Cervelo Áspero Gravel bike

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CamW
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by CamW

Here's my Aspero. I'm really enjoying it, both for gravel adventures and my CX race bike. Maaaaaybe some carbon wheels in the future.

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lulo42
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by lulo42

New (to me) Bike Day.

I went to the Aspero from a Cannondale Topstone. It was more comfortable but the AI offset and a few other things pissed me off big time. So far the Aspero feels increadibly fast and responsive, i feel a lot safer riding sketchy stuff, the bike seems to execute what i do more precise. I have a pair of farsports wheels coming in that will make it a lot lighter. And the color is amazing when sunlight hits it.

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wheelie
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by wheelie

I wonder if someone tried to make regular Aspero "with no cables" (using wireless groupset and Aspero 5 handlebar & stem)
Is it technically possible?
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2020 Cervelo Aspero Apex 1 Mid Olive/Dune ----> Burgundy/Dark Orange
2022 Scott Addict RC10

wheelie
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by wheelie

FYI, Aspero frame MY 2020 Size 58 1210 grams
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2020 Cervelo Aspero Apex 1 Mid Olive/Dune ----> Burgundy/Dark Orange
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gSporco
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wheelie wrote:
Wed Mar 30, 2022 11:20 pm
I wonder if someone tried to make regular Aspero "with no cables" (using wireless groupset and Aspero 5 handlebar & stem)
Is it technically possible?
Both Asperos are identical minus the fork/ headset assembly.. Its not possible to internally route the brake hose without modifications that may compromise the integrity of the frame and fork
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wheelie
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by wheelie

So, yeah, the Aspero-5 fork is different, it is flat on the one side to fit the cables and hydraulic brake hoses
https://bikerumor.com/all-new-cervelo-a ... rodynamic/
The question is - will Aspero 5 fork fit regular Aspero frame, can it be ordered separately, and the price?
You need to use Aspero 5 Cervelo ST32 stem & Cervelo AB09 flared handlebar as well.
2020 Cervelo Aspero Apex 1 Mid Olive/Dune ----> Burgundy/Dark Orange
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IrrelevantD
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by IrrelevantD

wheelie wrote:
Wed Apr 06, 2022 4:09 pm
So, yeah, the Aspero-5 fork is different, it is flat on the one side to fit the cables and hydraulic brake hoses
https://bikerumor.com/all-new-cervelo-a ... rodynamic/
The question is - will Aspero 5 fork fit regular Aspero frame, can it be ordered separately, and the price?
You need to use Aspero 5 Cervelo ST32 stem & Cervelo AB09 flared handlebar as well.
You could probably get the fork to fit on a normal Aspero as it's still a 1-1/8" steerer, but the 5 has a larger top headset bearing and split ring top cover to allow the cables to be routed through. You might be able to fit one hydraulic hose in the space available with a standard sized bearing, but you won't be able to fit both of them. As front brake MUST be routed through the fork as the hose enters the fork through the steerer tube inside the headtube, you'd need to run the rear brake hose through the downtube.

Page 11 is probably the best reference for this.

https://www.cervelo.com/media/gene-cms/ ... .1_web.pdf
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we51
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by we51

Is there an expectation for new Aspero 5 colors this year (MY2023)? Would be cool to see the Iron Oxide colorway from the S5. Thanks.

itapersita
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by itapersita

Have you guys removed the down tube plastic cover or have you left it were it was? I wonder if we can shave some grams remove it

bmCube
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by bmCube

I removed it and replaced it with a lizard skins carbon leather downtube protector, cut to size. went from 40 grams cervélo to 16 grams lizard skins.

itapersita
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by itapersita

bmCube wrote:
Mon Apr 25, 2022 8:30 am
I removed it and replaced it with a lizard skins carbon leather downtube protector, cut to size. went from 40 grams cervélo to 16 grams lizard skins.

good to know, thanks. i was afraid to remove it because it's glued to the frame

bmCube
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by bmCube

yes, only with double sided tape. It came off pretty easy

steamroller
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by steamroller

Hey peeps,
Thinking about getting some 650b wheels for my Aspero to make it more capable for steeper sections and singletrack riding. Looking at getting a set of LB WR35s on Carbon-Ti hubs. The rims are 25mm internal width and I would like to fit some Schwalbe G-One Bite 50mm. I think the frame is rated to take 49mm tires on a 650b rim but seems like others have been able to fit a 50mm (not sure what the WAM would come out as with that combo). Any advice or alternatives I should consider? I like the LB wheels and already have a set of WR50s that I run with 32mm GK slicks which have been superb for rough road riding.
Ride on!

wheelie
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by wheelie

Hi all!
Is this bottom bracket correct for the Aspero with Apex 1 crank? https://wheelsmfg.com/bottom-brackets/b ... black.html

Thanks!
2020 Cervelo Aspero Apex 1 Mid Olive/Dune ----> Burgundy/Dark Orange
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wheelie
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by wheelie

FYI, frame Aspero MY 2020, size 56, 1180 gr. without fork
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2020 Cervelo Aspero Apex 1 Mid Olive/Dune ----> Burgundy/Dark Orange
2022 Scott Addict RC10

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