Slightly more relaxed in geometry but still super-sharp around the turns, with the added versatility of up to 30mm tyres, this is the only road bike you need... until the next one!
We introduced the Ardour to meet the changing needs of riders who are looking for that one bike that can ride road, trail and gravel, but still be punchy enough to hold its own in the fastest of crit races. We've nailed this with the all-day geometry and stiff rear stays and handling – a truly unique beast! Available in rim or disc brake options.
Everything you need to know about the Ardour. Detailed information about the available sizes and specifications of this frame can be found in the Ardour Geometry Factsheet.
The diameter increases from top to bottom resulting in a conical shape. The larger diameter is at the bottom where higher stress is applied. Riders will benefit from a noticeably higher steering precision almost without weight penalty. Tapered headsets also deliver a smoother force transfer (e.g. hard braking) to the downtube.
The highest quality materials are used for Aspire carbon frames. Referred to as high modulus carbon fibre, they offer the best combination of strength and elasticity, providing maximum lateral stiffness for best power transfer and a high level of comfort. The result, a light, stiff, comfortable road bike.
Using a full carbon fork leads to a vastly improved riding experience due to their stiff, lightweight properties, resulting in knife-sharp steering precision, effortless climbing and maximum lateral stiffness.
Both braking and shifting cables are routed internally for cleaner air flow, resulting in improved aerodynamics.
Electronic shifting components provide incredibly fast and reliable gear changes with minimum maintenance – a real asset across all disciplines of riding and racing. The Ardour frame can integrate batteries and electric cables as well as conventional wires.
This really is a bike that can be used in all seasons. Our expert consultants are on hand to answer any questions you might have to ensure you spec this bike to meet your bespoke requirements.
The Ardour has been designed to be comfortable enough to ride all day and performs well across a variety of terrains.
To create that one bike for all needs. Not everyone has endless piles of cash to have bikes for all seasons and terrains, so we created a high-performance, affordable road bike that provides maximum versatility.
As far as we're concerned, everyone should have an Ardour in the stable! Crazy-fun, super-versatile and with enough punch to ensure you won’t get dropped.