Steed Cycles

Specialized 2022 Aethos Comp SRAM Rival ETap AXS

  • $5,699.99


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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.

  • 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, further saving weight and improving ride characteristics. Everything in pursuit for the perfect ride.

FRAME 

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

FORK      

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

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    

Specialized Alloy, 30mm

FRONT BRAKE                      

SRAM Rival 1, hydraulic disc

REAR BRAKE                         

SRAM Rival 1, hydraulic disc

SHIFT LEVERS                             

SRAM Rival eTap AXS, hydraulic

FRONT DERAILLEUR                 

SRAM Rival eTAP AXS, braze-on

REAR DERAILLEUR                   

SRAM Rival eTap AXS, 12-speed

CASSETTE                                    

SRAM Rival, 12-speed, 10-36t

CRANKSET                                   

SRAM Rival

CHAINRINGS                               

48/35T

BOTTOM BRACKET                   

SRAM DUB BSA 68

CHAIN                                           

SRAM Rival 12-speed

FRONT WHEEL      

DT Swiss R470 rim, 20mm internal width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, centerlock disc, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples.

REAR WHEEL        

DT Swiss R470 rim, 20mm internal width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, centerlock disc, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples.

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