Argon 18 Platinum Road Bike

4.4/5 (5 Reviews)

Product Description

With the Platinum, we sought to design a frameset combining razor-sharp handling as well as an overall rigidity capable of handling the power output from the very strongest riders. Of all the bikes in the Argon 18 range, the Platinum exhibits the best stiffness-to-weight ratio.

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rob a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2009

Weaknesses:    not much aerodymics in shaping the monocoque

Bottom Line:   
Bought the frame and put a campy centaur gruppo on her with flashpoint wheels.
This an excellent frame, light, stiff, ride fairly well, nice paint job.

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Favorite Ride:   cypress mtn

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   bike gallery

Similar Products Used:   argon 18 helium

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by kurtdriver a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2008

Strengths:    Stiff and light

Weaknesses:    I worry about damaging the carbon

Bottom Line:   
I love my baby! She climbs like a goat and is very stiff. Sprints amazingly too, it's the stiffness of that frame. No complaints except that I worry about damaging it.

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Favorite Ride:   Deep cove

Price Paid:    $6500.00

Purchased At:   lbs &ebay

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Dura ace and ec90 stuff, mostly. 9 speed, as I used stuff from another bike. Easton ascent11 wheels with conti force and attack tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hartarthur a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2008

Strengths:    Stiffness, weight, looks, handling, responsiveness, comfort

Weaknesses:    Only weakness i can think of is price.

Bottom Line:   
Overall, a great bike. It climbs like a goat, stiff on sprints and comfortable enough to ride for 100 miles. Some other clown was questioning titanium v. carbon in another review. In my opinion, there is a reason that most pros ride carbon. Its just a better material.

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Favorite Ride:   The next one

Price Paid:    $3700.00

Purchased At:   Direct from Rep

Similar Products Used:   Trek 5200, Trek Madone SSL

Bike Setup:   Dura Ace, Fulcrum Racing 1s, K Wing Carbon Bar, Easton carbon post, Fizik aliante

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by AndyB10 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2008

Strengths:    Weight, looks, stiff but still compliant

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
Price paid is in GBP for frame and forks only. Overall probably spent about £1800
Had promised myself a carbon framed bike for some time and got this at a great price.
Absolutely love everything about it. Stiff enough for me but comfortable and responsive I regularly ride to 50 miles on a real mixture of main and back roads. Quicker than my other bike (Specialized Allez Sport) and a lot better looking.
This is one great bike

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Favorite Ride:   Dry and wind free

Price Paid:    $950.00

Purchased At:   Primera Sport Uk

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Allez Sport (a good bike as well)

Bike Setup:   ITM Visia bar and stem
Ultegra comapct drive chain
Fulcrum R1s (awesome)
Specialized seat post and toupe gel saddle
Keo Carbon pedals

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Balderick a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: November 15, 2007

Strengths:    Very stiff, especially the rear end. great crit bike and for sprinting. I weigh 100 kg and it has the perfect amount of stiffness (hepas) and comfort (enough) to suit me.

Weaknesses:    Only that it is carbon and I worry about carbon's longevity more than I do a Titanium frame. it can be a bit harsh on very rough roads, roads that are not a problem on my Giant and weren't at all harsh on the Argon18 Titanium

Bottom Line:   
Purchased as a frameset and built up with Frame was a replacement for a cracked argon18 Titanium, which Argon no longer make (which is a shame).

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Similar Products Used:   Giant TCR Composite (still have - much much softer/flexible); Argon 18 Titanium (great, my favourite ever frame but it cracked)

Bike Setup:   32 hole CXP rims on Ultegra hubs, 10 speed Ultegra groupset (175mm cranks, 53-39 chain rings & 23-11 cassette), Easton EC70 post, SLR seat and Ritchey OS bar/stem.

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