2017 Argon 18 E-117 Tri +
Three sports; one bike. For those driven by a thirst for excellence and the will to triumph at all costs. The E-117 Tri + is meant to be the ultimate racing machine and allow you to “give the best of yourself.” Its aerodynamics are inspired from the E-119, and includes integrated accessories like the E-119 Tri +.
This bike has been proven to be every bit as aerodynamic as the flagship E-118 Next. Argon 18 achieves this by having several different types of testing each to mine data that will give the bikes that little aero advantage Argon is looking for. Because nothing is too small to matter.
Designed specifically for triathlon’s, the E-117 Tri + comes equipped with nutrition and hydration storage. Mounted directly into the seatpost, behind the saddle, is the Tailwind storage box with two bottle cages attached. What makes the Tailwind so amazing is that while it looks like it would destroy the aerodynamics of the bike, it actually enhances them and thus makes the bike faster. It fills the area of low pressure that pools behind the rider, thereby reducing drag. The position of this setup can be adjusted, or it can all be removed entirely if you so desire. The box alone can also be removed, making room for a third bottle cage. Up front in the cockpit you will find the “cookie jar”, an integrated storage box on the top tube where you can store and easily access your high-energy foods while on the move. Sitting between the aerobars is the Torhans AeroZ bottle, for hands-free hydration. During a race having your replenishment food and water within easy reach can mean the difference between surging ahead and bonking.
Like the E117 TRI, the E117 TRI + is UCI approved. By being a little more conventional in the shapes of its tubes, they fit the criteria for UCI’s 3:1 aspect ratio, making it a UCI legal bike.
Another standard feature is in the braking and the wiring. Because the brakes are integrated and the wiring is internal the cockpit and wheels are easily removed, making this bike simple to travel with- a big deal if you do several triathlons a year.
Frame: Nanotech HM6004 carbon
Fork: E117 carbon
Rear Stay: Carbon
Fork Axle: QR x 100mm
Headset Included: Yes, FSA 37E + 3D
Steerer Tube: 1 1/8” - 1 1/4”
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
Seatpost Diameter: Aero
Seatpost Included: Yes, ASP-7100 aero carbon
Seatpost setback: +/-28mm
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: QR x 130mm
Sizes: 46.1cm XS | 50cm SM | 51.5cm MD | 54.7cm LG | 59cm XL |
Colors: Black White Gloss
Weight (Frame Only): 1300g | 2.87lbs
Weight (Frameset w/ Accessories): 2500g | 5.51lbs