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 gravel machine, one engineered not to roam the trails, but to race them.
For these athletes, we engineered Aspero 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.
Fork Cervelo All-Carbon, Tapered Aspero Fork with Adjustable Trail
Headset FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2
Seatpost Easton EC70 Carbon
Shifters SRAM Force eTap AXS HRD 12 spd
Rear Derailleur SRAM Force eTap AXS 12 spd
Front Derailleur N/A
Brake Calipers SRAM Force HRD
Brake Rotors SRAM Paceline 160mm
Thru Axles Cervelo Indexed Thru-Axles w/ Lever, 12x100/142
Crankset SRAM Force AXS 1 36T
Bottom Bracket SRAM Dub
Handlebar Easton EC70AX Carbon
Stem Easton EA90 Alloy
Saddle Prologo Dimension NDR T4.0
Cassette SRAM Force 12s XG1270, 10-36
Chain SRAM Force, 12 spd
Wheels Reserve 32mm DT370 XDR, 24h (F), 24h (R), 24mm IW, Center-Lock, Tubeless Ready
Tires Panaracer Gravel King SK Folding 700x38
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, Aspero is the bike to get you there.