Like riding fast but hate getting caught up in traffic? Like the idea of riding off-road but enjoy the setup and speed of the traditional road bike? Gravel riding brings together the best of both worlds; the thrill of fast descents, KOM sprints and a lightweight setup as well as empty routes that provide a quiet space for you to ride without the hassle of cars, traffic or agitated drivers. Cérvelo has a rich heritage of engineering road bikes that have finished on the top step of Grand Tours, Spring Classics and your local criterium. They've taken all their expertise and put it into designing a bike that can cope with the challenges of the beaten track. The road styled Áspero frame features a fork that can fit both 650b and 700c wheels with a range of tyre options, called the "TrailMixer". Easton's EC70 carbon handlebars and seatpost help to keep an already light off-road bike even lighter, stronger and more powerful. Not to mention Shimano's gravel orientated groupset that is built to make swift work of shifting, braking and laying down the watts, on a surface that keeps you honest. So do away with thinking that the gravel path is just for heavy, slow, cargo-specific bikes, ridden on a Sunday by pensioners and get ready to light up your local trail, forest track or gravel path.
Explore The Trail And Your Limits
Cérvelo's Áspero is not simply designed for pottering around the family off-road cycle routes whilst enjoying some friendly conversation whilst you catch up with an old friend. The Áspero redefines riding on the beaten path, as rocks fly up behind your rear tyre and any sight of you is lost in a cloud of gravel dust. Cérvelo has taken their road race-winning frame and stripped it down, building it back up again to outperform any traditional gravel bike made before it. The frame finds the perfect blend of hill climb smashing weight advantages and rugged durability to deal with anything that off-road cycling has to throw at it. It also remains aero, as is Cérvelo's heritage, to ensure any KOM segments out the way of the road are appropriately dealt with.
TrailMixer Thru-Axle Design
Cérvelo loves the adaptability of the traditional gravel bike, quickly switching from the fast-paced 700c road wheel to the beefy 650b mountain bike wheel. However, Cérvelo is not so keen on the handling benefits that you miss out on when you make such a change. This is why they have engineered a unique thru-axle that adapts to your choice of wheel and tyre size. They call it the TrailMixer and it ensures that no matter what setup you think is best for the day ahead, the bike still handles as confidently and puts the same smile across your face.
Frame - Cervélo Áspero A1
Fork - Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered Áspero Fork
Headset - FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2
Front & Rear Wheel - Reserve 32mm DT370, 24h (F), 24h (R), 24mm IW, Center-Lock, Tubeless Ready
Front & Rear Tyres - Panaracer Gravel King SK Folding 700x38
Crankset - Shimano GRX 810 48/31
Bottom Bracket - JY-BB 24
Chain - Shimano CN-HG701, 11 spd
Front Derailleur - Shimano GRX 810, 11 spd
Rear Derailleur - Shimano GRX 810, 11 spd
Cassette - Shimano HG800, 11 spd, 11-34
Shifters - Shimano GRX RX810, 11 spd
Brake Caliper - Shimano GRX RX810 Hydraulic Disc
Brake Rotors - Shimano SM-RT800, 160mm
Handlebar - Easton EC70AX Carbon
Stem - Easton EA70
Saddle - Prologo Dimension NDR T4.0
Seatpost - Easton EC70 Carbon
Accessories - Smartpak 400A Top Tube Storage Bag