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    Default Argon 18

    Not exactly a hand built artisan beauty but fascinating how modern bike design has developed. Everything from the seat post to the head set to the brake set to the cable routing has become so complicated but surprisingly it rides like a 'normal' bike that is genuinely comfortable and just happens to be silly fast on the flat.





     

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    Default Re: Argon 18

    complicated you say ?

    Don't know, most of them use the same basic aero features such as kamm tail shaped tubes. Remove the stickers and without a close look you'd have a hard time deciding if it is an argon18, a BMC Teammachine or a Merida Reacto.
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    Default Re: Argon 18

    Sorry, should have been less vague! I meant (unnecessarily) complicated to set-up. The hose routing is a nightmare for example!
     

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    Default Re: Argon 18

    i like their 3d headtube

    cool bikes
     

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    Default Re: Argon 18

    Quote Originally Posted by bencolem View Post
    I recently bought a NOS time trial Argon 18- the E116. Great bike and the selling point for me was the 3D headtube. It allowed me to have the proper reach, but still get the right saddle-bar drop. It's very stable and comfortable. Great for long distance triathlon. Got it for 1600 when MSRP was 2500 the year it was produced. Think it's a 2013. And, yes the routing is challenging to set up...
     

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