Sarah reviews her race experience at Unbound Gravel 2022, sharing her ups and downs and the kindness of strangers. Molly goes further back and asks Sarah about her earlier Belgian Waffle Ride California. The two dive into her equipment choices, diving in to her choice of pedals for this gravel race and the details of […]
Argonaut ambassador, Sarah Max, talks about preparation for the BWR. Pure Gravel’s pulls back the curtain and digs into Sarah’s custom Roa bike, tech, tire choices and goals for the race.
A look into how and why we make the best custom carbon bikes in the world.
In search of the perfect riding bike. That is a journey not a destination. A constantly evolving and improving process.
Watch the Argonaut GR2, 2015 NAHBS, winning “Best in Show”, in action on the trails of Central Oregon. This 16lbs complete bike, with a rider-specific geometry, and a rider specific layup, utilizes our industry-leading layup procedure that delivers a ride customized to the customer’s spec, these bikes are designed to move like the client wants them to.
The T47 is a bottom bracket standard we developed with Chris King Precision Components, an answer to the imprecise and often loud press fit bottom brackets that appeared on the market a few years ago. T47 offers the benefits of larger bottom bracket shells, mainly frame stiffness, with the upsides of traditional, threaded bottom brackets, precision and quietness.
Rouge Roubaix 2014
A Travel Oregon featured Argonaut Cycles in their 7 Wonders of Oregon video series.
AETHERfocus: Argonaut Cycles from Aether Apparel
Presents Q&A with Ben Farver of Argonaut cycles
Articles and Reviews
The mythical Argonauts were a band of heroes who accompanied their leader, Jason, on his seemingly impossible quest to find and capture the golden-woolled ram and return its Golden Fleece to the city of Lolcus so Jason could reclaim his rightful throne. Together with his crew of Argonauts, Jason slayed monsters and giants, outsmarted sirens, […]
While in Bend, OR, recently, Josh caught up with the Argonaut Cycles team for a tour of their facilities and sat down for an interview with founder and designer Ben Farver. The conversation covers the brand’s fully custom in-house carbon frame and component production methods and more. Below, find Argonaut’s GR3 introduction, Josh’s interview with […]
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, […]
As a financial journalist, Sarah Max has covered the money beat for publications including Forbes and The New York Times. She’s dabbled in cycling journalism as well, even writing for Bicycling on occasion. Now, she’s the subject of interviews after bursting onto the gravel scene with tenacity, a deep love of technical sections, an appreciation […]
Twenty-five years ago, all-nighters, caffeinated bloodshot eyes, that walking dead feeling as you sit down for your final exam — they all seemed like great ideas at the time. I’m not really sure how this approach became the norm, but this recipe for disaster seemed to transcend through college campuses around the country. So, after […]
Less than a week ago, Sarah Max didn’t even know she would race the Belgian Waffle Ride Asheville, but on Saturday she proved that she made the right decision. The 47-year-old, who rides for Bend, Oregon’s Argonaut Cycles, tackled the 130-mile course (13,000 feet of climbing) with finesse, making up for her mechanical the week prior at Unbound Gravel. 170 miles […]
Bicycling magazine has named Argonaut Cycles’ RM3 road bike as one of 2022’s best road bikes. Matt Philips spent two months rigorously riding and testing the RM3 and in the end reported “… this Argonaut RM3 is one of the best-riding road bikes I’ve ridden in my more than 25 years of working for Bicycling because I can’t pretend that this Argonaut is anything other than a masterpiece.”
Argonaut’s new 16lb GR2 Gravel Racer looks seriously quick
This Small Brand Just Made the Best Looking Gravel Bike We’ve Seen Yet
Argonaut Introduces the GR2 Gravel Racer
Argonaut Introduces the GR2 Gravel Racer
Argonaut updates the award winning Gravel Racer w/ custom GR2 carbon
The Argonaut Road Bike:
How can an independent framebuilder get it so right?
Argonaut Jettisons their Test Flight Program and Updates Disc Road