Aspero 5 Force eTap AXS 1x Gravel Bike - 51cm

SKU: 210000014315

The Aspero is the cyclocross bike we always wanted and the road bike we never had. Cervelo engineered the bike with a gravel-inspired lower bottom bracket, longer top tube, and cyclocross-inspired 700x42mm or 650x49mm tire clearance. The bike begs us to whip it around on rough pavement before diving into uncharted gravel territory. Downtube and chainstay protectors mean that when we get into rough single-track or chunky gravel, a few rocks flying here and there doesn’t mean the end of our ride.

Geometry on the new Aspero speaks towards the lineage of road racing the brand has made itself famous for. A categorically steep 72° headtube angle and 58.6mm of trail mean this bike demands we get head-over the bars and dig into the next 25° gradient gravel climb. On the descents, the twitchy feel of the bike is appreciated for getting us quickly back in line and through to the finish. True to the gravel category, a lower bottom bracket keeps us out of the wind and longer chainstays mean we can run bigger tires to soak up some of the harshness of the road.

A racer through and through, the Aspero doesn’t give us much to complain about between the tape, or should we say between the start and finish line. We’re entering gravel events to get them done as fast as possible, and the Aspero is the first step to that goal. A road-bike-like feel gives us reason to leave our R5’s hanging up on the wall for months, as the impressively light 1100g(size 56) frame doesn’t have any meaningful weight penalty compared to its lighter cousin. Cervelo isn’t trying to replace our cross-country mountain bike, but it might just replace our cyclocross and road bikes with the new Aspero.

On a drivetrain powered by SRAM, we’re confident taking the Aspero into 10hr gravel epics knowing that the 1x system is as bombproof as possible. Plenty of range is offered with a 36t chainring and 10-36 cassette, but if we wanted, the Force eTap derailleurs are compatible with SRAM Eagle AXS’s huge 10-50 cassettes and rear derailleur. The Aspero is a bike built to inspire, and we love eating up long road miles only to have the confidence to go off-road when we find an interesting gravel path.


    Color Black
    FSA IS2
    Reserve 32mm
    Panaracer Gravel King SK Sport
    SRAM Force 1x with Power Meter 36T
    Bottom Bracket
    SRAM Force 12s
    Carbon AB09 16deg Flared Carbon
    Rear Derailleur
    SRAM Force eTap
    SRAM Force 12s
    SRAM Force eTap
    Cervélo ST32 Alloy
    SRAM Force HRD
    Prologo Dimension NDR T4.0
    Cervélo SP19 27.2 Carbon
    Front Axle
    Rear Axle 12x142
    Chainring Sizes 36t
    Cassette Range 10-36
    Brake Type disc hydraulic
    Handlebar Drop 120mm
    Handlebar Width [size 48] 380mm, [size 51] 400mm, [size 54, 56] 420mm, [size 58, 61] 440mm
    Stem Length [size 48] 70mm, [size 51] 80mm, [size 54, 56] 90mm, [size 58, 61] 100mm
    Hubs DT Swiss 370
    Tire Size 700x38mm
    Pedals not included
    Manufacturer Warranty [frame] limited lifetime