As more and more manufacturers look to reduce weight as much as possible, or cut out extra steps to make the bike less expensive, companies like Argonaut are a breath of fresh air. This custom frame builder out of Bend, OR can craft a bike that handles and fits like a glove.
No doubt, the big-brand manufacturers make great bikes, but the ability to custom-tune every aspect is not an option. Top-end road frames are built to size-specific targets, but only custom frame manufacturers can truly deliver a custom-tailored experience unlike any other on the market. Discerning riders have been turning to custom frames for years, but with carbon technology, the fine-tuning is nearly limitless.
So, with Argnaout, the frame layup, ride-tune and geometry are all specific to the rider. Head tube height, top tube length, angles, wheelbase, etc. are all tailored to the individual rider’s tastes and ride preference.
Let’s say you like to race in your local criterium circuit. Argonaut can build you a bike with lightning-quick handling to help you take that podium spot. Or, let’s say you love to climb, but also want a stable ride for the descent — they can lighten things up and tweak the geometry to ensure you have stability and confidence going downhill.
Every custom bike is made from scratch — starting with each pre-preg sheet of carbon fiber. Each frame is made after careful consultation with the rider and extensive design work in-house. The result is a perfect bike just for the rider. No extra headset spacers needed or long/short stem combos — the bike looks nothing but pro and custom without turning the rider into a pretzel to get there.
Spacebike 2.0 Features:
- Full custom geometry
- Frame weight is 750-950 grams depending on size and layup
- PressFit 30 bottom bracket
- 44mm head tube ID to fit Chris King co-designed I8 headset
- Integrated seat mast with proprietary carbon seat clamp, or traditional seat post
- 1.25ˮ – 1.125ˮ Tapered ENVE 2.0 road fork
- Disc or rim brake options
- Standard seatpost or extended mast options
- Custom paint available
- Price: $6500
The Bottom Line
Argonaut won the coveted NAHBS “Best in Show” this year as well as “Best Layup.” If you want a unique ride that is custom-built just for you, then it’s time to check out what Argonaut brings to the table.