2019 Argon 18 E119 Tri Frameset

When designing the E-119 Tri, Argon 18 knew that it would have to be pretty special to be a worth successor to their super successful E-118 Next. And with an aerodynamic gain of nearly 15% compared to the E-118 Next, the Argon 18 E-119 Tri has certainly accomplished its goal.

The bulk of that aero advantage comes thanks to the fully integrated front end that has become the hallmark of the E-119. By taking this frame into the wind tunnel and conducting computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis, they have been able to optimize the bikes performance in wind that comes not just head-on but from 5° to 20° yaw angles. In other words, exactly the sort of conditions you will be apt to face every single race.

Helping with the aero advantage, the integrated handlebar with what they call their ONEness concept means that there is greater headset adjustment options, to get the optimal aero position for you. You will be able to find the position that is at once comfortable and most efficient for you. This is a full-on racing machine with an aggressive triathlon-specific geometry. The seat tube angle is 78°, and the saddle position can be adjusted from +28mm to -28mm. Argon 18 have also built into the frame a specially designed concealed front brake as well as a rear brake that sits conveniently and unobtrusively at the seat tube/seat stay interface. This configuration makes them aero, super-light, and easy to adjust.

The carbon frame has been designed to absorb energy sapping road vibrations, so that you will be able to find that ideal balance between aerodynamics, control and comfort. They have had a lot of feedback from their sponsored triathletes, which ensures the comfort have been added into the equation. The carbon frame has been designed to absorb energy sapping road vibrations. Nevertheless, this is a fully committed triathlon bike, that has been designed exclusively for tri-uses, which means that they haven’t had to worry about sticking within sometimes oppressive UCI regulations when designing it. And since they know most triathletes spend a lot of the season traveling to races with their bikes, Argon 18 have made this an especially travel friendly frame, which means that the cockpit and the wheels are easy to remove without complicated hardware or compromising the settings. The frame can clear up to 28mm tires which will help prevent rubbing brakes and will make wheel changes easier.

Adding the Argon 18 E-119 Tri to your arsenal will help you tackle the toughest courses and match the stiffest competition.