Posted August 10, 2021 in Cycling by rstepaniakeriksbikeshopcom
As the good folks at Cervélo say, “Haul ass, not cargo.”
The Cervélo Áspero is a gravel race bike. Period. It isn’t a beefed-up adventure bike made to add racks and carry you, fully loaded, on an epic tour. It is a road-race-inspired bike that is designed to finish gravel events in the shortest time possible.
All Áspero models feature the same steep headtube angle (for a gravel bike), long top tubes paired with short stems for great slow-speed front-end handling, and the versatile Trail Mixer Fork. Check out our video for a complete rundown of the Cervélo Áspero models!
There are two Áspero models – “Regular” Áspero and Áspero 5. The difference between the models comes in the aerodynamic shaping of the tubes, the hidden cables in the front of the bike, and a lighterweight carbon fiber material and layup process. The result is that the Áspero 5 is lighter and more aerodynamic which, in turn, make it faster.
Áspero and Áspero 5 are available in a number of different build kits from both Shimano and SRAM with both mechanical and electronic groups to choose from.