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Argon 18 Dark Matter Wild Olive Frameset

Argon 18 Dark Matter Wild Olive Frameset

Regular price $3,500.00 NZD
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The Dark Matter (INT) is a rugged and versatile gravel bike designed for gravel racers and adventure riders seeking high performance and nimble responsiveness on various terrains. It offers several features to enhance your bikepacking experience and has undergone updates to improve cable integration, stack and reach measurements, and mounting options.

One notable improvement is the addition of more mounting points on the frame and fork, allowing you to attach extra bottles and gear. This enables you to carry all the necessary supplies for your long off-road adventures or races. The bike also includes three mounting points on each side of the fork for bikepacking purposes.

Seamless integration is achieved through the new 3D system, which includes a spacer that seamlessly connects with the frame's toptube in 0mm and 25mm configurations. It is equipped with the FSA SRS (external between the handlebar and stem, routing through the headset) for versatility and easy maintenance. The updated 3D system is compatible with various systems such as FSA ACR (fully integrated), FSA SMR (semi-integrated), Token A-Box, Token S-Box, Ritchey Switch, and Deda DCR.

The Dark Matter (INT) offers flexibility in terms of its usage. It can be set up for bikepacking with the addition of extra mounting points, rear rack mounts, and relocation of the toptube mounting bolts. Alternatively, you can choose to leave some gear behind and transform it into a high-performance gravel racer.

The bike's LL- Terrain Handling features seatstays designed to flex and absorb shocks, providing maximum traction and comfort on all surfaces. It can accommodate tire sizes up to 45c for both 700C and 650B wheels, ensuring excellent grip and stability.

In terms of rider customization, the Dark Matter (INT) incorporates gravel geometry with fork rake specific to each frame size, allowing for tight turn clearance on technical routes. The stack and reach measurements have been fine-tuned for each size range, ensuring a dialed-in fit. The seatpost has been redesigned to be 50g lighter and offers a reversible saddle clamp with 15mm or 25mm setback options for optimal fit adjustments.

Finally, the bike features a removable front derailleur hanger, enabling a clean installation of a 1x drivetrain. It is compatible with chainring sizes ranging from 46/30T to 52/36T or a 1x46T configuration.

Overall, the Dark Matter (INT) is a rugged and versatile gravel bike that combines performance, adaptability, and comfort, making it an ideal choice for gravel racers and adventure riders looking to tackle any terrain with confidence.




  • Model: Dark Matter Gravel 
  • Colour: Wild Olive, Gloss
  • Material: Carbon Fibre
  • Max Tire Size: 45mm
  • Seamless Integration 
  • More Mounting Points
  • 1x and 2x Compatible with Removable Front Derailleur Hanger
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