information at 4999 EUR