Bombtrack Audax

79/100
BikeRide Score
?
The BikeRide Score ranks bikes from 1-100 based on opinions from users and experts. The higher the score is, the better. Read how it works
Users (2 ratings)
100
Experts (2 reviews)
73
Where to buy
$1529.99 Amazon See it

BikeRide finds and shows you the best prices of the bikes you want to buy. Prices constantly change and it’s impossible to compare them all yourself.

We search for prices on over 120 bike retailers to guarantee that we find the lowest prices – to save you time and money.

It’s a promise we stand behind: If you find a lower price on a bike elsewhere, we will sell it to you for 10% less. For example, if you find a bike for $480 that we have listed at $500, we will offer you to buy it for $432 through BikeRide. The bike must be the same color and size, sold in the US and not include the use of a coupon.

If you find a lower price, email us at contact@bikeride.com with documentation of the price. We’re committed to making sure that the cost of a bike does not keep you from cycling!

Facts

Gender
Release Year
Brand
Wheel Size
Number of gears
Weight
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on this bike. 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

73/100 based on 2 expert reviews
80
ADVNTR.

Bombtrack Audax

Level 1 expert

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.

Visit full review
70
Road.cc

Bombtrack Audax

Level 3 expert

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.

Visit full review
Road Bike Action Magazine

Bike Test: Bombtrack Audax

Level 2 expert

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.

Visit full review

User Ratings

100/100 based on 2 ratings
  • 5 star
    100%
  • 4 star
    0%
  • 3 star
    0%
  • 2 star
    0%
  • 1 star
    0%

Your Rating

Have you tried the bike? Join or Sign in and add your rating.

Rankings

Compared to other bikes
#29 Best of All Bikes
Top 30%

Comparison

In comparison to bike category averages
Bombtrack Audax
79
Average All Bikes
72
Average Bombtrack Bikes
76
Average
0