Audax bike suggestion

by waxenjackson   April 15, 2012  

Hi Wise Ones!

I'm sure the subject of Audax bikes must have come up on the forums before but as bikes change so much on a year to year basis I'm sure the answers would probably change too.

I'm looking for any advice on choosing a suitable Audax bike for around the £1000 price mark. All the obvious things need to apply like decent components and reliability but I feel a steel frame and comfortable riding position is probably most important for me.

I've got it into my head to do a particular 1200km event in France in 2015 and know I'd have to start building the fitness levels with immediate effect to stand any chance!

Any suggestions will be gratefully received.


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For a bit more cash, you could look at something new like a Condor Fratello.

If you spec it carefully it'd come in around the £1,300-£1,400 mark, but at the heart of the bike you're getting a cracking steel frame with a carbon fork, and it'll be incredibly versatile. 23s and no guards for blatting around or stick a Carradice saddlebag and full mudguards on it to bring it into a more Audax trim.

Might be worth digging around to see if you can pick one up second hand.

posted by thereandbackagain [159 posts]
15th April 2012 - 20:50


you might want to hang around for the review of the £1,249 Jamis Quest too, going up next week...

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7855 posts]
15th April 2012 - 21:05


not really paying attention, am i?

Big Grin

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7855 posts]
15th April 2012 - 21:19


Thanks for your suggestions. Like the look of the Jamis Quest. I think I'll also try out the Genesis Equilibrium 20 too.

Cheers, Ryan

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posted by waxenjackson [10 posts]
16th April 2012 - 14:02


If you want a build it yourself option, I am enjoying my singular osprey. See road cc for a review. I built a LTD edition for about 1400 but the standard frames have been reduced in price now.

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posted by singlespeedan [29 posts]
18th April 2012 - 17:40

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Thanks singlespeedan. Hadn't thought about building one myself. Will look into that too.

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posted by waxenjackson [10 posts]
20th April 2012 - 20:33