S-Works Aethos Frameset

S-Works Aethos Frameset
Regular price $8,700.00

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.

And with this frame set, you have the perfect canvas to begin creating your dream ride.

  • 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—everything in pursuit for the perfect ride.

Specs

  • FRAME S-Works Aethos FACT 12r Carbon, Rider First Engineered™, Threaded BB, Electronic cable routing only, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
  • FORK S-Works FACT Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
  • SEATPOST Roval Alpinist Carbon Seatpost
  • SEAT BINDER Specialized Alloy, 30.0mm, titanium bolt

Geometry

49 52 54 56 58 61
BB Drop 74 74 72 72 72 72
BB Height 266 266 268 268 268 268
Bike Standover Height 705 728 748 769 796 824
Chainstay Length 410 410 410 410 410 410
Fork Length, Full 369 369 369 369 369 369
Fork Rake/Offset 47 47 44 44 44 44
Front Center 574 577 579 591 606 613
Head Tube Angle 71.75 72.5 73 73.5 73.5 74
Head Tube Length 109 120 137 157 184 204
Reach 375 380 384 395 402 408
Seat Tube Angle 75.5 74 74 73.5 73.5 73
Seat Tube Length 431 462 481 504 532 567
Stack 514 527 544 565 591 612
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 508 531 540 562 577 595
Trail 63 58 58 55 55 52
Wheelbase 973 975 978 991 1005 1012

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Note that specifications can change without notice.

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Why buy a Specialized?

The frame is the single most important factor in a bike's ride quality. While there are many other components involved, the frame is what ties it all together and ultimately determines how well a bike rides. Specialized makes the highest quality, most sorted frame on the market. The fit and finish is excellent and they ride amazing.

Why buy from us?

We're your local Christchurch bike shop. When you buy from us you get the best support, fast. You don't have to email customer service and hope for a response, just come in and see us. We keep a ton of parts in stock and have mechanics that are trained up on all the latest tech in a modern workshop.

Free General Service

Bikes need regular maintenance but we're here to help. To guarantee that your new bike stays running sweet, we offer a free General Service on all bikes that we sell. Worth $89, we'll do your first one for free at 6 months of ownership. Note that while the General Service labour is free, additional labour or parts cost extra. Bookings are required.

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Best Warranty

Specialized is confident with their quality and has one of the bike industry's best warranties out there. Frames and Roval wheels have a lifetime warranty and are transferrable to a subsequent owner, who then get 2 years from the original retail purchase date. We have very few come back with problems and the ones that do are sorted quickly.

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