Alchemy Bikes adds a titanium hardtail to the lineup and a Flip chip for its full-suspension models
Alchemy Bicycles doesn’t mess with the drop in fall bike releases, and today we see two new models and an update to one of their mainstays.
New Argos The 29er titanium hardtail seems like a good time, with its downhill-ready 65° head tube and moderate 478mm reach on the size wide. This reach will increase slightly with sag and the 75.5° seat tube angle will lean forward for a comfortable climbing position. The chainstays stay short all over at 435mm, which should help lift this bike over rough sections. The seat tubes are on the longer side, with the tall size reaching up to 450mm, so riders with shorter legs may not be able to gain height with this frame.
The titanium frame has integrated cable routing, and cables exit from under the downtube to go under the BB and back into the chainstays on their way to the caliper and derailleur. Two water bottle mounts and the largely scratch-resistant titanium finish should make this an ideal ride for bikepacking.
The Agros bikes will be available in three builds, each based on their drivetrain components which include SRAM X01, Shimano XTR and SRAM AXS electro. They will all have Industry Nine carbon rim wheels with Hydra hubs, and two of the versions will get a Fox Factory Transfer dropper post while the AXS version has a Reverb wireless up-downer.
Full versions start at $6,299 for the base version and top out at $8,299 with all the wireless bits installed. Framesets are available for $4,499.
In addition to the new hardtail, all full suspension bikes now have a flip-chip to allow riders to transform their frame however they wish. The chip not only changes the geometry of their 120, 135 and 150mm bikes by 0.75°, but also makes it easier to switch between mixed and balanced wheel diameters.
Finally, Alchemy today adds a new gravel option to its lineup with Carbon Fiber Thug Frame. The American-made frame is available in six sizes, a variety of colors, and six different versions. Pricing for complete bikes starts at $8,199 and ranges up to $9,999.