Avenue Empire is introduced as part of Avenue's 25th Anniversary. Empire is available in 2 configurations, which are hand-built in Sweden: A model with Shimano Alfine hub gears and a maintenance-free Gates Carbon Drive Belt as well as a model with Shimano 105 derailleur gears. Avenue Empire is the utmost expression for Danish and Nordic cycling tradition.
The history behind Empire
For first time ever Avenue can present the model on a full carbon frame. This was an ambition for a long time, so that the street's most beautiful bike brand also got a highly optimized, specified and lightweight model. This task was not taken upon lightly. Avenue is known for its signature frame with rounded, organic corners and agile 'muscles'. The new carbon cast form had to be specifically designed with clear references to the aluminium frames' design. In addition to the rounded corners and 'muscles', essential design elements, we brought other elements into play: The frame design has been completed with elements from Aero racing bikes to make Empire ride as smoothly as possible - and for the sake of aerodynamics, but also for the pure expression of speed, we have implemented internal cable routing in both the frame and fork.
The development of the carbon frame
Empire with hub gears and belt drive
Gates Carbon Belt Drive
Empire is equipped with a Gates Carbon Belt Drive. The carbon reinforced belts last longer than regular chains, and they have no need for lubrication or maintenance. Gates Carbon Belt Drive is a step into the future.
Shimano Alfine hub gears
Empire is also equipped with highly specified Shimano Alfine gears, which are made for the sophisticated commuter. Along with a premium build quality, Afline also offers finesse, versatility and ease of use. Shimano Alfine is the ultimate solution for the city.
Empire with derailleur gears
Shimano 105 derailleur gears
Empire is also available with Shimano 105 derailleur gears. Shimano 105 are advanced gears with high performance, functionality, lightness and ergonomics. Shimano 105 is ideal for both commuting and weekend use, whether it's riding through the city streets, exercising or enjoying a trip with friends and family.