Argon 18 Helium Road Bike

5/5 (1 Reviews)

Product Description

It’s a comfort bike that combines two often mutually exclusive characteristics: first, the efficiency and nimble road manners of a top-end road bike and second, outstanding stability and a rare capacity for soaking up bumps and road buzz.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kroneal a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2008

Strengths:    Comfort. Great performance for a plush bike. Snob factor.

Weaknesses:    Can't find them in the US.

Bottom Line:   
I love this bike. It climbs great for a plush road bike. It is a very comfortable ride without a huge sacrifice in weight or stiffness. 17 lbs all in for my XL bike. It's not a racer but it is close enough and the added comfort is a big bonus.
I am a big rider at 6'4" and the bike handles my weight really well.
Plus, It looks cool and I have never seen another one in CO.
I got a deal on the bike at $1800 for Dura Ace and all carbon. Can't beat that.

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Favorite Ride:   Rocky Mountain National Park

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   internet

Similar Products Used:   Trek, Specialized

Bike Setup:   Dura Ace front and rear, Cane Creek Volos XL wheelset, Truvativ carbon crank, Speedplay Light Action pedals, Ultegra brakes.

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