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A new breed of rider is emerging—one who loves the freedom and exploration that gravel culture was founded upon but who has a hunger to ride hard, to go all out, and to explore not just geography but personal limits. This frontier requires a new kind of machine, one engineered not to roam the trails, but to race them.
For these athletes, we engineered Áspero for pure, unapologetic speed, ready to take down finish lines, KOMs, PRs, and FKTs. A bike built without limits, for the riders looking to test them. It’s stiff—Classics-racing stiff—and performs like you’d want a road bike to perform off-road. We think that makes sense, and it’s what we were trying to do when we were stuffing bigger tires into our existing frames and swapping in aftermarket forks to get a 40mm tire up front.
The flip-chip in the fork—we call it the Trail Mixer—keeps the trail measurement consistent whether you choose 700c or 650b tires. This maintains the bike’s personality and handling characteristics when you switch from mid-fats to full-fat. There are as many different ways to do gravel as there are gravel bikes these days, but if you’re toeing the start line, looking to stay with the lead group, and contend for the victory, Áspero is the bike to get you there.
Frame Cervelo All-Carbon
Fork Tapered Aspero Fork with Adjustable Trail
Stem Easton EA50 Alloy
Handle Bars Easton EA50 AX Alloy
Brakes Shimano GRX RX600 Hydraulic Disc, Shimano SM-RT66, 160mm
Brake Levers Shimano GRX RX600 Hydraulic Disc
Rear Derailleur Shimano GRX 600, 11 spd
Shift Levers Shimano GRX RX600, 11 spd
Cassette Shimano 105 R7000, 11 spd, 11-34
Chainset Shimano GRX 600 46/30
Wheels Alexrims Boondocks-7D, 28h (F), 28h (R), 24mm IW, Center-Lock, Tubeless Ready
Tyres Panaracer Gravel King SK Sport Folding 700×38 60tpi
Saddle Cervelo Road Saddle
Seat Post Easton EA50 Alloy