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Aethos Pro - SRAM Force eTap AXS

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2022 Aethos Pro - SRAM Force eTap AXS

The Aethos line promises three things—exceptional light weight, perfectly-balanced ride characteristics, and undeniable style—and this Aethos pro is no exception. Aethos: Billions of calculations in the pursuit of one thing—the perfect ride.

Spec’d with SRAM’s intuitive Force eTAP AXS that delivers clean, crisp shifts and Roval’s Alpinist wheels mated to DT Swiss 350 hubs and your left with a no-fuss build that delivers, mile after mile.

Technical Specifications

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FRAMESET

Frame

Aethos FACT 10r Carbon, Rider First Engineered™, Threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

SUSPENSION

Fork

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

COCKPIT

Handlebars

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

Stem

Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt

Tape

Supacaz Super Sticky Kush

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Pro, hollow titanium rails

SeatPost

Roval Alpinist Carbon Seatpost

Seat Binder

Specialized Alloy, 30mm

BRAKES

Front Brake

SRAM Force eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc

Rear Brake

SRAM Force eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc

DRIVETRAIN

Shift Levers

SRAM Force eTap AXS

Front Derailleur

SRAM Force eTAP AXS, braze-on

Rear Derailleur

SRAM Force eTAP AXS, 12-speed

Cassette

SRAM Force, 12-speed, 10-33t

Crankset

SRAM Force AXS Power Meter

Chainrings

48/35T

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB BSA 68

Chain

SRAM Force 12-speed

WHEELS & TIRES

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 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

* Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colourway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Geometry

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495254565861
Crank Length165mm170mm172.5mm172.5mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width380mm400mm420mm420mm440mm440mm
Stem Length80mm90mm100mm100mm110mm110mm
Saddle Width155mm155mm143mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length300mm300mm360mm360mm360mm360mm
Stack514mm527mm544mm565mm591mm612mm
Reach375mm380mm384mm395mm402mm408mm
Head Tube Length109mm120mm137mm157mm184mm204mm
Head Tube Angle71.75°72.5°73°73.5°73.5°74°
BB Height266mm266mm268mm268mm268mm268mm
BB Drop74mm74mm72mm72mm72mm72mm
Trail63mm58mm58mm55mm55mm52mm
Fork Length, Full369mm369mm369mm369mm369mm369mm
Fork Rake/Offset47mm47mm44mm44mm44mm44mm
Front Center574mm577mm579mm591mm606mm613mm
Chainstay Length410mm410mm410mm410mm410mm410mm
Wheelbase973mm975mm978mm991mm1005mm1012mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal508mm531mm540mm562mm577mm595mm
Bike Standover Height705mm728mm748mm769mm796mm824mm
Seat Tube Length431mm462mm481mm504mm532mm567mm
Seat Tube Angle75.5°74°74°73.5°73.5°73°
Geometry

Rider Reviews

  • 4.8
  • 16 Reviews

Pretty much my dream bike!

Bought this bike in September 2023 as my 2nd bike (already have a Roubaix Comp). However I have been riding the Aethos exclusively except maybe 2 times since I got it. So light, nimble and quick. Shifting with Force eTap is smooth and trouble free. The power meter is a nice bonus! The Aethos has improved my riding and I’ve already put close to 8k miles on it as of 1 March 24. Just loving this bike (no worries about the Roubaix as it’s going to be on the trainer I’m getting very soon). Maybe in a couple of years I’ll upgrade to an S Works Aethos.


Name:
Karen

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Buyer Beware: No, not responsive. Yes, light.

Ugh, I wanted to love this bike... but all of my power is lost upon sprinting, or just riding "hard" in general (Zone 3+). I put barely 400 miles into the bike before stripping it for the parts and moving them to a frame that is stiffer. I feel sketched out even turning too fast on this bike. It feels its gonna snap right from underneath of me. This bike is good for two things: 1. Going uphill, and 2. Going for long moderatately-paced GROUP rides (not solo). You will waste so much energy into keeping the bike rolling & upright that it's even worth it. I gave it 2 stars rather than 1 because the color is beautiful and multi-dimensional.


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Jocelyn

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A lively and responsive ride

I have roughly 200 miles on this bike and it is a pure joy to ride. It is quick, nimble and responsive without being squirrelly. The power delivery is direct, without being rigid. It climbs naturally and swiftly. I was looking for a bike that was a traditional road bike, without the gadgetry of the Tarmac. With its traditional componetry and understated aesthetics, this fit the bill perfectly. This bike will not disappoint.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
James

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So Responsive like its Stiched on

This is the bike that's been waiting for me all my life. The first sensation that hits you - the bike is totally conected to your body - like the thing is almost stiched on. I used muscles on first trip I've never felt triggered on another bike - particularly around quads. The bike urges you forwards all the time and I found regular hills could be covered almost efforlessly, compared to my last (very light) carbon bike. Didn't need the small chain ring, so much fewer distracting gear changes up hill. Also for some reason Aethos had me swinging the frame left and right much more than before- my cycling style adapted immediately. I was cheeky and upgraded to SRAM RED before riding. Aethos now weighting 6.99KG and expect to drop to 6.8 with final tyre/inner tube mods (54 frame). Some tiny niggles - bronze colour is meh, the look anonymous for the price, and ride slightly harsh on UK roads. Its a 'keeper' the weak link is now the rider I need to raise my game to match the bike!


Name:
Carl

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Aethos Pro!

The Sram eTap was easier to get used to than expected coming from Shimano cables, it's stiff in all the right places and very responsive to rider input, I put the 32c mondo tires on it which took all the harsh road chatter away, it's all-day ride comfy and QUICK (!!!) - I've ridden it 8 times in 2 1/2 weeks putting 300 miles on it and climbing over 25,000 feet with several PR's for my 55 yo self - its a keeper!! FYI - my bike weighed in at 17.6# kitted out ready to ride (61cm).

Would Recommend?
Yes!

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Todd J.

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Wonderful!

I can only reiterate many of the other reviewers that rate the bike 5 Stars! ALL TRUE!! So let me add just a couple of details. My other bike is a Roubaix and I would compare them by saying that the Roubaix pedal action feels like you are pedaling in a circular motion, the Aethos feels like you a pedaling in a sharp Downward motion - the feeling is that you are exerting more muscle action straight to forward motion and much less to moving the pedals around the sprocket! Second the Sram set-up is a delight - intuitive, elegant, and sooo smooth! I am finding that without trying I am more in the middle of the cassette more often, I am shifting less and best of all you can shift under load on a steep hill like your on the flats!! I am a Sram convert!! I am 6'1", 170 lbs. 34" inseam got a 58cm.


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Name:
Rich

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Awesome bike

When I decided to purchase a new bike, I researched the Roubaix and the Aethos. At 67 years old, I was looking for something with a little more comfort so I was leaning towards the Roubaix. I was afraid that the Aethos' geometry might be a little to aggressive for me. But I loved the simplistic traditional look of the Aethos. After more research, I purchased the Aethos Pro in the maroon color. The bike is gorgeous, but a good looking bike doesn't necessarily translate into a great riding bike. After putting some miles on the Aethos, this bike is absolutely fantastic. This bike is everything I wanted, what a fabulous riding bike. It is extremely light and very comfortable and fast.The SRAM Force e tap AXS shifting was like a Swiss watch. The bike is very responsive and climbs hills like a dream. The Aethos is the perfect bike and I would highly recommend it. Thank you Specialized for making an older guy extremely happy.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Walter

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The perfect blend of tradition

The perfect blend of tradition and modern technology, this bike is a dream to ride on the high mountain roads that surround my home. High marks for traditional bar, stem, seatpost, headset and BSA BB (funny that those are ‘features’ in 2022…) and stock power meter. Love the clean simplicity and functionality of the Force AXS group. Great balance of road feel and comfort, with geometry that feels lively without being too aggressive. Understated industrial design and paint job have attracted more compliments than any road bike I’ve owned in 20+ years. Minor gripes are that I wish the carbon headset cover was thinner (is ~7mm) so I could achieve a lower stack height with my preferred -6deg stem, and the ultra-lightweight compression plug is pretty darn flimsy. I’ll take the few grams hit and swap it with a proper full-length one so I don’t have to think twice when trundling down the hill at 75kph. Overall, fantastic bike, as it should be at this price.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

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Name:
Guest G.

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Lightweight, snappy and comfortable. Classic

Lightweight, snappy and comfortable. Classic design and easier to maintain than its aero relatives. Wish the tires were tubeless.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

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Name:
Guest G.

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Best road bike I've ever owned

This is the bike I've been waiting years for. It's light, great, balanced handling with comfortable ride; looks great. It's the perfect blend of old school (standard round 27.2 seat post, standard bar and stem, threaded BB) and new school (disc brakes, carbon wheels, electronic shifting). I love everything about this bike. I don't want integrated this and that; this is THE bike for me.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
B.

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