Argon AM is for the purists—a simple, compact hardtail frame that's confidence-inspiring when things gets technical, but also remarkably efficient when it's time to hit the pedals. Argon AM sits between the GTB and GLF in terms of capability, accepting a 150 or 160mm travel suspension fork, but with a more traditional geometry than you'll find on most of Nicolai's frames. This gives the bike more active, playful feel preferred by many all-mountain riders.Argon AM can accommodate 135x10mm or 142x12mm hub spacing, and accepts 27.5˝ tires up to 2.4˝ wide.
Nicolai's GPI series includes the addition of Pinion's P1.12 12-speed gearbox and Gates Carbon Drive belt system, further increasing the versatility and durability of the Argon frame. This fully-integrated drivetrain provides an ultra-wide 600% gear range while simultaneously reducing the maintenance burden associated with owning a bike. The gearbox unit is entirely sealed and requires virtually no maintenance, while the belt lasts twice as long as a chain, and doesn't require lubrication.
Frame and drivetrain combos include the Pinion P1.12 Gearbox (Black, colors available for $165 surcharge), forged crank arms (170 or 175mm), twist shifter, front and rear sprockets, and belt tensioner. Because they are entirely built-to-order, Nicolai frames are available in any color imaginable and with customized sizing and geometry. Please indicate whether you’d like standard (powder or raw) or anodized paint, and standard (S, M, L, XL, XXL) or custom sizing.
Please allow 14-week ETA for these custom frames.