Just when you think the folks at Argon 18 have created a lightweight road bike, the Canucks once again defy gravity by offering an even lighter model.
This time, the Montreal-based carbon fiber wizards have unveiled a revamped version of their Krypton Pro, which tips the scales at a feathery 870 gram in a size medium – paint and all!
To accomplish this, the Krypton Pro underwent a complete revamping of its carbon fiber construction, resulting in what Argon 18 describes as “an ideal blend of weight, comfort and stiffness for long distance riders.”
While the Krypton Pro is Argon 18’s answer to the endurance bike segment, the new design nevertheless took some design cues from the brand’s Nitrogen Disc model in order to give it some added wind-cheating capabilities.
“Aero still matters on an endurance bike. We didn’t add a single feature to this model which didn’t perform optimally across all our priority performance indicators, including aero. For example, our hidden cables offer a 2.5w savings at 300W,” says Argon 18.
Other features that punctuate the new Krypton Pro are a new downtube port that’s designed to handle all current electronic and mechanical groupsets, and Argon 18’s 3D+ headtube/spacer system that they say increases rigidity by a claimed 5% with 15mm of stack and 11% with 30mm – compared to traditional spacers.
The Krypton Pro is available in six sizes, which comes equipped with a Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset and HED carbon wheels for $7,500.
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