If winter weekends only count for you when you get muddy and off your bike after a day of racing, when mountain biking is no longer “direct” enough for you – then you are infected by the cyclocross virus, and Argon CX might be the cure. Developed with the same frame building expertise behind Nicolai's renowned mountain bike lineup, this cross-specific Argon delivers race-ready performance with its incredible stiffness and generous ground clearance. The frame accepts tires up to 44c, meaning Argon CX can be just as easily be set up as a gravel exploration machine as it can a purebred racer.
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 weeks for delivery of your built-to-order frame.