For years, Nicolai's Argon TB was the weapon of choice where light, fast, and simple wins the day. From XC marathons to adventure racing and, of course, bike packing, the Argon name is well known for its versatility and beautiful simplicity. GTB combines this legacy with Nicolai's proven longer, lower, slacker GEOLUTION geometry and the capacity for an 120mm suspension fork, delivering a 29er that's as eager to take on flowy trails as it is the race course. Argon GTB has an unusually flat steering angle, long wheelbase (with growing chainstays) and a very steep seat angle, all making this the most versatile Argon yet.
Nicolai's GPI series includes the addition of a Pinion 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 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 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.