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.
- Lightweight Speed: 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.
- Two-Position Adjustment: 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.
- Multiple Configurations: 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.
Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered Aspero-5 Fork
|Tires||Panaracer Gravel King SK 700x38c|
SRAM Force 1 AXS, DUB, with power meter
SRAM Force 1 AXS, 40T, with power meter
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB Wide, BBright|
|Chain||SRAM Force, 12 speed|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM Force XPLR AXS, 12 speed|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM Force XPLR, 10-44, 12 Speed|
|Shifters||SRAM Force AXS, 12 speed|
Cervélo AB09 Carbon, 31.8mm clamp, 16 degree flare
|Stem||Cervélo ST32 Alloy|
|Brakes||SRAM Force, Paceline rotors|
|Saddle||Prologo Dimension NDR T4.0|
Cervélo SP19 Carbon 27.2 OR Easton EA50 Alloy
Smartpak 400A Top Tube Storage Bag