The story of Argonaut.
Argonaut is truly custom carbon, born and bred in the Pacific Northwest. We use carbon not because it’s pretty, not because it makes a good story, but because it makes the best bicycles. We are driven by a singular purpose: To take your unique performance requirements and transform them into something real.
Argonaut is no stranger to steel. We were baptized in fire and flux. Ben Farver started out making steel bikes for reasons of style and beauty. Steel is and will always be the benchmark by which we judge ride quality. But just like an origami schooner will disintegrate in a storm, there are limits to what steel can offer. Dress it up in the finest accoutrement: It’s still just a series of tubes. But just as steel can’t exist without carbon, you can’t make carbon feel truly alive without knowing steel. We know where we came from. More importantly, we know where we’re going.
Argonaut carbon bicycles are made entirely in the United States, and for that matter entirely in the Pacific Northwest. There are 30 years of industry leading composite experience behind its construction, driven by a true passion for the sport of cycling. We make the best bicycles because we want to ride the best bicycles.
If you could examine the inside of every piece of your Argonaut you would see the same sculpted surfaces that distinguished our handcrafted steel frames. We are of the philosophy that if you’re going to go to all the trouble of making something, you might as well make it perfect.
We take as much pride in the refinement of the Argonaut frame’s design as we do its performance. Just because you can mold carbon in the shape of a spaceship, it doesn’t mean you should. The Argonaut frame is an exercise in restraint. Inspired by our original steel frames, we let form follow function.