For Top-10 build #6 we turn back to the black magic of carbon. But not just any carbon.
Feast your eyes on perhaps the finest custom carbon bicycle on the planet.
With the pressure was on to get our first design right…Blacksmith Spacebike 2.0:
The Northwesterner – Claude’s Argonaut custom carbon
Hand-built in Portland, Oregon
Blacksmith / Argonaut design + geometry collaboration
850-gram frame weight with custom carbon layup
Tapered headtube and ENVE fork with Chris King OS inset HS
Campagnolo 80th Anniversary Super Record gruppo + cages
3T ARX Team Stealth with ti bolts and Ergonova Team Stealth carbon
ISP with custom ENVE clamp
Prologo Scratch Nack carbon saddle
Campagnolo Bora Ultra 2 80th Anniversary wheels
Challenge Criterium 23 mm tubulars
So, how many Benzes don’t we give a fuck about?
Factors: Our first perfect score, befitting of one of the hottest names in the bike industry. Ben Farver aka Argonaut is ON FIRE and we are proud to be Canada’s only dealer. Oh, and this complete super-bike weighed in at 14.5 lbs of velvety smoothness.
Mike’s take: Fresh off his best in show at NAHBS, Ben continues to rock our world with incredibly light, sexy, supple-riding custom carbon bikes, utilizing an incredibly unique proprietary custom monocoque process…I could tell you more, but I’d have to kill you.
In all seriousness, we have a Mosaic-style man crush on Ben and Argonaut in general. We are tickled teal to be Canada’s only dealer and one of just several homes worldwide for this elusive and unequalled brand. Come discuss your own Argonaut today. I was lucky enough to take Claude’s bike for a spin, and the combination of ride quality, agility, sense of lightness and explosiveness is…truly incredible. Even spacebikey.