A new breed of rider is emerging—one who loves the freedom and exploration that gravel culture was founded upon but who has a hunger to ride hard, to go all out, and to explore not just geography but personal limits. This frontier requires a new kind of gravel machine, one engineered not to roam the trails, but to race them.
For these athletes, we engineered Áspero for pure, unapologetic speed, ready to take down finish lines, KOMs, PRs, and FKTs. A bike built without limits, for the riders looking to test them. It’s stiff—Classics-racing stiff—and performs like you’d want a road bike to perform off-road. We think that makes sense, and it’s what we were trying to do when we were stuffing bigger tires into our existing frames and swapping in aftermarket forks to get a 40mm tire up front.
The flip-chip in the fork—we call it the Trail Mixer—keeps the trail measurement consistent whether you choose 700c or 650b tires. This maintains the bike’s personality and handling characteristics when you switch from mid-fats to full-fat. There are as many different ways to do gravel as there are gravel bikes these days, but if you’re toeing the start line, looking to stay with the lead group, and contend for the victory, Áspero is the bike to get you there.
FORK Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered Áspero Fork
HEADSET FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2
WHEELS Easton EA70AX, 28h (F), 28h (R), 24mm IW, Center-Lock, Tubeless Ready
TYRES Panaracer Gravel King SK Folding 650Bx48
CRANKSET Shimano GRX 810-1 40T
BOTTOM BRACKET JY-BB 24
CHAIN Shimano CN-HG701, 11 spd
FRONT DERAILLEUR n/a
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano GRX 812, 11 spd
CASSETTE Shimano M8000, 11 spd, 11-40
SHIFTERS Shimano GRX RX810, 11 spd
HANDLEBAR Easton EC70AX Carbon
STEM Easton EA70 Alloy
BRAKE CALIPER Shimano GRX RX810-LA Hydraulic Disc
BRAKE ROTOR Shimano SM-RT800, 160mm
SADDLE Prologo Dimension NDR T4.0
SEATPOST TranzX YSI01 50mm Dropper Post
ACCESSORIES SmartPak 400A (bolt on top tube bag)
With over 17 years experience offering quality bikes and service, you can rest assured we have deeply considered the quality of the products we sell and have the technical skills to assist if any possible problems arise.
Along with being the ‘local’ bike store to many riders in Auckland, we also have an extensive customer base of riders nationwide. Believe it or not we even have riders from overseas come to us for our quality products and expertise!
Lastly, we are riders ourselves. We are in this business because we are genuinely passionate about riding all types of bikes and are here to share our knowledge to help enhance your riding experience.