Cervélo Áspero-5: Top-End Gravel Bike Built For Pure Speed

Will Strickson Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 06:01 Cervélo's new premium Áspero bikes are lighter, wireless-only and aerodynamically refined From £8,199 Cervélo has launched the Áspero-5, a supercharged version of its already fast gravel bike, though with that extra speed comes a higher pricetag. The original Áspero, released two years ago, came with the tagline 'haul ass, not cargo' with the Canadian brand promising road bike-like performance. With this new release, that line has been amended slightly: 'haul more ass, not cargo'. Although the gravel bike scene has taken off in the last few years, much of the focus has been on adventure with comfort and baggage facilities prioritised – but not here. Image 5 of 34 Image 5 of 34 Cervélo says, 'We drew a line in the dirt when we launched Áspero: we brought speed to the gravel world. However, at Cervélo, the engineering is never complete, and ...

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