The start line of gravel races used to be a tinkerer's paradise: all manner of bike frames and components cobbled together with a bit of soldering and luck. We've come a long way from the days of mismatched derailleurs and shifters, wheelsets and frames with the evolution of dedicated gravel race bikes. Cervelo brings us a streamlined and race-ready gravel steed with the Aspero. It's built to be light and fast, while comfortable and tough enough for the most arduous gravel races. It uses progressive geometry to tackle rougher terrain than even the slacker endurance road steeds can handle, and with a meticulous carbon layup that balances stiffness with compliance for a ride that's responsive and lively, but dampens the jarring vibrations that rock you to your core on the long miles. The Aspero features modern geometry that aims to balance comfort for the long gravel miles, with a progressive fit to help you soar to the front of the pack. Trail is Cervelo's secret weapon of choice in the world of geometry, and it comes into play on the Aspero to provide stability, regardless of the bike's size. The bike features a bit more trail than you'll find in road bikes, landing at about 62mm regardless of size, making it more stable on rough terrain. Each frame size uses a fork setting unique to its own geometry to keep trail consistent throughout sizing, meaning that every size of the Aspero provides an identical ride feel. While this is partially achieved through a unique fork for each size, an adjustable fork offset lets you further refine the ride feel. The bike uses a moderate head tube angle at 72 (size 52) to provide more stability than Cervelo's road steeds, but less slack than most comparable gravel bikes. This lengthens the wheelbase slightly to create a solid feel on loose descents and corners, but pairs up with a steep seat-tube angle for a nice perch through pedal-heavy sections. Since the bike is built to accommodate either 700c or 650b wheels, Cervelo craft...
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