Alchemy launches the Argos – An all new titanium hardtail for 2022

New to Alchemy Bicycles is the Argos. It is a hardtail with a titanium frame, a first for the brand. It’s handcrafted to take on the ridiculously tough climbs of the Colorado Rockies while taking advantage of the known strength of titanium. Alongside the launch of the new hardtail, the brand has announced that the Artkos 2022 complete susser now comes with a flip-chip modification. Here are all the details.

Before moving on to new Alchemy Bicycles mountain bike news, the brand has also released a gravel bike. Our friends at road.cc took care of that, so Click here to see what this bike is all about.

The new Argos titanium hardtail has been designed to be the perfect bike for the Argos Trail which is conveniently located just behind Alchemy’s future HQ and is the newest addition to the brand’s expanding range.

As mentioned earlier, the frame is constructed using the brand’s custom USA-blended titanium. All tubes, bends and welds are specifically tuned to deliver quality ride feel and performance. The Argo’s chainstay and seatstays are cold-formed to add a touch of comfort and responsiveness, says Alchemy.

As for the rear, it uses a unique design to incorporate the rear brake caliper into the frame which is supposed to offer more responsive braking while also being a bit nicer. Next, comfort and responsiveness come from the S-curve on the seatstay. This design also allows a number of bike bags to be mounted.

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This frame features a tapered head tube, 12 x 148mm boost rear end with clearance for a 2.5” rear tire and a threaded bottom bracket shell. It is then compatible with a dropper post and is internally cable routed.

Alchemy says the Argos was built with a progressive geometry with a 478mm reach on a tall frame, 65° head tube angle, 75.5° seat tube angle and 435 chainstay. mm. However, this geometry is customizable, with the brand offering custom stack and reach measurements. The paint and build kit is also customizable.

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Here is the new semi-rigid. Also new to Alchemy is that the Arktos 2022 now comes with a geometry tuning chip. Not only does this chip change the geometry, it also allows the bike to run a mullet wheel setup. Going for the mixed wheel size means you will have to keep the bike in the steeper, “high” setting though.

If you are using 29er wheels on either end, switching the flip-chip to low mode will slow the bike down half a degree.

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The new Argos is available in four sizes (S to XL), five different complete builds and as a frame only, and with a Fox Factory 34 fork. Prices start at $4,000 (~£2,939) and go up to at $8,300 (~6,098).

Arktos builds range from $5,500 (~4,050) to $7,500 (~£5,510).

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