Argon 18 takes its work seriously. To become and remain one of the top high-end bicycle manufacturers in the world you must offer products of impelpable quality, but that's not all. You also need to face challenges head-on with aplomb, constantly push its limits, use cutting-edge technology and respect traditions of cycling.
Argon 18 understands that being the gold standard in cycling is first and foremost a question of attitude and pride; that's why they work day in and day out, year after year, to prove that they have what it takes.
A Perfectly Balanced Bike. Optimal Balance is the design and fabrication philosophy behind all of Argon 18's bikes. It is the subtle alchemy of lightness, rigidity, comfort and aerodynamics.
The result: a high-performance bike that is easy to ride, that handles well when climbing and is quick off the mark. What's more, it provides the rider with a feeling of satisfaction without any unwanted fatigue.
Much more than a simple idea, Optimal Balance is the result of over 25 years of research and development-expertise which reinforces Argon 18's reputation as a world leader in high-end bikes and technology.
You'll feel the difference of Argon 18.
Geometry Tailored to Every Rider
Argon 18's expertise in geometry is based on Gervais Rioux's vast experience as a professional cyclist and a bike shop owner as well as extensive research and development.
The Argon Fit System (AFS) is designed to provide riders of all physical dimensions with consistent performance and optimal ergonomics. No matter what your morphology or your racing style, your positioning will always be efficient and comfortable, ensuring the ultimate in handling.
Become one with your bike. All for the love of cycling.
Tested in True Wind Conditions
In high-performance cycling, every second counts and aerodynamics can change everything. That's why any reduction in drag, no matter how small, is of utmost importance. By testing bikes in true wind conditions, Argon 18 ensures that their product line is infinitely more alpurate and competitive.
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
Argon 18's bikes are subjected to extensive CFD testing. This technique uses computers to simulate the flow of liquids/gases involved in the aerodynamic design of bikes.
In the wind tunnel, Argon 18's bikes are tested at yaw angles between 5 and 20 degrees, which corresponds to true wind conditions. This allows Argon 18 compare their bikes against each other, and also analyze the way their designs stand out from the competition.