“For the love of riding” – at 6.2 kg, the new Specialized S-Works Aethos isn’t just the lightest road bike in the American brand’s portfolio but also a masterpiece in terms of performance and concept. Completely eschewing aerodynamic design language and cramped up racing ambitions, it represents a new generation of road bikes with phenomenal performance that adheres to the mantra, “Everything possible, nothing mandatory.” The S-Works Aethos rides incredibly capably on the descents and through the corners, making it one of the quickest bikes that the award team has ever ridden. This road bike is sensationally intuitive, delivering a hugely secure-feeling ride and the ultimate fun factor. That’s augmented by its good efficiency on the flats, light-footed acceleration, and thanks to the balanced compliance of the frameset, a high level of overall comfort. With a Shimano DURA-ACE Di2 groupset, Roval Alpinist CLX wheels and an in-house S-Works cockpit, the components fit perfectly. For riders who just want to have a good time on their bike or who have race ambitions that include technical and demanding climbs in the high mountains, the Specialized S-Works Aethos is the perfect choice!
Price: € 11,799| Weight: 6.2 kg