A gravel bike to shred trails with: a review of the new Argonaut Cycles GR3

No eyelets, no suspension, pure speed. This capable featherweight race machine impressed

The Argonaut G3 gravel racer
(Image credit: Anne-Marije Rook)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

With room for 50c tires and a very slack front end, paired with responsive short rear triangle, the word ‘capable’ in case of the GR3 means being able to go anywhere, and do so while stomping on the pedals and going fast. Up a hill or zig-zagging through trees, this bike has the personality of a young border collie: energetic, fast and playful.

Reasons to buy
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    Great combination of capability and responsiveness

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    Climbs and handles well

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    Good value for a fully custom carbon bike

Reasons to avoid
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    No fender mounts!

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The mythical Argonauts were a band of heroes who accompanied their leader, Jason, on his seemingly impossible quest to find and capture the golden-woolled ram and return its Golden Fleece to the city of Lolcus so Jason could reclaim his rightful throne.

Together with his crew of Argonauts, Jason slayed monsters and giants, outsmarted sirens, and persevered through storms and many battles. The tale of Jason and the Argonauts was an unusual one for its time in that it celebrates the hero as much as the help he received along the way. Jason could not accomplish his great feat without his Argonauts and likewise, us cyclists cannot perform without our trusty and capable steeds. 

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.