A gravel bike’s potential should shine on asphalt as well as on gravel and in light off-road terrain. The decisive factor here is correctly placing the bike along the wide spectrum from road performance to off-road capability, the bike wants to set the pace and the range that it can optimally cover. A gain in off-road performance through wider tires and a more upright riding position goes hand in hand with a loss of road speed and range due to higher air volume and rolling resistance. If, on the other hand, the focus is set more towards the road, narrower tires quickly reach their limits off-road and a front-heavy riding position makes handling more difficult. A classic conflict of objectives, in which NICOLAI’s Argon GX shows new and very interesting solutions. The Argon GX is a new addition to the Argon family, which includes lightweight NICOLAI hardtails and classics such as the Argon CC, Argon FR and Argon Road. The name comes from the gas argon, which is used as an inert protective atmosphere when welding the frames. GX stands for Gravel plus Cross.
Each Nicolai Frame is hand built to order at their factory, allowing endless customisation and possibilities, from simple colour choices to a TAILORMADE program to have the frame made to your unique preferences.
Once it arrives, we built them up in-house at AttitudeBikes with parts tailored to each customers' requirements.
This process allows us to provide an individual conceptualized programme for each owner, thereby bringing out the uniqueness of these tailored made German hand built beauties.