Specialized Aethos: lightest ever disc brake production frame and unrivaled ride quality

The Aethos frame weighs in at 585g - making it the lightest ever disc brake production chassis - but it's about so much more than that

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If you get paid to ride your bike, or your sole motivation for cycling is bagging Strava bragging rights, stop reading now. The brand new Specialized Aethos - the world's lightest ever production disc brake road bike - is probably not for you.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.