Argon 18 has taken important steps to create the most adaptive, well rounded frame geometry possible today. Unlike other frame manufacturers that focus on one primary design, Argon 18’s AFS geometry means that every frame size has been given balanced, logical dimensions that give the bike more accurate steering, agility, and positive handling attributes. Any cyclist knows a controlled bike is a must.
Optimally balanced proportions
For every frame size, the following dimensions are defined to achieve an optimal balance:
- Seat tube angle (B)
- Front top tube and rear top tube lengths (XXX)
- Head tube angle and length (C and H)
- Overall wheelbase, divided into two sections: chainstays and front center (XXX and YYY)
Drop 75 bottom bracket
For years, bike manufacturers have confined themselves to traditional frame designs. With the Gallium pro, the bottom bracket has been dropped from the traditional 70mm position, to a lower 75mm position below the wheel hub center line. This lower center of gravity provides improved handling and stability, while increasing lateral rigidity of the frame by shortening the headtube and other important dimensions of the bike.
If you didn’t already know Argon 18 utilizes its 3D headtube design on its road frames, including the Gallium Pro. This headtube systems allows for seemingly endless handlebar and stem adjustment, without sacrificing the performance or stiffness of the frame design. The entire design functions as a unit to produce a one-of-a-kind comfort level for riders looking for pure performance.
Enhanced positioning versatility and superior front-end rigidity
The 3D system lets the user choose from three effective head tube lengths for a given frame size for positioning flexibility. These lengths are as follows:
1.Basic head tube length, no 3D spacer
2.Basic head tube length + 15mm
3.Basic head tube length + 25mm
No matter whether you’re a sprinter, climber, or all around rider, stiffness is integral for performance. With the 3D spacer design you also are able to adapt the position with you comfort level. If you become more flexible the frame can accommodate a more aggressive position while maintaining performance. The 3D design helps you find the perfect fit, regardless of fitness level, making you more comfortable than ever before.