Cervelo Áspero Gravel bike

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whoisbenshane
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by whoisbenshane

Nicccce! You inspired me to pick up a DA9000 50x34 for mine.

Good call on the seatpost, I should check the length on mine.

I'm getting sub 18 dreams now haha

UltraXC
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by UltraXC

whoisbenshane wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2024 10:06 pm
Nicccce! You inspired me to pick up a DA9000 50x34 for mine.

Good call on the seatpost, I should check the length on mine.

I'm getting sub 18 dreams now haha
Sweet! It's such a great looking crank. My road bike has a 7900 SRM so I'm partial to DA cranks.

18lbs seems very possible without going crazy. That 18.25lbs is with some metal 6700 road pedals. Newer ultegra or DA pedals would drop another 75g.

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whoisbenshane
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by whoisbenshane

https://photos.app.goo.gl/LbbRYcH3gEjsRddG7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/d3dXuZ8sE7VkcTZK7

She's on the road...and pretty light at 17.3 lbs with pictured Cadex 36 wheels and Ultradynamico Cava 33.?? tires.

I have the J&L bolt-on thru axles on the way, which should get it very close to 17.0lb.

Other notable specs:

Cadex Race stem
Cadex Race AR handlebar
Pro Stealth carbon saddle
Black Inc carbon seatpost
Dura Ace 9100 50/34 crank - Chainring clearance is tight, but it's safe for the riding I do.
Ultegra Di2 R8150 groupset
Carbon "aero cages" from a BMC I had a while back, they fit and look great on this frame.

I will probably run my Reserve 40/44 wheels with 35c semi-knobbies for gravel, which for me is hardpack dirt/light gravel roads. Would be curious to try it with 650bx47 if the need should arise.

Overall, very happy with it. A quiver killer, yes perhaps, for some. I'm hanging onto my old rim brake Speedvagen for the group rides.

UltraXC
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Joined: Sun Jan 14, 2024 4:40 am

by UltraXC

whoisbenshane wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2024 7:28 am
https://photos.app.goo.gl/LbbRYcH3gEjsRddG7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/d3dXuZ8sE7VkcTZK7

She's on the road...and pretty light at 17.3 lbs with pictured Cadex 36 wheels and Ultradynamico Cava 33.?? tires.

I have the J&L bolt-on thru axles on the way, which should get it very close to 17.0lb.

Other notable specs:

Cadex Race stem
Cadex Race AR handlebar
Pro Stealth carbon saddle
Black Inc carbon seatpost
Dura Ace 9100 50/34 crank - Chainring clearance is tight, but it's safe for the riding I do.
Ultegra Di2 R8150 groupset
Carbon "aero cages" from a BMC I had a while back, they fit and look great on this frame.

I will probably run my Reserve 40/44 wheels with 35c semi-knobbies for gravel, which for me is hardpack dirt/light gravel roads. Would be curious to try it with 650bx47 if the need should arise.

Overall, very happy with it. A quiver killer, yes perhaps, for some. I'm hanging onto my old rim brake Speedvagen for the group rides.
Very nice! It looks great. That is by far my favorite colorway for the Aspero.

I ended up using some 1mm spacers on each side of the BB for more crank clearance with the power meter. You could do the same for the chainring clearance issue. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DHN8TM8?p ... ct_details

I'm curious if the lighter thru axles will induce any brake rub. Let me know! I've noticed more brake rub with the SES 3.4s vs the G23s. I'm guessing because they are stiffer?

This is "Road Mode". I haven't had a chance to weigh it in this configuration.. too much riding with this nice weather in Upstate NY.

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whoisbenshane
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by whoisbenshane

UltraXC wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2024 4:26 am
whoisbenshane wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2024 7:28 am
https://photos.app.goo.gl/LbbRYcH3gEjsRddG7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/d3dXuZ8sE7VkcTZK7

She's on the road...and pretty light at 17.3 lbs with pictured Cadex 36 wheels and Ultradynamico Cava 33.?? tires.

I have the J&L bolt-on thru axles on the way, which should get it very close to 17.0lb.

Other notable specs:

Cadex Race stem
Cadex Race AR handlebar
Pro Stealth carbon saddle
Black Inc carbon seatpost
Dura Ace 9100 50/34 crank - Chainring clearance is tight, but it's safe for the riding I do.
Ultegra Di2 R8150 groupset
Carbon "aero cages" from a BMC I had a while back, they fit and look great on this frame.

I will probably run my Reserve 40/44 wheels with 35c semi-knobbies for gravel, which for me is hardpack dirt/light gravel roads. Would be curious to try it with 650bx47 if the need should arise.

Overall, very happy with it. A quiver killer, yes perhaps, for some. I'm hanging onto my old rim brake Speedvagen for the group rides.
Very nice! It looks great. That is by far my favorite colorway for the Aspero.

I ended up using some 1mm spacers on each side of the BB for more crank clearance with the power meter. You could do the same for the chainring clearance issue. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DHN8TM8?p ... ct_details

I'm curious if the lighter thru axles will induce any brake rub. Let me know! I've noticed more brake rub with the SES 3.4s vs the G23s. I'm guessing because they are stiffer?

This is "Road Mode". I haven't had a chance to weigh it in this configuration.. too much riding with this nice weather in Upstate NY.

Image
Nice! That looks killer with the ENVE and skinny tires.

I have done a couple rides with the J&L axles and haven't noticed any increased break rub. The new "12-speed" Shimmano hydraulic calipers have notiicebaly better pad clearance/piston retraction than the previous generation. They don't stop any better, but they are worth upgrading for the noise reduction.

Thanks for the link to those spacers. I'm so careful when I shift to the small ring, I honestly doubt I will ever have an issue, but it couldn't hurt to have an extra mm of space in there.

Here's another more straightforward side-shot of the bike:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/zMfcNWCmbCrdkRmo9

Chrispee
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Joined: Fri Mar 08, 2024 10:27 pm

by Chrispee

Hi all

Just got my Aspero 5 and am absolutely loving it, a major upgrade from aluminum Trek Gravel bike.

A question: does anyone have guidance on the max tyre clearance for 650B tyres? I've got a front wheel with a 2" ("50") Schwalbe G-One Ultrabite that fits in the fork fine, but the measured with with calipers is closer to 48mm. Is the rear clearance broadly the same? I need to get a rear wheel purchased. Does anyone have experience with Pirelli Cinturato 650B's? Do they size up large like the 700C version?

Thanks

Sege
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Joined: Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:56 am

by Sege

Weight on bikes are measured in kilos, parts in grams. 1 kilo is 1000 grams. If you don't know about the metric system, I highly recommend googling it. It's like the Aspéro of measuring stuff. Anything else is an ugly alloy MTB-frame with canti brakes and 4 chainrings.

Tyre clearance in 650b is 49 mm btw. That is 4,9 cm.

rawjunk
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by rawjunk

Is there any special parts I'll need if I switch from 1x to 2x? FDM-0E0 front derailleur mount at least. I have og Aspero with Apex1 and left-over 2x GRX600 groupset I could try.

johwag
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by johwag

First post here, long-time reader.

Here is my Aspero 5 after racing the Traka 200 last week (steep climbs, so I was running a 40t chainring). I have had the bike for three years, and it has seen pretty much everything you can imagine for this bike.

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Size 52
Force AXS XPLR Groupset with Power2max PM / Rotor Aldhu cranks (165mm)
40t chainring for this specific race. Usually running a 44t chainring
BBinfinite bottom bracket (but it still chews through one non-drive-side bearing every six to eight months)
Cervelo ST31 100mm stem + stock Cervelo carbon handlebars
Enve 0-offset seatpost (with saddle slammed all the way forward - would love a steeper seat tube angle here)
Selle Italia SLR Boost saddle (with carbon rails)
Farsports gravel wheels with Carbon-TI hubs (40mm deep/25mm internal width/hookless)
44mm Tufo Thundero tires + Vittoria Air Liners to handle the chunky/muddy/rocky terrain of Traka. Tire clearance is a bit tight, but I didn't have any rub during the race
J&L thru-axles front and rear to save some weight

Overall, I'm happy with the setup, but I'm looking to make some changes for the future: longer 110mm stem + shallow drop internal cable routing handlebars (if anyone has suggestions, please shoot!).

la85
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Joined: Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:13 am

by la85

ChrisRideLog wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 1:43 pm
Hi! As covid will hopefully more or less disappear sooner or later, travelling will be getting more and more interesting again.

Due to the integrated brake hose but still separated bar and stem of the Aspero 5, I'm asking myself whether an Aspero 5 can be fit into a normal bike bag (e.g. Evoc) to take it on an airplane or whether the brake hoses are too short to be able to accomodate the bar into the foreseen position in the bike bag.

I'm aware of this oversized bike bags where the whole stem handlebar combination will fit inside without disassembling, which would be not prefereably in my point of view as these bags are first incredible expensive and secondly extremely big that it gets difficult to find a car where they will still fit in.
I've had a look but can't find the answer to the above... can anyone confirm if an Aspero 5 pulls down to fit in an evoc bike bag?

jemima
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Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:36 am
Location: Perth

by jemima

johwag wrote:
Tue May 14, 2024 9:58 am
Overall, I'm happy with the setup, but I'm looking to make some changes for the future: longer 110mm stem + shallow drop internal cable routing handlebars (if anyone has suggestions, please shoot!).


Is 105mm drop not too much?
https://alexscycle.com/collections/road ... -handlebar
Curve Grovel ti.

ff119
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Joined: Sat May 08, 2021 9:49 pm

by ff119

I totally forgot, when I put swapped the trail mixer did I increase it or decrease the fork offset? It's the thicker of the 2 on there at the moment, so now the offset is 52?
Last edited by ff119 on Sat Jul 06, 2024 10:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.

ff119
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by ff119

UltraXC wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2024 4:26 am
whoisbenshane wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2024 7:28 am
https://photos.app.goo.gl/LbbRYcH3gEjsRddG7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/d3dXuZ8sE7VkcTZK7

She's on the road...and pretty light at 17.3 lbs with pictured Cadex 36 wheels and Ultradynamico Cava 33.?? tires.

I have the J&L bolt-on thru axles on the way, which should get it very close to 17.0lb.

Other notable specs:

Cadex Race stem
Cadex Race AR handlebar
Pro Stealth carbon saddle
Black Inc carbon seatpost
Dura Ace 9100 50/34 crank - Chainring clearance is tight, but it's safe for the riding I do.
Ultegra Di2 R8150 groupset
Carbon "aero cages" from a BMC I had a while back, they fit and look great on this frame.

I will probably run my Reserve 40/44 wheels with 35c semi-knobbies for gravel, which for me is hardpack dirt/light gravel roads. Would be curious to try it with 650bx47 if the need should arise.

Overall, very happy with it. A quiver killer, yes perhaps, for some. I'm hanging onto my old rim brake Speedvagen for the group rides.
Very nice! It looks great. That is by far my favorite colorway for the Aspero.

I ended up using some 1mm spacers on each side of the BB for more crank clearance with the power meter. You could do the same for the chainring clearance issue. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DHN8TM8?p ... ct_details

I'm curious if the lighter thru axles will induce any brake rub. Let me know! I've noticed more brake rub with the SES 3.4s vs the G23s. I'm guessing because they are stiffer?

This is "Road Mode". I haven't had a chance to weigh it in this configuration.. too much riding with this nice weather in Upstate NY.

Image
I had to have a spacer too and the mechanic forgot/lost/didn't use it for the drivetrain change so ended up with a loose crank. I thought iw as the only one with the issue

la85
Posts: 167
Joined: Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:13 am

by la85

Can anyone please confirm if the Aspero 5 will fit in an Evoc travel bag? Unsure if the intergarted stem/bar combo will allow the bar to be lowered far enough and fit in the bag?

rawjunk
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Joined: Sat May 27, 2017 12:52 pm

by rawjunk

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I'm planning to sell my Aspero and noticed this paint crack. It doesn't look as bad irl but should I be concerned about this?

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