2017 Argon 18 Electron Pro
Argon 18 famously paired with the Danish track team to design the Electron Pro to help them succeed in their Olympic races in 2016. And with several podiums and a world record resulting, you can imagine anyone could get a great benefit out of racing the Argon 18 Electron Pro.
As much as “marginal gains” has become the irritatingly ubiquitous catch phrase in road cycling, it seems that such an idea actually should figure much more prominently in track racing where hundredths of a second routinely decides a race. And that means that a team’s choice in materials, especially the bike, will likely impact whether they finish on the podium or don’t make it out of the qualifying rounds. Since all track races are not the same, all track bikes need to be able to accommodate the different sorts of races and racing styles each rider will face.
Are you doing team pursuit one day and then sprinkling the omnium events over the course of a couple days? Sometimes you’ll be in your own space and sometimes you’ll be in a huge, frenetic pack moving at 60km/h. The Argon 18 is exactly the type of track bike that can allow for a variety of bar set ups, and has a geometry that will offer stability when needed, but will keep the handling snappy for when you want to thread your way through the slower riders in the scratch race.
The modular cockpit means that you can have the option to swap bars easily so that you fit the pursuit bars when you need them, and then also the drop bars, depending on your race. This versatility works well with the aero design of the front end, so that you will be able to cut through the wind. The handlebar has been designed to integrate into the shape of the top tube while still allowing you to tune your position to suit your own flexibility. This is a bike that is built for track enthusiasts as much as for Olympians. They have also designed the carbon seat post to offers a reversible function so that you can move your saddle back or forward according to your fit needs.
Taking a leaf out of their super light time trial bikes for the road, Argon 18 is using a ultra-high quality carbon to keep the layup lightweight and incredibly stiff. It is a level of stiffness that will eliminate any flex from your accelerations, but will still balance that with the need to be light and flickable around the track. The 68mm English threaded bottom bracket will work well with a variety of crank options while helping to keep that center point of the bike flex-free even under extreme load. The Electron Pro carbon fork will ensure razor sharp handling and an aero design to slice through the air. Available in small, medium and large, the Argon 18 Electron Pro has been designed to be the perfect bike for any track racer serious about his or her performance on the boards.
Frame: Argon 18 carbon
Fork: Electron Pro carbon
Rear Stay: Carbon
Fork Axle: QR x 100mm
Headset Included: Yes, FSA Orbit IS-2
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: QR x 120mm
Sizes: 51cm SM | 54cm MD | 57cm LG |
Colors: Black Matte Red Gloss
Weight: 1550g | 3.42lbs