When we ask bike companies what products in their range they’re most excited about, the answers are often surprising.  While cost-is-no-object bikes and gear are always exciting and can point to what the future holds for the rest of us, making a truly exciting price point bike can be just as much work- if not more.  Lapierre’s response to our question at Interbike this year was to point to their Audacio 400. Click ‘more‘ for more details…

Using the same geometry as the company’s Sensium range, the Audacio 400 is built of triple-butted 7075 aluminum and kitted out with a full Shimano Tiagra / Ritchey build.  Details like the beautifully formed seat tubes and internal cable routing reflect the time Lapierre spent on the frame and make for a bike far more attractive than its $1,400 price would suggest.  This is one entry level bike that should make Lapierre shops and their customers very happy.


What do you think?