Argon 18 began as a cycling vision that took form in 1989. In 2001, they released their first 100% carbon frameset. In 2006, they won triple world champion honours thanks to the considerable athletic talents of Canadian Samantha McGlone (Ironman 70.3) as well as Torbjorn Sindballe and Bella Comerford (LD Triathlon World Championships). They’re relatively short existence has been festooned with victories and Argon 18 has a growing reputation for quality. If you are after a rigid, comfortable and lightweight bicycle, make sure it’s an Argon 18.