United by the idea that the greatest ride is yet to be built, and driven by the endless possibilities of technology, we create tomorrow's ride, today.
In 1989, former Olympian Gervais Rioux left a successful bike racing career to open a bike store in Montreal and launch Argon 18. Soon after, he put together a group of bike-obsessed research and development specialists to build bikes like no one had ever seen or experienced before. United by the idea that the greatest ride is yet to be built, and driven by the endless possibilities of technology, they worked relentlessly to create the rides of the future, for all kinds of riders.
Today, we are united by this idea more than ever, and it shows. With bikes on the roads, tracks and trails of more than 70 countries worldwide — and sponsoring professional cycling teams and professional triathletes the world over — Argon 18 has become a benchmark in the international cycling community.
We’ve only just begun. Because at Argon 18, we continue to refine and redefine the art of cycling every single day. We’re always out there with our riders, riders of all calibre, finding out how we can improve their cycling experience. And how we can make our bikes lighter, faster, safer and more integrated for everyone. Because building better bikes isn’t just what we do. It’s who we are.
- Argon 18 store founded.
- Argon 18 launches its first 100% carbon fibre frame.
- The Gallium, Argon 18’s first monocoque carbon frame, is launched.
- The E-114 is launched with the first integrated cockpit on the market. Wins Eurobike Design Award and The Montreal Institute of Design Award. ONEness concept born.
- Argon 18 introduces exclusive patented 3D System. Now a key design feature on most of our bikes.
- The UCI-Certified Adjustable E-118 launched and quickly adopted by the world’s top triathletes.
- Argon 18 demonstrates strong commitment to Triathlon with 4 new Tri-specific bikes: The E-119 Tri, E-117 Tri, E-119 Tri+ and E-117 Tri+
- Argon 18 co-develops, with the Danish Cycling Federation, the Danish National Track Cycling Team’s Bike for the Summer Olympics in Rio. The new Electron Pro is born shortly after. Argon 18 makes Top 5 of Kona Ironman World Championship Bike Count with 106 Bikes.
- Endurance Line is launched with the Krypton GF and CS, featuring numerous technical innovations including the new 3D+ System.
- New generation Gallium Pro introduced and rapidly adopted by the pros with impressive results on the World Tour Circuit.
- Argon 18 makes Top 5 Again at Kona Ironman World Championship Bike Count with 146 Bikes.
- The company’s first gravel racer, Dark Matter, is launched.
- Argon 18 becomes Official Bicycle Supplier for Cycling Australia. Argon 18 and Cycling Australia co-develop the fastest track bike in the world with one goal in mind: Gold in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
- Argon 18 launches 3 new disc-equipped bikes: 1 aero bike, the Nitrogen Disc, 2 UCI approved Triathlon bikes:
- The E-118 Tri+ Disc (Pro level bike) and the E117 Tri Disc (entry level)
- Three of Argon 18’s Triathletes become World Champions.
- Samantha McGlone (Ironman 70.3)
- Torbjørn Sindballe and Bella Comerford (long distance world championships)
- Two of Argon 18’s Triathletes climb on the podium at the Kona World Championship.
- 2nd position for Samantha McGlone
- 3rd position for Torbjørn Sindballe
- Argon 18 sponsors Five of The World’s Top Triathletes: Terenzo Bozzone, Leon Griffin, Magali Tisseyre, Iván Raña and Clemente Alonso McKernan.
- Argon 18 makes its first and historic appearance at the Tour De France with Team Bora – Argon 18.
- Danish riders win 2 Bronze Medals at the Rio Summer Olympics on newly introduced Electron Pro.
- Lasse Norman Hansen (Denmark) breaks Olympic Record in the Individual Pursuit.
- Craig Alexander 3X Ironman World Champion signs with Argon 18.
- In their first season with Argon 18, Astana Pro Team riders win big on the new Gallium Pro:
- Criterium du Dauphiné: GC + 2 stages (Jakob Fuglsang).
- Tour de France: Stage 12 win + Yellow Jersey for 2 days (Fabio Aru).
- Vuelta: 3 stage wins (Lopez  + Lutsenko).
- Argon 18 strengthens Women’s Pro Triathlete team with Heather Jackson and Michelle Vesterby.
- An incredible season for Argon 18’s sponsored triathletes and the E-119 Tri+.
- Terenzo Bozzone: 2 Ironman wins (course record in New Zealand – 7:59:57) + 3 Ironman 70.3 wins.
- Heather Jackson: 2 Ironman wins + American record holder from IM Lake Placid 2018.
- World Tour Circuit: Michael Valgren of Astana Pro Team wins 2 World Tour Spring Classic on the Gallium Pro.
- Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Amstel Gold Race Astana Pro Team riders go on to win multiple victories in World Tour Stage Races.
- Tour of Oman: Overall and Stage wins
- Tour of the Alps: Stage wins
- Tour de Romandie: Stage wins
- Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team) brings home White Jersey for Best Young Rider and finishes 3rd overall in the Giro d’Italia. Also takes 3rd position on final podium of the Vuelta in Spain on his Gallium Pro.
- Omar Fraile and Magnus Cort of Astana Pro Team win back-to-back stages at the Tour de France on Argon 18 Gallium Pros.
- Full Podium for the Electron Pro in the Men’s Team Pursuit at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Berlin.
- Gold – Australia/Silver – Denmark/
- Bronze – Canada
- Fourth finishing team HUUB Wattbike Test Team also rode the Electron Pro.
- End of 2019 season also marks the end of Argon 18’s sponsorship of Astana Pro Team. Nevertheless, the team finishes the season with 15 World Tour level victories including Liège-Bastogne-Liège, 3 stage victories at the Giro d’Italia and 2 at la Vuelta ciclista a España. The team also won 3 general classification titles at Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, Itzulia Basque Country and Critérium du Dauphiné.
- Over the course of its 3-year partnership with Astana Pro Team, Argon 18 bikes were raced to 85 victories (including Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2019, Critérium du Dauphiné 2017 & 2019, Amstel Gold Race 2018, Itzulia Basque Country 2019, Volta a Catalunya 2019 and 11 Grand Tour stages) and 141 podium finishes in the most prestigious races around the world (including the Giro d’Italia 2018 and the Vuelta a Espana 2018).
- UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Pruszków, Poland. Cycling Australia’s track team members win 6 rainbow jerseys on the Electron Pro in the Women’s Team Sprint, Women’s Team Pursuit, Men Team’s Pursuit, Men’s Scratch, Women’s Sprint, Women’s Individual Pursuit and Women’s 25 km points races.
- At Pruszków, Cycling Australia Men’s Team Pursuit ride the Electron Pro to a new Team Pursuit World Record with a time of 3:48.012.