a 21st century endurance road bike, built on the 'road plus' wheel platform for improved comfort and greater versatility without compromising speed
"Originally conceived as a more traditional road tourer the Audax has been transformed into a vision for modern endurance road riding."
Introducing the Audax
Originally conceived as a more traditional road tourer the Audax has been transformed into a vision for modern endurance road riding. The starting point for the new direction was switching the wheel platform from 700c to the road-plus 650b. For long distance riding, steel is arguably the best material for the job. Its natural resonance dampens road buzz and produces a ride so compliant that it’s more akin to floating than rolling. The geometry has been revised for a less touring and more sportive riding position. Such geometry required shorter chainstays whilst retaining tire and chainring clearance the result of these factors led to the development of our custom yoke, a standout feature on this incredible frame.
Frame features new casted chainstay yoke as well as rack/fender mounts, x3 cage mounts and internal brake routing.
50 mm rake fork and 650B tires, offer more control over steering, especially in the smaller frame sizes
Mechanical and Di2 cable routing, plus internal brake routing
Straight blade extra wide full carbon fork with triple cage mounts and 12mm thru-axle.
COLOR 1: Grey / Black FRAME: Columbus Cromor double butted tubing, FORK: TORAY "T700/T800" Hi-Mod carbon TA disc fork, 1.1/8"-1.1/2" tapered, triple cage mounts HEADSET: FSA "No21/12/44" sealed a-headset, 1.1/8"-1.1/2" BB: PF BB86 SEAT CLAMP: BT Bikes "Origin" Forged alloy WEIGHT: Frame 2400g (size M), Fork 510g (un-cut), H/set 100g
CABLE ROUTING: brakes internal, gears external / Di2 internal ready SEATPOST DIAMETER: 27.2mm SEAT CLAMP DIAMETER: 29.8mm BAND-ON DIAMETER: 28.6mm DROPOUT: invest casted 12mm thru-axle, flat mount disc, with repl. hanager EXTRA INFO: integ. fender and rear rack mounts, under down tube cage mounts, Invest casted chainstay yoke, fork with tripple cage mounts C/RING CLEARANCE: 53/39T TIRE CLEARANCE: up to 700c x 38c / 650b x 47c BRAKE TYPE: Flat mount disc F/R
XS S M L XL Horizontal TT length (mm) 504 527 551 570 592 Seat Angle (°) 75 74.5 74 74 73.5 Head tube Length (mm) 75 100 130 160 185 Head Angle (°) 71 72 72 72 72 Seat Tube Length (mm) 470 500 530 560 590 BB Drop (mm) 70 68 68 65 65 Chainstay Length (mm) 420 420 420 420 420 Fork Offset (mm) 48 48 48 48 48 Trail (mm) 67 61 61 61 61 Wheelbase Length (mm) 983 995 1015 1037 1054 Standover (mm) 732 761 792 824 848 Reach (mm) 368 379 390 401 411 Stack (mm) 509 534 563 588 612