2018 Argon 18 Krypton Ultegra Bike
For those of you who don’t want to give up using rim brake frames, the Argon 18 Krypton offers the same comfortable endurance-focused geometry of the disc brake versions, but in a more traditional rim brake option.
We love our rim brake road bikes, and can definitely see why riders may want to stick with them for their next purchase. After all, many of us have a pretty good collection of nice rim brake wheels still to make good use of. So with that in mind the Krypton is here for you to get a great bike with a comfortable set up that will suit you through crit races and mass start sportifs.
Focusing once again on the Optimal Balance of the bike, the comfort is equaled by the frame’s stiffness and stability. You will be able to feel the quick acceleration but not be overly rattled by the imperfections in the road. That’s largely due to the advanced carbon layup the Krypton receives, as well as the ASP-1600 carbon seatpost. Keeping it lightweight and responsive is essential for any road bike, and the Krypton is intended to be efficient and reliable whether you are climbing for 45 minutes or enjoying the descent down the other side.
The Argon Fit System (AFS) geometry orients the bike towards a position that will be comfortable and efficient, and then uses the Press-fit 3D System to help you adjust your stack height up front so you can emphasize the aerodynamics with a 0mm additional stack or edge towards a more upright, comfortable ride with 15mm and 25mm stack options. But this is a very clever system that will avoid the flexy inefficiencies of typical spacers while keeping the overall appearance of the bike proportioned and sporty. This is not a case of it is better to look good than to feel good, but you might as well look good while being comfortable at the same time.
If you are intending to take this on the USA Cycling racing circuit, rest assured that this is a bike that the UCI has approved for competition. Available in six sizes, the Argon 18 Krypton will be sold as a complete bicycle only, with a choice between Shimano Ultegra and 105 kits. It offers excellent value while guaranteeing a bike that will be comfortable over long distances and aggressive in racing situations.
Frame: Krypton carbon
Fork: Kr36 specific monocoque carbon fork
Headset: FSA 37E + 3D
Brakes: Shimano Ultegra R8000
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra R8000
Crank: Shimano Ultegra R8000 52-36
Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB Press Fit SM-BB71-41B
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra R8000
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra R8000 11-28
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra R8000
Chain: FSA Team Issue 11-speed
Wheelset: Team Vision 25
Tires: Vittoria Zaffiro Pro 25c
Handlebar: FSA Omega Compact Alloy
Stem: FSA OS-168 Alloy
Seatpost: ASP-1600 carbon
Saddle: Prologo Kappa RS
Sizes: 43cm XXS | 46.5cm XS | 51.3cm SM | 55cm MD | 57.5cm LG | 60cm XL |
Colors: Black Red, Black White