Fifty Plus (50+) - Any experience with Argon 18 Plutonium?
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02-05-10, 10:50 PM
Looking for a new bike that will be comfortable on long multi-day trips, say for creditcard touring (no interest in road racing).
This bike (http://www.argon18bike.com/main.cfm?l=en&p=01_100&C=2&SC=12&item=Plutonium) has a big advantage: you can fit a rack to it.
Anyone have any experience with it? Any information will be welcome.
02-06-10, 07:34 AM
It sounds dangerous. :eek:
02-06-10, 08:26 AM
Nice looking bike but I always hget worried when no specs listed
Fork and rear triangle designed to work together• I should hope so.
Double-butted aluminum frame• There is double butting and double butting
HDS: Horizontal Dual System• No idea what this means
Geometry -AFS - cyclosportive version• Presume this is Frame geometry but once again noGeometry details
Integrated rack eyelets• This is waht you want
Well-chosen, quality components --No specs.
I would look at the bike again to see if it is of the quality that you want.
I would have my doubts.
02-06-10, 08:31 AM
HDS: Horizontal Dual System
For over ten years now, the Horizontal Dual System has ensured that the top part of our frames absorb vibration while the lower section fully delivers power to the rear wheel. Dividing the frame into two horizontally segmented parts reduces frame weight significantly.
o Compared to a frame built with conventional tubes, weight can be reduced by as much as 20% while retaining all the stiffness and stability of a heavier frame.
Well-chosen, quality components
A well-balanced frameset calls for a well-balanced group of components:
o Xero Shawla aero-profile rims.
o Shimano Ultegra derailleur.
o Shimano 105 brake/shift levers.
o FSA Gossamer MegaExo compact crankset (50-34).
02-06-10, 09:09 AM
I have a three day convention in Italy this fall, which I intend to stretch to 10 days with a week of touring in Tuscany.
I'm currently trying to decide what to do for a "travel bike". I figure it will either be a Surley Traveler's Check or a Co-Motion Norwester Co-Pilot. A Ritchey Breakway cyclocross model is another consideration. All of these will accept fenders and racks and are of a known, proven lineage. So, unless I stop in the UK and pick up a new Bob Jackson (ain't gonna' happen) it will probably be one of the above.
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