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Cervelo Aspero Apex XPLR 1

Cervelo Aspero Apex XPLR 1
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In 2019, Áspero took the gravel world by storm, heralding a “new era of speed in gravel.” Fun, but flat out. The new Áspero remains true to its original brief, but with some improvements: a threaded BB shell, neater cable routing, and a UDH-compatible derailleur hanger for those who want to use SRAM’s Transmission drivetrains. And it’s more aero, of course. In the case of Áspero, aerodynamic performance is less about pure speed as a result of drag reduction, and more about conservation of energy. After a big day in a headwind, the three watts saved over the previous Aspero might add up to one less energy gel your stomach has to digest—WORTH IT.

In addition to the drag reduction, we also dropped the seat stays to give a bit more compliance out back, and reduced front-end stiffness slightly to make the last hours of a long race less painful. Between those dropped seat stays, we added in a bit more clearance for mud, too, taking what we learned from R5-CX (and the Unbound mudfest in 2023). It’s a lot of seemingly small improvements, but they add up to a lot. The result is a bike that feels a lot like the original Áspero, but is faster, more comfortable, and more versatile.

Aspero uses the asymmetrical T47a threaded bottom bracket we pioneered on R5-CX. It’s a simple, rider-serviceable interface that allows us to deliver the benefits of BBRight in a more user-friendly form.

We used SRAM’s Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH) standard on the new Aspero. It’s ideal if you want to live your best ‘business in the front, party in the back’ life with one of SRAM’s Transmission drivetrains today, and ensures compatibility for future drivetrain developments.

Aspero shares the same bearing dimensions as R5, Soloist, R5-CX, and Caledonia, which means you can use any combination of bearing caps and stems. Want a super-racy, fully-internal look? Grab the ST31 and HB13 from R5.


Fork Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered Aspero Fork
Headset FSA IS2 1-1/4 x 1-1/2
Rims/Wheels Front: Alexrims Boondocks 7D, 12x100mm, 28H, 23mm IW, 6 bolt, tubeless compatible Rear: Alexrims Boondocks 7D, 12x142mm, 28H, 23mm IW, HG freehub, 6 bolt, tubeless compatible
Tires WTB Vulpine TCS Light Fast Rolling Dual DNA 60tpi 700x40c
Crankset SRAM Apex 1, 40T, DUB Wide
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB Wide, T47 BBright
Chain SRAM Apex, 12 speed
Rear Derailleur SRAM Apex XPLR, 12 speed
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM Apex XLPR, 11-44, 12 speed
Shifters SRAM Apex
Brakes SRAM Centerline 6-Bolt
Handlebars Zipp Service Course 70 XPLR Alloy, 31.8mm clamp, 5 degree flare, 11 degree outsweep
Stem Cervélo ST36 Alloy, w Cable Management
Saddle Cervélo Saddle
Seat Post Cervélo Alloy 27.2 15mm Offset
Accessories & Extras Smartpak 400A Top Tube Storage Bag

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Woodsmoke / 48 0042677656968 0J0ASBA11A48 CER337624498
Woodsmoke / 51 0042677656975 0J0ASBA11A51 CER337902961
Woodsmoke / 54 0042677656982 0J0ASBA11A54 CER339960114
Woodsmoke / 56 0042677656999 0J0ASBA11A56 CER332551576
Woodsmoke / 58 0042677657002 0J0ASBA11A58 CER339769908
Woodsmoke / 61 0042677657019 0J0ASBA11A61 CER334167991
Sea Ice / 48 0042677657026 0J0ASBA12A48 CER302827118
Sea Ice / 51 0042677657033 0J0ASBA12A51 CER306329821
Sea Ice / 54 0042677657040 0J0ASBA12A54 CER306929704
Sea Ice / 56 0042677657057 0J0ASBA12A56 CER30839856
Sea Ice / 58 0042677657064 0J0ASBA12A58 CER308605378
Sea Ice / 61 0042677657071 0J0ASBA12A61 CER308057011