- 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.
|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||Specialized Expert Shallow Drop, alloy, 125mm drop x 75mm reach|
|STEM||Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt|
|TAPE||Supacaz Super Sticky Kush|
|SADDLE||Body Geometry Power Expert, Hollow Titanium Rails|
|SEATPOST||Roval Alpinist Carbon Seatpost|
|SEAT BINDER||Specialized Alloy, 30.0mm|
|FRONT BRAKE||Shimano Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc|
|REAR BRAKE||Shimano Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc|
|SHIFT LEVERS||Shimano Ultegra Di2 Disc R8070|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050, braze-on|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050, GS medium cage|
|CRANKSET||Shimano Ultegra R8000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed|
|CHAIN||Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed|
|FRONT WHEEL||DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h|
|REAR WHEEL||DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h|
|FRONT TIRE||S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm|
|REAR TIRE||S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm|
|INNER TUBES||Turbo Ultralight, 48mm Presta valve|