Specialized 2022 S-Works Aethos Sram Red eTap AXS - Steed Cycles

Specialized S-Works Aethos Sram Red eTap AXS

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Specialized Aethos Review

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 SRAM’s 12-speed RED eTAP AXS 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.

S-Works Aethos FACT 12r Carbon, Rider First Engineered™, Threaded BB, Electronic cable routing only, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

S-Works FACT Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

S-Works Short & Shallow, 125mm Drop, 75mm Reach w/Di2 Hole

S-Works SL, alloy, titanium bolts, 6-degree rise

Supacaz Super Sticky Kush

Body Geometry S-Works Power, carbon fiber rails, carbon fiber base

Roval Alpinist Carbon Seatpost

Seat Binder 
Specialized Alloy, 30.0mm, titanium bolt

Front Brake             
SRAM RED eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc

Rear Brake              
SRAM RED eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc

Shift Levers                   

Front Derailleur             
SRAM RED eTAP AXS, braze-on

Rear Derailleur              
SRAM RED eTAP AXS, 12-speed

SRAM RED XG-1290, 12-speed, 10-33t

SRAM RED AXS Power Meter


Bottom Bracket              

SRAM RED 12-speed

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

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