2017 Argon 18 E-119 Tri
With a significant improvement in aerodynamics, the E-119 Tri is the successor to Argon’s 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, lightweight and flawless integration.
In creating a bike that would smash the competition in races, Argon 18 decided in wind tunnel testing to give up some aerodynamics at a 0 degree yaw angle, and concentrate on 5 to 20 degree angles which are supposed to mimic real life conditions. And it has been documented that at these angles the E 119 Tri is one of the world’s fastest triathlon bikes. Argon 18 also used Computational Fluid Dynamics, which simulate the flow of liquids and gases, to make their bikes even more aerodynamic. Finally the bikes are tested in the velodrome so they can be ridden in real life conditions. With these test results in hand, Argon 18 was able to design their most aerodynamic bike to date. And with its streamlined handlebar and totally integrated virtual stem, Argon 18’s ONEness 3.0 cockpit has a significant impact on aerodynamic efficiency. The rocker allows you to find just the right position for the handlebars, or it can removed altogether along with the spacer for a very low position.
The brakes on the E119 Tri are truly first class. The rear brake uses a cam pulled system and they are installed horizontally. Both front and rear brakes are hidden to reduce drag, while still being easy to access and adjust.
The E-119 Tri has aggressive triathlon-specific geometry. The seatube angle is 78°, and the saddle position can be adjusted from +28mm to -28mm. And if you are chasing the podium and traveling to races, this bike has been designed for that too: the cockpit and wheels are easily removed without any complicated hardware.
Frame: Monocoque 7004 HM carbon
Fork: E119 aero carbon fork
Rear Stay: Carbon
Fork Axle: QR x 100mm
Headset Included: Yes, FSA MR122 and MR136 bearings + ONEness 3.0 compressor
Steerer Tube: 1 1/8” - 1 1/8”
Bottom Bracket Type: BB86 Press Fit
Cable Routing: Internal, electric or mechanical compatible
Front Derailleur Mount: Braze-on
Front Derailleur Pull Type: Bottom pull
Front Derailleur Swing Type: Bottom swing
Wheel Size: 700c
Brake Type: Caliper, Argon 18 integrated aero brakes
Handlebar: Integrated AHB-7600 carbon handlebar with aerobars, reversible
Stem: Argon 18 ONEness 3.0
Seatpost Diameter: Aero
Seatpost Included: Yes, ASP-7550 carbon
Seatpost setback: +/-28mm
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: QR x 130mm
Sizes: 45.5cm XS | 50.2cm SM | 51.6cm MD | 54.2cm LG |
Colors: Black Red Gloss
Weight (Frame Only): 1310g | 2.89lbs
Weight (Frame, Fork, Brakes, Bar): 2700g | 5.95lbs