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Whats an Audax training bike?(8 posts)

Whats an Audax training bike?MountainPro
Mar 7, 2003 11:48 AM
Good evening folks...

I am mostly a an mtb'er but i sawa great little road bike for sale in a magazine...it says it makes an ideal winter training bike or audax bike...being a mtb'er, i am not familiar with the term audax...

could anyone explain what this is?

the bike is a handmade 7005 frame, carbon forks and a sora group (thats acerax equivalent i think) with a truative crank and ITM stem and bars...all for £299 thats about $450 USD
what do you think?

cheers
Slow and heavy. (nm)onespeed
Mar 7, 2003 12:03 PM
Audax means slow and heavy???MountainPro
Mar 7, 2003 12:13 PM
yeah okay mate...its only £299, not TDF stuff...keep your smart comments to yourself...just answer the question..
A $400 Audax training bike could not be anything but slow/heavy.onespeed
Mar 7, 2003 12:40 PM
A $400 Audax training bike could not be anything but slow/heavy.MountainPro
Mar 7, 2003 1:03 PM
i mean...how does it compare to other bikes in its category....dont compare it to >£5,000 bikes...for £300 its £200 cheaper than its rivals plus the frame is hand made in England...the whole bike is 18.5 lbs...even i know that is light for the price..
I concur, 18.5 lbs is a bargain for 300 sterling; apologies. (nm)onespeed
Mar 7, 2003 1:41 PM
it's not the bike, it's enginecyclopathic
Mar 7, 2003 1:06 PM
believe it or not the diff btw 400$ bike and 2,000$ bike is about 3lbs or 2 water bottles. Now it would cost you about 12sec on 2mi/7% grade.
Audax = brevet, century.cyclopathic
Mar 7, 2003 12:10 PM
you know a bunch of guys who think that going from London to Edinburg and back makes a good ride ;)

here's your link http://www.audax.uk.net

CP

PS and this is the place to get real audax bike http://www.merciancycles.com