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Aethos Comp - Rival eTap AXS

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Aethos Comp - Rival eTap AXS

What if we used every ounce of experience we’ve gained serving riders over the past 46 years and built a bike made simply for the love of riding? The Aethos is designed to straddle the line between perfect ride quality, extreme lightweight, and undeniable style. The Aethos Comp model is no exception.

With low-maintenance, wireless SRAM Rival eTap AXS electronic shifting and hydraulic disc brakes paired with bomb-proof DT Swiss R470 Disc wheels, you have the perfect steed to excite you out on the road.

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

Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp

Stem

Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt

Tape

Supacaz Super Sticky Kush

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

SeatPost

Roval Alpinist Carbon Seatpost

Seat Binder

SEAT COLLAR, KCNC, SPL-SC02-300-02, EXTRUDED, 7075-T73, 30.0MM, 10B21, BLACK ZINC BOLT, BOLT CLAMP TYPE

Brakes

Rear Brake

SRAM Rival 1, hydraulic disc

Front Brake

SRAM Rival 1, hydraulic disc

Drivetrain

Shift Levers

SRAM ED RIV ETAP AXS D1 SJD REAR/RT F20

Front Derailleur

SRAM FD RIVAL ETAP AXS D1 BRAZE WEDGE C

Rear Derailleur

SRAM RD RIVAL ETAP AXS D1 MAX 36T

Cassette

SRAM CS XG 1250 D1 10-36

Crankset

SRAM FC RIVAL D1 DUB XXX 4835

Chainrings

48/35 T

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB BSA 68

Chain

SRAM CN RIVAL D1 12S 110 LINK

Wheels & Tires

Front Wheel

WH-DT R470 DISC XD-R

Rear Wheel

WH-DT R470 DISC XD-R

Front Hub

Tubeless Valve

Front Tire

Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm

Rear Tire

Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm

Inner Tubes

Presta, 48mm valve

Accessories

Pedals

PEDAL, TEST RIDE PEDALS PROVIDED BY SPECIALIZED

* Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colorway, 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

  • 4.9
  • 28 Reviews

Aethos

This is a wonderful bike! This has a buttery smooth ride that I have never really ridden before. It is so light that climbing actually is easier than before. I cannot at this time find anything that I don't like. I am a huge steel Bianchi fan but somehow they have created a nice ride that is fun and euphoric. It rides better than my steel machines and seems to be stiffer and faster. Spend the money, Ride the best road made today.


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Bob

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Best all-around road bike ever

A crazy lightweight climbing machine. My go to personal record bicycle. Amazing handling and it's soft and compliant on beat up roads. spend the $ and never look back. This is the best of the best.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Rodney

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Great roadie

Purchased this bike due to similar geometry to my Crux which I have been riding on the road and gravel for the last year. I wanted a bike as comfortable as the Crux but faster on the road than the Crux. The Aethos is an awesome road bike and I love how comfortable it rides. I look forward to HnH100 and BDB100 in 2024.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

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Name:
Louis G.

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Everything you would want on

Everything you would want on a climbing bike.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

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Name:
Derek G.

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Specialized Aethos

Great bike

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Jfranco

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Great bike

I’ve rode 7,000 miles on my Aethos Comp upgraded wheels and would highly recommend this bike being very comfortable and lightweight which helps me in the hills. My front derailer had a failure but was under warranty and replaced. Best bike I’ve ever rode I keep up with the Tarmac’s.


Name:
Scott

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The Best!

This is the absolute best bike I have ever ridden. In 25 years of riding on the road, I’ve had everything from a cheap aluminum bike to a splendid Specialized Tarmac SL to a custom steel frame. The Aethos Comp is the winner all day long. It’s comfortable, fast and just wants to run up the hills. The OEM wheelset is not the best, but it works very well. I had no real problems with it, but did swap to an Alpinist CL set, which made the bike even more amazing. I have no problem with any of the Rival equipment. It’s fast, reliable and fairly light tech. Saving another half a pound is not worth the extra cash. This bike is light snows it is.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Dan

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Couldn't be happier

After a little over a year and 9000 miles on the Aethos Comp, I can say it's as good as they say it is (full disclosure: I upgraded the stock wheels, which simply don't do the bike justice). The handling, responsiveness, comfort, just the overall 'feel' of the bike in motion, like an extension of my body and mind--I've fallen even more in love with road cycling, after 12 years and tens of thousands of miles.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Baz

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Great bike.

Great bike.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

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Name:
Guest G.

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Fast, light, comfortable ride

Love this bike, I did upgrade wheelset to Rovals - big improvement. I ride with A and B club/groups. When you punch it - it just goes, accelerates nicely!

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Tim

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