$ 4,490 / € 3.590
Go fast, taste comfort, enjoy 28
A pleasant flight – two words that could be used to aptly express your future ride on MAX 700. It is a model based on our extremely popular MAX to which we have added 28” wheels and components designed for speedy road trips. MAX 700 boasts a front carbon fork, powerful Avid BB7 disc brakes and an SR Suntour UnAir shock, even in its standard version. In addition, you have the option to choose between the convenient aerodynamic above seat steering or the very comfy underseat steering. In short, MAX 700 will suit taller riders who want to have a fast and comfortable bike which will turn each ride into a fun-filled flight.
26 vs 28”
Fast road bikes are simply meant to be fitted out with 700c wheels. And it makes no difference if you use the French 700c designation, the more common 28” or even the 622 mm measurement. Basically, they are wheels larger than 26”, they are usually lighter and you can choose from a wide variety of fast and light tyres. What is more, they look great on fast road bikes and the choice of forks suitable for wheels of this size is much better too. On the other hand, one must bear in mind that on recumbents, wheels of this size mean higher seating, with the rigid carbon fork, the seat is about as high as on the standard MAX with 26” wheels and a suspension fork.
For a trip to work
MAX 700 is an excellent companion for long and fast rides or even extended expeditions, as well as a nimble friend perfect for commuting. One usually wants to get to work as quickly as possible and then perhaps look forward to an afternoon trip before heading back home, always with their favourite bike by their side. For MAX 700, we provide a comprehensive portfolio.
2 types of steering
You can choose from two different styles of steering. It is either the ASS – above seat steering (also called over seat steering) or the USS – under seat.
Asymetrical rear fork
The design of our asymmetric rear fork we presented at the SPEZI 2007 astonished not only recumbent bike riders but also professionals. It is not a gadget for a mere showing off! You can experience the functionality of its original shape and of its unique fit into AZUB frames on the Mini, SIX and MAX models.
We’ve eliminated the “pogo effect” by placing a chain pulley on the Top Line models. What is more, it is positioned on an axis made of high quality stainless steel, which allows the chain to swing smoothly from the left to the right according to the set gear. This technical solution improves the chain’s lifetime and lower the resistance that occurs when the axis is in a fixed position.
Super-oversized main frame tube
AZUB frames are recognisable by their central frame tube to which all the major elements are fixed, be it the head tube with the front fork, the seat, the rear fork bracket or the luggage racks. This solution not only gives our bikes maximal stiffness and solidity, hence providing stable riding performance, but also an important carriage capacity in the form of its back carrier. You will especially appreciate our technical solution when fully loaded with several bags behind you, as their weight will not influence the riding performance of your recumbent at all.
|Seat adjust range||length 130 mm, height 60 mm, angle 17°|
|Frame adjust range||length 200 mm (by adjusting of the Boom)|
|Wheelbase* (28“/28“)||1131 mm|
|Total length||170 cm|
|Total height||123 cm|
|Bottom seat height||68 cm|
|Bottom bracket height||80 cm|
|Bars wide||USS 65 cm, ASS 45 cm|
|Bars adjusting||Different lengths and angles|
|Chain lead||PA tube (almost no friction)|
|Recumbent weight||±16 kg (according to the type)|
|Max. load||125 kg|
*wheelbase can differ +/-10 mm according to equipped fork
IT IS SIMPLY UP TO YOU
It does not matter whether your biggest wish is a bike in Ferrari red or a sky blue one, whether you dream at night of an aggressive looking number or a sporty specimen, of a sophisticated stylish model or of pure comfort. Neither does it matter whether you are planning short, relaxing trips or long expeditions which might take several months. We can help you fulfil an incredible number of wishes. And regardless of whether we will be configuring and building you a bike in the very basic version or one with all the cutting-edge elements, you can rest assured we will take the same care. For us, the aim is simply to see a happy person with a smile on his or her face every time they get on their bike.
For years, we have tried not to restrict our cyclist customers in the selection of components they can have on their bicycles. After all, there are so many different people with so many different tastes and needs. Plus, the world of cycling is bursting with interesting solutions. Therefore, we can offer you both a traditional shifter with a triple crankset as well as the unique Pinion gearbox, or the Shimano Alfine Di2 electronic shifting. Likewise, you may want to ride on tarmac roads with tyres as thin as a sheet of paper or you might just prefer the comfort of wide balloon tyres. That is why we have such a wide range of components. Nevertheless, if you happen not to find what you need, do not despair. Feel free to contact one of our dealers or us directly. We will be happy to help you find the right combination of components.
As well as our wide range of components, we also offer an extensive list of accessories you can mount on your bike. Well, you cannot be expected to be happy with the same rack and the same lights when commuting to work and when cycling in rough terrain. And because we enjoy both commuting to work and revelling in rough terrain, as well as riding across the continent, we do have an idea of what might come in handy. Moreover, we listen to our customers and we listen very carefully. So it is often you, who come up with a great idea. You try it out and then we will start producing it again, for you.
Bikes for everyone
Not everyone on this planet is lucky enough to be healthy, fully mobile and able to set off wherever they want at the drop off a hat. Helping people with a variety of physical health problems or even psychological problems gives our business a completely different dimension. And because cycling is often one of the few ways such people can enjoy outdoor exercise, we are always overjoyed when we manage to build a bike for someone who really needs it. In our offer you will therefore find features such as brakes and shifting mounted only one side, the Shimano Di2 electronic shifting that requires very little force to control, or a rarity such as push brakes. Please, take a look at all the solutions we are able to offer and build for you and let us know if you require something else entirely, we will try to build a bike even for you. The thing is, we want to build bikes for everyone!
Made in the Czech Republic
We are very proud to be personally acquainted with the person who welds our frames, to know who then paints them and who operates the laser with which all the necessary holes are burned into the tubes. We are equally pleased with the fact that we employ our neighbours and friends and that most of them have been working for us for many years now. Apart from some ordinary components such as derailleurs or tyres, our bikes are made in the Czech Republic with some components sourced from nearby Slovakia. This allows us to respond to our customers’ demands rapidly and also to produce small number orders of just several models a year. These bikes could not be created in Asia, where volumes are everything, at all. Meet the people who make the wheels turn in AZUB.
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STORIES & BLOG
Dave Cornthwaite is an adventurer and founder of NGO called Say Yes More. He is riding our AZUB MAX 700 from San Francisco, CA to Memphis, TN in the USA right now and this is an interview we have done with him in May 2019 about his plans and also about his recumbent and non-recumbent history. Dave is very inspirational person so watching the video is really worth the time spent on it.
Take a look at this beautiful piece. This latest build of the AZUB MAX 700, which is a great bike for fast comfortable rides, or really speedy cycle touring, has not only a carbon front fork, sleek Tiagra cranks, and SR Suntour UnAir air shock, but mainly new and amazing color.