If a mission statement were assigned to the Argon 18 E-117 Tri, 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.
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.
Aerodynamic frame, fork and seat post - As aero as the E-118 Next in true wind conditions (5° to 20° yaw angles)
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.