Germany-based Nicolai Bikes just released its all new Argon GX, the company’s first official gravel bike. However, it’s not what you might expect from a company that’s known for its slack and aggressive mountain bikes. The Argon GX is pretty tame by modern standards, with modest angles and clearance for 700C x 45mm or 650B x 50mm tires. Most interesting is the bike’s 7020-T6 aluminum construction and machined aesthetic, highlighted by several milled parts. Using five-axis CNC machines, the Argon frame features several complex milled parts, including the seat stay yoke, a combined bottom bracket/chain stay yoke, and dropouts, all made possible via Nicolai’s so-called “Hollow Mill” technology.
The Nicolai Argon GX complete starts at 3,750€ ($4,550) and is built using Nicolai’s “Tailor Made” semi-custom process. You can also specify a variety of parts, including a Pinion drivetrain, using their build configurator. Learn more over at Nicolai-Bicycles.com.