Argonaut introduced the original Gravel Racer in 2014, which received “Best In Show” at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Charlotte, North Carolina. That bike was designed to go fast in a wide variety of road surfaces and conditions.
Since 2014 the gravel scene has exploded, and bike manufacturers are making machines with a wide variety of tire sizes and handling characteristics. Argonaut has intentionally sat on the sideline waiting for the dust, pun intended, to settle. With our full custom fabrication capabilities and go fast heritage, we designed a bike intended to be ridden hard and fast on any road surface. At a total weight of 16lbs., rider specific geometry, and rider specific layup pattern the Argonaut GR2 is the perfect tool for a weekday hammerfest set up with 28c tires and traditional road gearing, or a brutal 8 hour gravel race when equipped with wide range gearing and 38c tires.
There are many things that make the GR2 a standout; custom geometry, custom layup, and handmade in the Pacific Northwest to name a few. Regarding how the bike handles we focused on keeping the rear end, or chainstay length, as short as possible, which results in a bike with great acceleration and a lively feel. An Argonaut should jump when you step on the gas, and the GR2 is no exception.
Consultation fee of $500 USD for any Argonaut order.
Full custom geometry and carbon layup designed collaboratively with Blacksmith and Argonaut.
Frame weight is 700-950 grams depending on size and layup.
T47 Bottom Bracket included, with PressFit 30 or PF86 options.
44mm head tube ID to fit Chris King co-designed I8 headset.
Integrated seat mast with proprietary carbon seat clamp, or traditional seat post.
Tapered ENVE All Road fork
Custom geometry, and paint available for $750