2017 Argon 18 Nitrogen
The Nitrogen, like the Nitrogen Pro, is one incredibly fast bike. Argon 18 states that it has a proven track record on the UCI international circuit. It is perfect for people who want a bike that has been innovated with the goal of making them fast. The concept is called Optimal Balance and it means an improvement in aerodynamics without compromising stiffness or light weight. As Argon 18 says: “No sacrifices.”
The Nitrogen sports the Press-Fit 3D System, which allows the headtube to be extended, resulting in your choice of three different headtube heights.
The ASP-5050 reversible seatpost allows for road and tri positioning with two seat angle options, 72° and 76.5°, as well as seat clamp offset of -17.5mm to -22.5mm.
Argon 18 manages to adhere to their promise of no sacrifices and no compromises in the area of aerodynamics. Nitrogen drastically cuts down on drag by hiding its brakes. Because they are not in the path of the wind, they don’t create drag. To further reduce drag, Argon 18 uses truncated airfoil tube profiles on all its tubes.
And every Argon 18 bike has been meticulously tested in wind conditions. First, Argon 18 uses a feature called Computational Fluid Dynamics, which simulates the flow of liquids and gases involved in the aerodynamic design of bikes. Next, Argon 18 uses Wind Tunnel Testing at yaw angles between 5 and 20 degrees, simulating real life conditions. Finally Argon 18’s bikes are tested in the velodrome. This is key because it allows Argon 18 to see their bikes as ridden by racers in real life.
Frame: Carbon nanotech tubing HM6003
Fork: Monocoque carbon fork
Rear Stay: Carbon
Fork Axle: QR x 100mm
Headset Included: Yes, FSA 39 + 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: Direct mount, hidden aerodynamic
Seatpost Diameter: Aero
Seatpost Included: Yes, reversible ASP-5050 carbon seatpost. Road and Tri position obtainable
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: QR x 130mm
Sizes: 47cm XS | 51cm SM | 54cm MD | 57cm LG | 60cm XL |
Colors: Black Red, Black White
Weight: 990g | 2.18lbs