This is a custom frame-up bike designed to marry racing with rowdy. This ultra-fast Aspero-5 frameset is what those of us in the road world call a mullet: business in the front with Force eTap road shifters and party in the back with GX AXS and a XX1 10-52 cassette.
About the Aspero-5:
Our engineers like to joke that, "if it looks fast, it probably is." But there’s some truth to that, and Áspero-5 looks fast standing still. No cables in the wind, tube shapes from our aerodynamically-proven library, and a hint of a cut out in the seat tube, all add up to a bike that proves the adage.
Some might say aero doesn’t matter on a gravel bike, but if you’ve battled a headwind across an open prairie, the thirty-two grams of drag you’ll save with the Áspero-5 come as a welcome respite. Most gravel racing is done without the benefit of a World Tour peloton—or World Tour tactics—and when it’s your nose in the wind all day, it’s nice to know your bike’s shouldering a bit of the load.
Trail—front-wheel response to rider input—is the most critical factor in high-velocity handling. Flipping the two-position "Trail Mixer" to compensate for the difference in circumference between a 650b and 700c tire maintains consistent handling by maintaining consistent trail figures.
We designed Aspero to fit most 700c x 42mm or 650b x 49mm wheel/tire combinations. Of course, there are variables—rim width, tire casing, and tread depth—which will affect final clearance. We (and the International Organization for Standardization, or ISO), always recommend 4mm of clearance between the tire and frame.
|Fork||Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered Áspero-5 Fork with Adjustable Trail|
|Headset||FSA IS2 1-1/4 x 1-1/2|
|Rims||HED Emporia Wheelset|
|Tires||Pirrelli Cinturato Gravel M 40|
|Crankset||SRAM Rival 40T|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM Dub|
|Chain||SRAM XX1 Eagle Chain Rainbow|
|Rear Cog(s)||SRAM XX1 Eagle 10-52 Rainbow|
|Handlebars||Carbon AB09 16deg Flared Carbon|
|Tape/Grips||Supacaz Peter Sagan|
|Stem||Cervélo ST32 Alloy|
|Brakes||SRAM Force HRD, SRAM CenterLine XR 160mm|
|Seat Post||Cervélo SP19 27.2 Carbon|
|Accessories & Extras||Cervelo Faceplate Front Computer/Accessory Mount, Cervelo Rear Accessory Mount, Smartpak 400A Top Tube Storage Bag|
* Subject to change without notice.