Argon 18

Argon 18

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World leader in high-end bicycle design and manufacture


As one of the top performance bicycle manufacturers in the world, Argon 18 offer products of impeccable quality for the highest echelon of our sport. 

By facing challenges head-on, constantly pushing limits and utilising cutting-edge technology they allow cyclists and triathletes across the world to reach their highest level. 

Argon 18 was founded in 1989 by now-retired pro road racer and Olympian Gervais Rioux. With accolades of over 1500 race starts and 150 wins, this sport passion is the foundation of Argon 18. From Gervais’ humble beginnings in a boutique Montreal bike shop, their main focus was, and remains, to design and build the best bikes in the world and have them race at the highest levels in cycling and triathlon.

Fabio Aru in yellow on his custom Gallium Pro during the 2017 TDF

Argon 18 continue to race and win with the worlds top athletes to push developments and always be at the cutting edge of bicycle design, thier performance machines are raced at the top of each discipline they are designed for:

With stage wins from Astana on the Gallium Pro and Nitrogen Pro in the 2017 Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and overall victory in the Cirterium du Dauphine proving their design prowess, as well as dominating the Kazakstan National Time Trial on the E-118.

The Danish National Track cycling team push the Electron Pro to its limit.

101 Argon 18 Triathlon bikes could be found at the 2016 Ironman Kona World Championships, being raced by a number of top flight athletes.

From the fork to the seat stays, every aspect of Argon 18 bikes are designed in line with their flagship technologies that make them one of the best in the world.

Astana Pro Team at the start of their succesful 2017 season: 

Argon 18 aero testing in the wind tunnel

Argon 18 was founded in 1989 by

now-retired pro road racer and

Olympian Gervais Rioux. With Rioux

accolades of over 1500 race starts and 150

wins, this sport passion is the foundation of

Argon 18. From Gervais’ humble beginnings in

a boutique Montreal bike shop, our main focus

was, and remains, to design and build the best

bikes in the world and have them race at the

highest levels in cycling and triathlon.

We introduced our first carbon bike in

2001, opening the road for innovation and

development. With a growing R&D team, we

launched the Award-winning time trial bike,

the E-114 in 2008, affirming our commitment

to the sport of triathlon, triathletes and the

triathlon community. Argon 18 was growing

and in 2008 our bikes were sold in 30 countries

around the world and we were just getting

started. Five years later, with multiple product

developments behind us and new innovative

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projects on their way, we were supporting five

of the top triathletes in the world and five road

racing teams. Our big breakthrough came in

2014 when we signed a partnership deal with

the German company Bora to form the Bora –

Argon 18 UCI Pro Continental racing program,

our first endeavor on the UCI World Tour

circuit. Our three of our bike models would go

on to race at Le Tour de France, a dream come

true for Gervais and the Argon 18 company.

In 2015, we reaffirmed our leading position

in the triathlon world with the introduction

of a tri dedicated line-up of four new bikes

including the now iconic E-119 Tri+. This

bold move paid off with a bike count of 101

Argon 18 bikes at the 2016 Kona World

Championship. Showcasing our diverse and

sound understanding of the various discplines

of cycling, we also developed a new track bike

for the Danish track team, the Electron Pro.

This bike features improved aerodynamics

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and an integrated cockpit, with the Danish

team earning medals and an Olympic Record

from 2016 Rio Olympic Games aboard this

speed machine.

2017; our bikes are sold in more than 70

countries and we have partnered with the

Astana Pro Cycling Team. For the first time, our

bikes will race the full calendar of the World

Circuit. As for the future, we are riding it now!

Our philosophy is quite simple. We design,

make and ride bikes because it’s our passion.

This means that we are deeply devoted to

tradition and modernity within the bike

industry. At Argon 18, we are not only driven

to continually go further in innovation,

excellence and technology. We are also

committed to respecting cycling’s core

values, philosophy and traditions. Cycling is

more than a sport; it is an art, a trade, a fastpaced

industry in which we thrive for the

highest standards.

The ultimate goal behind all of our bikes is

not to make spaceships, crazy shapes and

complicated designs that even the best bike

shops can’t wrap their heads around. It is to

make a functional, integrated, beautiful, easy

bikes for both mechanics who assembles

and maintain them as well as riders of all

levels. Above all, they have to be fast. We are

renowned for intensive research into the

design and development of our bikes, which

are innovative yet classic, spectacular and

sleek.

Official sponsor of Astana Pro Team, USA Jelly Belly Cycling, Danish National Track Cycling Team and Triathletes: Terenzo Bozzone, Leon Griffin, Ivan Rana and Magali Tisseyre