2021 Specialized S-Works Aethos

This is the bike that was mentioned in a prior thread:


Officially official now, I guess…

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No dropped seatstays :pray:


So despite Specialized’s assertions to the contrary, what de the chances that this shows up under a World Tour rider next year? A bigger rider who wants to hit the UCI weight limit could absolutely benefit from this frame.

I don’t remember if they bothered to have the frame UCI approved (which is only based on shape / design, not weight).

Check prices





they would need to add more weight. almost 2 pounds…
More than likely possible.
But again, this is not the fastest bike. And the person would be compeating vs aero bikes at the same weight… so :man_shrugging:

No, I am talking about just the frame, not the bike. Take that from for a larger rider, 60mm rims and disc brakes and I bet you can hit the UCI weight limit where other frames would have them above.

Again, this is for a larger rider, not a flyweight like Allaphillipe.

the test bike was 13 pounds with disk brakes (no pedals).

IDK…in the grand scheme, you will not see a huge person riding a tour. And if the person is big, it will be SUPER thin…

I like the bike tho…like it very much (except the price that is)

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Fourteen thousand, five hundred United States dollars.


You wrote Ridiculous wrong.


Maybe I’m just a sucker for shiny things, but I’m actually liking it more than I thought. Maybe Specialized is just amazing at product marketing. I was really leaning towards a new SL7, but I don’t really race, and I get more enjoyment out of just getting the most elevation per mile that I can, so maybe this is the bike for me. The red gold chameleon/bronze foil is calling my name.

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And Racepoint has already built one up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m2mUKIBC4Y

I was actually really looking forward to this bike. In concept it seemed to be what I was looking for in my next bike/frame, but electronic only and price just put it out of the realm of possibility for me.

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Really struggling to see the point of this bike :neutral_face:


Build something different?
And to charge a TON of $$$ for something “old school”
Its like chevy building an electric car using a C1 body, and changing $200k for it… :man_shrugging:

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and 90% of the population

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So basically it is nice, old school bike for normal bike user done in modern technology for an absurd amount of money that excludes normal user. As an idea I love it but the price indicates it nothing more than a shiny, luxurious gimmick. For this price you will get really luxurious boutique bike that is truly unique. But I am sure that specialized will be short on stock in no time.


Buy an old Supersix or Izalco for a fraction of the price


If I use the dentists count in my neighborhood, I would say they will say thousands of them.


with all the S-Works Tarmacs that I see on club rides it seems at least a third of folks in my club must be dentists :rofl: And it always cracks me up how the fastest climbers in the club are on modest, affordable bikes. A couple years ago one guy brought his son out on a ride, and he was on a vintage 70s or 80s steel bike and proceeded to crush everyone on every climb.


That was your first mistake