Friday, 5 December 2014

Spa Cycles Steel Audax - winter dreaming

This little beauty is the Spa Cycles Steel Audax, and is now available for under £1000 !
(that's about $1600/1200 Euros).
And the steel frame is not just the "Reynolds, but only just" 520 that makers often use - it is the fancier 725, with better tensile strength etc. etc.
Carbon forks, too.
Lots of Shimano 105 parts too, which is outstanding for the price, at least in the UK!
Weight is in the 10.2 kg (about 22.5 lbs) range, depending on frame size.

Being more of a traditionalist, I'm not sure that carbon forks are quite my thing, but bung on a rear rack and a decent pannier, backed up by a set of lights, and the Steel Audax would make a perfectly good commuter (note the mudguards/fenders), while allowing some decent longer trips as well.

Certainly a much more affordable winter dream than the Roberts I mentioned last time, too.
So, what are you dreaming of as the nights get longer (and colder)

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