- - Argon 18 Unveils New E-119 Tri + Time Trial Triathlon Bike

Argon 18 Unveils New E-119 Tri + Time Trial Triathlon Bike

photo credits @ Argon18 

Launching from the premise, “FOR TRIATHLETES WHOSE WILL TO WIN KNOWS NO BOUNDS”, Argon 18 unveiled its latest flagship Time Trial/Triathlon bike, called the E-119 Tri+.

Wowza! At first glance, this wind-defying machine, is just about the most sophisticated and extreme executions we’ve ever seen – for a bike of this kind. 

According to Argon18, after pushing the boundaries of performance, aerodynamics and technology, the new E-119 Tri+ is capable of yielding the absolute maximum in performance and aerodynamic advantage. 

“We created this new line of triathlon/time trial bikes with the entire cycling equation in mind: the cyclist and his or her bike during the race,” explains Martin Faubert, Argon 18’s Director of R&D. “These bikes have been first and foremost designed to renew and enrich the racer’s experience by supplying him with simple and clever solutions for hydration and nutrition, while transcending expectations in terms of performance, comfort, and aerodynamics.”

The new E119 Tri+ is punctuated with an all new covered, integrated braking system along the frame’s fork and seat stays.

The carbon composition of the frame itself, utilizes nano-tech infused high modulus carbon fiber, combined with extreme tube shapes and profiles to give it the greatest of wind-cheating capabilities, less weight, while also reducing its susceptibility to crosswinds.   

In addition, Argon18 incorporated its OneNess 3.0 system, which boldly sandwiches the handlebar between the top half of the stem and the fork, to create the effect of an integrated fuselage. Moreover, the stem can be inverted to change the height +/- 10mm. 

Lastly, the triathlon segment will be please to see, the addition of storage boxes on the top tube and behind the saddle, with the ability to cary two water bottles in the rear, while the bar extensions house an aero shaped water bottle – complete  with a drinking straw – up front. 

There are no specifics with regard to pricing and availability as of yet, but based on the images, the 119 Tri+ appears to be equipped with Shimano Dura Ace.



Aerodynamic gain of 14.89% over the previous E-118

  • – The fastest bike in its category
    Adjustable and integrated cockpit
  • – Seriously committed to triathletes with a specific geometry adapted to their needs
    Integrated, aerodynamic and customizable storage solutions
  • – Nutrition, hydration and survivability adapted for racing
    Exclusive rear E-119 Tri brake
  • – Cam-pulled system installed horizontally; aerodynamic, easy to access and adjust
    Concealed front E-119 Tri brake
  • – Ultralight and easy to adjust
    Triathlon-adapted geometry, 78º seat post, and adjustable saddle position (+28mm; -28mm)
  • – Creates an optimal fit for any level of athlete
    Additional 25mm tire clearance
  • – Prevents the breaks from rubbing and enables faster wheel changes (eliminates the need for a quick release mechanism)
    CFD analysis (wind tunnel and velodrome testing)
  • – Optimal aerodynamics in true wind conditions (5° to 20° yaw angles)
    Classic derailleur hangers
  • – Makes for easy wheel changes
  • – No complicated hardware, easily removable cockpit and wheels
    Size-specific geometry
  • – Well balanced ergonomic fit for every frame in every size
    Optimal Balance
  • – A winning formula for high performance—the perfect blend of aerodynamics, light weight, comfort, and stiffness

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