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
Chain SRAM PC1170
Brakes: Shimano Force 1 DB
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Force 1x
Saddle: Progologo Scratch RS (T2.0)
Tires: Challenge Gravel Grinder 700×42
Size XXS XS S M L XL
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
Head Angle 69.5° 71.0° 71.4° 72.0° 72.0° 72.5°
Seat Angle 75.5° 74.9° 74.3° 73.7° 73.1° 72.5°
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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Argon 18 Dark Matter – 2019 Videos


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Argon18's marketing video on the Dark Matter.Argon18's marketing video on the Dark Matter.

100% of any demo-rental can go towards the purchase of any bike, new or used

 
Try one or all of our bikes and save the credit for up to 6 months.
We ship bikes nationwide for a $49 flat fee.

Argon 18 Dark Matter – 2019 Anatomy