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2011 Argon 18 Krypton Frameset

2011 argon 18 krypton frameset   2011 Argon 18 Krypton Frameset

Revised to allow riders to optimize their potential, the new 2011 Argon 18 Krypton Frameset features an enhanced measure of efficiency. Medium sized, the Krypton weighs 1225g and offers an additional 17% rigidity at the area where it counts.

Cut for the medium size frame, the newly-designed 390g Argon 18 Krypton monocoque carbon fork matches and complements the ride quality and characteristics of the frame. The monocoque frame features larger and load-specific tube shapes.

Riding experience is enhanced by the 2011 Argon 18 Krypton Frameset, thanks to its Geometry – AFS. Customized, the frame structure allows for immediate transfer power and maintenance of degree of comfort. The 3D headtube allows position adjustment without compromising overall frame stiffness.

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Argon 18 E-80 2011 Triathlon / TT Review

argon 18 e 80 2011 triathlon tt review   Argon 18 E 80 2011 Triathlon / TT Review

Argon 18, established in 1989, may not have 50 years of history behind them but the passion, technology, and cutting edge design the company puts forth keeps them at the forefront of the cycling industry. Argon 18 was founded by Gervais Rioux in Montreal, Quebec Canada. He named the brand after the element Argon, which is number 18 on the periodic table of elements.

Fast forward to 2011, Argon 18 has launched a new model of the E-80 bike that can be used for time trial and triathlon racing. Once upon a time, the E-80 was known as the Mercury. Argon 18 changed the name to fit its sister bikes, the e114 and e112.

The 2011 Argon 18 E-80 we tested came equipped with SRAM S80 carbon clinchers, TT900 shift levers, SRAM Force braze-on front derailleur, Force 53×39 172.5 crank, Force rear derailleur, PC 1071 chain, Force 11×16 cassette, FSA OS…

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