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Updated (and still gorgeous) Argonaut road bike adds new T47 BB, flat mount disc brake standards

2016 Argonaut Cycles road bike now available with flat mount disc brakes T47 threaded bottom bracket and thru axles

All photos in this post from John Watson for Argonaut.

We had the chance to test ride and review one of the earliest Argonaut Cycles carbon road bikes. Even being such a young item in the brand’s stable, it was clear the bike is something special. Each is custom made for the rider, from sizing to carbon layup, and it makes for a great bike. Now, a couple years on and having won several awards, their flagship road bike is getting some important updates. Most importantly, they’re switching to the flat mount disc brake standard, making the rear dropouts thru-axle compatible, and spearheading the change to the new T47 threaded bottom bracket standard.

See how all those changes affected what’s already one of our favorite road bikes…


Win a custom bike & trip to compete in the 2015 Rouge Roubaix w/ Argonaut, Mosaic or Breadwinner Cycles!


Argonaut Cycles, Mosaic Bespoke Bicycles and Breadwinner Cycles have teamed up to compete against each other, and you could be the 4th person on one of their teams riding a bike custom built for you!

The 2015 Rouge Roubaix Builder Challenge pits each builder’s team of four against the others in this years Rouge Roubaix. One slot on each Builder Team is up for grabs, and it could be you. They’re looking for a motivated, experienced racer to join each team and pull their weight across the 106 mile gravel race.


Click here to submit your application. Each builder will select the most worthy candidate, build them a complete Custom Dream Bike, and fly them down to race the Rouge Roubaix which takes place on Sunday March 15th in St. Francisville, Louisiana. Applicants must be over 18 years of age and live in the USA, hold valid USA Cycling license for the category of the Builder Team they select and be able to travel to the race. Submission Deadline is Monday, January 19. Winners will be announced Friday Jan 23rd.

The Radavist will be on hand taking pics and making you look hip, and Chris King is sending head chef Chris DiMinno along to keep everyone well fed during the weekend (his tacos are legit, BTW).

Weekend Reading: Acre Supply’s Trans-Provence Photo Journal, Argonaut goes Above Category, More


Photo: Sven Martin / Duncan Philpott for Acre Supply.

Acre Supply is the mountain bike specific arm of Mission Workshop, whose clothes and gear we’re pretty big fans of. It’s a lifestyle brand that’s also supremely functional and durable, and as such, they take their gear to some killer ride locations and bring along some top photos to capture it all. Their latest adventure journal follows Ty Hathaway through the 2014 Trans-Provence in southern France, and the pics are definitely making us wanna go.

Click through for a few more fun things around the web this week…


Mavic Celebrates 125th Anniversary w/ Custom Bikes by Argonaut, Indy Fab, Lynskey, Mosaic, Ritte & Seven


When you think about it, it’s pretty hard to believe that Mavic has been around for 125 years. That is, until you look at their list of firsts. At this point in cycling we take a lot of technology for granted, but there was a time when a rim that was simply made from aluminum was a big deal. It was such a big deal that in 1934 when Mavic first used the Duraluminum rim they actually painted it in wood grain to hide it from competitors. That year it won the Tour de France – weighing half that of comparable rims at the time may have helped. Those firsts continued as the years went on with the first aluminum clincher rim. The first complete wheel system. The first UST rim design. First full aluminum wheel system with the Ksyrium, and first Wheel Tire System with the Ksyrium K10.

Even though it’s still evolving, much of the bicycle wheel technology we rely on every day has Mavic roots. Naturally, when it came time to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the storied company here in the US, Mavic wanted to do something that would honor the brand’s heritage. In addition to opening the Mavic La Maison Jaune here in Newbury Park, CA, Mavic reached out to custom frame builders to build some truly unique bikes. Each masterpiece was centered around the Limited Edition Mavic Ksyrium 125 of which only 6000 sets will be sold. Ksyrium 125 Wheel Tire Systems are currently available and selling for $1850.

More than just wheels, the Mavic 125th bikes capture a century and a quarter’s worth of history in two wheel form… READ MORE ->

Argonaut Cycles Hosts Q&A at Aether Apparel NYC This Friday


FROM ARGONAUT: Argonaut Cycles would like to invite you to an evening of SpaceBikes in NYC. Join us at the Aether Apparel NYC Store Friday April 25th from 6-9 PM. Free drinks, a presentation from founder Ben Farver and the video premier of the Argonaut Deep South Odyssey. Our NAHBS Best In Show Gravel Racer will be on display.

NAHBS 2014: Argonaut’s Award Winning Gravel Racer & Updated, Lighter Carbon Frames


Argonaut founder Ben Farver sent some fantastic photos of his new Gravel Racer for our pre-show interview, but seeing it in real life was even better.

He built it to handle competitive events like the Oregon Stampede, which is about 70% gravel. It’s not a a gravel grinder, and not meant to add rack or panniers. It’s a race ready bike that just happens to be designed for rough surfaces.

To do that, he takes your ideal road race bike and makes it a bit more stable. For Ben’s own bike, that meant about 5mm longer chainstay length, 3mm more BB drop and half a degree slacker head angle. It’s all custom though, so your version will be right for you.

“The idea is to expand your range,” he said. “To let you get further on more roads.”


Road to NAHBS 2014: Argonaut Gets on the Gravel


We’ve been following Argonaut’s Ben Farver since his launch, with an in depth look at how they make the bikes and a full review of the gorgeous road bike. Now, after dialing in the process further, he’s launching his second model and we’re stoked to see it jumping on all the right bandwagons.

BIKERUMOR: What are your main building materials?

BEN: Carbon fiber, with aluminum and titanium dropouts.

BIKERUMOR: What’s new with your company since NAHBS last year?

BEN: Oh man… so much! We’ve even further refined and developed our layup patterns to more accurately and specifically meet customer’s needs. We’ve also developed what I’m calling a gravel racer. The gravel racer is a variation on our current road bike, but with disc brakes and slightly more stable geometry.


Aether Apparel Re-Enters Cycling Market w/ Argonaut Video Promo

Until this popped up, my only exposure to Aether Apparel has been their monthly “marketplace” ad in Men’s Journal. Cool stuff, but didn’t realize they branched out beyond fashion-oriented-but-functional outerwear.

Now, after shelving the item for a while, they’ve reissued their Union cycling jacket with updates and better materials. And they’ve kicked things off by celebrating Ben Farver’s Argonaut Cycles by videoing him riding around in it…and making his beautiful carbon bikes. The jacket is water/wind proof with taped seams and a four-way stretch, breathable soft shell fabric. Bike friendly features include a gripper strip along the rear waist hem, pass thru rear pocket and JRC Reflex Matte Black reflective panels. Interior pocket has an audio port, pit zips help vent excess heat and all zippers are weatherproof.

Click through for pics and more…


Shelter Half to host Argonaut Q&A


Argonaut cycles is continuing their pop up Q&A sessions with owner Ben Farver putting on the latest presentation at Shelter Half in LA this Thursday, the 12th 7-10pm. Shelter Half is a unique store in Los Angeles that showcases the art or products of companies that are designed or made in the US, with Argonauts custom carbon bikes being a perfect fit. Head on over to  Shelter Half or check out the Facebook event for more details.