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. Thanks to the incredibly smooth rolling Hunt Adventure disc wheels used in combination with the WTB Horizon TCS tires the Audax just eats up the miles. For long distance riding, steel is undoubtedly 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 bike.
Gone, are the traditional 700c wheels in favor of the more compliant and equally fast 650B Adventure disc wheels courtesy of Hunt. The Audax uses components selected for performance but with the solid reliability required for endurance racing. The Shimano 105 is a true benchmark for any groupset and here on the Audax it keeps things rolling efficiently whilst the TRP mechanical disc brakes provide plenty of power to slow things down whenever needed.