2017 Argon 18 Radon Kit 4-105 Mix Bike
For anyone just starting out in cycling, or perhaps looking for a nice road bike that can double as a commuter, then the Argon 18 Radon will be a great option to consider buying. Lightweight, mixing comfort and performance, the Radon offers all the best attributes of top quality bikes without breaking the bank.
The geometry for the Radon has been based on Argon 18’s endurance line of bikes, which will shorten the reach a touch and raise the stack so that you will be able to assume a comfortable riding position but not have to sacrifice aerodynamics. And if you are more focused on getting the position as comfortable as possible, the Radon does make use of Argon 18’s 3D System to help you raise the front end by an additional 25mm if you choose. This will help you sit more upright in the saddle without sacrificing rigidity up front in the way typical spacers would. That will help ensure the handling of the bike is stable and predictable. Though most of use like to cut out most of the predictability in our lives, racing down a twisty, blustery descent is not one of those occasions; in such cases being able to predict how your bike will respond can be a life saver.
The durability of the Radon is matched by its mix of comfort and rigidity. The main frame is made from aluminum while the fork and seat stays are made from carbon to ensure that there is enough vertical compliance to absorb road chatter. The carbon fork will also give the bike the sort of sharp, point and shoot handling that will help you feel in complete control. The rear stays and the fork have also been designed to fit up to 32mm wide tires, which frankly is where the greater portion of the ride comfort will come from. And for anyone who has an idea of making the Radon double as a deluxe commuter bike, there are fender eyelets to keep any road spray from dampening your enthusiasm for riding to work. Argon 18 is careful to mention though that when you have the fenders mounted, then the max tire width is closer to 28mm, which is still nice and wide, and more than enough to keep the plushy comfort.
They have also included their ASP-1600 carbon seat post to aid in dampening road vibrations while giving you the leverage to find the perfect saddle position according to whatever your on the road exploits will be. With the right mix of rigidity and comfort, the Argon 18 Radon offers the snappy ride an enthusiastic racer is looking for, without losing that dose of comfort that a rider more interested in touring or endurance events will covet. Whatever your goals, the Radon is the type of bike you will love to swing a leg over every ride.
Frame: Radon aluminum 7005, carbon seat stays
Fork: Argon 18 Rn86 carbon fork
Headset: FSA 37E-B + 3D
Brakes: Tektro R539
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: Vision Team 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: 42cm XXS | 45.5cm XS | 50cm SM | 54cm MD | 56.1cm LG | 59.5cm XL |