2019 Argon 18 Electron C
For anyone who has caught the track racing bug, there comes a time when you have to own your own track bike. Renting from the velodrome is all well and good when you are finding your feet on the boards, but to reach the next level, having a bike like the Argon 18 Electron C for your very own will be essential.
Taking design cues from the Argon 18 E-114 triathlon bike, the Electron C is very aero, which will save you those important tenths of a second that will mean the difference between victory and not advancing to the final rounds. The lightweight, high performance carbon fiber frame has been integrated with the carbon fork to maximize stiffness, rigidity and the overall handling. Further increasing the stiffness at the front end, while offering a large amount of fit adjustability, the Electron C makes use of Argon 18’s clever Press Fit 3D System. It offers three head tube heights for every frame size. So you can slam your stem with no additional internal spacers, or raise the handlebars by 15mm or 25mm. You are adjusting the handlebar height using specially designed head tube internals. It’s a huge improvement over the use of exterior spacers because it will look cleaner and increases front end rigidity up to 11% compared to a 25mm worth of spacers.
And since track bikes need to fit precisely in order to allow you to get every drop of speed out of your pedal power, the Electron C has a special aero carbon seatpost with a reversible option for 15mm and 20mm rearward seat positioning. The size-specific geometry will also ensure that the smallest size offers just as balanced handling as the larger sizes. If you are taking part in anything from the Madison to a full-on Omnium event, you will definitely want a bike that mixes agile handling with aerodynamics and the rigidity to transfer raw power. This is a pure track bike for aggressive track racing. The bolt on front and rear axles are the first indicator that this is not intended for street service, nor is there the possibility to add brakes to the set up.
The Argon 18 Electron C will be the perfect track bike for anyone who has big ambitions on the boards. Available in four sizes with a wide degree of adjustability, the Electron C will be the perfect match to all types of track racers.
Frame: Nanotech HM7051 carbon
Fork: E99 carbon
Rear Stay: Carbon
Fork Axle: Bolt on x 100mm
Headset Included: Yes, FSA Orbit IS-2 + 3D
Steerer Tube: 1 1/8” - 1 1/8”
Bottom Bracket Type: 68mm | English threaded
Wheel Size: 700c
Seatpost Diameter: Aero
Seatpost Included: Yes, ASP-4500 carbon, reversible
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: Bolt on x 120mm
Sizes: 49cm XS | 55.1cm SM | 58.1cm MD | 59.5cm LG |
Colors: Black Red