2021 Specialized Aethos Pro eTap AXS

2021 Specialized Aethos Pro eTap AXS

2021 Specialized Aethos Pro eTap AXS

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  • 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, Specialized have 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 they’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 Specialized have 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, Specialized 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. Specialized have 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.

FRAME
Aethos FACT 10r Carbon, Rider First Engineered™, Threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
FORK
FACT Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
HANDLEBARS
S-Works Short & Shallow
STEM
Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
TAPE
Supacaz Super Sticky Kush
SADDLE
Body Geometry Power Pro, Hollow Titanium Rails, Carbon Fiber Base
SEATPOST
Roval Alpinist Carbon Seatpost
SEAT BINDER
Specialized Alloy, 30.0mm
FRONT BRAKE
SRAM Force eTAP, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKE
SRAM Force eTAP, hydraulic disc
FRONT DERAILLEUR
SRAM Force eTAP AXS, braze-on
REAR DERAILLEUR
SRAM Force eTAP AXS, 12-speed
CASSETTE
SRAM Force, XG-1270, 12-speed, 10-33t
CRANKSET
SRAM FC Force DUB, 12-speed
BOTTOM BRACKET
SRAM DUB BSA 68
CHAIN
SRAM Force, 12-speed
FRONT WHEEL
Roval Alpinist CL, 21mm internal width carbon rim, 33mm depth, Win Tunnel Engineered, DT for Roval 350 hub, DT Swiss Aerolite spokes
REAR WHEEL
Roval Alpinist CL, 21mm internal width carbon rim, 33mm depth, Win Tunnel Engineered, DT for Roval 350 hub, DT Swiss Aerolite spokes
FRONT TYRE
S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
REAR TYRE
S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
INNER TUBES
Turbo Ultralight, 48mm Presta valve