Cervélo joins the gravel bike party with their first carbon all-road machine. The Cervélo Aspero Apex 1 is a lightweight and high-speed inexpensive gravel bike with a mechanical groupset that is great for gravel bikes. Like most gravel bikes, the Aspero is built for freedom and exploration. Unlike its counterparts, this bike is made for race-like speed rather than cargo carrying. Cervélo is known for its blazing speed on the road and they put a bit of that flavor into this gravel bike. With efficient aerodynamics and World Tour stiffness in a carbon fiber gravel bike, fast riders are encouraged to let it rip. The lightweight carbon frame made with the least amount of material possible, gives riders outstanding pedaling power transfer and great climbing.
One of the most highlighted features on the Cervélo is the Trail Mixer fork insert. This piece lets you alter the wheel’s position horizontally by 5mm depending on your choice in tire size. Whether you go with a 700cx42 or 650bx49 tire/wheel combination, or any other, you will feel attached to the trail with maximum control. Regardless of what wheel and tire size you choose, Cervélo suggests that you leave at least 4mm of clearance for the best results. Some of this clearance comes from the seatstay/seat tube junction was specially designed to stay as fast and aero as possible with extra tire clearance.
The Cervélo Aspero is made for predictable handling and control in unpredictable off-road conditions. The front wheel is incredibly responsive to rider input which is vital to dominating trails. The Aspero is meant to be ridden at high speeds, so stability through a sprint, especially on rocky grounds is a huge factor. It is also dropper post compatible in case you want some extra shock absorption. With this level of predictability and responsiveness, you are always in control of your ride. Top steering ability matched with tour-bike level stiffness lets you whip around corners to ensure a uniform riding experience. This version comes with a SRAM Apex 1 groupset which gives an incredibly low price on a reliable 1x system. The Cervélo Aspero is road bike inspired but altered for gravel performance
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