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2024 Cervélo Áspero Gravel Bike Tweaked to Go Faster with Bigger Tires & a T47 BB

2024 Cervelo Aspero aero carbon gravel bike update, riding
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Think of it as a more streamlined, faster, more aero Áspero.

This third-generation Cervelo Aspero gravel bike looks a lot like the previous premium iteration. But hidden inside its slightly slimmer profile are a lot of updates that make for a better all-rounder gravel bike, and at the same time a faster gravel race bike. And those updates come at all pricing levels. Think bigger tire clearance, bigger chainring clearance, more stable geometry, the most desirable bottom bracket & hanger standards, and at the same time 4.2W of aero gains…

2024 Cervelo Aspero gravel bike updates

2024 Cervelo Aspero aero carbon gravel bike update, racing
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Cervelo describes this new generation of Aspero as living up to all the same gravel bike racer dreams they had when the first Aspero debuted in 2019. Only now better than ever.

You’d be forgiven for thinking this looks just like the top-tier-only aero Aspero-5 update from three years ago. Outside of the ever-so-slightly reshaped rear wheel cutout, you would be correct. The integrated fully-internal cable routing look was already available at the premium tier for a few years, but now the updated Aspero for the masses does it in a much simpler way. And with a lot of other tweaks, too.

So, what’s new?

2024 Cervelo Aspero aero carbon gravel bike update, complete with doggo

A “slimmer silhouette”. A threaded T47 bottom bracket – well an asymmetric BBRight T47a BB. And a UDH so you can mount a conventional derailleur or a direct-mount SRAM Eagle T-type drivetrain.

Cable routing is now all internal through the upper headset cup, allowing for separate bar & stems or 1-piece integrated cockpits. But unlike the Aspero-5, it sticks with a conventional round fork steerer tube.

2024 Cervelo Aspero aero carbon gravel bike update, riding

Cervelo also dropped the seatstays a bit further for more comfort, while fully connecting them to the lower seattube with a continuous rear wheel cutout for smoother airflow. Hidden up front inside the carbon layup, Cervelo also say they “reduced front-end stiffness slightly to make the last hours of a long race less painful.”

There’s more clearance, too!

2024 Cervelo Aspero aero carbon gravel bike update, tire clearance

The original was designed for 42mm tires plus the ISO’s minimum 4mm clearance. Now, this new Aspero is still designed for 42 – Cervelo reiterates that this is there gravel race bike… “haul ass, not cargo!” But Cervelo now give it a full 7mm of mud clearance in all directions. That also means if you ride in dry conditions, there’s now room for up to 45mm tires, still with the ISO’s min 4mm clearance.

Going faster means bigger gears. There’s bigger chainring clearance too. No, you can fit a 1x up to a 46T chainring or a mid-compact 52/36T double combo.

How did they make all that fit?

Updated Gravel Race Geometry

2024 Cervelo Aspero aero carbon gravel bike update, geometry tweaks

The new Cervelo Aspero goes faster with updated gravel race geometry. You still get six stock sizes (48-61cm) and the exact same Stack & Reach figures for the same fit. But while the head angles, seat angles, and BB drop are also unchanged, the bike gets 5mm longer chainstays to 425mm for a slightly more stable ride at speed.

2024 Cervelo Aspero – Pricing, options & availability

2024 Cervelo Aspero aero carbon gravel bike update, group ride

The resulting 2024 Cervelo Aspero is now a “faster, more comfortable, and more versatile” gravel bike – whether you are racing the pack, or just your friends to the cafe stop.

2024 Cervelo Aspero aero carbon gravel bike update, frameset colors

The new bike is available in 6 complete bike builds, and as a $2500 / 2800€ frameset.

Complete bikes start at $3200 / 3700€ with Shimano GRX 1x 12-speed. Or $3500 / 3600€ with SRAM Apex Xplr mechanical 1×12.

2024 Cervelo Aspero aero carbon gravel bike update, SRAM Rival AXS XPLR

Step up to wireless Apex Xplr AXS for $4300 / 4900€. And top out with SRAM Rival Xplr AXS for $5500 / 5800€.

Cervelo.com

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Oliver
Oliver
22 days ago

Frameset is looking horribly overpriced relative to the complete builds (as usual).

Tom
Tom
22 days ago
Reply to  Oliver

Cervelo is not a boutique brand, so that’s always going to be the case. It always struck me as slightly insane to spend $10K plus on a bike you know is going to get carved up during normal use.

Greg
Greg
21 days ago
Reply to  Oliver

$2500 frame is a pretty good price compared to competitors such as the Crux (non S-Works), Stigmata, etc.

FritzP
FritzP
22 days ago

What are frame and fork weight?

Bob
Bob
22 days ago
Reply to  FritzP

Frame/fork weight: 1141 g/452 g (size 56 cm with all hardware)

ut280
ut280
21 days ago

– perverted T47a, not regular T47;
– cable routing through the headset and poor headset in stock;
– cables still visible;
– 1-1/4 fork steerer tube.
I wouldn’t take it even for free

Tom
Tom
21 days ago
Reply to  ut280

But…..if someone gave it to you for free you could sell it and use that money toward a bike you actually want. Little victories. I’d take two of them for free and go buy a Ti bike 🙂

VeloKitty
VeloKitty
19 days ago

So there’s no cable ports to support mechanical shifting without routing the shift cables down next to the steerer tube? That sucks.

Also T47a BBRight is an abomination that never should have been created.

Dinger
Dinger
16 days ago
Reply to  VeloKitty

I’ve had a couple of mechanical shift bikes with in-head tube routing. It’s a non issue. Everything works fine. They’re just a little more tedious to assemble.

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