Argon 18 Gallium Pro Frameset
The Argon 18 Gallium Pro is the jewel in the Canadian company’s crown – a perfect balance of comfort and high-end performance.
From world tour proven race machine to world tour race winning machine!
The gallium pro 2018 is a design evolution of this already amazing, very light and comfortable bike model. New, state of the art technology in both 3D modeling and carbon molding bring this new 2018 version of the gallium pro to the next level.
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.
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, we design our 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 our 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: our frame tubes are each designed for a specific purpose.
Argon’s lightest frame ever – Sitting at 794 g*, we pushed the limit of their carbon layup. *painted medium frame, all hardware parts included.
Up to 28mm tire clearance – For maximum comfort and compatibility
New and improved fork – Lighter, but just as nimble as stiff and comfortable
Painstaking attention to details – From small parts to redesigned cable routing, no details were overlooked
Geometry based on Argon’s world tour proven race bike – Tried and tested on the roads of the biggest world tour races
All rounder road and climbing bike – For an ultimate riding experience
Refined 27.2 seatpost – Easy-to-use, offers more compliance, adjustability and comfort
3D system – Offers three 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
BB86 – For better stiffness and power transfer
Seatpost: ASP-6600 Carbon Seatpost
Headset: FSA 37+3D
Riveted Front Derailleur Hanger
Tire Clearance: 28mm