Downhill was made for superlatives: the sickest riders on the fastest bikes taking on the roughest tracks in the world. Exactly the right environment for the TUES, which like no other bike embodies what YT stands for: gravity DNA. The TUES is our weapon for racing hard and going big, whether on a World Cup track, in the bike park or at Rampage. We have developed it further in close cooperation with the YT MOB which allowed us to incorporate feedback from the toughest racing series in the world. The result is a bike with racing genes, which mixes incredible control with maximum speed to satisfy even the most demanding of racers. The high-end components together with numerous innovations from our development department – the lightweight frame, the slack geometry, the progressive kinematics, the highly technical frame features and the elaborate design – conspire to create one of the most potent DH bikes on the market. And for us, the gold standard that every YT bike has to measure up to.
27.5” or 29” wheels: both TUES versions are fast, aggressive, and oh so capable. Which of these downhill monsters you chose depends on how and where you ride. The TUES 27 is the all-rounder of the downhill category. It is race ready, perfect for the bike park, and our team riders use it to throw down at the FEST Series events and at Rampage. Twice a World Cup overall winner, the TUES 27 feels right at home on the race track. But thanks to the modern geometry and the 27.5” wheels it is also agile and reactive and therefore a perfect partner for the bike park. Thanks to the dynamic handling and the smaller wheels the TUES 27 is a versatile bike for all riders from S to XXL. The TUES 29 was made for one particular discipline: downhill racing. We’re talking about the gnarliest downhill tracks in the world, nothing less. That’s why the TUES 29 is the bike that will carry Angel and Vali during the World Cup season. The bigger wheels help the bike keep its composure at full speed, while the kinematics are even a bit more progressive than on the TUES 27. Additionally, the TUES 29 is longer and therefore even more stable than the 27.5” version. It is one of, if not THE fastest downhill bikes on the market. Therefore, we recommend the TUES 29 only for experienced riders above 167 cm in height. If winning downhill races is all that counts for you, the TUES 29 is just the bike you need. If you are looking for a more versatile bike and you also like to ride a lot of bike park, the TUES 27 is the better choice.
While designing the new TUES we paid particular attention to synchronizing every suspension element to work together as one: frame kinematics, hydraulic damping curves, and spring force. The frame stands out thanks to its generous reach, exemplary stiffness and low center of gravity. Carbon or the aluminum: with the TUES you’ll be hunting personal records!
The low BB lets you really push into the berms to fly down the bike park. Gnarly gaps and big drops are child’s play for the TUES thanks to our in-house developed V4L suspension technology. Additionally, V4L gives the bike its incredible grip, helping it stick to the ground like velcro – but it still has enough pop to get airborne easily.
“The TUES 29 is the best partner I can imagine for the World Cup! It’s well rounded, comfortable and extremely stable, everything I need for full-on racing.”
"The YT TUES is honestly the best free ride weapon I've ever touched. With it's incredibly progressive frame design, it allows me to drop massive lines at Redbull Rampage, or just mess around on jump trails. With riding a small frame, it easily spins or flips. It really is the perfect freeride bike. "
All Carbon Frame
Our carbon frames are voluminous, stiff and light. By placing carbon fibers of different resistance in the layup we can construct imposing tube cross-sections with variable wall thickness while keeping the weight low and optimizing the frame stiffness. Despite using a 150 mm rear axle, the rear triangle features a narrow profile to avoid coming in contact with your shoes.
The contact surfaces for the integrated headset are preformed directly in the carbon structure. The homogeneity of the material in this area creates the ideal balance of weight, durability and performance. The ZeroStack design with integrated bearings ensures a long service life, while the mounting dimensions allow the use of ZS49 / ZS56 Reach Adjust headsets – pro level adjustability for everybody.
Race-Specific Advanced Sealing Concept, Axial Lip-Seal (RASCAL)
In addition to the industry-standard internal seals of our high-quality, double-sealed full complement bearings, we use self-developed sealing washers, that protect all suspension linkage bearings and keep water and dirt at bay. Their axial lip seals increase the useful life of the bearings considerably to make sure that every TUES can withstand the burden of heavy racing use.
Perfectly integrated guards protect the frame against rock impacts and scratches. Made from super-tough and wear-resistant PA 66, the downtube protector is bolted on and can be easily replaced. It is designed to wrap around the bottom bracket and thus provide extra protection for the side walls of the downtube in this critical area. Additionally, the chain stay and seat stay guards help reduce the noise from the drive train.
Integrated Chainsuck Protection Mechhanger
Should things get a little rough, the inconspicuous chain suck plates protect the frame from damage caused by a dropped chain. This keeps sensitive areas out of harm's way and helps prolong your frame's service life.
V4L / Virtual Four Link
Our proven suspension technology has been further refined together with the YT MOB on the race track. Now even more sensitive, the outstanding small bump compliance virtually sucks you to the ground while the great midstroke support really optimizes the use of the available travel. And the sweet pop makes sure you can get airborne at a moment’s notice. So you don’t bottom out harshly even after hitting the biggest jumps, the ending stroke spring curve is very progressive. V4L supports you around the sag point, ready to absorb obstacles but without being affected by pedaling forces.
Our trademark feature, the voluminous transition of the tubes to the steering head, adds incredible stiffness to this critical area of the frame. The design of the HeadBox is optimized for use of dual-crown forks: the elaborate shape serves as a solid stop for fork bumpers while allowing us to optimize the wall thickness to make sure the frame comes with the lightness we are looking for in a modern frame. The internal routing ports are formed directly in the carbon and guide the cables cleanly around the number plate.
Internal Cable Routing
Details like internal cable routing with built-in cable guides underline our claim to fame in the world of high-quality carbon bikes. For ultimate protection, the cable is almost entirely hidden in the frame, while the perfectly integrated ports and cable clamps make for a super-clean look. The full-length cable guide is held in place by a bolted clamp in just one area, making it easy and fast to swap cables when needed.
Custom Rear Axle
Developed in-house, our self-locking thru-axle features an insertion aid, which makes assembly easy and safe even under difficult conditions. To minimize the contact points with the rear triangle, the rear axle is also completely sunk.
Single Sided Hardware Access
MOB-pit approved: All the linkage hardware can be fully disassembled and assembled from one side of the bike. This makes maintenance easy and fast, since you no longer have to turn the frame around to work on it.