Lapierre Audacio 400 CP review

Lapierre Audacio 400 CP
Cycling Weekly Verdict

It's well turned out in regard to looks and componentry, and the ride is surprisingly good at such an affordable price point. Chapeau Lapierre - top marks all round.

Reasons to buy
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    Great ride quality

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    Good looks

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    Decent component spec

Reasons to avoid
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    Little bit weighty, but that didn't affect the ride

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The Audacio 400 CP sits in what Lapierre refers to as its ‘Sport' category. It uses similar geometry to the bikes higher up the range, which, tagged Performance and Race, give you an idea as to the Audacio's DNA, albeit with a slightly less racy orientation.

The alloy 7005 frame has been teamed with an alloy/carbon fork. The tallish head tube - 180mm for a 56.5 top tube - and coming with either a compact (as ours did) or a triple chainset, also leans toward comfort.

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Hannah Bussey

Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest-serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011. She has covered all things technical for both print and digital over multiple seasons representing CW at spring Classics, and Grand Tours and all races in between.

Hannah was a successful road and track racer herself, competing in UCI races all over Europe as well as in China, Pakistan and New Zealand.

For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won a 24-hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. 

She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.