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|
|THRU AXLES||Cervelo Indexed Thru-Axles w/ Lever, 12x100/142|
|WHEELS||Reserve 32mm DT370 XDR, 24h (F), 24h (R), 24mm IW, Center-Lock, Tubeless Ready OR Reserve 32mm Zipp 76/176 XDR, 24h (F), 24h (R), 24mm IW, Center-Lock, Tubeless Ready|
|TIRES||Panaracer Gravel King SK Folding 700x38|
|CRANKSET||SRAM Force AXS 1 with Power Meter 40T|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||SRAM Dub|
|CHAIN||SRAM Force, 12 spd|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM Force XPLR eTap AXS 12 spd|
|CASSETTE||SRAM Force XPLR 12s XG1271, 10-44|
|BRAKES/SHIFTERS||SRAM Force eTap AXS HRD 12 spd|
|HANDLEBARS||Carbon AB09 16deg Flared Carbon|
|STEM||Cervélo ST32 Alloy|
|BRAKE CALIPERS||SRAM Force HRD|
|SADDLE||Prologo Dimension NDR T4.0 OR Selle Italia NOVUS BOOST EVO Superflow Manganese|
|SEATPOST||Cervélo SP19 27.2 Carbon|
|BRAKE ROTOR||SRAM Paceline 160mm|
|ACCESSORIES||Cervelo Faceplate Front Computer/Accessory Mount, Cervelo Rear Accessory Mount, Smartpak 400A Top Tube Storage Bag|
* Please note: price and parts spec information is subject to change.