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Argon 18

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Type  Private
Key people  Gervais Rioux
Founded  1989
Number of employees  40
Industry  Bicycles
Motto  Optimal Balance
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Headquarters  Montreal, Quebec Canada
Products  Bicycle and Related Components

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Argon 18 is a Canadian cycle manufacturer founded in 1989 by retired cyclist Gervais Rioux in Montreal, Quebec. The name is derived from the element Argon, which is number 18 on the periodic table of elements. Designed by Rioux using carbon fiber or aluminum frames, they are distributed in more than 50 countries. Argon 18 also sponsors professional cycling teams and professional triathletes.


Argon 18 2016 triathlon range


Established in Montreal, Quebec, Canada since 1989, Argon 18 was originally formed of an R&D team guided by Gervais Rioux and North American racers, who designed the Argon 18 bikes. Rioux represented Canada in major international events, such as the Commonwealth Games in 1982 and the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. In 1989, Mr. Rioux bought a small shop in central Montreal.

Cycle technology

ONEness Concept

The ONEness concept consists of an integrated aero and stemless fork/aerobar combination that is designed to be aerodynamic and ergonomic. The design extends to the frame, fork, headset, base bar and aero bars, brakes and levers as well as a reversible carbon seatpost which can be 76 or 78°.

3D Headtube

This consists of interchangeable structural spacers that extend the headtube’s height.

Professional cycling teams

  • Astana Pro Team (UCI World Tour Team)
  • Bora-Argon 18 (UCI Professional Continental Team)
  • Jelly Belly-Maxxis (UCI Continental Team)
  • Silber Pro Cycling Team (UCI Continental Team)
  • Champion System-Stan's NoTubes (UCI Continental Team)
  • Team TreFor-Blue Water (UCI Continental Team)
  • Professional triathletes

  • Terenzo Bozzone
  • Leon Griffin
  • Ivan Raña
  • Jeff Symonds
  • Magali Tisseyre
  • Clemente Alonso McKernan
  • References

    Argon 18 Wikipedia