YT DECOY PRO 29 – How does a bike arrive from YT? Unboxing and First Ride

YT DECOY PRO 29 – How does a bike arrive from YT? Unboxing and First Ride

YT launch a 29er version of the fantastic Decoy. Less aggressive, more trail oriented geometry but MASSIVELY capable!

I just learned that the YT 540 battery CAN be bought from July 2020.

Here it is:

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Video Contents:
00:00 Intro
00:54 Unboxing
02:05 Supplied Toolkit
02:50 Water Bottle
03:19 Fitting rear wheel
03:27 Fitting rear derailleur
03:46 Fitting handlebars
04:22 Bike fully built
04:59 Riding on the trails
07:18 Bike Check
11:38 Bike Summary

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Readers Comments (50)

  1. Hi Rob, neat vid… What does the bike weigh ? How much torque does it muster ? Keep up the good work ! 👍🏻

  2. Hey Rob, I am hoping to get your feedback as I have the opportunity to buy a used PRO 29 and have a question about sizing as I’m 6’3” as well. The bike that is available is a size XL. How did you get on with the XXL ? Did you try an XL ? Do you recommend I go with the longer XXL? Understand there most likely are variables ………..looking forward to hearing your thoughts……..Appreciate it and enjoy the channel!!

  3. hey Rob, great short review. The only concern I have is related the battery. It will be very intresting to see a test as you did for the Levo SL.

  4. Adam Spencer Kirkland April 29, 2021 @ 12:30 am

    Great review. I just got my Decoy Pro 29 last week. A few rides in and I think it is every bit as good as the Levo Turbo Expert that I borrowed for a few weeks. The Levo motor is quieter. I also like the integrated electronics and iPhone app for the Levo… but the Shimano motor is way more reliable, the XT drivetrain is quite smooth, and I saved $2676 USD. The only items I didn’t like out of the box were the saddle and the block lock headset. Otherwise, the Decoy is a solid build.

  5. I’m interested in the xxl
    How tall are you
    And do those YT run small in sizes
    I’m 6’2” but a bigger guy
    I’m thinking a bigger bike better
    What do you think

  6. Glad to hear you think this is still a capable enduro bike I order this bike in the black magic version a few weeks ago and wanted the enduro but sold out so settled for this and plan on changing air cartridge out for 170mm in front how do you think that will change the feel of the bike? I’m more of an enduro rider and like my dh runs

  7. Side nobs….

  8. Decoy 29 – a SOLID addition to the YT ebike range. Someone I rode with said it was the best bike he’s ever ridden @thebikepilot!!

  9. Hi Rob good vid.. i just watched your vid on yt from last year nice looking bike!. Im asking same question as I’m a short guy 5.5.. do you know if frame shape & geometry stays the same through size range.. cheers Richard

  10. I live on the edge of Dartmoor and tend to ride alot of moorland, bridleways, Greenlanes, natural single track and my local trail centres, would you say the 29er would suit this more or hang out for the mullet?

  11. Great review Rob! Which bike would you choose for Surrey Hills? Mullet or 29′? Thanks

  12. Rob should I get the 2020 YT Pro 29 or the 20 Pivot Shuttle GX?

  13. Hello. I am considering getting the decoy pro 29. Anybody regret getting the 29 vs the pro race mullet or can offer up advice?

  14. Way to go Rob! Great review and breakdwon. These are great bikes and high on the list with many others that shine. YT does a great job with design and components for the $$$. A big fan of YT E-bikes. Thanks for your support with this brand! Cheers!

  15. Showd thus to some of the lads and they all said, if it had of had the bosch system they’d buy one, I can see these older shimano system being sticking points for some people, I’ve chose the new focus jam2 purely because it’s bosch

  16. Dexter Crompton April 29, 2021 @ 12:45 am

    The mullet is out of stock but the 29er is still available im not the best rider but really wanting to progress this year if i were to buy a yt e bike it would be my only bike and would be keeping it for a long time my only worry is the lower travel on the 29 so when i do get better and start wanting to do big jumps and and aggressive down hill do you think ill be under biked on the 29 and should i wait for the mullet to come back into stock?

  17. Dave de la Riviere April 29, 2021 @ 12:45 am

    Is there a follow-up full review video? I can’t find it on the channel. Great video BTW – and the fact you’re 6’3 like me helps work out sizing

  18. What pedals are you running in this video?

  19. Better than the Specialized Turbo Levo SL Comp Carbon ?

  20. How does it arrive..Very late 😄

  21. What’s the range?

  22. What camera do you use?

  23. Hi nice to meet

  24. I wish I had purchased the DECOY over the LEVO now! The LEVO’S been out of service for WEEKS now after 7 or 8 rides and the loaner has no motor. Anyway, I love the JEFFSEY, but I like the BRONSON better. But I’d purchase another YT!! Thank you ROB RIDES EMTB!!! We appreciate it!

  25. That’s a nice bike. Way better than Specialized

  26. How tall are you?

  27. E-Bikes sind für Loser!

  28. How tall are u

  29. Alexandros Rose April 29, 2021 @ 12:57 am

    It is pretty, indeed

  30. Hey. Great work on your reviews. I know emtbs are made to be ridden but can you do a review on the walk/push mode up steep inclines on the different motors. Shimano, Bosch etc…. Thanks.

  31. Great videos as always rob! 👍 Im looking at one of these test rode lots of lots ebikes cube, Merida 140 trek focus etc tend to struggle with fit I’m 6 foot and and 14.5 stone, struggling to work the sizing out for these with other bikes it’s normally just the feel of the bike it’s ether to short or I’m a passenger on the some XL versions any advise fella? My stomping ground is the Lake District so I’ll be riding all sorts.
    I’m also looking at the spectral on I really like the direct sale option. But obviously not being able to get on one is concerning me.

  32. What do you think about the noise level coming from the rear wheel freehub? I ride 2019 pro race version and it is soo loud

  33. Unreal review. New sub. Keep it up

  34. Are you shooting on a go pro ? While riding ? Can u share this setting pls 🙏🙏🙏

  35. EXA - Mountain Biking and Hiking April 29, 2021 @ 1:02 am

    I’m trying to figure out if this just came out or if the 2021 model will be out soon?

  36. If you have any old mtb you dont use, I’m just here waiting haha

  37. hey Rob, how are you getting on with this decoy? Haven’t seen much of it since this vid..?

  38. Just a general question, when I hired a turbo levo last year; I found eco gave too much assistance; does mission control now let you set level to make assist feel like 10kg non ebike? Which is best levo hardtail or scott aspect eride 930. MTB not my main hobby, can only afford sub £3000 & Scott/Specialized fav brands with local dealers. 🚴🏻‍♂️

  39. Dr. Pete Strombeck April 29, 2021 @ 1:08 am

    Your reviews are so great. I think your doing the best reviews available for the Ebike mountain bikes. Thank you.

  40. You just have to pray you don’t ever need to use the YT customer servive for anything because you will end up in tears for months!!

  41. Dude are you tall for your hight 🤔👌🏻

  42. How much does it weigh?

  43. Which size you tested?

  44. I ride mostly trails that are medium in skill level. I would also like to do some downhill on occasion. Do you think I should go with the pro 29? I rode a carbon Specialized Levo and loved it. I rode a Trek Powerfly and it felt awkward. They are both out of my budget. I am 6’1" tall. What size would you recomend.
    Love your reviews. Thank you!

  45. correct me if im wrong but isnt this the comp version? not the pro??? i have comp dune grey jeffsy… confused

  46. Nice video….Rob did your order the bike with the front break at your right hand ? can you ask for it ? thanks

  47. How tall are you to require a XXL frame? Just curious as I’m 6 foot 3 inches and trying to decide my size. 🍻

  48. how easy is it to remove the battery? I live in an apartment and need to charge the battery separately from the bike?

  49. Hi , how tall are you ? XXL ? If im 5, 9 180 lbs what size do u recommend? Thanks

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