Tifosi CK7C Audax review

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Will the Tifosi CK7C work for Audax and touring duties? It is certainly capable, although the serious mile-eater might want a higher-end groupset than the Sora fitted here. But as a winter trainer, this machine is very nearly there. Tyre choice is pretty personal, so the only real bugbear is the levers. The frameset and wheels — the heart of any bike build — are quality gear and the rest is adequate. Meanwhile, the price is very good and the current economic climate may see us lowering our sights when seeking out that new mount. With the Tifosi CK7C Audax, you get a decent bike for around £700. What’s more, it looks mighty fine. There are only so many times you can walk past a handsome bike in the hallway before taking it out for a spin.

Reasons to buy
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    Great looking bike

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    Top quality frame and wheels

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    Good value

Reasons to avoid
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    Shifters not good for small hands

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    Serious riders may want better groupset

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A huge variety of cycles, covering every riding discipline you care to mention, in every hideous paint scheme going, and made from every frame material in common usage, has lived by my front door over the years.

Some have taken up more room than others, some drop clumps of mud and grime on the floor, but all have been accepted with good grace and no fuss. But it couldn’t last. Arriving home with yet another bike and dumping in it the hall was enough to bring a remark from the mistress of put-downs.

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