YT Szepter CORE 3 28

YT Szepter CORE 3 28

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The Szepter CORE 3 by YT is a tough and dependable bike designed for ambitious riders who want high performance on all terrains. It comes with carefully selected premium components that provide long-lasting durability and value for money. The bike boasts a RockShox Rudy XPLR fork, SRAM Rival eTap AXS HRD brakes, and a WTB Speedterra i23 wheelset with a WTB Resolute front tire. With 40mm of front travel and a top-quality groupset, this bike is ideal for riders looking for a no-nonsense, all-conditions option. The SRAM Rival eTap AXS HRD brakes are the standout feature, being the best in their class.


  • Good Weight in this Class
  • Good Groupset components
  • Best brakes in class
  • Top reviews from the bike magazines
  • High resale value

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SRP3299 €
Travel Front40 mm
Weight9.8 kg
Frame MaterialAluminum
GroupsetSram FORCE
BrakesSram Rival ETAP AXS


Gran Fondo Magazine

Simon Kohler

We tested the new YT Industries SZEPTER CORE 4 2023. What’s the gravel gravity bike of the German direct sales brand capable of?

  1. Strong downhill performance, lots of fun to ride, and a high sense of safety
  2. "braaap" is now also available in gravel jargon
  3. Harmonious equipment, attractive price
  4. Despite its weight, it performs well off-road uphill.
  1. Too many design elements
  2. Could have more attachment points for bags and bottles

Cycling News

Tom Wieckowski

The YT Szepter rode very well across a range of terrain. If you want one bike to link gravel, tarmac and mtb trails and have a blast whilst you do it, this could be a great option

  1. +Very capable across a range of terrain
  2. +Comfortable riding position
  3. +The inclusion of fork and dropper post inspire confidence
  1. -Suspension fork and dropper post add additional servicing costs
  2. -Some riders may want larger tyre clearances


Will Strickson

VERDICT: YT’s first gravel bike is comfortable and capable, and should appeal to both roadies and MTB riders in different ways


Ben Delaney

An upright bike that early indications show is surprisingly comfortable and fun to ride… at a good price

  1. confident handling
  2. good value
  3. Clear sense of purpose (it’s a fun bike, not a race bike)
  1. Heavy
  2. pigeonholed outside race and bikepacking gravel spheres


Tyler Benedict

When a press email for a new gravel bike starts with “As you know, YT Industries has always been a gravity orientated mountain bike brand…” and both trim levels come with a Rockshox Rudy fork, it hints at what’s to come.

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Frame Sizes
S, M, L, XL, XXL
Frame Colors
Assault Green


RockShox Rudy XPLR (700c | 40 mm | Solo Air I Rebound adj. | Diffusion Black I 12 mm x100 mm | 51 mm Offset)
Rear Shock


ZIPP Service Course (Length 70mm | Diameter 31,8 mm I +/-6° | Black)
ZIPP Service Course XPLR (420 mm (S) 440 mm (M-L) 460 mm (XL-XXL) I 31,8 mm I 70 mm Reach |115 mm Drop | 11° Outsweep | 3° Backsweep | 5° Flare)
SDG Bel-Air V3 Overland (YT Custom Design | Lux-Alloy Rail | Width 140mm)


Rear Derailleur
SRAM Force XPLR ETAP AXS (12-Speed | AXS Battery)
Shift Levers
SRAM XG1251 XPLR (10-44T | 12-Speed)
SRAM Rival 1 Wide (170 mm (S) 172,5 mm (M-L) 175 mm (XL-XXL) | 38T I DUB)
Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB Pressfit (BB DUB PF 86.5 Road Wide)


Front Brake
SRAM Rival eTap AXS HRD (Rotor SRAM Centerline front 180 mm / rear 160 mm Left | Right)
Shift Levers


Front Rim
WTB Speedterra i23 (Front: 700c I 100 x 12 mm I 6 bolt I TCS Rear: 700c I 142 x 12 mm I 6 bolt I TCS I XDR)
Rear Rim
Front Tyre
WTB Speedterra i23 (Front: 700c I 100 x 12 mm I 6 bolt I TCS Rear: 700c I 142 x 12 mm I 6 bolt I TCS I XDR)

Geometry YT Szepter CORE 3 28

Seat Tube Length (mm)450 mm480 mm500 mm530 mm550 mm
Seat Tube Angle74.3°74.4°74.4°74.4°74.4°
Head Tube Length (mm)125145190205
Head Tube Angle69.3°69.4°170 mm69.4°69.4°
Top Tube Length (mm)558 mm578 mm593 mm613 mm628 mm
Chainstay Length (mm)425425425425425
Wheelbase (mm)10541076109511151132
Standover (mm)740 mm764 mm779 mm796 mm809 mm
Stack (mm)568 mm587 mm611 mm630 mm644 mm
Reach (mm)384 mm398 mm407 mm422 mm433 mm
BB Offset (mm)61 mm61 mm62 mm62 mm62 mm

Customer questions & answers

FAQ YT Szepter CORE 3 28

Where to buy a YT Szepter CORE 3 28

The Szepter CORE 3 28 may be purchased directly from YT

How heavy is the Bike?

The Szepter CORE 3 28 weights 9,80 kg. Thats roughly 21,6 pounds

What material is the frame of the YT Szepter CORE 3 28?

The YT Szepter CORE 3 28 ist crafted with Aluminum

What is the recommended price given by the manufacturer YT?

The SRP Price is our information at 3299 EUR

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