- BUYING A BIKE
Don’t get us wrong, we’re all for racing. Grand Tour top steps, Classic’s Monuments—they’re in our DNA. But sometimes riding simply to ride, riding for the love of riding, is just what we need. And this is what the Aethos lives for. Sure, it’s given nothing up to performance, and happens to be the lightest frame out there, but with no compromise to style. Aethos: Billions of calculations in the pursuit of one thing—the perfect ride.
Top off the world’s lightest frame with Shimano’s legendary Dura-Ace Di2 groupset and Roval’s featherweight Alpinist wheels and you’re left with a perfectly balanced top-tier ride that gives up nothing in the name of performance.
- 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 and wheels, further saving weight and improving ride characteristics. Everything in pursuit for the perfect ride.
FRAMESET Frame S-Works Aethos FACT 12r Carbon, Rider First Engineered™, Threaded BB, Electronic cable routing only, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc SUSPENSION Fork S-Works FACT Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc COCKPIT Handlebars S-Works Short & Shallow, 123mm Drop, 75mm Reach w/Di2 Hole Stem S-Works SL, alloy, titanium bolts, 6-degree rise Tape Supacaz Super Sticky Kush Saddle Body Geometry S-Works Power, carbon fiber rails, carbon fiber base SeatPost Roval Alpinist Carbon Seatpost Seat Binder Specialized Alloy, 30.0mm, titanium bolt BRAKES Front Brake Shimano Dura-Ace R9270, hydraulic disc Rear Brake Shimano Dura-Ace R9270, hydraulic disc DRIVETRAIN Shift Levers Shimano Dura-Ace R9270, hydraulic disc Front Derailleur Shimano Dura-Ace R9250, braze-on Rear Derailleur Shimano Dura-Ace R9250, 12-speed Cassette Shimano Dura-Ace, 12-speed, 11-30t Crankset Shimano Dura-Ace R9200, HollowTech II, 12-speed with 4iiii Precision Pro dual-sided powermeter Chainrings 52/36T Bottom Bracket Shimano Dura-Ace, BB-R9100 Chain Shimano Dura-Ace, 12-speed WHEELS & TIRES Front Wheel Roval Alpinist CLX, 21mm internal width carbon rim, 33mm depth, Win Tunnel Engineered, Roval AFD hub, 21h, DT Swiss Aerolite spokes Rear Wheel Roval Alpinist CLX, 21mm internal width carbon rim, 33mm depth, Win Tunnel Engineered, Roval AFD hub, 24h, DT Swiss Aerolite spokes Front Tire Turbo Cotton, 320 TPI, 700x26mm Rear Tire Turbo Cotton, 320 TPI, 700x26mm Inner Tubes Turbo Ultralight, 48mm Presta 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a time that suits all parties.