Marin Argenta Elite Road Bike - 2017
$1,074.99 MSRP $1,154.99
Every great bike starts with a great frame, and the Argenta Elite is no exception. A Series 3 6061 alloy frame with a carbon-legged fork for a bike that's stiff, lightweight, and always fun to ride. A great frameset is nothing without great components though, and that's why the Argenta is equipped with Shimano's newly redesigned Tiagra 10-speed groupset. Tiagra now takes design cues from Shimano's top level Dura-Ace groupset, with new and more ergonomic levers that include under-the-tape cable routing, a redesigned rear derailleur for smoother and crisper shifting, and a front derailleur with a longer lever arm for more powerful shifting, even under load.
Rounding out the package is an alloy cockpit from Marin, and a set of doublewall alloy wheels wrapped up in Schwalbe Lugano 700x25 tires with a Kevlar puncture protection belt to keep the ride a little more comfy and ensure flat tires are kept to a minimum. And here's an extra little goody. Yes, those are rim brakes, but the Argenta will clear up to a 32mm tire for added versatility.