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Argon 18 Krypton - White

Argon 18 Krypton - WhiteArgon 18 Krypton - White
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Description

About Argon 18 Krypton - White

Take your riding to the next level, anywhere, with the Argon 18 Krypton.

The Argon 18 Krypton has evolved over the past few years to become a rider-friendly performance bike that’s perfect for long rides and a greater range of conditions.

It boasts many of the same features and technologies of the more aggressive Gallium Pro bike, but places a stronger emphasis on rider comfort.

Built from a new 5750 HM carbon composite material, the Krypton frame features Argon 18’s 'Optimal Balance' design and fabrication philosophy. This concept, familiar to anyone who knows the Argon 18 brand, is all about engineering the ideal blend of rigidity, comfort and light weight based on certain targeted ride qualities.

Features

AFS Road Geometry

HDS - Horizontal Dual System

3D System

BB86 Bottom Bracket

5750 HM Carbon Composite material

Compatible with Shimano Di2/Campagnolo EPS

The Krypton boasts the company's Horizontal Dual System (HDS). 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 Krypton, that means an oversized head tube up front to ensure crisp, precise handling while cornering or sprinting, plus a massive bottom bracket area and asymmetrical chainstays to maximize every bit of energy you put into the pedals.

The 'Comfort Zone' consists of smaller, thinner frame tubing up top to add compliance and give it a smoother ride. The Krypton’s thin seatstays help absorb and dissipate road vibrations, and the carbon seatpost adds even more road-smoothing comfort. (The post is reversible, allowing -15mm or -25mm setback.)

Given its status as a bike that is made for more 'adventurous' conditions, the frame has added clearance and can fit tyres up to 28mm for those want additional rubber for rougher roads and a smoother ride.

While it’s common for endurance-oriented road bikes to have taller head tubes for a more comfortable riding position, the Krypton has its own unique solution to serving riders of different sizes and various positioning preferences. The 3D head tube system essentially lets you choose from three different head tube lengths for any given frame size (below).

The 3D system allows you raise or lower the handlebar position without relying on traditional headset spacers. According to Argon 18 test results, raising the bar 15mm lets you retain 5 percent more rigidity compared to standard setups. And raising it 25mm saves 11 percent.

Specifications

Frame material: 5750 HM Carbon Composite

Frame weight: 1190 g (included medium frame, paint and clearcoat. Hardware (86 g) is not included).

Fork: Kr36 specific monocoque carbon fork

Fork weight: 420g (cut to fit medium size frame)

Seatpost: 275 g, Argon 18 ASP-1600 carbon seat post, included.

Seatpost diameter: 27.2 mm

Seatpost collar diameter: 31.8 mm.

Bottom bracket BB86

Headset: FSA model 53-1 + 3D (Bearing 1" 1/4 (top & bottom) + FSA TH-883 compressor included.

Ajustable front derailleur hanger compatible with compact and oval chainrings.

Forged drop-out with replaceable rear derailleur hanger.

28mm maximum tyre clearance

Bottom Bracket: Shimano Pressfit SM-BB71-41B

Brake Calipers: Shimano Ultegra 6800

Crankset: Shimano Ultegra 6800 - 50/34

Fork: KR36 Carbon

Frame Material: 5750 HM Carbon

Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 6800

Handlebar: FSA Omega Compact

Headset: FSA NO 37E Kit 1-1/4"

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 6800

Saddle: Prologo Kappa Evo

Seatpost: Argon 18 ASP-1600

Shifters/Levers: Shimano Ultegra 6800

Stem: FSA Omega Alloy

Cassette: Shimano 105 5800, 12/28

Chain: FSA Team Issue

Tires: Vittoria Zaffiro Pro, 700x25c

Wheelset: Vision Team 25

Geometry


More About The Manufacturer Argon 18

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.