Argon 18 Cobalt Hybrid Bike

DESCRIPTION

  • Mavic Aksium wheels
  • Shimano Ultegra 10s rear derailleurs
  • Truvativ Compact crankset

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 17, 2020]
clydetheguy


OVERALL
RATING
5
Weakness:

The weakness is turning the steering wheel, it is kind of hard to turn it!

Price Paid:
0
Purchased:
Used  
Model Year:
2015
[Jul 12, 2020]
lfgomezd


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

Nimble, fast, and still relevant in 2020. Great complementary ride to a race bike. My other bike is a 2014 Focus Cayo Evo (similar to the Izalco). I prefer the argon 18 for short rides over an urban setting, because the more upright position make it easier to navigate where stop and go and the presence of vehicles and pedestrians is much more common. The ride itself is not far from the racier Focus. It.'s almost as responsive and practically as responsive and fast. In that regard I must say that I am riding on an upgraded fulcrum racing 3 wheelset which I definitely think contributes to the experience.

Weakness:

Original tektro brake set is not great. I replaced it with a Shimano with long reach calipers.

Price Paid:
550
Purchased:
Used  
Model Year:
2010
[Nov 26, 2010]
Kelp
Commuter

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Comfortable, agile, quick and awesome looks both in graphics and the frame geometry.

Weakness:

Componentry is sound but nothing to write home about.

Purchased this 2010 model as an upgrade to a mountain bike- Added some comfy bar ends and have fell in love with this machine. Only possible regret is not going for a full racer for my 20km commute. I have been surprised how comfortable it is to ride after a suspension mountain bike. The frame, carbon forks and seat post must be doing their thing. Clip-in pedals have also been a revelation and without any dramas!

Similar Products Used:

Gary Fisher front suspension mountain bike with touring wheels (not very similar at all really).

[Apr 04, 2010]
Duan McInnes
Commuter

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light Frame, Stock tyres, cranks, brakes, seat all play roll for a good ride.

Weakness:

Nothing yet

Argon 18 Cobalt. Light frame and all the essentials for a hard core ride to work. Enjoy every day on it. Plus looks the part.

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