Fast and furious gravel slayer, with copious footprint for mixed terrain
Introduced last year, our redesigned Audax frame is based around the new smaller 650b road-plus wheel and tyre system from WTB. Suited to mixed riding, it reflects the real habits of many cyclists, rather than the smooth and repetitive terrain of televised road racing. Supportive and versatile, the system offers grip, comfort, and with tan coloured sidewalls, knockout looks.
The original Audax heads upmarket for this year. Shimano's latest hydraulic 105 groupset takes care of both braking and shifting duties. This is boosted by an uprated Ultegra clutch derailleur which ensures chain retention on the roughest roads, while an FSA sub-compact crankset helps conquer the steepest hills. Hunt provides the wheels and Ritchey complete the picture with handlebars, stem, and seatpost. In common with many of our bikes, the Audax also changes to the durable T47 bottom bracket standard – suiting its punchy steel chassis perfectly.
Product sizing: S, M, L, XL