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Argon 18 Krypton AR

Argon 18 Krypton AR
  • Color: Gloss Frostbite Blue
  • Color: Gloss Frostbite Blue
  • Color: Gloss Frostbite Blue
  • Color: Gloss Frostbite Blue
  • Color: Gloss Frostbite Blue
  • Color: Gloss Frostbite Blue
  • Color: Gloss Frostbite Blue
  • Color: Irisdescent Charcoal
  • Color: Irisdescent Charcoal
  • Color: Irisdescent Charcoal
  • Color: Irisdescent Charcoal
  • Color: Irisdescent Charcoal
  • Color: Irisdescent Charcoal
  • Color: Irisdescent Charcoal
  • Color: Irisdescent Charcoal
  • Color: Irisdescent Charcoal
$3,949.99 - $7,599.99
Color: Gloss Frostbite Blue
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Details

FURTHER.
FASTER.
WHEREVER.

Road Race or Road Trip: Your Choice.

Ride Out Of The Ordinary
Take the long way home: The most versatile bike in our lineup, the Krypton keeps your legs fresh over any distance and any surface. With increased tire clearance, a downtube storage compartment to carry tools and gear, and shorter chain stays, the Krypton offers a more reactive and responsive ride, from pure tarmac to off-piste. Steady on the rough, sharp on the smooth, and flat out fast over the long haul, the new Krypton is a refined ride for any road.

Ideal for
For the daylong adventurer or multi-day explorer with a focus on performance.

We believe the discerning cyclist deserves more than just trickle-down technology. We make sure our Elite level bikes benefit from the same attention to detail and offer the same riding characteristics as our Pro level ones. From their carbon layup right down to the smallest parts, all aspects of their design are optimized so that they are guaranteed to be overachievers in their own right.

To achieve the optimal balance of comfort and performance for our endurance line, we needed geometry uniquely aligned with the demands of long-distance riding and racing. In conjunction with the best geometry, we also needed to optimise frame topology and carbon layup. Through extensive research and analysis of stiffness, resistance, and aerodynamics using FEA and CFD software, we designed frames and forks that offer exceptional vertical compliance and dampens road-induced vibrations. At the same time, they needed to remain impervious to lateral movement, thus ensuring maximum pedaling efficiency for optimal power transfer. Our Topological Compliance System (TPS), was validated by numerous iterations of frame and fork designs tested both on the road and in our research and development laboratory using proprietary vibration testing tools.

The best mix of handling, stiffness and integration

For our newest generation of frames, we wanted to push our 3D System further by merging it seamlessly with the frame. The fully integrated 3D+ system has become an essential characteristic of our Endurance and Gravel frames. It delivers all the handling and stiffness benefits of the original 3D system in a streamlined version, offering three head tube extension heights for every frame size: 0mm, 15mm and 30mm. This provides a proven stiffness gain of 5% at 15mm and 11% at 30mm, as compared to traditional spacers. It also allows for a larger fit window (60mm of stack adjustment compared with 30 for a traditional setup). As well, the frame integration offers an aero benefit over our traditional 3D System, smoothing the airflow over the handlebar.

The Argon Fit System is designed to provide riders of all sizes with consistent performance and optimal positioning. Regardless of your build, gender or your riding style, our frames are designed so that your fit will always be efficient and comfortable, ensuring the ultimate in handling. We offer sizing from XXS to XL in all of our road bikes, and XS to XL in our Tri bikes, with each size approached individually from a design and performance perspective. While a lot of manufacturers optimise performance and weight targets for a medium size frame and simply scale up or down, we assess the performance of each size based on the individual character of that particular geometry. For example, even our largest frames have exceptional stiffness without excess weight, to avoid the 'dead' feel found in some XL frames. XS and XXS retain their inherent lightweight qualities, but without excess stiffness, avoiding harsh ride quality.

Our integrated toolkit is located at the BB, the optimal position to provide easy access with no structural or performance penalty. The BB solution also provides the best results in terms of weight position, usability, and accessibility. The weight and placement of the kit doesn’t affect ride quality, being virtually imperceptible to the rider, even when out of the saddle. It also provides an aero benefit when measured against the common practice of strapping tools directly to the frame, or using an external toolkit. The integrated kit features a sleek zippered pouch with elastic cords to hold tools securely in place while riding, and is easily accessible through a panel on the BB.

Specs

Frame Krypton
Fork Krypton
Headset FSA SRS w/ 3D
Rims/Wheels Force/Rival AXS Plus: Hunt 4 Season XDR / Rival AXS: Team 30 Clincher XDR / Rival 22: Vision Team TC 30
Tires Force/Rival AXS Plus: Vittoria Rubino Pro G2.0 700x30C / Rival AXS/Rival 22: Vittoria Zaffiro 700x30C
Crankset SRAM Force DUB / Sram Rival AXS DUB / SRAM Rival
Chainwheel 48/35T / Rival 22: 50/34
Bottom Bracket Token DUB T47 / Rival 22: Token GXP T47
Chain SRAM Force 12S 114L / SRAM Rival 12S 114L / KMC X11 EPT
Front Derailleur SRAM Force eTap AXS / SRAM Rival ETap AXS / SRAM 22 YAW w/ Chain Spotter
Rear Derailleur SRAM Force eTap AXS / SRAM Rival eTap AXS / SRAM Rival 22
Rear Cogs SRAM XG 1270 10-33T XDR / SRAM Rival Wide XG 1250 10-36T / SRAM PG1130 11-32T
Shifters SRAM Force eTap AXS / SRAM Rival eTap AXS / SRAM Rival HRD
Handlebars Force/Rival AXS Plus: FSA Energy SCR Compact / Rival AXS: FSA Omega Compact / Rival 22: FSA Vero Compact
Tape/Grips Force/Rival AXS Plus: Ciclovation Leather Touch Tornado Gloss / Rival AXS/Rival 22: Prologo Plaintouch Black
Stem Force: FSA SL-K / Rival AXS Plus: FSA Energy / Rival AXS/Rival 22: FSA OS-167 Omega Pro
Brake Levers SRAM Force eTap AXS / SRAM Rival eTap AXS / SRAM Rival HRD
Brakes SRAM Force eTap AXS / SRAM Rival eTap AXS / SRAM Rival HRD
Saddle Repente Quasar / Rival 22: Repente Quasar S
Seat Post Argon 18 Carbon

* Subject to change without notice.

Videos

Krypton | RACE, RIDE, EXPLORE | Argon 18

The new Krypton All-Road, it begs to be raced everywhere the roads get rough. A bike designed for speed and comfort over all surfaces. The Krypton Pro offers increased tire clearance for versatility, a downtube storage compartment to carry tools and gear, and shorter chainstays for a more responsive ride.

Part Numbers

Option MPN Store SKU
SRAM Rival 22 / Gloss Frostbite Blue / XX-Small KR.XXS.365B.3SR.1 KRY36778936E
SRAM Rival AXS Rev 1 / Gloss Frostbite Blue / XX-Small KR.XXS.365B.3E.1 KRY41562898E
SRAM Rival AXS Rev 2 / Gloss Frostbite Blue / XX-Small KR.XXS.365B.3E.2 KRY4146532E
SRAM Rival AXS (Plus) / Gloss Frostbite Blue / XX-Small KR.XXS.365B.3E.1+ KRY41864848E
SRAM Force AXS / Gloss Frostbite Blue / XX-Small KR.XXS.365B.2E.2 KRY373592E
SRAM Rival 22 / Gloss Frostbite Blue / X-Small KR.XS.365B.3SR.1 KRY33460807E
SRAM Rival AXS Rev 1 / Gloss Frostbite Blue / X-Small KR.XS.365B.3E.1 KRY40656962E
SRAM Rival AXS Rev 2 / Gloss Frostbite Blue / X-Small KR.XS.365B.3E.2 KRY40543191E
SRAM Rival AXS (Plus) / Gloss Frostbite Blue / X-Small KR.XS.365B.3E.1+ KRY40718649E
SRAM Force AXS / Gloss Frostbite Blue / X-Small KR.XS.365B.2E.2 KRY3699295E
SRAM Rival 22 / Gloss Frostbite Blue / Small KR.S.365B.3SR.1 KRY34343963E
SRAM Rival AXS Rev 1 / Gloss Frostbite Blue / Small KR.S.365B.3E.1 KRY39826331E
SRAM Rival AXS Rev 2 / Gloss Frostbite Blue / Small KR.S.365B.3E.2 KRY39508194E
SRAM Rival AXS (Plus) / Gloss Frostbite Blue / Small KR.S.365B.3E.1+ KRY39145406E
SRAM Force AXS / Gloss Frostbite Blue / Small KR.S.365B.2E.2 KRY35482055E
SRAM Rival 22 / Gloss Frostbite Blue / Medium KR.M.365B.3SR.1 ARG37267940E
SRAM Rival AXS Rev 1 / Gloss Frostbite Blue / Medium KR.M.365B.3E.1 KRY39852768E
SRAM Rival AXS Rev 2 / Gloss Frostbite Blue / Medium KR.M.365B.3E.2 KRY39561871E
SRAM Rival AXS (Plus) / Gloss Frostbite Blue / Medium KR.M.365B.3E.1+ KRY39140520E
SRAM Force AXS / Gloss Frostbite Blue / Medium KR.M.365B.2E.2 KRY35594433E
SRAM Rival 22 / Gloss Frostbite Blue / Large KR.L.365B.3SR.1 KRY34973020E
SRAM Rival AXS Rev 1 / Gloss Frostbite Blue / Large KR.L.365B.3E.1 KRY39759891E
SRAM Rival AXS Rev 2 / Gloss Frostbite Blue / Large KR.L.365B.3E.2 KRY39468545E
SRAM Rival AXS (Plus) / Gloss Frostbite Blue / Large KR.L.365B.3E.1+ KRY39309656E
SRAM Force AXS / Gloss Frostbite Blue / Large KR.L.365B.2E.2 KRY35342207E
SRAM Rival 22 / Gloss Frostbite Blue / X-Large KR.XL.365B.3SR.1 KRY35722549E
SRAM Rival AXS Rev 1 / Gloss Frostbite Blue / X-Large KR.XL.365B.3E.1 KRY40202356E
SRAM Rival AXS Rev 2 / Gloss Frostbite Blue / X-Large KR.XL.365B.3E.2 KRY4045877E
SRAM Rival AXS (Plus) / Gloss Frostbite Blue / X-Large KR.XL.365B.3E.1+ KRY40122672E
SRAM Force AXS / Gloss Frostbite Blue / X-Large KR.XL.365B.2E.2 KRY36162445E
SRAM Rival 22 / Irisdescent Charcoal / XX-Small KR.XXS.365A.3SR.1 KRY41116805L
SRAM Rival AXS Rev 1 / Irisdescent Charcoal / XX-Small KR.XXS.365A.3E.1 KRY46639724L
SRAM Rival AXS Rev 2 / Irisdescent Charcoal / XX-Small KR.XXS.365A.3E.2 KRY4641587L
SRAM Rival AXS (Plus) / Irisdescent Charcoal / XX-Small KR.XXS.365A.3E.1+ KRY46123375L
SRAM Force AXS / Irisdescent Charcoal / XX-Small KR.XXS.365A.2E.2 KRY42251868L
SRAM Rival 22 / Irisdescent Charcoal / X-Small KR.XS.365A.3SR.1 KRY40417647L
SRAM Rival AXS Rev 1 / Irisdescent Charcoal / X-Small KR.XS.365A.3E.1 KRY45819096L
SRAM Rival AXS Rev 2 / Irisdescent Charcoal / X-Small KR.XS.365A.3E.2 KRY45347358L
SRAM Rival AXS (Plus) / Irisdescent Charcoal / X-Small KR.XS.365A.3E.1+ KRY45446371L
SRAM Force AXS / Irisdescent Charcoal / X-Small KR.XS.365A.2E.2 KRY41412679L
SRAM Rival 22 / Irisdescent Charcoal / Small KR.S.365A.3SR.1 KRY38873294L
SRAM Rival AXS Rev 1 / Irisdescent Charcoal / Small KR.S.365A.3E.1 KRY44542223L
SRAM Rival AXS Rev 2 / Irisdescent Charcoal / Small KR.S.365A.3E.2 KRY44232724L
SRAM Rival AXS (Plus) / Irisdescent Charcoal / Small KR.S.365A.3E.1+ KRY44949575L
SRAM Force AXS / Irisdescent Charcoal / Small KR.S.365A.2E.2 KRY40695498L
SRAM Rival 22 / Irisdescent Charcoal / Medium KR.M.365B.3SR.1 ARG37267940E
SRAM Rival AXS Rev 1 / Irisdescent Charcoal / Medium KR.M.365A.3E.1 KRY44544139L
SRAM Rival AXS Rev 2 / Irisdescent Charcoal / Medium KR.M.365A.3E.2 KRY44172209L
SRAM Rival AXS (Plus) / Irisdescent Charcoal / Medium KR.M.365A.3E.1+ KRY44928303L
SRAM Force AXS / Irisdescent Charcoal / Medium KR.M.365A.2E.2 KRY40450357L
SRAM Rival 22 / Irisdescent Charcoal / Large KR.L.365A.3SR.1 KRY38345262L
SRAM Rival AXS Rev 1 / Irisdescent Charcoal / Large KR.L.365A.3E.1 KRY44952082L
SRAM Rival AXS Rev 2 / Irisdescent Charcoal / Large KR.L.365A.3E.2 KRY44973803L
SRAM Rival AXS (Plus) / Irisdescent Charcoal / Large KR.L.365A.3E.1+ KRY44958344L
SRAM Force AXS / Irisdescent Charcoal / Large KR.L.365A.2E.2 KRY40447457L
SRAM Rival 22 / Irisdescent Charcoal / X-Large KR.XL.365A.3SR.1 KRY39551694L
SRAM Rival AXS Rev 1 / Irisdescent Charcoal / X-Large KR.XL.365A.3E.1 KRY45895983L
SRAM Rival AXS Rev 2 / Irisdescent Charcoal / X-Large KR.XL.365A.3E.2 KRY45242238L
SRAM Rival AXS (Plus) / Irisdescent Charcoal / X-Large KR.XL.365A.3E.1+ KRY45442304L
SRAM Force AXS / Irisdescent Charcoal / X-Large KR.XL.365A.2E.2 KRY41404126L

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