2010 ArgentaThe Argenta was designed using Marins Natural Fit concept. Natural Fit offers a more natural, upright positionTo placeThe rider in a comfortable, yet efficient riding position. Lightweight Hydro Edge RoadTubing is matedTo carbon fiber forks and seatstaysTo aid in shock absorption reducing rider fatigue, allowing youTo pedal faster and farther. Frame 6061 Aluminum,Triple-butted Hydro Edge Road main frame with carbon seatstay and E4 Anti-Flex chainstay Fork RFE carbon; 1 1/8"
Strengths: Great ride, really nice paint job, full Tiagra component set. Made in the USA by a quality company.
Weaknesses: This is just an entry level bike, but a great way into the sport. If you dont plan on doing any racing or serious mileage this bike could keep you satisfied for many years. I wouldnt pay the retail price on this bike, but for 650 its a bargain. Usually bikes are about 750 or so when you get totally out of the sora stuff. The verdict is still out on the Stelle Italia xo saddle, and once again the bike is slightly heavier than its competitors - but almost weightless compared to my MTB.
This is my first road bike and I love it. Picked it up on clearance for 650, down from 1000. The ride is smooth, thanks to the steel frame and carbon fork. Also has carbon seatstay, but thats prob more of a gimmick than anything functional. Full Shimano Tiagra component set. Solid bike for a beginner. A little bit heaver than aluminium bikes, but unless your a racer or have very little body fat who cares? BTW the '05 is aluminium.
Hi All - LBS is getting rid of their last 2009 marin Argenta - I have never seen one on the road, and am thinking of getting it. Current ride is all aluminum Trek, and the marin is advertised as a more relaxed and comfortable ride - here is a link to the bike. Seems like a basic 105 setup with a fr ... Read More »
this is a shot in the dark, but looking for a replacement hanger for my argenta 2001.
looked with CNC Machined Bicycle Parts, AE bikes, rearderailleur.com, and marin = all were NO GOs.
even went on craigslist to find the bike and tried calling the sellers to see if they had an extra han ... Read More »
Just looking for some advice on buying a new bike.
I was thinking of getting this 2002 Marin left over for around $1500. It was handmade in Italy but according to the local salesman, Marin isn't a well known road bike name so they didn't sell well and he's giving me a "deal" so h ... Read More »
Just looking for some advise on buying a new bike.
I was thinking of getting this 2002 Marin left over for around $1500. It was handmade in Italy but according to the local salesman, Marin isn't a well known road bike name so they didn't sell well and he's giving me a "deal" so ... Read More »
I'm in the market for a new lower end road bike and I've narrowed my selection down to a few choices: namely a Marin Portofino, Argenta, or Specialized Allez (basic triple model). I just can't decide! Is the Argenta worth the extra couple hundred over the Portofino for the small parts upgrades? M ... Read More »