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.
AKE FRIENDS WITH THE WIND
You can, in fact, reinvent the wheel. Meet Turbulent Aero, a unique R&D program that leverages real world wind data to create the most rapid, stable, and best handling wheels in real world riding conditions.
|Fork||Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered Áspero-5 Fork with Adjustable Trail|
|Headset||FSA IS2 1-1/4 x 1-1/2|
|Rims/Wheels||Reserve 32mm DT350 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||Vittoria Terrno Dry 700x38 Black/Anthracite G2.0|
|Crankset||SRAM RED 170|
|Chainwheel||40T Wolf Tooth|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM BBright|
|Rear Derailleur||XX1 AXS|
|Rear Cogs||XX1 Rainbow 10-52|
|Handlebars||Carbon AB09 16deg Flared Carbon ( 42)|
|Stem||Cervélo ST32 Alloy (90)|
|Brake Levers||Sram RED AXS|
|Brakes||Sram RED AXS|
|Saddle||Prologo Dimension NACK|
|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|
|Weight||17 Lbs 15oz|
* Subject to change without notice.