Rugged Race or Rough Adventure, the Dark Matter defines Performance Gravel
This way to adventure
The Dark Matter takes you ever further off the beaten path with new bikepacking features, cable integration, and updated stack and reach. What hasn’t changed is the confident, responsive ride that’s made it a gravel classic.
DROPPER READY 27.2mm CARBON SEATPOST
SRS CABLE ROUTING
DOWNTUBE PROTECTOR WITH ADDITONAL BOTTLE MOUNT
The Dark Matter in action
Technology Dark Matter
For our newest generation of bikes, we wanted to push our 3D System even further by merging it seamlessly with the frame.
Our gravel geometry draws on our endurance geometry, itself directly inspired by our performance road race series, meaning handling, responsiveness and race-ready positioning are paramount.
Topological Compliance System
To achieve the optimal balance of comfort and performance for our endurance line, we needed geometry uniquely aligned with the demands of long-distance riding and racing. In conjunction with the best geometry, we also needed to optimise frame topology and carbon layup.
Argon Fit System
Argon Fit System is designed to provide riders of all sizes with consistent performance and optimal positioning.
"The Argon 18 Dark Matter is a cool and consistently specced bike that should convince most adventurers with a need for speed, thanks to its efficiency and aggressive riding position."
"If you are looking for a good-looking, stable gravel bike that is at home on bikepacking adventures, then the Argon 18 Dark Matter is a great option."
"The handling is superb and I immediately felt comfortable railing the Dark Matter through the technical high-speed bends."
"The Dark Matter is a great machine for tearing across roads and some tracks that will bounce you around a bit. Once you dial in the fit, it’s game for going fast."