Gravel riding doesn't really exist in the UK like it does in the US but the market is still developing at a rate of knots as riders seek to explore more and taken the unbeaten path they've always looked down away from the road. I've always loved the look of Oregon-based Argonaut cycles and this new 'Gravel Racer' GR2 is no different. Argonaut first debuted the bike at the 2015 North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Charlotte, North Carolina, winning 'Best in Show'. Not a company to rush into a new trend but instead let the dust settle on the explosion of gravel riding and deliver a perfect bike, its now finally live on their website. Weighing in at 16lbs with a rider-specific geometry and industry-leading carbon layup procedure that delivers a ride customised to the customers spec. It's a bike designed with a short chainstay length for great acceleration and a lively feel to deliver speed on a wide variety of conditions. It's the perfect tool for a weekday hammerfest set up with 28c tires and traditional road gearing, or a brutal 8 hour gravel race when equipped with wide range gearing and 38c tires.
Check out the specifications and promotion film below and more information at Argonaut.
Full carbon bladder molded frame construction
Rider specific layup pattern
142 x 12 rear spacing
Speed Release front and rear thru-axle
Clearance for 700x38c tire.
Build Spec as pictured. Frameset available in 3 different colour variations. It features high gloss clear coat with ceramic matte accents and raw carbon.
Sram Etap / ENVE G23
SRAM Etap HRD Wifli Flat Mount w/ 160mm centerlock rotors
Rear Derailleur: Sram Etap
Front Derailleur (optional): Sram Etap
Wheelset: Handbuild Chris King R45 CL Disc hub w/ ENVE G23 Rim
Headset: Chris King i8
Bottom Bracket: Chris King T47
Fork: ENVE GRD Fork
Bar Tape: Lizard Skin
Tire: WTB Riddler 38c
Crank: Easton EC 90
Cassette: SRAM PG1170 11-36
Chain: SRAM Red
Starting at $6500 for the frameset
As pictured: 16lbs / $12,999