Bombtrack Audax

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Bombtrack Audax. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

14 reasons to buy

  • The Columbus Cromor tubing formed what one expert referred to as ‘a well-aligned’ frameset. It was tough and provided a supple ride. Scalloped chainstays provided for extra tire clearance.
  • There are many mounting points for guards, racks and three water bottles.
  • The tapered head tube is a rarity on steel frames and was appreciated by experts, as it allows for modern upgrades.
  • The Audax is admired for its classic looks. The 650b model has been described as a pretty-looking bike, with its black / orange paintwork and tan-wall tyres.
  • The attention to detail and quality in the finish is high, including the stem and seatpin. Handlebars feature a comfortable aero section and are wrapped in black tape with cork flecks.
  • On the 650b model, the Adventure Sport wheelset was reported to have an easy tubeless set-up and stayed true over long distances on mixed surfaces. Experts said wheels were tough, light and impressive for the price.
  • On the 650b model, the WTB Horizon tires made riding rough surfaces effortless.
  • One expert felt that the Spyre C brakes delivered a sharp response on downhills.
  • The Shimano 105 drivetrain delivered great shifting and operated without fuss on test rides.
  • Componentry was described as reliable and considered..
  • 12mm thru axles provided stiffness and allowance for modern upgrades.
  • Test-riders found the Audax to be very comfortable on long rides, as well as handling well down fast, twisty descents.
  • Aggressive geometry placed this bike between racing and endurance. The long wheelbase contributed to quick handling.
  • One owner noted the versatility of their ride, in allowing both 700c and 650b tires and wheels.

6 reasons not to buy

  • For some, the Audax is a heavier example of its class.
  • One expert found the TRP Spyre-C Brakes disappointing and expected more for the price. Elsewhere, they were described as being soft in damp conditions.
  • One expert described the Audax as not offering the best value for the price. Another attributed this price to the bike’s high quality.
  • Mass-production tig-welding leaves welds that may not be as clean as that found on small-run production bikes.
  • One expert would have liked to see lower gearing available in the form of a 32-tooth sprocket.
  • Concern was voiced over the scarcity of roadplus 650b tire options, a problem which may have recently become redundant.

Bottom line

The Bombtrack Audax can be seen in two ways; either as a niche rig that is neither racer nor gravel-bike – or, as a versatile, long-distance machine that provides a comfortable and enjoyable ride without sapping your strength. One expert described it as an uncompromising all-rounder, and it’s true. The Audax can be your everything-bike for commuting, road and adventure rides. It isn’t the cheapest option, but for a bike that handles singletrack and climbs, while still feeling racy, you may just get your money’s worth.

Expert Reviews

74/100 based on 2 rated expert reviews

Bombtrack Audax

The Audax manages to be a jack of all trades without seeming to compromise anywhere. It’s fast enough that you’d be happy taking it for a quick blast, while still being a reliable steed for an all-dayer and beyond.

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Bombtrack Audax

If you want to cover big miles in total comfort and serenity then the Audax will probably suit you down to the ground. It offers a decent package and a lovely ride – braking aside.

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Road Bike Action Magazine

Bike Test: Bombtrack Audax

The Audax would be a great choice for anyone thinking about commuting or looking for a durable touring bike … the end result is a bike that we think will be as dependable as it is enjoyable to ride.

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User Ratings

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