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Cervelo Aspero Apex XPLR AXS 1

Cervelo Aspero Apex XPLR AXS 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 Fulcrum Rapid Red 300, 12x100(F)/142(R), 24H, 24mm IW, HG freehub, centerlock, 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 AXS, 12 speed
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM Apex XLPR, 11-44, 12 speed
Shifters SRAM Apex AXS, 12 speed
Brakes SRAM Centerline Centerlock
Handlebars Cervélo AB09 Carbon, 31.8mm clamp, 16 degree flare
Stem Cervélo ST36 Alloy, w Cable Management
Saddle Prologo Dimension STN
Seat Post Cervélo SP19 Carbon 27.2
Accessories & Extras Smartpak 400A Top Tube Storage Bag

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Woodsmoke / 48 0042677657200 0J0ASBXA1A48 CER368479858
Woodsmoke / 51 0042677657217 0J0ASBXA1A51 CER369935921
Woodsmoke / 54 0042677657224 0J0ASBXA1A54 CER363554554
Woodsmoke / 56 0042677657231 0J0ASBXA1A56 CER367549746
Woodsmoke / 58 0042677657248 0J0ASBXA1A58 CER366475148
Woodsmoke / 61 0042677657439 0J0ASBXA1A61 CER368457661
Sea Ice / 48 0042677657255 0J0ASBXA2A48 CER332043768
Sea Ice / 51 0042677657262 0J0ASBXA2A51 CER333152041
Sea Ice / 54 0042677657279 0J0ASBXA2A54 CER333104834
Sea Ice / 56 0042677657286 0J0ASBXA2A56 CER339755136
Sea Ice / 58 0042677657293 0J0ASBXA2A58 CER334114398
Sea Ice / 61 0042677657309 0J0ASBXA2A61 CER331187721