The Electron C is a lean, mean, winning machine. Whether in a Madison, pursuit or points race, Argon 18’s one-of-a-kind track bike is built to meet and exceed even the most demanding racer’s every need. A carbon frame and fork are at the heart of this explosive race weapon that’s built to hurtle you around the track at top speeds. The nimble Electron C also features their 3D System for superior stiffness and a wide range of adjustment options so that you can always find your sweet spot.
The Electron C, Argon 18’s star track bike. Slice through the wind and rack up the laps at the speed of light.
Optimal Balance - Optimal Balance is the design and fabrication philosophy behind all of Argon 18’s bikes. It is the subtle alchemy of lightness, rigidity, comfort and aerodynamics.
The result: a high-performance bike that is easy to ride, that handles well when climbing and is quick off the mark. What’s more, it provides the rider with a feeling of satisfaction without any unwanted fatigue. Much more than a simple idea, Optimal Balance is the result of over 25 years of research and development—expertise which reinforces Argon 18’s reputation as a world leader in high-end bikes and technology.
Integration - The cycling industry is highly competitive and rapidly growing. In this market full of innovation and integration, Argon 18 is leading the way with technological solutions that are ever more effective. Agon 18's solutions are tailored to the specific needs of cyclists—both men and women—at all levels of competition. Moreover, they're constantly evolving innovations are easy to both implement and use. Evolution is the key to adaptation.
Aerodynamics - In high-performance cycling, every second counts and aerodynamics can change everything. That’s why any reduction in drag—not matter how small—is of utmost importance. By testing their bikes in true wind conditions, they ensure that all their products are infinitely more accurate and competitive.
AFS - Argon Fit System - Argon 18’s expertise in geometry is based on Gervais Rioux’s vast experience as a professional cyclist and a bike shop owner as well as extensive research and development. The Argon Fit System (AFS) is designed to provide riders of all physical dimensions with consistent performance and optimal ergonomics. No matter what your morphology or your racing style, your positioning will always be efficient and comfortable, ensuring the ultimate in handling.
Positioning and Geometry - At Argon 18, they design their bikes by breaking the frame down into eight distinct sections, each with a specific role. As the length of the frame increases so does the length of each section. This preserves the bike’s well-balanced proportions and ensures that all their frames, regardless of size, have ideal ergonomics and flawless handling.
3D System - Argon 18’s exclusive 3D System is a clever mechanical solution that extends the headtube for more positioning options. Three headtube positions are possible for every frame size; this increases rigidity by 5% at 15mm and 11% at 25mm, versus traditional spacers. With this system, the handlebar height can be perfectly adjusted to meet the needs and preferences of every rider.
HDS - Horizontal Dual System - With its Horizontal Dual System (HDS), Argon 18 has succeeded in combining rigidity and comfort, qualities that are typically seen as mutually exclusive. The basic idea is simple: their frame tubes are each designed for a specific purpose.
Proven aerodynamics - Inspired by the famous E-114 design, winner of the 2008 eurobike design award
Integrated carbon frame and fork - Maximises lateral and overall rigidity
Optimal carbon fiber - Designed to be high performance and even lighter
Carbon seat post equipped - With a reversible option for 15mm and 20mm rearward seat positioning
Press Fit 3D System - Extends positioning flexibility by offering 3 head tube heights for every frame size without sacrificing any rigidity; system preserves 5% and 11% more incremental frontal rigidity vs. standard spacers when the handlebar is set at 15mm and 25mm, respectively
Size-Specific Geometry - Well balanced ergonomic fit for every frame in every size
Optimal Balance - A light weight, stiff and fast bike that is both agile and adjustable
Frame: Argon 18, Nanotech Tubing HM7051
Fork: Argon 18, E99 Carbon Fork
Seatpost: Argon 18, ASP-4500, Carbon
Sizes: XS, S, M, L
Headset: FSA, Orbit IS2 + 3D, 1" 1/8
Sizes: S, M, L
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.