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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on Argon 18 Gallium. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
14 reasons to buy
- By all reports, the Gallium maneuvered precisely on fast corners.
- Galliums were lauded for being stiffer than a flagpole on the 4th of July.
- At 790g in medium, the monocoque Carbon frame is a featherweight.
- In sprints, the Gallium Pro was aggressively fast.
- The Gallium’s Geometry offers a race-oriented, forward-leaning ride position.
- Reputedly, the Gallium Pro climbs like a frightened cat.
- The Gallium Pro was said to be stable on descents.
- Argon’s ‘3D’ system allows headtube lengthening by up to 2cm.
- Ultegra groupsets performed sans-flaws in braking and shifting applications.
- In Red Matte and Black Gloss, the color scheme was well-liked.
- The Gallium retains a minimal and modest, low-key design.
- Tire clearance on the new Pro Disc model has been expanded to 30mm.
- A traditional, 27.2mm seatpost width contributed to compliance.
- On the rear stay, the Disc Pro is provisioned with a chainsuck protector.
8 reasons not to buy
- A few reviewers saw the Gallium as less aggressive than some of its competitors.
- Fulcrum Racing Quattro wheels seemed overweight and underspecced for race use.
- A tester expected the lighter Dura-Ace groupset at the Pro’s proffered price.
- On 2016 models, testers said the cockpit felt insufficiently stiff on descents.
- Some reviewers would have preferred 160mm rotor/s over the 140mm specced.
- Vibration damping was modest. The Gallium could tire with judder transmission.
- As a non-aero design, the Gallium demanded more rider input at high speeds.
- One owner’s toptube showed striations. Argon would not warranty the frame but warned against use.
Expert Reviews79/100 based on 4 expert reviews
Argon 18 Gallium Pro Disc Review
…it runs the risk of being overlooked in favor of more flamboyant bikes, which would be a huge shame. Just a few small tweaks to the build would take the Gallium Pro Disc from very good to stunning superbike.
Argon 18 Gallium Pro
…the first ride on it was absolutely fantastic and fast… comfort was not quite what I’d hoped for… remains a pure racing bike… the general performance of its specification are not highlighting its potential.
Argon 18 Gallium Pro Disc Review
Overall, the Argon 18 Gallium Pro Disc is a fantastic all-rounder that will help you shave a few seconds off your Strava PBs.
Test Report: Argon 18 Gallium (2016) [German]
The adjustable head-tube is smart, high comfort and smoothness recommends the Argon 18 Gallium for long-distance applications. Only the cockpit should be stiffer.
Argon 18 Gallium Pro Review – Long Term
This may be the stiffest front-end on a road bike I’ve ever been on… what you really wanna see are that these chainstays are wispy… they do legit make this ride comfortable.