Montreal, September 7, 2018 – Debuting today at Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, the new 2019 Nitrogen Disc arrives on the world cycling stage as Hugo Houle of Astana Pro Team launches the new model into race action. Argon 18, the high-end Canadian bicycle manufacturer, chose the Québec UCI WorldTour event to introduce its latest generation aero bike, the Nitrogen Disc.
“One of the aspects I like the most about the Nitrogen Disc is how very versatile it is. The bike is as stiff as one would expect a great aero bike should be. In a sprint, it will transfer positively all the power you put to it. But the Nitrogen Disc is much more than a sprinter’s bike. It handles as well on serious mountain climbs or high-speed descents as it does on the flat making it a lot of fun to ride.” — Hugo Houle (CAN), Astana Pro Team
The Nitrogen Disc is a truly modern race bike for those who want it all; an aero frame, a super versatile bike packed with features, the great braking power and modulation of flat mount disc brakes. The Nitrogen Disc answers the call of those dreaming of the one bike that will rule them all. From end of race sprints to criteriums, occasional triathlon or simply for those who want to get out on the roads on a super fast and stylish bike, the Nitrogen Disc is ready.
“This new Nitrogen Disc is way more than a Nitrogen with disc brakes. Sure, it does offer great braking power and modulation, but it’s the increased torsional rigidity that really makes it shine especially in out of the corner accelerations. Its internal cable routing, ease of maintenance, adaptability to different riding styles along with its great ergonomic adjustability are other key elements that make the Nitrogen Disc an exceptional modern race bike,” — Martin Faubert, Head of R&D, Argon 18.
Key Features of the Nitrogen Disc
• HIGH PERFORMANCE CARBON MONOCOQUE FRAME
Very stiff yet light, all the advantages of disc brakes with no weight compromise
• MONOCOQUE FORK DESIGNED FOR FLAT MOUNT DISC BRAKES
80% increase in lateral stiffness vs Nitrogen Pro with same comfort level
• VERSATILE AERO BIKE
Road geometry with an aero profile, the perfect mix for flats and climbs
• UP TO 28C (30MM) TIRE CLEARANCE
For maximum comfort and compatibility
• 3D SYSTEM
Extends positioning flexibility by offering 3 head tube heights for every frame size without sacrificing any rigidity; system preserves 5% and 11% more incremental frontal rigidity vs. standard spacers when the handlebar is set at 15mm and 25mm respectively
• DT SWISS TYPE 12MM THRU-AXLE
Clean, simple, light and sturdy
“We could not have thought of a better place than Le Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, a WorldTour race on our home turf, to showcase this new bike. Knowing that the Nitrogen Disc frame being raced is the same as the one that will become available to consumers in the coming weeks, makes this introduction even better.” — Gervais Rioux, President and Founder of Argon 18.
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International Marketing and Communications | Argon 18