Cervelo Aspero-5 Force AXS 1 Carbon Gravel Bike 2022 - Black
That’s how Áspero debuted under the characters of the Wednesday Night Rough Club two years ago, and that’s how it’s stayed. And since, at Cervélo, we know that flat out doesn’t stay flat out for long without a little help from science, we’ve come back from the drawing board with a new Áspero. A faster Áspero, a lighter Áspero, and—dare we say it—an even better looking Áspero.
Our engineers like to say, "If it looks fast, it probably is"—but there’s some truth to it, and Áspero-5 looks fast standing still. No cables in the wind, tubes derived from our library of aerodynamically proven shapes, and just a hint of a cut out in the seat tube to squeak out just a bit more tire clearance, 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. The ability to adjust trail with the two-position "Trail Mixer" to compensate for the extreme range of tyre sizes ensures a uniform ride experience.
We engineered the bike to fit most 700x42 or 650x49 tyre/wheel combos, comfortably. Of course, there are variables - rim width, tire casing/tread depth - which will affect final clearance. IMPORTANT NOTE - We always recommend there to be 4mm of clearance around whichever tyre/wheel combo is installed on the the bike.
- Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered Áspero-5 Fork with Adjustable Trail
- SRAM Force AXS 12x1 with Power Meter (later productions of this bike do not include a powermeter and have a lower RRP)
- SRAM Force HRD
- Reserve 32mm carbon rims on DT370 hubs
|Frame||Cervelo Aspero-5 Carbon Frame|
|Fork||Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered Áspero-5 Fork with Adjustable Trail|
|Shifters||SRAM Force eTap AXS HRD 12 spd|
|Derailleur (Rear)||SRAM Force eTap AXS Wide 12 spd|
|Brakes||SRAM Force HRD w/ SRAM Paceline 160mm|
|Crankset||SRAM Force AXS 1 with Power Meter 36T|
|Cassette||SRAM Force 12s XG1270, 10-36|
|Chain||SRAM Force, 12 spd|
|Hub Front||DT370 24h (F) Center-Lock 12x100|
|Hub Rear||DT370 24h (R) Center-Lock 12x142|
|Rims||Reserve 32mm, 24mm IW, Tubeless Ready|
|Tyres||Panaracer Gravel King SK Folding 700x38|
|Handlebar||Carbon AB09 16deg Flared Carbon|
|Stem||Cervélo ST32 Alloy|
|Headset||FSA IS2 1-1/4 x 1-1/2|
|Saddle||Prologo Dimension NDR T4.0|
|Seatpost||Cervélo SP19 27.2 Carbon|
|Pedal||Pedals not included with this bike but can be purchase separately here|
|Number of Gears||12|
Ready to rideEvery bike from Start Fitness is fully checked & assembled before despatch and will arrive, almost, ready to ride. Each bike is assembled by one of our CyTech accredited mechanics and then packed into one of our custom boxes.
This process has a lead time of 7-10 working days. Unfortunately during peak times this may be slightly delayed. We will however, aim to despatch your bike as quickly as possible. Minimal assembly, with basic tools, is required before you can ride. Assembly tools are not usually included. Please note: Some bikes are not supplied with pedals. Manufacturers don’t know if you want flat or clipless pedals - rather than send the bike with the wrong type, they leave the choice for you to make.
Making sure you are homeOnce fully checked and boxed, we will contact you to book a delivery date. Our bikes are despatched on a next working day service (excludes weekends & bank holidays) for UK mainland orders, or a two day service to Northern Ireland and outlying Scottish areas. European bike deliveries usually take approximately one week.
Taking DeliveryAny mechanical or cosmetic issues need to be reported to us within one week of the delivery date. If you do not plan on using the bike straight away, we advise that you remove it from the box and check it over ASAP as we cannot be responsible for any reported issues (other than standard warranty issues) later than one week from the date that the bicycle was delivered.
First ServiceAfter a few weeks of riding (we recommend around 6-8 weeks, regardless of how much the bike has been used), a new bike will need a service to make final adjustments and to re-check all nuts and bolts. This is necessary as the bike goes through a ‘bedding in’ phase, after which, final adjustment may be necessary. We recommend that this is carried out by a CyTech qualified mechanic.
It is important to have these checks carried out to prevent any avoidable problems which may not be covered by warranty and to ensure the smooth running of your bicycle. If you’re local to us, we’re able to offer this first service free of charge* at our Newcastle store (NE1 6JE). You’ll just need to call our workshop on 0191 917 3825 to book your service in, and don’t forget to bring your proof of purchase when you drop the bike off with us.
If you’ve had the bike delivered, it will be your responsibility to ensure a first service is carried out at a trusted bike shop local to you, preferably by a Cytech certified mechanic. Start Fitness are unfortunately not able to cover any costs associated with this service if carried out by another store.
*Please note that this complimentary check-over does not include any labour to replace worn parts or to fit new accessories. All bikes should be delivered to us in a clean and serviceable condition, or a £15 cleaning charge will be payable.
Bike ServicingBicycles need to be serviced regularly, as a guideline we would advise on at least one full service per year and/or a standard service twice a year. If the bike is used regularly in adverse conditions, more regular servicing may be required.
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