Specialized Aethos Comp Rival eTap AXS 2022 Carbon Road Bike Gloss Clay/Pearl

3.9 out of 5 Customer Rating

The Details

Specialized has reinvented the classic road bike shape and the Aethos delivers massive gains in stiffness and balance as a result. Specialized has done this by utilizing larger, longer and more continuous tubes that ensure the frame is exceptionally strong and durable even as one of the lightest frames out there. The Aethos frame has been designed to be super flexible with the ability to accelerate up steep hills, tackle technical descents and handle all-day rides too. The Aethos is more than just a new bike, it’s the first of a new breed.

 

Aethos also provides a confidence-inspiring ride due to Specialized's meticulous work on getting the ideal balance between front and rear stiffness without sacrificing ride quality. Specialized were able to do this by studying how carbon fibres responds to different forces.

 

Specialized's Aethos Comp Sram Rival eTAP AXS features Sram's latest wireless group set - Rival AXS. This is combined with their powerful hydraulic disc brakes to create an exciting package that can match the performance that the Aethos frame provides. Every detail, from the derailleur hangers to the fork expander plug have been designed for the pursuit of the perfect ride. Lastly, comfort is not forgotten with a high-quality Roval Alpinist carbon seatpost and DT Swiss R470 rims - helping to keep weight down and improve ride characteristics.

 

  • Aethos Comp FACT 10r carbon frame
  • Sram Rival eTap AXS 12-speed groupset
  • DT-Swiss R470 wheels

Our Verdict

The Specialized Aethos provides the perfect blend between excellent ride quality, extreme lightweight, and undeniable style.

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Key Specifications

  • 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
  • Number of Gears - 12-speed
  • Shifters - SRAM Rival eTap AXS
  • Chainset - SRAM Rival
  • Chainrings - 48/35T
  • Cassette - SRAM Rival, 12-speed, 10-36t
  • Chain - SRAM Rival 12-speed
  • Front Derailleur - SRAM Rival eTAP AXS, braze-on
  • Rear Derailleur - SRAM Rival eTap AXS, 12-speed
  • Bottom Bracket - SRAM DUB BSA 68
  • 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 Tyre - Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
  • Rear Tyre - Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
  • Front Brake - SRAM Rival 1, hydraulic disc
  • Rear Brake - SRAM Rival 1, hydraulic disc
  • Handlebars - Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
  • Tape - Supacaz Super Sticky Kush
  • Stem - Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
  • Saddle - Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
  • Seatpost - Roval Alpinist Carbon Seatpost
  • Post Clamp - Specialized Alloy, 30mm
  • Manufacturers disclaimer - Please note that, based on component availability and other factors, specifications are subject to change without notice.

Sizing Information

Specialized Performance Road Bike Size Guide

The below Size Guide is relevant for the following Specialized Bikes: Aethos, Allez, Roubaix, Tarmac


Inches Centimeters Size
4'8" - 5'1" 142 - 155 44
5'1" - 5'4" 155 - 163 49
5'4" - 5'7" 163 - 170 52
5'7" - 5'10" 170 - 178 54
5'9" - 5'11" 175 - 183 56
5'11" - 6'2" 180 - 188 58
6'2" - 6'5" 188 - 196 61
6'5" - 6'9" 196 - 205 54

Delivery

Standard Delivery - FREE on all bikes**

Bikes are given a full pre-delivery inspection and delivered 95% built, with only pedals to be fitted and handlebars to be adjusted. Sent via a 24 hour courier service in a best in sector bike cargo box with wheel braces and wrapped in 100% recyclable protective packaging to prevent damage during transit.

**Some off-shore locations and areas of Scotland may incur a surcharge of £39.99. Please check shipping cost before checking out, these areas may also have an extended lead time.

 

Premium Delivery  - FREE on bikes over £3999*

Our Premium same-day bike delivery service is our quickest and best delivery service; once despatched, you'll receive your new bike later that same day with a personalised delivery slot to suit you. Your bike will come fully built and 100% ready to ride, with any accessories you've ordered fitted too. Our Customer Care team will call to arrange a delivery day and a personalised delivery slot to suit you. There are no middlemen or distribution centres - your new bike will come from Rutland Cycling, direct to your doorstep. Plus, there is no packaging to dispose of!

* Postcode exclusions apply, normally £99.

 

Same Day Premium bike delivery at Rutland Cycling

 

Click & collect - FREE on ALL bikes

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

Reviews

Your Questions Answered

Specialized has reinvented the classic road bike shape and the Aethos delivers massive gains in stiffness and balance as a result. Specialized has done this by utilizing larger, longer and more continuous tubes that ensure the frame is exceptionally strong and durable even as one of the lightest frames out there. The Aethos frame has been designed to be super flexible with the ability to accelerate up steep hills, tackle technical descents and handle all-day rides too. The Aethos is more than just a new bike, it’s the first of a new breed.

 

Aethos also provides a confidence-inspiring ride due to Specialized's meticulous work on getting the ideal balance between front and rear stiffness without sacrificing ride quality. Specialized were able to do this by studying how carbon fibres responds to different forces.

 

Specialized's Aethos Comp Sram Rival eTAP AXS features Sram's latest wireless group set - Rival AXS. This is combined with their powerful hydraulic disc brakes to create an exciting package that can match the performance that the Aethos frame provides. Every detail, from the derailleur hangers to the fork expander plug have been designed for the pursuit of the perfect ride. Lastly, comfort is not forgotten with a high-quality Roval Alpinist carbon seatpost and DT Swiss R470 rims - helping to keep weight down and improve ride characteristics.

 

  • Aethos Comp FACT 10r carbon frame
  • Sram Rival eTap AXS 12-speed groupset
  • DT-Swiss R470 wheels
  • 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
  • Number of Gears - 12-speed
  • Shifters - SRAM Rival eTap AXS
  • Chainset - SRAM Rival
  • Chainrings - 48/35T
  • Cassette - SRAM Rival, 12-speed, 10-36t
  • Chain - SRAM Rival 12-speed
  • Front Derailleur - SRAM Rival eTAP AXS, braze-on
  • Rear Derailleur - SRAM Rival eTap AXS, 12-speed
  • Bottom Bracket - SRAM DUB BSA 68
  • 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 Tyre - Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
  • Rear Tyre - Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
  • Front Brake - SRAM Rival 1, hydraulic disc
  • Rear Brake - SRAM Rival 1, hydraulic disc
  • Handlebars - Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
  • Tape - Supacaz Super Sticky Kush
  • Stem - Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
  • Saddle - Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
  • Seatpost - Roval Alpinist Carbon Seatpost
  • Post Clamp - Specialized Alloy, 30mm
  • Manufacturers disclaimer - Please note that, based on component availability and other factors, specifications are subject to change without notice.

The Specialized Aethos provides the perfect blend between excellent ride quality, extreme lightweight, and undeniable style.

Sizing Information

Specialized Performance Road Bike Size Guide

The below Size Guide is relevant for the following Specialized Bikes: Aethos, Allez, Roubaix, Tarmac


Inches Centimeters Size
4'8" - 5'1" 142 - 155 44
5'1" - 5'4" 155 - 163 49
5'4" - 5'7" 163 - 170 52
5'7" - 5'10" 170 - 178 54
5'9" - 5'11" 175 - 183 56
5'11" - 6'2" 180 - 188 58
6'2" - 6'5" 188 - 196 61
6'5" - 6'9" 196 - 205 54
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Standard Delivery - FREE on all bikes**

Bikes are given a full pre-delivery inspection and delivered 95% built, with only pedals to be fitted and handlebars to be adjusted. Sent via a 24 hour courier service in a best in sector bike cargo box with wheel braces and wrapped in 100% recyclable protective packaging to prevent damage during transit.

**Some off-shore locations and areas of Scotland may incur a surcharge of £39.99. Please check shipping cost before checking out, these areas may also have an extended lead time.

 

Premium Delivery  - FREE on bikes over £3999*

Our Premium same-day bike delivery service is our quickest and best delivery service; once despatched, you'll receive your new bike later that same day with a personalised delivery slot to suit you. Your bike will come fully built and 100% ready to ride, with any accessories you've ordered fitted too. Our Customer Care team will call to arrange a delivery day and a personalised delivery slot to suit you. There are no middlemen or distribution centres - your new bike will come from Rutland Cycling, direct to your doorstep. Plus, there is no packaging to dispose of!

* Postcode exclusions apply, normally £99.

 

Same Day Premium bike delivery at Rutland Cycling

 

Click & collect - FREE on ALL bikes

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

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Purchase Price £5,500.00
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Available Finance Options
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