- BUYING A BIKE
Haul Ass, Not Cargo
A new breed of rider is emerging—one who loves the freedom and exploration that gravel culture was founded upon but who has a hunger to ride hard, to go all out, and to explore not just geography but personal limits. This frontier requires a new kind of gravel machine, one engineered not to roam the trails, but to race them.
For these athletes, we engineered Áspero for pure, unapologetic speed, ready to take down finish lines, KOMs, PRs, and FKTs. A bike built without limits, for the riders looking to test them. It’s stiff—Classics-racing stiff—and performs like you’d want a road bike to perform off-road. We think that makes sense, and it’s what we were trying to do when we were stuffing bigger tires into our existing frames and swapping in aftermarket forks to get a 40mm tire up front.
The flip-chip in the fork—we call it the Trail Mixer—keeps the trail measurement consistent whether you choose 700c or 650b tires. This maintains the bike’s personality and handling characteristics when you switch from mid-fats to full-fat. There are as many different ways to do gravel as there are gravel bikes these days, but if you’re toeing the start line, looking to stay with the lead group, and contend for the victory, Áspero is the bike to get you there.
Fork Cervélo All-Carbon, Tapered Áspero Fork Headset FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2 Wheels Alexrims Boondocks-7D, 28h (F), 28h (R), 24mm IW, 6-Bolt, Tubeless Ready Tires Panaracer Gravel King SK Sport Folding 700x38 60tpi Crankset SRAM Apex 1 40T Bottom Bracket JY-BB 22/24 Chain SRAM PC-1110, 11spd Front Derailleur Rear Derailleur SRAM Apex 1 Cassette SRAM PG-1130, 11 spd, 11-42 Shifters SRAM Apex 1 HRD, 11 spd Handlebar Easton EA50 AX Alloy Stem Postmoderne SMICA stems Brake Caliper SRAM Apex HRD Brake Rotor SRAM CenterLine 160mm Saddle Cervélo Road Saddle Seatpost Easton EA50 Alloy Accessories Smartpak 400A Top Tube Storage Bag
* Components Subject to Change
All bikes purchased from iRIDE will have been pre-assembled by our mechanics and test ridden. You will also receive a multi point checklist of all the safety checks and bike build elements we work through to ensure you bike is correctly assembled, and then tested so that it runs as it should. Bikes being sent to a customer who is unable to collect it from iRIDE, will have it boxed, wheels, saddle and bars generally off and re-packaged.
The delivery of bikes will be organized once a freight fee can be determined based on weight and delivery location.
Assembly should take no longer than 10-20 minutes. It is recommended that a skilled mechanic assemble, or check the bike. If possible your local bike shop is likely best placed to do this from a safety perspective to ensure all is as it should be. If a rider is having any issues we can hook up an online video chat, or talk over the phone. If this service is required email us at email@example.com to organise a time that suits all parties.