For once, we are not in this to win. With Aethos, we stop worrying about winning or how things are supposed to be done, and instead look for the greatest expression of driving quality ever created. Well, we did it, and by staying true to that promise, we broke all the rules of design, driving and competition along the way.
And we're not sorry about that. Aethos: Break the rules.
Limited to 300 bikes globally, the Aethos Founder’s Edition is the lightest build on offer.When compared to the S-Works Aethos, this limited Founder’s Edition S-Works Aethos may seem like it just features a different handlebar—and while the Roval Alpinist, At 255 grams (110mm x 420mm) is one of the lightest out there, the Founder’s Edition S-Works Aethos features much, much more.
To start, each frame goes through one of the most meticulous painting processes we’ve ever done. The limited-edition brushed liquid silver paint is extremely difficult to apply and to ensure the utmost in quality, after each frame is painted, they are buffed by hand to achieve the brilliant brushed silver finish. On the components side of things, the Founder’s Edition S-Works Aethos also leaves nothing more to desire.
Founders Edition tires, saddle, and ultralight innertubes come together with the custom-finished CeramicSpeed bottom bracket to complement Shimano’s Dura-Ace Di2 disc brake groupset. Ultimately, the Founder’s Edition S-Works Aethos features a level of exclusivity and attentiveness to detail that you’re unlikely to find elsewhere.