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First Look: New 2024 Model Cervelo Áspero Launched

Cervelo have launched an update of their race gravel bike, the Áspero. Standout improvements on the 2024 version of the revered gravel platform include changes to the frameset (more on that below), along with the use of a threaded BB shell, much neater cable routing up front, and a UDH-compatible derailleur hanger. 

As you can see in the accompanying images of our test bike (with the full review coming soon), the seat stays have been dropped to assist with more compliance out back. Lowered seat stays increase flexibility in the seat tube, facilitating easier weight shifting and navigation through technical terrain.

The 2024 Aspero – sleeker, more refined and a more versatile platform for fast gravel and all-road use.

There’s also reduced front-end stiffness slightly to boost overall comfort, and more tyre clearance (with space for up to a whopping 45mm should you wish to go extra big). 

Cervelo say the result of the changes are ‘a bike that feels a lot like the original Aspero, but is faster, more comfortable, and more versatile.’

The revised Áspero frameset is slightly heavier at 1,141gr for a size-56cm frame (up from 1,100gr), it boasts a lighter 452gr fork (6gr lighter than its predecessor). 

The Aspero now has space for tyres up to 45mm.

Adjustments to the frame’s shape, including a more heavily sloping top tube and reduced standover height, help enhance the bike’s agility. And the adoption of a standard round profile at the seat tube allows for compatibility with a gravel dropper post, supported by internal-routing provisions.

Price wise, built bikes will range from $4,100 through to $8,000 – impressive given the reputation of the Aspero and quality we’ve come to expect from Cervelo.

A chart showing the models and RRP’s we can expect to see in Australia.

Bicycling Australia are about to start test-riding the bike you’re seeing in the images here, a detailed review is coming soon.

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