SPECIALIZED S-WORKS AETHOS RED ETAP AXS 12-SPEED DISC ROAD BIKE 2021
Bike builds don't get much lighter than this, and the Specialized S-Works Aethos Disc Road Bike pairs a FACT 12r carbon frameset with SRAM's flagship electronic RED eTap AXS 12-Speed groupset and Roval's lightest Alpinist CLX wheels.
A bike engineered to create the perfect ride, the Aethos breaks the UCI weight lower limit and is aimed at riders that may race, but wish for something that delivers performance and rides beautifully when off the circuit. The frame alone weighs an incredibly low 588 grams in a size 56, with the full build sitting at 6kg. The updated tubes and carbon layup are responsible for this, minimising material while enhancing stiffness, stability and integrity.
The geometry and fit are borrowed from the Tarmac SL7, so this is a bike still designed to feel aggressive, racy and responsive, so you're losing nothing in performance and ride feel in the quest for low weight. Rider-First Engineered™ design that's used across the Specialized range ensures all frames offer the same positive characteristics.
12-speed SRAM RED eTap components perfect the shifting experience and bring powerful hydraulic, all-condition braking that's confidence-inspiring at speed and on wet roads. There's even a crank-based power meter included, bringing a new dimension to your training. The aforementioned Alpinist wheels have a carbon rim, AeroFlange hubs and weigh only 1248 grams, delivering strength, stiffness and smooth-rolling. Finally, a Roval Alpinist carbon seatpost offers plenty of adjustabilities to dial in your fit.
Frame Specialized S-Works Aethos FACT 12r Carbon, Rider First Engineered™, 68mm BSA threaded BB, electronic cable routing only, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
Fork Specialized S-Works FACT Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB BSA 68
Stem Specialized S-Works SL, alloy, titanium bolts, 6-degree rise
Handlebar Specialized S-Works Short & Shallow
Bar Tape Supacaz Super Sticky Kush
Front Brake SRAM RED eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc
Rear Brake SRAM RED eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc
Brake Levers SRAM RED eTAP AXS
Front Derailleur SRAM RED eTAP AXS, braze-on
Rear Derailleur SRAM RED eTAP AXS, 12-speed
Shift Levers SRAM RED eTAP AXS, 12-speed
Chain SRAM RED, 12-speed
Cassette SRAM RED, 10-33t, 12-speed
Crankset SRAM RED AXS, power meter, 48/35T
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 Tyre Specialized Turbo Cotton, 320 TPI, 700x26mm, clincher
Rear Tyre Specialized Turbo Cotton, 320 TPI, 700x26mm, clincher
Saddle Specialized Body Geometry S-Works Power, carbon fibre rails, carbon fibre base
Seatpost Roval Alpinist carbon seatpost
Pedals Available to be purchased separately