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Cervélo Aspero APEX XPLR

Cervélo Aspero APEX XPLR

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In 2019, Áspero took the gravel world by storm, heralding a “new era of speed in gravel.” Fun, but flat out. The new Áspero remains true to its original brief, but with some improvements: a threaded BB shell, neater cable routing, and a UDH-compatible derailleur hanger for those who want to use SRAM’s Transmission drivetrains. And it’s more aero, of course. In the case of Áspero, aerodynamic performance is less about pure speed as a result of drag reduction, and more about conservation of energy. After a big day in a headwind, the three watts saved over the previous Aspero might add up to one less energy gel your stomach has to digest—WORTH IT. 

In addition to the drag reduction, we also dropped the seat stays to give a bit more compliance out back, and reduced front-end stiffness slightly to make the last hours of a long race less painful. Between those dropped seat stays, we added in a bit more clearance for mud, too, taking what we learned from R5-CX (and the Unbound mudfest in 2023). It’s a lot of seemingly small improvements, but they add up to a lot. The result is a bike that feels a lot like the original Áspero, but is faster, more comfortable, and more versatile.

Fork    Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered Aspero Fork
Headset    FSA IS2 1-1/4 x 1-1/2
Seatpost    Cervélo SP19 Carbon 27.2
Left Shifter/Brake    SRAM Apex AXS, 12 speed
Right Shifter/Brake    SRAM Apex AXS, 12 speed
Rear Derailleur    SRAM Apex XPLR AXS, 12 speed
Brake Calipers    SRAM Apex
Brake Rotors    SRAM Centerline Centerlock
Thru Axles    Cervélo Aero Thru-Axles, 12x100/142
Crankset    SRAM Apex 1, 40T, DUB Wide
Bottom Bracket    SRAM DUB Wide, T47 BBright
Handlebar    Cervélo AB09 Carbon, 31.8mm clamp, 16 degree flare
Stem    Cervélo ST36 Alloy, w Cable Management
Saddle    Prologo Dimension STN
Cassette    SRAM Apex XLPR, 11-44, 12 speed
Chain    SRAM Apex, 12 speed
Wheelset    Fulcrum Rapid Red 300, 12x100(F)/142(R), 24H, 24mm IW, HG freehub, centerlock, tubeless compatible
Tyre    WTB Vulpine TCS Light Fast Rolling Dual DNA 60tpi 700x40c
Accessories    Smartpak 400A Top Tube Storage Bag

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