Argon 18 Gallium CS Ultegra Bike

Argon 18 Gallium CS Ultegra Bike
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2020 Argon 18 Gallium CS Ultegra Bike

We really like bike brands that tell it like it is and don’t hide behind marketing speak. A great example of that is the Argon 18 Gallium CS, which they are brave and honest enough to call their entry level carbon Gallium. In our book, that is a great thing because it becomes a challenge to sell an entry level bike without the manufacturer being willing to call a spade a spade. This is a great bike for anyone just starting out in the sport or perhaps without the ready funds to splash out on a top of the line carbon frame, but wants a high quality and well-priced bike that will be perfect for racing and training.

Just the fact that Argon 18 number this among their Gallium frames should be indication enough that it has had quite a lot of attention paid to it in the design process. They use a lightweight monocoque process to layup the carbon frame, using a slightly less exalted carbon than is used on the top of the line Galliums. That modification sacrifices a little weight perhaps, but you can count on having the same great rigidity mixed with comfortable compliance as well as the durability you will expect from a brand like Argon 18.

The Gallium CS has a size-specific geometry so that the smaller frames can expect to offer the same level of snappiness mixed with stability that the medium and larger frames have. They also have slightly smaller sizes than you’ll find with most brands, starting at an XXS or 41.8cm bike, indicating that this will be a great bike for youths who perhaps have not finished growing, but are ready for their first carbon racer. But don’t worry, this isn’t just for smaller people since the frame sizes go all the way up to an XL or 59.5. It also has the 3D System at the headtube which makes it possible to have three different stack options without having to resort to unsightly and ineffective spacers. It helps you to adjust the handlebar height using these specially designed head tube internals. It’s a huge improvement over the use of spacers because it will look cleaner and increases front end rigidity up to 11% compared to a 25mm worth of spacers.

The Argon 18 Gallium CS is available in two specific builds either in Shimano 105 or Shimano Ultegra. Designed to suit cyclists of all levels, the Gallium CS will be a great bike to set out on long training rides or hone your pack surfing skills in your local criterium series.

  • Frame: Gallium CS carbon
  • Fork: Argon 18 Gallium CS carbon
  • Headset: FSA 37E + 3D 1 1/4”
  • Brakes: Shimano Ultegra R8000
  • Shifters: Shimano Ultegra R8000
  • Crank: Shimano Ultegra R8000 50/34T
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB Press Fit
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra R8000
  • Cassette: Shimano Ultegra R8000 11-30T
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra R8000
  • Chain: Shimano Ultegra HG700
  • Wheelset: Vision Team 25
  • Tires: Vittoria Zaffiro Pro G+ 25c
  • Handlebar: FSA Omega compact alloy
  • Stem: FSA OS-168 alloy
  • Seatpost: Argon 18 TDS carbon
  • Saddle: Prologo Nago RS T2.0
  • Sizes: 41.8cm XXS | 45.3cm XS | 49.2cm SM | 53cm MD | 56.5cm LG | 59.5cm XL |
  • Colors: Red, Blue Teal

  • *Specs and pricing are subject to change. Please contact for more info.

  • WARRANTY: 3yrs
  • If you have any questions about this frame or bike, please contact our Argon 18 Team:

    Charlie Zamanian
    Toll Free: 866-497-3624 ext. 210
    International | Direct +1 510-529-3042

    Taylor Peliska
    Toll Free: 866-497-3624 ext. 207
    International | Direct +1

    * Individual experiences and results may vary.

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