This Argon18 Gallium Pro Disc was built to be an outstanding training bike for a triathlete with the potential to upgrade components later on. It had all the features to ride long aerobic miles and train effectively while keeping the budget down. The areas chosen to ensure that the price of the bike would reach budget were important, as performance was still a cosnideration for the group ride sprints.
To keep the cost down, the mechanical SRAM Force groupset was used, providing a solid 11-speed groupset prepared for training miles. Similarly, a pair of DT Swiss E1800s were used as a solid training wheel platform, with the width for wide tyres and disc brake compatible, they met the budget criteria perfectly.
By keeping the price down, a cost-effective power meter could be added, a Power2Max NG Eco Spider. This helped the end goal to be an amazing frame with disc brakes, with all the tools necessary for a good training bike, while also having the potential to upgrade in the future.
This Argon18 Gallium Pro belonged to a triathlete who also had a time trial bike. The TT bike featured a shorter 165mm crank to compliment the crank arms on their time trial bike and provide consistency between the two bikes.
The Zipp SL-70 Ergo Carbon drop bars allowed the rider to reach their ideal position when paired with a Zipp 130mm SL Sprint stem. The use of a Zipp 0 Offset SL Speed Seatpost allowed for the placement of the Selle SMP Composite saddle to be in the same position as the riders previous bikes.