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Cervelo Aspero: First Look Review

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The people are full of life and seek adventure. That tire clearance becomes invaluable mud clearance, and keeps those of us without pit crews rolling to the finish. Shrive explains that is by design, the lengthy reach of the Aspero is meant to be paired with a shorter stem. Joris Nieuwenhuis' Cervélo Áspero Cyclocross Bike. The Aspero frameset is about the weight of a midrange carbon disc road bike, and it has fit measurements like that of a carbon disc road bike, with reach and stack numbers that lay firmly on the long and low side of the spectrum. It's fast everywhere, on the road, gravel, climbs, descents and through the corners.

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Bike Profile: Joris Nieuwenhuis' Cervélo Áspero Cyclocross Bike

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I was not racing for the podium at El Bandito that day, just an honourable finish. Cervélo is a name synonymous with speed and engineering, and the brand enjoys a worldwide following of cycling aficionados and enthusiasts that want the best and want something different and more progressive. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. Our professionally certified mechanics ensure your bike is built to the best standards, with correct assembly and use a quality control checklist so you can be sure to know your bike is built to ride safely. Top steering ability matched with tour-bike level stiffness lets you whip around corners to ensure a uniform riding experience. Each week, we send out a newsletter of the most popular stories featured recently on cyclingmagazine. A single bike that first generates maximum speed and then second controls that speed across the variable conditions gravel athletes must conquer.

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Cervelo Aspero

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The frame stiffness means it's excellent at transferring power, and that plus the low weight means it climbs very well — provided the gradient isn't so savage that the gear range doesn't become a limiting factor. It's engineers carefully and meticulously design their layups to maximize stiffness where its most important, compliance where you need a little comfort, and keep weight at a minimum. Speed was favored over comfort, with the Áspero relying on 40c tires for forgiveness. We can really offer something applicable and different for the rider. The steps between the gears presented no problems, and the fluid damper in the rear mech provides excellent chain retention and keeps noise to a minimum.

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Long, Low, and the New 2020 Cervelo Aspero

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We really wanted to offer something that can do both. Cervelo is typically a name that we associate with ultra light or exceptionally fast bikes with skinny tires. Joris Nieuwenhuis' Cervélo Áspero Cyclocross Bike. There are integrated cable ports, extra bottle bosses, and even bosses that are hidden under a rubber gasket on the top tube for a bolt-on food bag. World Cups on the new Cervélo Áspero and has taken it back to the famed courses of Europe where he has raced a full season for Team Sunweb thus far. There are virtually no mounts here for bikepacking.

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The Cervelo Áspero is the Brand’s Dirtiest Bike

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But what they had in common were plenty of tire clearance, decidedly slack angles, with tallish headtubes and stack. Brandon Grant and Andrew Yee contributed to this review. It's called Trail Mixer and there are two positions for the fork axle, with 5mm difference between the forward and rearward settings. The fork, complete with the Trail Mixer hardware, weighs 450g. It's more at home on well-groomed gravel and dirt tracks than dealing with big roots and rocks and technical descents, though a set of fat 650B tyres might give it more comfort in the rough.

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Bike Profile: Joris Nieuwenhuis' Cervélo Áspero Cyclocross Bike

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One look at the Aspero frame, and you can guess pretty quickly that the burly carbon tubes are there to provide a stiff ride. A machine built without limits , for the riders willing to test them. It's nice to see a proper external seat clamp as well — no fiddly internal wedge design that is awkward to adjust and doesn't hold the post securely. There's clearance for up to 44mm tyres on 700C or 49mm on 650B wheels, it's compatible with 1x and 2x drivetrains, has full internal cable routing, flat-mount disc brakes and 12mm thru-axles. The Áspero has a dropped rear triangle similar to its areo and endurance road bikes. Our complete bike weighed under 18 pounds.

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First Ride: The Cervélo Áspero gives gravel a fast new look

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He currently resides in the Cotswolds. If you wanted more trail on a 700c wheel, you could flip the chip rearward and end up with 67mm. © Cyclocross Magazine Cervelo recommends the shorter Trail Mixer setting for road tires on 700c wheels, which actually results in more trail and less offset, but the smaller tires would offset this change with reduced trail. But if you like racing gravel, and also might want to jump into cyclocross races with the same bike, the Aspero is definitely worth a look. The Cervélo Aspero is made for predictable handling and control in unpredictable off-road conditions.

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