If you touch pure gallium, it will melt in your hands. But when we touched the new ARGON 18 Gallium Pro Disc 15th, we melted inside. With their new high- end racer, ARGON strikes a harmonious balance between classic looks and modern features, all topped off with first-class workmanship and clever detail solutions.
At the end of August, the Canadian brand run by Gervais and Martin Rioux, introduced a new high-end racer in limited edition. We believe that the blend of a classic diamond frame with modern specs and contemporary features turned out rather well. With a Shimano DURA-ACE Di2 groupset, HED Ardennes GP Disc wheelset and Shimano DURA-ACE brakes the Gallium Pro Disc 15th retails at a fair € 7,800.
Furthermore, ARGON 18 implements clever detail solutions for the Gallium Pro Disc 15th. The Canadian’s proprietary 3D system, which is basically a headtube extension, allows adapting the head tube length to the optimal riding position of each rider without sacrificing stiffness. In the near future, ARGON 18 customers will be able to configure their bike with a choice of different groupsets and wheels. Power Meter and/or CeramicSpeed Oversized pulley-wheels can also be fitted upon request. All bikes are assembled in Denmark and delivered to an ARGON 18 dealer of your choice.
The geometry of the Gallium Pro Disc
|Seat tube||420 mm||455 mm||493 mm||530 mm||565 mm||595 mm|
|Top tube||499 mm||519 mm||539 mm||559 mm||577 mm||596 mm|
|Chainstay||415 mm||415 mm||415 mm||415 mm||415 mm||415 mm|
|BB Drop||6.5 mm||7.0 mm||7.5 mm||7.5 mm||7.5 mm||7.5 mm|
|Wheelbase||970 mm||973 mm||981 mm||997 mm||1,010 mm||1,021 mm|
|Reach||374 mm||382 mm||389 mm||395 mm||401 mm||408 mm|
|Stack||474 mm||492 mm||523 mm||552 mm||575 mm||596 mm|
Specs of the ARGON 18 Gallium Pro Disc 15th
Groupset: Shimano DURA-ACE Di2
Gearing: 52/36 T chainset and 11 – 28 T cassette
Wheelset: HED Ardennes GP Disc
Tires: Vittoria Corsa Control
Stem: FSA SL-K Alloy
Handlebars: FSA SL-K SCR Compact Carbon
Seatpost: Argon 18 TDS-Race Carbon 27.2mm
Brakes: Shimano DURA-ACE R9170
Price: € 7,800
We really dig the blend of a classic diamond frame with modern features. The workmanship is of the highest quality, the details are harmonious and the price is spot-on! However, only a thorough test will reveal how the racer performs on the road.
More info: argon18bike.com
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Words: Photos: Benjamin Topf