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Cervelo Aspero Apex XPLR 1

Cervelo Aspero Apex XPLR 1
  • Color: Woodsmoke
  • Color: Sea Ice
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Wheel Size: 700c
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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.

Reach | mm370 379388397406415
Stack | mm505 530555580605630
Head Tube Angle71° 71.5°72°72°72°72°
Front Center | mm577/582 587/592597/602614/619631/637648/654
Bottom Bracket Drop | mm78.5 78.5767673.573.5
Head Tube Length | mm83 107133159188214
Top Tube Length | mm512 532553575591608
Seat Tube Angle74.5° 74°73.5°73°73°73°
Standover Height | mm681 704733757784808
Trail | mm
Wheel Size700C 700C700C700C700C700C
Fork Offset | mm52/57 49/5446/5146/5146/5146/51
Wheelbase | mm990/995 999/10041010/10151028/10331046/10511063/1068
Chainstay Length | mm425 425425425425425


Fork Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered Aspero Fork
Stem Cervélo ST36 Alloy, w Cable Management
Chain SRAM Apex, 12 speed
Saddle Cervélo Saddle
Headset FSA IS2 1-1/4 x 1-1/2
Crankset SRAM Apex 1, 40T, DUB Wide
Seatpost Cervélo Alloy 27.2 15mm Offset
Handlebars Zipp Service Course 70 XPLR Alloy, 31.8mm clamp, 5 degree flare, 11 degree outsweep
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB Wide, T47 BBright
Rear Derailleur SRAM Apex XPLR, 12 speed
Accessories & Extras Smartpak 400A Top Tube Storage Bag
Cassette/Freewheel SRAM Apex XLPR, 11-44, 12 speed

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Sea Ice / 58cm / 700c 42677657064 0J0ASBA12A58
Woodsmoke / 58cm / 700c 42677657002 0J0ASBA11A58
Sea Ice / 51cm / 700c 42677657033 0J0ASBA12A51
Woodsmoke / 54cm / 700c 42677656982 0J0ASBA11A54
Woodsmoke / 51cm / 700c 42677656975 0J0ASBA11A51 210000100845
Sea Ice / 48cm / 700c 42677657026 0J0ASBA12A48
Sea Ice / 61cm / 700c 42677657071 0J0ASBA12A61
Sea Ice / 54cm / 700c 42677657040 0J0ASBA12A54
Woodsmoke / 48cm / 700c 42677656968 0J0ASBA11A48
Woodsmoke / 61cm / 700c 42677657019 0J0ASBA11A61
Sea Ice / 56cm / 700c 42677657057 0J0ASBA12A56
Woodsmoke / 56cm / 700c 42677656999 0J0ASBA11A56