High-end bike manufacturer Argon 18 has revealed its new line-up of triathlon bikes, including four new frames: the E-119 Tri and the E-117 Tri, as well as their enriched counterparts the E-119 Tri+ and the E-117 Tri+.
These bikes are the culmination of Argon 18’s passion, dedication and know-how. Thanks to input from IRONMAN™ triathlon champions, the Canadian manufacturer has once again pushed the boundaries of performance, aerodynamics and technology to create these powerful winning machines.
"We created this new line of triathlon bikes with the entire cycling equation in mind: the cyclist and his or her bike during the race," explains Martin Faubert, Argon 18’s Director of R&D. "These bikes have been first and foremost designed to renew and enrich the racer’s experience by supplying him with simple and clever solutions for hydration and nutrition, while transcending expectations in terms of performance, comfort, and aerodynamics."
E-119 Tri | For the serious, performance-driven and competitive triathlete
With a significant improvement in aerodynamics, the E-119 Tri is the successor to our flagship E-118 Next, a bike that has made its mark on the international IRONMAN™ circuit. True to its commitment to offer the best triathlon bikes in the world, Argon 18’s newest powerhouse is the perfect blend of exceptional aerodynamics, light weight and flawless integration, with proprietary brakes concealed on both fork and seat stays to minimize frontal area while improving ease of access for maintenance. Wind tunnel tests have demonstrated the aerodynamic advantage of the E-119 Tri compared to many competitors’ models that have been historically cited as references. See the E-119 Tri in more detail
E-117 Tri | A Tri bike for the devoted, self-empowered triathlete
This triathlon fast and comfortable bike is designed to meet the needs of all triathletes—young or old, experienced or novice. Moreover, thanks to its proven aerodynamics and triathlon-specific geometry, the E-117 Tri will help you rise to your every challenge and overcome any and every obstacle in your path. A truly remarkable bike at your service, no matter the level of competition. Your perfect ally to take on any race. See the E-117 Tri in more detail
The Tri+ concept is a holistic approach that provides a complete racing solution for the most demanding of athletes. Tri+ bikes are equipped with integrated storage solutions for hydration, nutrition and survivability. What’s more, these accessories are aerodynamic and customizable to meet every racer’s unique needs and preferences.
E-119 Tri+ | For triathletes whose will to win knows no bounds
The ultimate triathlon bike, the E-119 Tri+ yields the absolute maximum aerodynamic advantage, like its E-119 Tri counterpart, while boasting an even lighter carbon lay-up. The shape of the frame was fine-tuned with a great degree of precision, the development of the E-119 Tri+ frame’s form was driven by complex computational fluid dynamics (CFD), which results were validated by wind tunnel tests and "true-wind" conditions (yaw angles from 5° to 20°). Both cockpit and triathlon-specific geometry allow perfect aero positioning, while its proprietary and concealed brakes, identical to those of the E-119 Tri, are synonymous with state-of-the-art integration. See the E-119 Tri+ in more detail
E-117 Tri+ | The definitive triathlon beast for your inner warrior
Featuring the perfect symbiosis of aerodynamics, handling, light weight, stiffness and comfort, the brand-new E-117 Tri+ was designed to help you give the best of yourself. This machine belongs to the next generation of our bikes, which have scooped up the world’s highest triathlon honours. All our tried-and-tested features and characteristics have been reworked and refined to perfection. Furthermore, its aerodynamics, taken from the E-117 Tri, and its comprehensive integration, identical to that of the E-119 Tri+, ensure that the rider is in full control of the course. See the E-117 Tri+ in detail
Gervais Rioux, Argon 18’s founder, emphasizes that the development of a full line of triathlon products was the obvious next step: "Winning a prestigious Eurobike Award for the innovative E-114 proclaimed loud and clear to the triathlon world our firm commitment to the sport. With the simultaneous launch of these four new models we are hoping to reaffirm and reinforce our status as a world leader in bicycle manufacturing for both amateur and professional athletes. In this sport, every second counts and nothing can be left to chance."
Triathlon racing: a long-standing passion
Argon 18 has been an innovator in triathlon racing for over a decade. Driven by a commitment to continually push the envelope, the company introduced the revolutionary ONEness concept in 2008. This concept, which fully and symbiotically integrates the fork, stem and handle bars, is a truly versatile solution to optimizing aerodynamics.
The ONEness revolution has had a huge impact on the industry and its main players. So much so that over 30% of all triathlon bikes used in the Kona IRONMAN™ World Championship have integrated Argon 18’s innovative concept.
E-119 Tri +
E-117 Tri +