2017 Argon 18 Xenon 24 Bike
We all have to start somewhere, and some of us are lucky enough to start young. But it can be hard to find a quality bike for a young person who takes cycling seriously, to find a bike for the young person for whom this isn’t all a game but a passion. Argon 18 understands this and has created a bike that is similar to what the adults ride, but has been optimized for younger riders. Welcome the Xenon 24.
The Xenon 24 is for riders aged 9 through 16. Budding athletes will now have a piece of equipment that will allow them to shine, be it in a road race, multisport event, or a brisk weekend club ride. One thing is very true though, for a serious racing bike to fit a smaller rider, adjustments have to be made. Argon 18 uses the AFS geometry approach as with the rest of their road range.
AFS stands for Argon Fit System. The way Argon 18 explains it is this, “The Argon Fit System is designed to provide riders of all physical dimensions with consistent performance and optimal ergonomics. No matter what your morphology or your racing style, your positioning will be efficient and comfortable, ensuring the ultimate in handling.” To keep with the principle of AFS the dimensions of the bike have been tweaked and altered to provide the perfect fit to smaller riders.
The material of the bike has been chosen to be one that especially suits young riders. The Xenon is made of double butted Thermo Tech aluminum. This material is easy to work with and lightweight. This means that Argon 18 is able to mold their tubes into whatever shape works best for the young rider.
Likewise, Argon 18 uses a carbon fork in the Xenon 24. Carbon is great for a fork choice because it is light and good at damping vibrations from the road.
We all remember our beginnings in cycling, and Argon 18 wants to spread the joy with the Xenon 24
Frame: Thermotech tubing aluminum 2000
Fork: Xe54 carbon fork
Headset: F307SW Alloy
Brakes: Tektro R312
Shifters: Shimano Tourney ST-A070
Crank: Alloy 34/42T 152mm
Bottom Bracket: RPM
Front Derailleur: SunRace MF-31
Cassette: Freewheel MFR3S 13-24T
Rear Derailleur: SunRace RDR31
Chain: KMC Z82
Wheelset: Alexrims DA22 24x1” 32R
Tires: Kenda Koncept 24x1”
Handlebar: Alloy AL-6061, 36cm width
Stem: TB-072RS, Alloy 28.6, 60mm
Saddle: Argon 18 ARS-J1000
Colors: Black Red