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Cervelo Aspero Apex XPLR AXS 1 - 2024

Cervelo Aspero Apex XPLR AXS 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
Tires WTB Vulpine TCS Light Fast Rolling Dual DNA 60tpi 700x40c
Brakes SRAM Rival
Rotors SRAM Centerline Centerlock
Saddle Prologo Dimension STN
Wheels Front: Reserve 40, 25.5mm IW, Zipp 76, 24H, centerlock, tubeless compatible | Rear: Reserve 44, 25mm IW, Zipp 176,12x142mm, XDR freehub, 24H, centerlock, tubeless compatible
Headset FSA IS2 1-1/4 x 1-1/2
Crankset SRAM Apex 1, 40T, DUB Wide
Seatpost Cervélo SP19 Carbon 27.2
Handlebars Cervélo AB09 Carbon, 31.8mm clamp, 16 degree flare
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB Wide, T47 BBright
Rear Derailleur SRAM Apex XPLR AXS, 12 speed
Accessories & Extras Smartpak 400A Top Tube Storage Bag
Cassette/Freewheel SRAM Apex XLPR, 11-44, 12 speed
Shifters SRAM Apex AXS, 12 speed

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Woodsmoke / 54cm / 700c 42677657224 0J0ASBXA1A54 210000083935
Woodsmoke / 48cm / 700c 42677657200 0J0ASBXA1A48
Woodsmoke / 61cm / 700c 42677657439 0J0ASBXA1A61
Sea Ice / 58cm / 700c 42677657293 0J0ASBXA2A58
Woodsmoke / 58cm / 700c 42677657248 0J0ASBXA1A58
Woodsmoke / 51cm / 700c 42677657217 0J0ASBXA1A51
Sea Ice / 54cm / 700c 42677657279 0J0ASBXA2A54
Sea Ice / 51cm / 700c 42677657262 0J0ASBXA2A51
Sea Ice / 56cm / 700c 42677657286 0J0ASBXA2A56
Sea Ice / 61cm / 700c 42677657309 0J0ASBXA2A61
Sea Ice / 48cm / 700c 42677657255 0J0ASBXA2A48
Woodsmoke / 56cm / 700c 42677657231 0J0ASBXA1A56 210000083936