The Aspero is hands down, my favorite bike likely because this gravel bike has taken me to some spectacularly beautiful places. The Cervelo Aspero is a terrific adventure or gravel race machine because it has the capability to be a 650b or 700c gravel bike. 

I am lucky enough to own the 650b and the 700c Aspero- I’ve named each of them because that’s simply what I do with all my bikes. Theo (the gold 700cc) and Comet (the teal 650b) might be related gravel bikes but are pretty different. Below I’ll dive a bit deeper into the differences between the two and what each bike is best suited for.

Reese's gold Aspero 700c gravel bike on the trail

700c Cervelo Aspero:注重速度而非运载。 

Let’s start with Theo, the gold 700cc Aspero. I mainly use this bike for mixed surface riding. Obviously, with the larger tires, it is best suited for gravel, but you don't feel slow on the pavement. While the bike is fast, light, and responsive, it can still handle pretty technical gravel roads. I took this bike up and over two 13,000ft passes in Colorado and it handled incredibly well on the super rocky descents. The bike handles like a race bike, but somehow offers you the stability of a gravel bike. Nimble, but not twitchy. The 700x40 tires are perfect for just about any rocky, rutted, gravel road.

You’ll want to read more about the Aspero上标准的TrailMixer。 根据位置不同,它会将将倾斜度调整5毫米。引用CyclingTips的内容,“向后位置通常用于小直径设置,而向前位置用于大直径设置。两者的目的都是产生62毫米的前叉轨迹。”

Reese's teal blue 605b Aspero in the desert

650b Cervelo Aspero:注重冒险,速度更快。 

现在再来说Comet(蓝绿色650b),这是你一直想要的快速探险自行车。如果你想探险,但不想失去速度,这款全地形公路车非常适合你。它专为崎岖地形设计,深厚砂层、岩石庭园、松散砾石,都挡不住它前行的脚步,可以轻而易举地穿越犹他州沙漠长达16英里的深厚沙地。这款自行车配备650bx47轮胎,让你拥有大型自行车的操控信心,但不必为大型自行车的重量所困扰。说回Trail Mixer。由于你可以改变前叉循迹,所以操作起来永远不会感觉迟缓。如果不想让偏僻崎岖的道路挡住你前行的脚步,这款自行车将成为你的佳选。

结论如何?

两款自行车都非常出色。但值得高兴的是,这款车架及两种功能于一身。你只需根据自己的探险情况来切换轮胎设置即可。一般情况下,700cc适合日常(快速)骑行,650b适合探险者在难度较高的复杂复杂地形进行越野骑行。

了解Áspero >>