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Custom Specialized S-Works Aethos

Custom Specialized S-Works Aethos

The Custom Specialized S-Works Aethos

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Custom Specialized S-Works Aethos
Custom Specialized S-Works Aethos
Custom Specialized S-Works Aethos
Custom Specialized S-Works Aethos


The S-Works Aethos is equal parts performance climbing bike and demon-quick daily driver. With a ludicrously low weight of 585 grams, the S-Works Aethos allows for builds under 13 pounds with parts that won't evaporate underneath you with use. While there are a lot of lightweight climbing bikes out there, none of them has the handling and ride quality that the S-Works Aethos brings to the table.

Excellent corning manners, good power transfer and a surprisingly comfortable ride all work together to make the S-Works Aethos the kind of bike you can confidently reach for every day.

With our unmatched experience in bringing dream rides to life, Above Category is the perfect partner to create your uniquely special S-Works Aethos.

Example Build

Ordering Process

  • Frame/Fork: S-Works Aethos 56cm RTP
  • Drivetrain: Shimano Dura Ace 9170 Di2 - 172.5 cranks, 50/34 chainrings, 11-30 cassette
  • Wheelset: AC built ENVE SES 2.3s laced to DT Swiss 180 EXP hubs with DT Swiss Aerolite spokes
  • Tires: Vittoria Corsa Speed TLR G2.0 700x25
  • Handlebar: Darimo Ellipse 42cm in matte 3k weave
  • Stem: Darimo IX2 120mm in matte 3K weave
  • Seatpost: Darimo T2 15mm offset 27.2 in matte 3k weave
  • Seatpost Clamp: Darimo Sub 4 30.0
  • Saddle: Berk Lupina 132mm black
  • Bottom Bracket: CeramicSpeed BSA Coated Black
  • Pulley Wheels: CeramicSpeed Shimano 12s for 9200
  • Handlebar Tape: Fizik Vento Solocush 2.7mm Black
  • Compression Plug: Extralite UltraStar 4
  • Rotors: Galfer Road Wave 160f/140r
  • Ti Bolts: Water cage bolts, Brake mounting bolts, Brake bleed bolts, Brake pad retention bolts, Top cap bolt
  • Weight: 12 pounds 5.9 ounces (in 56cm w/ one cage and no pedals)

Whether you’re already set on a certain make and model of frame, or still have some questions about how to go about your build, drop us a line and we can talk through your options. From the first detail to the final finish, we'll help you dial in the perfect set up for your next dream bike.

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