Released November 3

The New YT Industries Gravel Bike Is An Absolute Beast



Price Range



700c Aluminum


Hardtail / 40mm front

Frame Material


Becoming sovereign is no easy task. Being empowered to take control of your journey with grandmaster confidence while having fun every step of the way is an enviable achievement to many. Well, envy no more. The specialists of Good Times have developed a new way of uncaging your potential – it's time to take the SZEPTER and conquer your own path. Featuring the latest SRAM XPLR components, an Ultra-Modulus carbon fiber frame and a RockShox Rudy XLPR fork, the SZEPTER supports the call to expand your all-day adventures and challenge the conventional commute.

Photo Credit: YT Industries

The highs and lows of this model family

Compare the Szepter Range
Spec Level
Weight21.6 lbs21.8 lbs
ForkRockShox Rudy XPLRRockShox Rudy Ultimate XPLR
GroupsetRival XPLR eTap, Rival eTapForce XPLR eTap, Force eTap
Drivetrain1 × 12 Electronic1 × 12 Electronic
Where to Buy

At YT Industries


At YT Industries

Estimated Spec Level

Based on build material and quality level of the frame, fork, wheelset, groupset, suspension system, and more. Learn more →

Spec level →$0$1,000$2,000$3,000$4,000
CORE 3 700c
CORE 4 700c
Stack/Reach Ratio1.481.481.501.491.49
Top Tube Length557577592612627
Seat Tube Length450480500530550
Seat Tube Angle74.374.474.474.474.4
Head Tube Length125145170190205
Head Tube Angle69.369.469.469.469.4
BB Drop6161626262
BB Height290290290290290
Front Center636658677697714
Chainstay Length424424424424424
Standover Height739763778795808

🐐 Measurements listed in millimeters and degrees

Bike Perfect
YT Szepter Core 4 first ride review – a gravel bike with the soul of an MTB

Richard OwenNov 3, 2022

Gravity MTB brand YT launch into the gravel market with the Szepter. We get hands-on with the new bike in the California hills

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YT Szepter Core 4 first ride review

Ben DelaneyNov 3, 2022

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

  • Clear sense of purpose (it’s a fun bike, not a race bike)

  • Good value

  • Confident handling

  • Heavy

  • Pigeonholed outside race and bikepacking gravel spheres

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With a slack front end, suspension fork, and downhill attitude, the new YT Szepter wants you to get rowdy on the trail, er, gravel roads.

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Hands on: We test out the gravity inspired design of the new YT Szepter in a first ride review

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YT Szepter first-ride review: a gravity MTB brand goes gravel - CyclingTips

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

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From YT Industries

Young Talent. These two words are what YT stands for, but it’s about far more than age - it signifies that it’s never too late to try something new, explore new ground, and discover your own Young Talent. YT stands by this ethos, and with the SZEPTER, the brand makes fresh tracks into new territory, bringing an intoxicating blend of confidence, efficiency, and raw capability to a new gravel platform. The drive to explore is hidden within us, waiting to be UNCAGED, and the SZEPTER is the key.

Geometry & Frame

Gravel by category, gravity by nature. Every YT platform conceived is governed by the purest thrill of freewheeling downhill - the SZEPTER is no exception. The Ultra-Modulus Carbon dropped seatstay frame, 69.3° head angle and RockShox Rudy XPLR suspension fork inspire rebellion within every rider without sacrificing the efficiency needed to tear up climbs. The drop-stay rear triangle is clean and reactive, while a 74.3° seat angle across the size range enhances body positioning during ascents. The 30.9mm seat tube uses a shimmed 27.2mm seatpost, permitting MTB-specific options for some serious drop. A maximum insertion depth of 275mm on the larger frame sizes ensures compatibility with up to a 150mm dropper post, allowing for superior mobility on challenging terrain.

The curved seat tube transitions into the integrated fender, conforming with the dynamic silhouette of the frame while keeping grime at bay. Not one to do half a job, the RockShox Rudy XPLR receives a YT-designed fender too. Thirsty reading this? The SZEPTER has plenty of mounts within reach of the cockpit - two under the top tube plus water bottle placements on the seat tube and downtube for massive days in the saddle.


Control, confidence and comfort are vital ingredients for a gravel platform. Luckily for you, both specifications of SZEPTER bolster these aspects while staying true to the YT-DNA and delivering the best possible price-performance ratio available. Firstly, the CORE 4 offers peak performance from its premium spec. Leading the charge is a RockShox Rudy Ultimate suspension fork providing 40mm of tunable travel, allowing you to blast technical descents with total control. Sprinting up road climbs is no problem - just flick the lockout lever to increase efficiency. The SRAM Force XPLR AXS collection defines steadfast function, offering the most reliable and intuitive shifting experience. The 10-44T XPLR cassette provides optimal gearing steps and range, and when the fun needs to stop, the 180/160mm HS2 rotors have your braking covered. The arrival of the dropper post revolutionized rider confidence throughout the cycling community, which is why the CORE 4 features a RockShox Reverb AXS XPLR with adjustable ActiveRideTM technology. A Zipp Service Course SL cockpit, Fizik Terra Bondcush bartape and SDG Bel-Air V3 Overland saddle have the contact points covered, while the WTB Proterra Light i23 wheels and 42c Resolute tires round off rolling duties. The CORE 3 follows in the footsteps of the CORE 4, featuring a RockShox Rudy XPLR fork, SRAM Rival XPLR AXS groupset, WTB Speedterra i23 wheels, and a Zipp Service Course cockpit and seatpost.

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About YT Industries

YT Industries was founded by Markus Flossmann in 2008 to give talented riders access to competitive dirt jump bikes. YT stands for Young Talent and reflects its founder’s approach to life: No matter the age, it is never too late to explore your hidden talent or passion and to try something new. It is never too late to LIVE UNCAGED.

To this day, YT focuses on mountain biking and offers a wide range of products from downhill and enduro to trail bikes as a direct-to-consumer brand. YT bikes are distinguished by high quality for an exceptional price. Be it Red Bull Rampage, Downhill World Championships, or World Cups, YT bikes have dominated at world-class events and carried the best athletes to major titles.