Fast is never enough for a company like Cervelo, faster is always better. How do you make a fast gravel bike faster? You make it more aero, reduce some weight and maintain the stiffness. That was goal with Cervelo’s newest addition to the gravel race world with the Aspero-5.
The Aspero-5 uses similar technology for the same clean and aero look. The fork carried over Cervelo’s Trail Mixer flip chip that changes the offset between 46 and 51-millimeters. The Trail Mixer is intended to be swapped between 700c (51mm) and 650b (46mm) wheels. Cervelo uses their split headset spacers that don’t require removing the stem from the steer tube to adjust the stack height. A clever touch.
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.