2022 YT Industries Szepter CORE 3 28

A carbon frame gravel bike with high-end components and hydraulic disc brakes. Compare the full range

2022 YT Industries Szepter CORE 3 28
MSRP$3,299
Spec Level
Weight21.6 lbs
SuspensionHardtail
Travel40mm front
FrameCarbon
ForkRockShox Rudy XPLR
Wheels700c Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 12 Electronic
GroupsetForce XPLR eTap, Rival eTap
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Gearing

1 × 12 — 12 speed

Szepter CORE 3 28

33 mph

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The Szepter CORE 3 28 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The Szepter CORE 3 28 won‘t keep up with similar bikes while riding downhill or sprinting.


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

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  • Confident handling

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New YT Industries SZEPTER CORE 4 2023 first ride review - The gateway to the gravity gravel dimension?

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  • Excellent downhill performance, extremely fun to ride and confidence inspiring

  • “braaap“ has just made it into the gravel slang

  • Consistent spec, attractive price

  • Good off-road climbing performance despite the weight

  • Too many design elements

  • Could do with more mounting points for bags and bottle cages

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Geometry

Sizing
SM

5'0" – 5'6"

MD

5'4" – 5'10"

LG

5'8" – 6'1"

XL

5'11" – 6'5"

XXL

6'3" – 6'8"


Specs
Build
Fork

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

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB Pressfit, BB DUB PF 86.5 Road Wide

Headset

ACROS AIA-538, IS52/52 I High Cap I 2 Spacer 5mm

Stem

ZIPP Service Course, Length 70mm | Diameter 31,8 mm I +/-6° | Black

Handlebar

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

Saddle

SDG Bel-Air V3 Overland, YT Custom Design | Lux-Alloy Rail | Width 140mm

Seatpost

ZIPP Service Course, Ø 27.2 mm | 350 mm | 0 Offset

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM Force XPLR ETAP AXS, 12-Speed | AXS Battery

Crank

SRAM Rival 1 Wide, 170 mm (S) 172,5 mm (M-L) 175 mm (XL-XXL) | 38T I DUB

Shifters

SRAM Rival eTap AXS HRD, Rotor SRAM Centerline front 180 mm / rear 160 mm Left | Right

Cassette

SRAM XG1251 XPLR, 10-44T | 12-Speed

Brakes

Hydraulic Disc

Wheels
Rims

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

Tires

WTB Resolute, 700c x 42c I TCS Light / Fast Rolling I 60 tpi I DUAL DNA

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