- BUYING A BIKE
What if we used every ounce of experience we’ve gained serving riders over the past 46 years and built a bike made simply for the love of riding? The Aethos is designed to straddle the line between perfect ride quality, extreme lightweight, and undeniable style. The Aethos Comp model is no exception.
With low-maintenance, wireless SRAM Rival eTap AXS electronic shifting and hydraulic disc brakes paired with bomb-proof DT Swiss R470 Disc wheels, you have the perfect steed to excite you out on the road.
- The Aethos frame has been designed with the perfect combination of ultimate ride feel, light weight, and style—from accelerating up steep pitches and descending technical descents, to all-day saddle comfort on even the longest coffee rides, the Aethos hits the mark. But how, you ask? By reinventing the traditional road shape found on bikes of the past, we’ve subtly altered these shapes to deliver massive gains in stiffness and balance, all without affecting weight or durability. Pair that with an entirely new layup and process that we’ve perfected over multiple decades and you have the lightest frame out there (585 grams, S-Works, size 56cm). The Aethos is more than just a new bike, it’s the first of a new breed.
- A featherweight frame is useless without confidence-inspiring ride characteristics, which is why we’ve developed the Aethos to have the perfect balance of front and rear stiffness combined with exceptional ride quality. By studying the flexing and breathing of carbon fiber, we were able to discover groundbreaking findings about how forces flow through frames. Just a few pedal strokes and you’ll realize this sublime ride sets a new standard.
- Every detail, from the derailleur hangers to the fork expander plug have been designed with style, weight, and durability in mind. We’ve also spec’d it with Roval’s all-new Alpinist carbon seatpost, further saving weight and improving ride characteristics. Everything in pursuit for the perfect ride.
FRAMESET Frame Aethos FACT 10r Carbon, Rider First Engineered™, Threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc SUSPENSION Fork FACT Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc COCKPIT Handlebars Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp Stem Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt Tape Supacaz Super Sticky Kush Saddle Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails SeatPost Roval Alpinist Carbon Seatpost Seat Binder Specialized Alloy, 30mm BRAKES Front Brake SRAM Rival 1, hydraulic disc Rear Brake SRAM Rival 1, hydraulic disc DRIVETRAIN Shift Levers SRAM Rival eTap AXS, hydraulic Front Derailleur SRAM Rival eTAP AXS, braze-on Rear Derailleur SRAM Rival eTap AXS, 12-speed Cassette SRAM Rival, 12-speed, 10-36t Crankset SRAM Rival Chainrings 48/35T Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB BSA 68 Chain SRAM Rival 12-speed WHEELS & TIRES Front Wheel DT Swiss R470 rim, 20mm internal width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, centerlock disc, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples. Rear Wheel DT Swiss R470 rim, 20mm internal width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, centerlock disc, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples. Front Tire Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm Rear Tire Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm Inner Tubes Presta, 48mm valve
* Specifications are subject to change without notice
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.