Cervelo Áspero Gravel bike

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itapersita
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by itapersita

Does anyone have a Token ninja BB and red crank arms? What spacer did you install? I have mounted the 2mm that comes with the BB

mcou
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by mcou

Anyone tried both Force AXS XPLR and Ekar?

I’m about to take delivery of an Apex build and will be doing a groupset swap as well as adding a set of Hunt wheels.

Plan is for an 80/20 road/gravel n=1. I’m settled on 1x but torn between the two groupsets. Cost isn’t a factor as the difference is about £100 on current deals. I’ve had and liked campy shift logic before, never done electronic.

As I see it Ekar has the more suitable gear ratios for my needs (13spd, 40t/9-42). SRAM gearing is comparatively less versatile (9-36 not ideal for gravel, 10-44 not ideal for road), but has the benefit of wireless/electronic.

I can also get an XDR freehub from Alexrims to use the stock wheels as a second set, but I emailed and they don’t make a N3W freehub body (I was the first to ask apparently).

I know I can’t go wrong with either but that doesn’t stop me agonising over it!


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gorkypl
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by gorkypl

Campy is top-end mechanical, Sram in 1x is as good as electric shifters can be. I earn for living sitting by a computer so I don't want any electronics on my bikes - but if you have no such reservations it's hard to argue with cold precision of electric shifting.
For 80% road i would see some benefit in tight spacing of Campagnolo cassette though.

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by IrrelevantD

mcou wrote:
Fri Oct 28, 2022 4:56 pm
Anyone tried both Force AXS XPLR and Ekar?

I’m about to take delivery of an Apex build and will be doing a groupset swap as well as adding a set of Hunt wheels.

Plan is for an 80/20 road/gravel n=1. I’m settled on 1x but torn between the two groupsets. Cost isn’t a factor as the difference is about £100 on current deals. I’ve had and liked campy shift logic before, never done electronic.

As I see it Ekar has the more suitable gear ratios for my needs (13spd, 40t/9-42). SRAM gearing is comparatively less versatile (9-36 not ideal for gravel, 10-44 not ideal for road), but has the benefit of wireless/electronic.

I can also get an XDR freehub from Alexrims to use the stock wheels as a second set, but I emailed and they don’t make a N3W freehub body (I was the first to ask apparently).

I know I can’t go wrong with either but that doesn’t stop me agonising over it!


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Haven't tried Ekar, but I have Di2 on my Aspero and AXS on my MTB. I like Di2 better. Just feels a touch crisper and more precise. If you haven't tried both, you'd never notice though.
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Brooks123
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by Brooks123

Hi guys! I have the stock Easton seatpost stuck fast in my Aspero. I tried to ask around for suggestions on Facebook group, and guys recommended to use WD40 and/or boiling hot water. No luck with applying WD40. Has anyone tried applying hot water? Will the paint come off? Any other suggestions for removing stuck seapost?

nismosr
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by nismosr

mcou wrote:
Fri Oct 28, 2022 4:56 pm
Anyone tried both Force AXS XPLR and Ekar?

I’m about to take delivery of an Apex build and will be doing a groupset swap as well as adding a set of Hunt wheels.

Plan is for an 80/20 road/gravel n=1. I’m settled on 1x but torn between the two groupsets. Cost isn’t a factor as the difference is about £100 on current deals. I’ve had and liked campy shift logic before, never done electronic.

As I see it Ekar has the more suitable gear ratios for my needs (13spd, 40t/9-42). SRAM gearing is comparatively less versatile (9-36 not ideal for gravel, 10-44 not ideal for road), but has the benefit of wireless/electronic.

I can also get an XDR freehub from Alexrims to use the stock wheels as a second set, but I emailed and they don’t make a N3W freehub body (I was the first to ask apparently).

I know I can’t go wrong with either but that doesn’t stop me agonising over it!


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I Build an Aspero with Force xplr 1x this summer with zipp 303s .

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rfhb3
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by rfhb3

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I Build an Aspero with Force xplr 1x this summer with zipp 303s .

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nice bike - could you tell me please what tire size/width this is? I'm currently looking for a Aspero with Zipp 303s but I'm unsure what the max tire width would be. 42mm? Or could 45 still fit in?

caad4rep
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by caad4rep

Brooks123 wrote:
Fri Nov 04, 2022 4:07 pm
Hi guys! I have the stock Easton seatpost stuck fast in my Aspero. I tried to ask around for suggestions on Facebook group, and guys recommended to use WD40 and/or boiling hot water. No luck with applying WD40. Has anyone tried applying hot water? Will the paint come off? Any other suggestions for removing stuck seapost?
Try to find a good penetrating Oil and let that work it's way in for a day or two. Worst case scenario would be to crush the seatpost and hope that works it free

caad4rep
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by caad4rep

caad4rep wrote:
Sun Nov 06, 2022 2:52 pm
Brooks123 wrote:
Fri Nov 04, 2022 4:07 pm
Hi guys! I have the stock Easton seatpost stuck fast in my Aspero. I tried to ask around for suggestions on Facebook group, and guys recommended to use WD40 and/or boiling hot water. No luck with applying WD40. Has anyone tried applying hot water? Will the paint come off? Any other suggestions for removing stuck seapost?
Try to find a good penetrating Oil and let that work it's way in for a day or two. Worst case scenario would be to crush the seatpost and hope that works it free
Another option, loosen the bolt and go for a ride, just don't get too far from home

mb2243
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by mb2243

Anyone have any experience to say if you can go to a 46t 1x chainring if you are using a Sram Wide crank?

nismosr
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by nismosr

rfhb3 wrote:
Fri Nov 04, 2022 10:46 pm
I Build an Aspero with Force xplr 1x this summer with zipp 303s .

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[/quote]

nice bike - could you tell me please what tire size/width this is? I'm currently looking for a Aspero with Zipp 303s but I'm unsure what the max tire width would be. 42mm? Or could 45 still fit in?
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tires on this are 38mm gravelking
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by ff119

mb2243 wrote:
Mon Nov 07, 2022 2:26 pm
Anyone have any experience to say if you can go to a 46t 1x chainring if you are using a Sram Wide crank?
I'm told 44t was the biggest you could fit

wheelie
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by wheelie

nismosr wrote:
Fri Nov 04, 2022 4:20 pm

I Build an Aspero with Force xplr 1x this summer with zipp 303s .

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Weight with this setup? Which frame size is it? 54 or 56?
Thanks!
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lukedunk
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by lukedunk

mb2243 wrote:
Mon Nov 07, 2022 2:26 pm
Anyone have any experience to say if you can go to a 46t 1x chainring if you are using a Sram Wide crank?
Mine (Aspero 5) came built with SRAM Rival Wide with a 46t.
I'm swapping to GRX now, but rode it once with the supplied setup and it was fine.

nismosr
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by nismosr

wheelie wrote:
Sat Nov 12, 2022 1:04 pm
nismosr wrote:
Fri Nov 04, 2022 4:20 pm

I Build an Aspero with Force xplr 1x this summer with zipp 303s .

Image
Weight with this setup? Which frame size is it? 54 or 56?
Thanks!
size 54cm .. 17lbs
2020 Colnago C64 Mapei-SR12 EPS-WTO 60
2021 Basso Diamante SV-SR12 Disc EPS-WTO 60
2023 Colnago G3X-SRAM AXS Force-Levante

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