Designed for maximum performance and comfort in triathlons, the Argon 18 E-119 Tri + delivers you to the transition quickly.
If a mission statement were assigned to the Argon 18 E-119 Tri+ Frameset 2018, it would be that the Canadian company wanted to offer the athlete the best possible position, combined with most efficient aerodynamics, along with unmatched comfort.
Simply add wheels, saddle and a groupset and you have one of the best speed weapons in the business.
Argon 18 defined a geometry that allows for optimal positioning for riders of different physical types, preferences and racing styles. Very fine and accurate adjustments can be dialed in quickly and simply for the kind of comfort and biomechanics that let you stay in an aero tuck longer, the key to faster times. Every frame dimension has been designed for maximum control in an aero tuck, even in difficult conditions.
The Argon 18 E-119 Tri + boasts a range of features and you get more than just a frame. Included in this package is:
Argon 18 E-119 Tri + frame
Integrated hydration and nutrition storage solutions
Integrated bar, stem and extension
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Aerodynamic gain of 14.89% over the E-118 Next - The fastest bike in its category
Hydration, nutrition and survival accessories - Provide an aerodynamic advantage during races and training; entirely integrated and customizable for every rider’s needs and gives the bike a sleek look by integrating the accessories in its design
Exclusive rear E-119 Tri brake - Cam-pulled system installed horizontally; aerodynamic, easy to access and adjust
Concealed front E-119 Tri brake - Ultralight and easy to adjust
Triathlon-adapted geometry - 78º seat post angle and adjustable saddle position (+28mm; -28mm), creating an optimal fit for any level of athlete
Carbon lay-up even lighter than the E-119 Tri’s - Designed for highest performance and stiffness
Exclusive integrated handlebar with our oneness concept - Offers greater headset adjustment, optimal aerodynamic positioning, and more than 30 configuration options
Additional 25mm tire clearance - Prevents the brakes from rubbing and enables faster wheel changes
CFD Analysis (wind tunnel and velodrome testing) - Optimal aerodynamics in true wind conditions (5° to 20° yaw angles)
Classic derailleur hangers - Makes for easy wheel changes
High-performance carbon composite - The perfect match of weight and optimal rigidity
Proven aerodynamic braking system - Minimizes the frontal impact zone and reduces drag
Press-fit 3D system - Extends positioning flexibility by offering 3 headtube heights for every frame size, thus giving a perfect adjustment of handlebar height for every rider / front end rigidity increase of +5% at 15mm, and +11% at 25mm versus standard spacers
UCI approved - Approved model for all Union Cycliste Internationale races
Travel-friendly - No complicated hardware, easily removable cockpit and wheels
Size-specific geometry - Well balanced ergonomic fit for every frame in every size
Optimal Balance - Outstanding aerodynamics, added comfort, lightness and rigidity, all rolled into one totally integrated package
The E-117 Tri also features Argon 18’s Horizontal Dual System, which balances stiffness and compliance for a comfortable ride. Imagine a diagonal line running from the head tube down to the rear dropouts. Everything below the line represents the 'Power Zone', where rigidity matters most. In the case of the Gallium Pro, that means a stiff, aero-shaped head tube up front to ensure crisp, precise handling while cornering or sprinting, combined with a massive bottom bracket area and asymmetrical chainstays to maximize every bit of energy you put into the pedals. The threadless BB86 bottom bracket further boosts stiffness with no added weight. The 'Comfort Zone' consists of smaller, thinner frame tubing up top to add compliance and give it a smoother ride.
Virtual Stem: The 'Virtual Stem' is a new, sleek, streamlined front end, which is more integrated. And yet, it offers as many adjustment options as before. Welcome to the ONEness 3.0 evolution.
Argon 18 is a Canadian cycle manufacturer founded in 1989 by Gervais Rioux in Montreal, Quebec. The name is derived from the element, which is number 18 on the periodic table of elements; it's also one of six natural noble gases. After retiring as a rider, ex-Olympian Rioux opened a bike shop, where the brand was born. In 2001 they produced their first carbon frame and the brand is now distributed in 31 countries. Argon 18 sponsors German pro cycling team Bora-Argon 18 and debuted at the Tour de France in 2015.