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Dark Matter (INT)
2023 is looking a bit rough
And Rugged. And Dusty. Probably Unpredictable. If that sounds just about right to you, meet the Dark Matter (INT).
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Rugged race or rough adventure
The Dark Matter (INT) 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. Light and lean and ready to race, or now with up to four bottle mounts and full paniers, the Dark Matter goes from scrappy race-day ride to sidekick for your longest off-road adventures.
Gravel racers and adventure riders looking for poppy performance and nimble responsiveness on all terrain.
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.
Features & Configurations
More mounting points
Additional frame and fork mounting points for extra bottles and gear
Now featuring our new 3D system, including a spacer that offers seamless connection with the frame’s toptube in 0mm and 25mm configurations. Specced with FSA SRS (external between the handlebar and stem, routing through the headset) for maximum versatility and hassle-free maintenance, the updated 3D system is also compatible with FSA ACR (fully integrated), FSA SMR (semi-integrated), Token A-Box, Token S-Box, Ritchey Switch and Deda DCR.*
LIGHT OR LOADED
Bikepacking-ready with three mounting points added on each side of the fork, additional bottle cage mounting options in the front triangle, new rear rack mounts and relocation of the toptube mounting bolts. Or, leave some of the gear at home and have one of the peppiest gravel racers on the market.
With an eye toward ride quality, the Dark Matter features seatstays designed to flex and dissipate shocks, and allows for 45c (40c with fenders), to offer maximum traction and comfort on all surfaces.
Gravel geometry provides fork rake specific to frame size, to allow for tight turn clearance on more technical runs. With new stack and reach measures fine-tuned to each size range, a dialed-in fit is assured. Our new seatpost, as well as being 50g lighter, now offers a reversible saddle clamp with 15mm or 25mm setback for optimal fit adjustments.
Max tire size
45c (for both 700C and 650B)
Removable Front Derailleur Hanger
For clean installation of 1x, compatible with 46/30T to 52/36T or 1x46T
Listed compatibility is for 25mm configuration, using a press-fit column and non-rotating caps. In 0mm configuration, 3D system is only compatible with FSA SRS using custom SRS cap.