Argonaut Introduces the GR2 Gravel Racer Sep 4, 2018

Never one to jump the gun and always one to deliver the perfect bike, there’s some big news from Argonaut Cycles today, who debuted this bike at the 2015 NAHBS, winning “Best in Show” and this morning, it’s finally live on their website. Weighing in at 16lbs complete, with a rider-specific geometry, and a rider specific layup, the Argonaut GR2 is the newest deep custom frame from the Oregon-based builder. Utilizing their industry-leading layup procedure that delivers a ride customized to the customer’s spec, these bikes are designed to move like the client wants them to.

Check out more specs below and more information at Argonaut.

Frame Specs:

Full carbon bladder molded frame construction
rider specific layup pattern
142 x 12 rear spacing
Speed Release front and rear thru-axle
ENVE GRD Fork
Chris King i8 Headset
Chris King T47 bottom bracket
Clearance for 700x38c tire.
Pricing and Specification:

Starting at $6500 for the frameset
As pictured: 16lbs / $12,999

  • DODGERDISCIPLE

    Absolutely on target here! Argonaut may be the most elegant yet functional company out right now. I very much hope to own one some day. Also scoped the 1X SRAM ELECTRONIC set up. Obviously the left lever would function if there was a front mech but great to see that Argonaut said, “Who needs a front mech? Not us!” This bike IMO, is perfect.

  • dang3rtown

    Beautiful bike! Really wish it had a bit more tire clearance though, 38c kinda limits your options.

    • I think Argonaut is approaching the “gravel racer” problem with the same notion echoed by many pros in the sport: bigger tires are slower and considering events like the Trans Iowa were won in the early days of the event on 23mm road tires, I think a 38mm is more than enough for gravel roads. I’m guilty of the bigger is better ideology as well, but we don’t really have gravel where I ride, it’s just fucked up dirt roads. I rode Land Run on 38mm tires and didn’t miss the 27.5 x 2.1 setup the Crema had before.