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Lapierre Audacio road bike

The Lapierre Audacio road bike is a great model, one which myself and Becci owned for 18 months riding day in day out.

 

Its nicest feature is the built in comfort of the superbly designed frame, having ridden all over Somerset on it I can safely say that it copes very well with bumpy and worn roads.  The rear is where you really notice the benefit of all the tube tweaking – the skinny seat stays flex slightly producing a very cushioned ride and dampening out vibration from rougher surfaces.  I did at least 7 100 mile rides on it last year with no ill effects to my rear!!  It has even come down in price slightly from £999 to £949.  Its got some great reviews over the last couple of years (Bikeradar.com), the only thing I’d suggest you upgrade straight away are the tyres as they’re not the greatest. We’d probably throw in some Continental Gatorskins in fact if that seals the deal!

 

We currently have two of the Audacio range in stock, the 400 (the same one I owned) and the 300, the model below. For the extra £100 there is a slight decrease in weight, but the main difference is the transmission, and the upgrade from 9 speed Sora to 10 speed Tiagra. The frame also has a better overall finish, looking more like carbon then alloy!

 

Currently we have the 400 in a 52 cm and 49 cm, and we have the 300 in a 55 cm – a perfect range of sizes for most men and women.

 

 


Lapierre Audacio 300 specs:
  • new audacio alloy 7005 frame
  • lapierre alloy/carbon fork
  • new shimano sora 3x9s transmission
  • ritchey handlebar & stem
  • shimano wheelset
  • 9.4 kg
  • £849

Lapierre Audacio 400 specs:
  • new audacio alloy 7005 frame
  • lapierre alloy/carbon fork
  • shimano tiagra 10s (triple)
  • ritchey handlebar & stem
  • shimano wheelset
  • 9.3 kg
  • £949
Audacio 400 skinny seat stays

 

Audacio 400

 

Audacio 300