The DECOY is downhill-oriented, powerful, and fast. On the descents, it eats roots and rocks like a kid digging into a bag of candy, and thanks to the high-performance motor you won’t just enjoy this feeling on the uphill as well, but you’ll also go for longer than ever before. More fun without the need for a shuttle.
Choose between the DECOY 29, a versatile All-Mountain bike, and the DECOY 29/27 mullet bike which feels right at home on rougher enduro tracks thanks to its more aggressive geometry.
What’s your DECOY?
All-Mountain adventures or hard-hitting enduro sessions: we have the right DECOY for you!
If you are looking for a versatile All-Mountain bike, the DECOY 29 fits the bill perfectly. The geometry and kinematics were developed for longer tours and efficient uphill performance, while the V4L rear suspension system with 145 mm of travel remains focused on downhill fun. With dynamically tuned suspension and fast-rolling 29-inch wheels you’ll easily get to the top of every climb, and the DECOY 29 generates great speed on flatter trails as well. Anybody looking for a trail weapon that makes longer uphills as much fun as the way back down will find a great fit with the DECOY Pro 29 or DECOY Base 29.
If it’s a hard-hitting bike with enough reserves for demanding enduro missions that you need, the DECOY Pro Race or DECOY Comp are for you. With 29-inch front wheels and 27.5-inch rear wheels, these mullet bikes not only benefit from all the advantages of both wheel sizes, they also feature more downhill-oriented geometry than the DECOY 29. Thanks to the slack head angle, the short chain stays and the progressive V4L rear suspension linkage system with 165 mm of travel the DECOY Pro Race and Comp models are the most fun-loving partners you can find for trails littered with jumps and for trips to the bike park.
With or without a motor: a YT always delivers downhill performance. For that reason, we’ve equipped the DECOY with our award-winning V4L rear suspension system; featuring a low leverage ratio, V4L is supple off the top, supportive at mid-stroke and plenty progressive at end-stroke. The DECOY sticks to the ground, but still has enough pop to pull up off every little root and enjoy the airtime. Additionally, we have minimized the pedal kick-back to avoid any negative influences on the suspension action. In action, the DECOY has that feel that you’re used to from YT.
Aesthetically, we remain true to ourselves as well: the highly functional frame design scores extra points in the looks department thanks to the fully integrated battery and motor. Technical features like internal cable routing, double-sealed bearings and integrated frame protectors underline our high quality standards and help increase the service life of the DECOY.
The Decoy is an all-around work of art. It makes all the boring trails fun and fast! I was very surprised at how fun and easy to ride, jump, and spin, while still getting a work out in!
Motor: Shimano STEPS E8000
When it comes to the motor, we have chosen the Shimano STEPS E8000 for its natural ride feel and its 250 W of power that allow the DECOY to master the steepest of climbs. At 2.8 kg, this quiet motor is one of the lightest on the market and thanks to its slim profile it is also easy to integrate in the frame. The lightweight and slim Shimano STEPS E7000 display lets you choose between three support modes to achieve a range of approximately 100 km (Eco). The settings can also be adjusted wirelessly via the Shimano E-Tube smartphone or tablet app.
YT custom battery
We developed the 540 Wh battery ourselves, in order to provide better capacity in a smaller form-factor. This way, we were able to fully integrate the battery in the downtube to give the DECOY that clean YT look. The thirty battery cells feature innovative technology that provides reliable performance and long-lasting energy and which is also used by renowned automobile manufacturers. The battery is held in place by two dedicated bolts, and it can be charged both on and off the bike. In case of damage, the battery cover is easy to replace.
Integrated Power Switch
The On/Off switch is tucked away underneath the toptube, which protects it against damage and dirt while also giving the frame a clean look.
V4L / Virtual Four Link
Our award-winning V4L suspension technology has here been specifically adapted to the characteristics of e-bikes. The outstanding small bump compliance virtually sucks you to the ground while the great midstroke support really optimizes the use of the available travel. The generous amount of 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.
The FlipChip lets you quickly and easily adjust the DECOY to your riding style. The low position gives you a more aggressive headtube angle, more BB drop and more stability – perfect for fast and rough downhill sections. The high position provides a steeper headtube angle, so you can beat those grueling uphills and snap around tight turns with ease.
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 considerably increase the service life of the bearings to make sure that every DECOY can withstand the abuse that aggressive mountain biking brings with it.
Perfectly integrated guards protect the frame against rock strikes and scratches. The downtube is protected by a skid plate while the chain stay and seat stay guards help reduce the noise from the drive train. To further improve on this aspect, we have equipped our new “Hulk” chainstay protector with braking bumps.
Fork Impact Protection
The Fork Impact Protection prevents damage to the frame in case of a crash or a failure of the Acros BlockLock headset.
Chainsuck Mech Hanger
The Shimano Direct Mount-compatible chainsuck derailleur hanger protects the frame from chain damage to help increase its service life. The Di2 cable is internally routed to protect it from damage as well.
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. Newly developed Cable Plugs hold the cables in the frame while sealing the ports to prevent any damage. In the downtube, cable guides and cable clamps above the battery protect the cables against damage and help prevent noise while a cable duct leads the cables safely past the motor to the frame ports.
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.