Cyclocross is a unique sport and there’s no getting away from the fact that you’re going to get muddy. If you get off your bike tired and muddy on winter weekends, and mountain biking isn’t enough for you then you might have caught the cyclocross bug. A few people at Nicolai went down with it so we had to do something. Enter the Argon CX! It’s obviously a cyclocross frame, but it’s also the perfect road bike for the mountain biker or as a commuting machine. Now NICOLAI fans need not look elsewhere for these disciplines- the Argon CX is here for you!
You shave your legs (or not) and like to get muddy! You enjoy mile munching, but still look wistfully down every dirt road or trail! You want a bike that makes you want to keep pushing hard, despite the burning in your legs! You like to feel what’s going on underneath your tyres! You need a bike that just keeps on working! Then our Argon CX could be exactly what you were looking for?
When you think of NICOLAI, you don’t necessarily think Cyclocross. Our ‘cross bike, the Argon CX, is our bike for those times when mountain biking isn’t what you crave. To make it as versatile as possible, such as if you want to use the Argon CX as a sporty gravel bike, we have equipped the frame with clearance for up to 44 mm tyres.
NICOLAI Argon CX – the high-end ‘cross bike from the MTB experts.
We at Nicolai exclusively use the alloy 7020-T6 (AlZn4,5Mg1) for our frames. Compared to our competitors, who mostly use aluminium 6061-T6, this grade has much better strength values.
The tensile strength of 7020 compared to 6061 aluminium is about one third higher. The elasticity is about one fifth higher. These properties, coupled with high quality welding, result in a bicycle frame that is far superior to the average in terms of durability.
In comparison to carbon, aluminium is much more robust and tough, so that bottom contact, falls or stone impacts cannot harm the structure.
2.1 kg (size M, black anodized)