The ONEness 2.0 concept was developed by Argon 18 to uniquely complement the E-118 time trial/triathlon frameset. The E-118 was the subject of an intensive research and development effort wherein Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis had a decisive impact on the bike’s aerodynamic efficiency.
This research demonstrated conclusively that it’s the rider who generates up to 70% of aerodynamic drag in trying to maintain speed. This is what motivated the development of ONEness 2.0 and the AHB-7500 handlebar system. Together, these components work to help the rider improve aerodynamic efficiency by ensuring an ergonomically and aerodynamically effective position that’s easily maintained over longer distances.
Setting up the ideal position begins with ONEness 2.0, a new system that quickly adjusts to two effective stem lengths of 65mm or 95mm, placing the base bar in the appropriate position.
Once the primary fore-aft adjustment has been set, a wide range of adjustment possibilities come into play thanks to the AHB-7500 handlebar. Designed as a single unit made of carbon fiber, this handlebar is an example of innovative technology applied to cycle components, weighing only 345 grams while offering an unequaled adjustment range. This not only makes the E-118 one of the most completely integrated bikes of its kind but also one of the most versatile in terms of positioning possibilities.
The base bar and tri-bar angles are adjustable and two types of tri-bar extensions are supplied with the E-118. The armrests offer a vertical range of 5cm, adjustable in 1 cm increments. Because the entire handlebar is reversible, a further 5 cm height increase is easily obtained, for a total range of 10 cm of armrest height variability.
The armrests feature 12 cm of lateral and 4 cm of fore-aft adjustment, making it simple to dial in the ideal configuration.
With such a wide range of positioning possibilities, the ONEness 2.0 and AHB-7500 combination is one of the most versatile cockpit set-ups available today. At Argon 18, we believe that a rider can only be optimally aerodynamic and maximizing energy output if he or she is comfortable and able to keep that efficient position for the duration of the race. It is truly a customized fit for riders of all shapes and sizes.