Argon 18 E-117 time trial bike frameset review

Argon 18 has a reputation for making wind-cheating bikes

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The E117 takes notes from some of Argon 18's fastest bikes, but provides them at a more manageable price tag, with a little less integration at the front end which certainly makes for a more user friendly machine. The brakes are less user friendly, but we did love the ride quality on offer from this frame.

Reasons to buy
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    Easy to live with cockpit

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    Nippy on sporting courses

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    3D headset system

Reasons to avoid
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    Brake set up

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Argon 18 has an excellent reputation for creating fast bikes that cheat the wind.

The Electron Pro track models are used by the Huub-Wattbike team, well known for their meticulous attention to aero detail, and it's also the bike ridden by the World Record beating Danish pursuit squad, who coincidentally (not) are advised by Hubb-Wattbike's Wattshop aerodynamicist Dan Bigham. Whilst this E-117 Tri/TT bike is of course a different machine, it's cut from the same cloth, and that shows.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.