Whether we’re lining up at the starting gate of a major gravel race or mapping out a new route through scenic backcountry byways the Cervelo Aspero is a great companion for any mixed-surface adventure. The Aspero’s lightweight carbon frame encourages quick accelerations when we need it but features balanced geometry that keeps us comfortable for the long haul. The bike is capable of running either 700c or 650b wheels thanks to a geometry flip-chip in the fork that ensures the bike handles consistently between wheel sizes. Cervelo offers a variety of build options on the Aspero to suit different rider needs and budgets. This GRX 810 bike sits right in the middle of the pack equipped with Shimano’s gravel-specific GRX drivetrain in a 2 x 11-speed configuration that has enough gear range to tackle steep climbs wide-open descents and everything in between. The GRX derailleur features a stabilizer clutch to quiet chain slap and prevent chain derailment while the shifters utilize off-road specific ergonomics for confident control in the rough stuff.