What is an Audax/Randonneur bike?
Almost since we started in the 1930s we have been building light touring/club riding bikes which will take mudgaurds and are still capable of covering a distance at a reasonable pace. They weren’t called audax/randonneur bikes in those days, because the term had not been thought up.
For the purposes of buying a bike our definition of an audax/randonneur bike is a road bike with drop handlebars, a comfortable steel frame, which will take maudguards and a lightweight pannier rack if required as well as clearance for 700 x 25 tyres. It is the ideal bike for eating up the miles, a comfortable position which you don’t need to be a contortionist to get into but you can still ride at a good pace. Is equally at home riding a 10 mile commute, a 100 miles on a sunday or some light touring over a weekend.
You’ll fine all our Randonneur models here.
If your looking for a bike to do loaded touring, with panniers front and rear, check out our Super Tourist.