Winter training / audax style road bike with mudguards.
57cm frame size C-T fitted with the following:
Fulcrum Racing 5 Evolution Wheels with Continental 4 Seasons tyres.
Shimano 105 groupset with compact 50/34 Ultegra chainset.
Shimano deep drop brakes and supplied fitted with mudguards.
Aluminium frame with a carbon ITM millenium 4 Eva fork.
Lovely bike in good condition, though used with a couple of marks on seat tube. I can supply photographs if interested.
I currently have many bikes and looking for a bike that could replace them all, ie, for commuting, centuries, light off road and light touring.
I can't decide between those 2 frames:
Surly cross check or All City Space Horse?
The surly has good reviews but I don't like the look of it.
The Space Horse looks great, but I can't find a single test report online.
Anyone has experience with one of these?
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 done a series of articles on my blog about what is good and bad about my current audax bike, and what I might get to replace it
The latest, "A New Bike?" includes a list of carbon fibre bikes with relaxed geometry, which might be of interest to sportive people too
Old school and proud of it, the Dawes Sportif is a steel framed Audax machine in the traditional mould, that offers a decent balance between a robust build and a good quality ride. It's a bit docile for the new sportive set but if you're looking for a workhorse bike that'll handle long rides, light touring and winter commutes then the Sportif might well fit the bill.