• Fabio Aru Yellow Jersey tdf

    Fabio Aru rode his Gallium Pro 2018 in Stage 12 yesterday to take the yellow jersey of Le Tour de France. Jakob Fuglsang was back in action on Stage 12 after a fall left him with a fractured elbow and wrist.

    "This is the dream of every rider! After some difficult months, I live really good moments, starting with Italian Championships and now at the Tour de France with my victory and the yellow jersey. That's true that I live it together with my new bike Gallium Pro. I love it and I really feel good on it."   - Fabio Aru Astana Pro Team

    Fabio Aru TDF Gallium Pro
    “This is the ultimate dream for a rider, a team, a bike company, to be in yellow at the Tour de France. Really this is a dream come true for our company and we are beyond proud of Fabio and Astana Pro Team and to be a part of their program. The Gallium Pro 2018 is delivering. Today is July 13th, and tomorrow he will start stage 13 in yellow, what a moment. Number 13 was always good luck for me as a rider and now it's the same for our company.”   - Gervais Rioux, President and Founder of Argon 18

    Fabio Aru TDF Gallium Pro

    The 2018 Gallium Pro is a world class design evolution of this already amazing, very light and comfortable bike model.

    New, state of the art technology in both 3D modeling and carbon molding bring this new 2018 version of the Gallium Pro to the next level.

    Key technical features of this design evolution:

    • Lightest frame ever at 794 g (M) for a painted frame including hardware
    • Refined tube shape design and new carbon fiber lay-up
    • Redesign and optimisation of all parts of the frame: from the new 4 point riveted front derailleur hanger right up to the inner cable routing
    • Greater tire clearance enabling use of up to 28 mm tyres

    This evolution also includes:

    1. A new, lighter fork that is stiff and comfortable
    2. An inlaid chainsuck protector
    3. A refined 27.2 seatpost for more compliance, adjustability and comfort

    These key innovations combined elevate the Gallium Pro from World Tour proven race machine to World Tour Race winning machine!

    View the 2018 Gallium Pro on iRide

    Fabio Aru TDF Gallium Pro

  • Orro Terra C

    Orro have announced the release of their new full carbon gravel bike, the Terra C. Following on from their alloy Terra Gravel, the Terra C has a brand new geometry, and features a special carbon layup involving InnegraTM carbon, made by Runcorn based Sigmatex.

    Orro have this to say about their new model:

    “Working with composites specialists Sigmatex, we pinpointed the need for frame protection to cater for the kind of riding the Terra C would be subjected to, and as an industry first, Sigmatex InnegraTM fabrics have been used in manufacture of the frame.  Sigmatex InnegraTM is a tough, flexible fibre with great endurance. Its properties make it naturally good at vibration damping and give it great impact resistance. The Terra C has selective InnegraTM shielding in critical areas of the bike, namely under the BB and inside the chainstays and fork blades to ward off rock strikes and other impacts. In the event of impact, InnegraTM minimises chance of failure.

    Orro Terra C

    Using the South Downs as our testing ground, we developed a new geometry that delivers an inspiring ride for the terrain that many of us have on our doorsteps.  There is a 72mm bottom bracket drop and 71 degree head angle across all sizes for confident handling, which we combined with a 50mm fork rake to maintain steering responsiveness. We also incorporated frame-size-specific chainstay lengths to minimise heel rub and balance the weight distribution of larger riders. At Orro we believe that gravel bikes must be fast on the road and Terra C delivers; the Terra C has the speed of a road bike across a multitude of surfaces, from country lanes, to bridleways and light singletrack, with exceptional traction and stability across rougher terrain.”

    The frame will take up to 42mm tyres, and has provisions for mounting full length mudguards and a rear rack. Spec wise, Orro offer the bike in three road builds starting with a Shimano 105 5800 build from £1,799.99 and an ‘adventure’ build, featuring a sub-compact chainset and flared bars, paired with Hutchinson’s Overide tyres. Or for those who want to custom build their bike, it will also be offered as a frame only option for £1,399.999, and it will be electronic groupset compatible, with a removable front derailleur mount for a clean look with 1x builds.

    View the 5800 Hydraulic build here

  • New Shimano Ultegra R8000

    Be one of the first in the world to offer selected premium frames featuring new Shimano Ultegra R8000 & R8050

    Be one of the first in the world to stock and ride premium frames built with the new mechanical Ultegra R8000 & electronic Ultegra Di2 R8050 groupset. Stay ahead of the competition with this exciting pre-2018 release.
    We will be offering R8000 & R8050 builds on premium Argon 18, De Rosa and Orro frames. Each model chosen features high performance qualities that will be perfectly complemented by the most recent refinement of the Ultegra groupset.

    The following premium frames are available with Ultegra R8000 & R8050:

    De Rosa SK Pininfarina Caliper & Disc 

    De Rosa King XS

    De Rosa Idol Caliper & Disc

    De Rosa Vega

    Orro Gold STC

    Orro Aira

    Orro Terra C

    Argon 18 Nitrogen

    Argon 18 Gallium

    Argon 18 E-117 Tri

    Argon 18 E-119

    Argon 18 Krypton

    Available from the 18th June

    View the full range of Ultegra R8000 & R8050 builds here


    New Shimano Ultegra R8000