Argon 18 Dark Matter – 2019
The Argon 18 Dark Matter is out of this universe performance and is a perfect complement for your long rides into the wilderness. With geometry that is inspired by Argon 18’s race line of bikes, you know you are going to have a machine that gets you far and gets you there quickly.
Dark matter may make up roughly 80% of the entire mass of the universe, luckily Argon 18 didn’t engineer that into the frame of their bike. At 19lbs, 7oz in Medium, that makes this one of the lightest on the gravel bike spectrum. Combined with its aggressive race-esque geometry, and you have a super light gravel racer that doesn’t take any guff. With its steep head tube angle and Argon 18’s 3D+ system, you have a comfortable yet still incredibly stiff package.
Now when you are picking any single gravel bike in the world, you know you want one thing: an efficient roller. Well, with Argon 18’s newly designed aerodynamics and the Vittoria Open Corsa tires, you know they are not slowing you down.
Argon 18 Dark Matter - The Bottom Line
In the realm of physics, the theory is that dark matter contains about a quarter of the universe’s entire energy. The Argon 18 Dark Matter is so efficient, that it saves you just about as much when riding it. With its lightweight package and redesigned aerodynamics, this gravel bike has transformed the way you hit the trail. Its 3D+ system keeps the front end as stiff as a board, while its race-inspired design makes sure you are getting the most out of your efforts. Besides, as Neil deGrasse Tyson once said, “damn, this is a quick bike.”
Specs are for the 2019 Argon18 Gallium Pro in the Shimano Ultrgra Di2 build.
|Drivetrain:||SRAM Force, a 11/42t cassette and SRAM Force Xsync 42T crankset|
|Handlebar||FSA NS OS-96/CM Alloy|
|Wheels:||HED Ardennes GP Plus disk|
|Tires:||Vittoria Open Corsa Evo-CX 700×25|
|Sizes in our fleet:||S, M|
|Finish:||Silver / Black|
|Frame:||Argon 18 Dark Matter Carbon|
|Weight:||19 lbs, 7 oz in Medium|
|Stem||FSA OS-96/CM Alloy|
|Brakes:||Shimano Force 1 DB|
|Rear Derailleur:||Shimano Force 1x|
|Saddle:||Progologo Scratch RS (T2.0)|
|Tires:||Challenge Gravel Grinder 700×42|
|Virtual TT||49.2 cm. / 492mm||51.3 cm. / 513mm||53.4 cm. / 534mm||55.6 cm. / 556mm||57.9cm. / 579mm||60.3 cm. / 603mm|
|Seat Tube Length||42 cm. / 420mm||45.0 cm. / 450mm||48.5 cm. / 485mm||52.0 cm. / 520mm||55.5 cm. / 555mm||59.0 cm. / 590mm|
|Head Tube Length||12.0 cm. / 120mm||13.5 cm. / 135mm||15.4 cm. / 154mm||17.1 cm. / 171mm||19.2 cm. / 192mm||21.6cm. / 216mm|
|Bottom-Bracket Drop||7.0cm / 70mm||7.0cm / 70mm||7.0cm / 70mm||7.0cm / 70mm||7.0cm / 70mm||7.0cm / 70mm|
|Chainstay Length||42.8 cm. / 428mm||42.8 cm. / 428mm||42.8 cm. / 428mm||42.8 cm. / 428mm||42.8 cm. / 428mm||42.8 cm. / 428mm|
|Stack Height||53.0 cm. / 530mm||55.0 cm. / 550mm||57.0 cm. / 570mm||59.0 cm. / 590mm||61.0 cm. / 610mm||63.5 cm. / 635mm|
|Reach Length||35.6 cm. / 356mm||36.7 cm. / 367mm||37.7 cm. / 377mm||38.7 cm. / 387mm||39.7 cm. / 397mm||40.7 cm. / 407mm|
|Wheelbase||100.8cm. / 1008mm||101.1cm. / 1011mm||102.4cm. / 1024mm||103.0cm. / 1030mm||104.6cm. / 1046mm||105.9cm. / 1059mm|
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