Cervelo Áspero Gravel bike

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kervelo
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by kervelo

Does anyone know what brand is the Aspero original bar tape?

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scoobydrew
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by scoobydrew

Just built up an Aspero. This thing feels super fast on both the road and gravel.

It built up a bit heavier than expected - 19.6lb (8.9kg) with pedals
I'd definitely drop some weight by switching to lighter tires. The Pirellis weigh in at approximately 490g each, but roll super fast and does well enough on gravel.

Frameset: Cervelo Aspero 51cm
Groupset: Shimano GRX Di2 2x
Cranks: SRAM Red Quarq GXP
Chainrings: SRAM 46/34t
Cassette: SRAM PG-1170 11-36t
Wheelset: BTLOS WGX30 28h rims, DT350 hubs, Pillar 1420 spokes (1442g without tape and valves)
Tires: Pirelli Gravel H 700x40mm
Bars: Shimano PRO Discover 12 degree flare 40cm
Stem: Kalloy Uno 90mm
Saddle: Specialized Power Arc Expert 143mm
Seatpost: Specialized S-Works
Pedals: Time ATAC XC8

Picture of the build (8.9kg is with the J&L thru-axles and not the stock Cervelo ones as pictured and without saddlebag):
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Steerer will be cut as I dial in my fit in a bit.

kervelo
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by kervelo

That is great looking bike.

Considering that the bike already has light components, I wonder where does that extra weight come from. I have a 56 with apex, almost 100 g heavier 303S's, 490 g Zipp tyres, etc., but the total weight is around 8.6kg. SRAM apex is 1x, could that make the 200-300 g difference?

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Stendhal
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by Stendhal

If anyone's interested, I'm selling my teal size 56 Aspero frame on eBay (or just write). Great gravel bike, built light, but not enough interesting gravel to ride around here.
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Retired: S-Works SL6, LOW mki, Dogma F10\F8, Lapierre Pulsium, TIME Fluidity, Wilier Cento1, Ridley Noah, Cyfac Cadence, Cervelo S2\R3\Aspero\R5, Felt Z25, Klein Quantum, Cannondale 2.0

rawjunk
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by rawjunk

Is the 16-notch 48,5mm (386Evo) bb tool correct for removing stock bottom bracket?

kervelo
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by kervelo

rawjunk wrote:
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:57 am
Is the 16-notch 48,5mm (386Evo) bb tool correct for removing stock bottom bracket?
I used the Park tool bbt-29 for removing the bottom bracket.
https://www.parktool.com/product/bottom ... ool-bbt-29

rawjunk
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by rawjunk

kervelo wrote:
Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:04 pm
rawjunk wrote:
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:57 am
Is the 16-notch 48,5mm (386Evo) bb tool correct for removing stock bottom bracket?
I used the Park tool bbt-29 for removing the bottom bracket.
https://www.parktool.com/product/bottom ... ool-bbt-29
Thanks, I have C-bear bb waiting. I had previously asked lbs if they had WheelsMFG tool and they didn't, but now they seem have 16-notch 48,5mm bb tool :)

Stueys
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by Stueys

Thinking of swapping out the GRX600 crank that came with my Aspero for a Rotor Aldhu gravel (probably with a P2M on it). I'm thinking that I might well put a BBinfinite in at the same time (which has always been a great solution in my other BBright bikes). Concious that the GRX chainline and Q factor are both wider, has anyone done this and hit any problems?

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kytyree
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by kytyree

Allied posted some photos of Colin Strickland's Echo for Steamboat Gravel earlier today. He's got a 52/36 Dura Ace crank on there and what looks to be the grx Di2 rear mech on there. I'd take that to mean there'd be no issue at the back. I can't tell from the pics which front mech he has but the road front mech wouldn't surprise me with those larger rings.

Stueys
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by Stueys

kytyree wrote:
Sun Aug 15, 2021 9:20 pm
Allied posted some photos of Colin Strickland's Echo for Steamboat Gravel earlier today. He's got a 52/36 Dura Ace crank on there and what looks to be the grx Di2 rear mech on there. I'd take that to mean there'd be no issue at the back. I can't tell from the pics which front mech he has but the road front mech wouldn't surprise me with those larger rings.
Good to know, thanks

OnTheRivet
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by OnTheRivet

scoobydrew wrote:
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:36 am
Just built up an Aspero. This thing feels super fast on both the road and gravel.

It built up a bit heavier than expected - 19.6lb (8.9kg) with pedals
I'd definitely drop some weight by switching to lighter tires. The Pirellis weigh in at approximately 490g each, but roll super fast and does well enough on gravel.

Frameset: Cervelo Aspero 51cm
Groupset: Shimano GRX Di2 2x
Cranks: SRAM Red Quarq GXP
Chainrings: SRAM 46/34t
Cassette: SRAM PG-1170 11-36t
Wheelset: BTLOS WGX30 28h rims, DT350 hubs, Pillar 1420 spokes (1442g without tape and valves)
Tires: Pirelli Gravel H 700x40mm
Bars: Shimano PRO Discover 12 degree flare 40cm
Stem: Kalloy Uno 90mm
Saddle: Specialized Power Arc Expert 143mm
Seatpost: Specialized S-Works
Pedals: Time ATAC XC8

Picture of the build (8.9kg is with the J&L thru-axles and not the stock Cervelo ones as pictured and without saddlebag):
Image

Steerer will be cut as I dial in my fit in a bit.
Something doesn't add up on that weight. A cursory look suggest it should be closer to 8.0kg

Hogesyx
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by Hogesyx

Stueys wrote:
Sun Aug 15, 2021 8:51 pm
Thinking of swapping out the GRX600 crank that came with my Aspero for a Rotor Aldhu gravel (probably with a P2M on it). I'm thinking that I might well put a BBinfinite in at the same time (which has always been a great solution in my other BBright bikes). Concious that the GRX chainline and Q factor are both wider, has anyone done this and hit any problems?
You can save money on the BB. Aspero BB is a solid carbon tube and not just a cutout. I am running rotor with the offset axle, no issue with Axs 12s rear.

Stueys
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by Stueys

Hogesyx wrote:
Tue Aug 17, 2021 4:21 am
Stueys wrote:
Sun Aug 15, 2021 8:51 pm
Thinking of swapping out the GRX600 crank that came with my Aspero for a Rotor Aldhu gravel (probably with a P2M on it). I'm thinking that I might well put a BBinfinite in at the same time (which has always been a great solution in my other BBright bikes). Concious that the GRX chainline and Q factor are both wider, has anyone done this and hit any problems?
You can save money on the BB. Aspero BB is a solid carbon tube and not just a cutout. I am running rotor with the offset axle, no issue with Axs 12s rear.
Rotor with a 24mm axle?

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