2017 Argon 18 Radon Kit 4-105 Mix Bike
The Radon is the perfect bike for those riders whose riding style can’t be contained in a neat little box. But how do you design a bike that is stiff enough to race, yet comfortable enough for those long days of riding with your buddies, and still versatile enough to go on adventures on the weekends? Argon 18 asked themselves this very question and the answer was the Radon, crafted from thermotech aluminum 7005.
In their quest to provide comfort and performance with no sacrifices, Argon 18 used carbon seat stays, a carbon monocoque fork, and an ASP-1600 Carbon seat post, size specific geometry, the PressFit 3D system, and clearance for 32mm tires (28mm clearance with fenders).
The carbon seat stays add comfort and performance at the same time. And for commuting versatility, Argon 18 created a carbon monocoque fork that contains fender eyelets. The ASP 1600 carbon seatpost ensures the perfect saddle position for every rider, every time, regardless of size.
The Argon Fit System has its roots in Gervais Rioux’s experience working in a bike shop as well as a vast amount of research and development. AFS ensures that every rider will have a bike that feels like it has been made just for them. This keeps the bike in position and makes for a fit that wouldn’t be possible without this pursuit of perfection.
PressFit 3D System is Argon 18’s proprietary headtube design. The design allows for three different headtube positions, for relaxed or aggressive riding positions and levels of stiffness. At the 25mm setting frontal stiffness is increased by an entire 11 percent!
Frame: Radon aluminum 7005, carbon seat stays
Fork: Argon 18 Rn86 carbon fork
Headset: FSA 37E-B + 3D
Brakes: Tektro R540
Shifters: Shimano 105 5800
Crank: FSA Omega 50-34T
Bottom Bracket: FSA BB PressFit AL86
Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 5800
Cassette: Shimano 105 5800 11-28
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 5800
Chain: FSA Team Issue 11-speed
Wheelset: Shimano RS010
Tires: Vittoria Zaffiro Pro 700x25
Handlebar: FSA Omega Compact Alliage
Stem: FSA OS-168 Alliage
Seatpost: ASP-1600 carbon
Saddle: Prologo Kappa Evo Noir
Sizes: 42cm XXS | 45.5cm XS | 50cm SM | 54cm MD | 56.1cm LG | 59.5cm XL |
Weight: 8100g | 17.86lbs