VeloNews reviews the GR3 gravel bike

Argonaut Cycles releases the GR3, a rowdy racer with unique geometry

The Oregon carbon bike manufacturer’s first gravel bike attempts to strike a balance between shredding singletrack and winning races

Argonaut Cycles, the custom carbon bike manufacturer in Oregon, has brought a gravel bike into the world.

Three years in the making, the GR3 joins a gravel market flush with options for every type of ride and every type of rider. The Argonaut GR3, which boasts a geometry that is unmistakably Bend born and bred, offers a fresh take on what a gravel bike can be.

As with Argonaut’s RM3 road bikes, the GR3 is designed and fabricated in house at the brand’s Bend headquarters. Argonaut uses a patent-pending high pressure silicone molding technology to construct its carbon frames and also does testing and painting in house.

The first run of GR3’s will come in seven ‘proven’ sizes with four build options. In late 2023, Argonaut will add custom builds to the GR3 lineup.

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