Argon 18, the international high-end bicycle company, introduces their latest bicycle model innovations, the Endurance Line featuring the Krypton CS and Krypton GF. These two models are designed to offer maximum comfort and performance on the longest of rides no matter the road surface and are ideal to tackle those Gran Fondo style races, challenging roads and gravel events.
Through extensive research and analysis of stiffness, resistance and aerodynamics, Argon 18 has created a unique line of bikes that are as comfortable as they are light, stiff and aerodynamic. Their geometry, derived from Argon’s legendary race geometry, is tuned for a more stable and comfortable ride through a less aggressive positioning of the rider. From tube shapes to carbon layups, both frames and forks were designed and optimized for better vibration absorption, aerodynamics and lightness.
The Krypton CS and GF introduce a new fully integrated 3D+ system and a seamless modular cable routing system, which make both models compatible with all modern drivetrain systems.
“The new Krypton expands our definition of performance. All of our bikes are based on balance, but optimal balance means different things to different riders. Our focus for an Endurance bike was to provide the perfect combination of efficiency, comfort while preserving the handling characteristic that makes Argon18 bikes unique. This bike is about enjoying the journey, not the destination,” said Micheal McGinn, Director of Development.
Further additions to the Gallium Line— Gallium Pro 2018 and Gallium— further highlight the growing Argon 18 company. The Gallium Pro 2018 has quickly become one of the most victorious bikes to come to market this summer, with a stage victory at this year’s Tour de France, stage and GC category wins at Criterium du Dauphine and most recently, last week’s powerful victory at La Vuelta. Introduced at Eurobike will be the new Gallium, an updated version of the World Tour bike of 2015 and 2016.
“For us, the Gallium lineage has always been about the pursuit of the perfect feeling race bike. We are tireless in our approach as we evaluate every small detail that adds to its character, but with each generation of the Gallium models we are closer. These bikes are no exception. The Gallium line is defined by balance- the balance between technology and that intangible feeling of satisfaction you get when you conquer your road. It‘s the perfect balance of performance and bliss moving effortlessly, even rhythmically with the rider. We have seen that this balance is the perfect mechanism with a variety of riders and terrains,” said Michael McGinn, Director of Product, Argon 18.
The Gallium Pro 2018 is the company’s lightest frame ever at 794 g for a medium painted frame including hardware, highlighted by refined tube shape design and new a carbon fiber lay-up. New, state of the art technology in both 3D modeling and carbon molding bring the 2018 version of the Gallium Pro to the next level. Some features of this model include redesign and optimization of all parts of the frame: from the new 4 points riveted front derailleur hanger right up to the inner cable routing. Another key aspect is greater tire clearance enabling use of up to 28 mm tires.
Astana Pro Team is currently racing on the Limited Edition Team frame, available to consumers while Fabio Aru is riding the Gallium Pro 2018 in a custom painted “Il Cavaliere” celebrating his Sardinia heritage.
The New Gallium is 200 grams lighter than the previous generation. This bike is a pro tour bike brought to a price point available to a broader range of consumers.
“This bike brings pro tour performance to the masses,” added Martin Faubert, R&D Director at Argon 18.
Coming off the resounding success of the prototype launch of the Smart Bike at last year’s Eurobike show, Notio Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Argon 18, showcases for the first time Notio Konect. Notio Konect is a usable device for all bicycle brands that combines measurements from eight families of data to revolutionize the rider analytics relationship to performance and comfort. With multiple data features and varying capacities, Notio Konect will offer a product line targeted at various type of users from Enthusiast to ProTour levels of cyclists, coaches and teams.
Notio Technologies Inc. plans to market various advanced, high-end products, targeting professional teams and high-level endurance athletes as well as bring to market products that create and build the relationship between the rider and the bicycle on a recreational and fitness level.