Argonaut introduced the original Gravel Racer in 2014, which received “Best In Show” at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Charlotte, North Carolina. That bike was designed to go fast in a wide variety of road surfaces and conditions.

Since 2014 the gravel scene has exploded, and bike manufacturers are making machines with a wide variety of tire sizes and handling characteristics. Argonaut has intentionally sat on the sideline waiting for the dust, pun intended, to settle. With our full custom fabrication capabilities and go fast heritage, we designed a bike intended to be ridden hard and fast on any road surface. At a total weight of 16lbs., rider specific geometry, and rider specific layup pattern the Argonaut GR2 is the perfect tool for a weekday hammerfest set up with 28c tires and traditional road gearing, or a brutal 8 hour gravel race when equipped with wide range gearing and 38c tires.

There are many things that make the GR2 a standout; custom geometry, custom layup, and handmade in the Pacific Northwest to name a few. Regarding how the bike handles we focused on keeping the rear end, or chainstay length, as short as possible, which results in a bike with great acceleration and a lively feel. An Argonaut should jump when you step on the gas, and the GR2 is no exception.

– Ben Farver
Owner and Founder of Argonaut Cycles


Build Details

These are our 3 favorite build kits,
but we’re happy to build your GR2 specific to where and how you ride.

Frame set
Frame with ENVE GRD Fork
Full Custom Geometry, Rider Tuned Layup pattern and Paint = $7250.00
Pre-designed Geometry, Rider Tuned Layup pattern and GR2 Paint Design = $6500.00

Sram Etap / ENVE G23
SRAM Etap HRD Wifli Flat Mount w/ 160mm centerlock rotors
Rear Derailleur: Sram Etap
Front Derailleur (optional): Sram Etap
Wheelset: Handbuild Chris King R45 CL Disc hub w/ ENVE G23 Rim
Headset: Chris King i8
Bottom Bracket: Chris King T47
Fork: ENVE GRD Fork
Handlebar: ENVE
Stem: ENVE
Seatpost ENVE
Bar Tape: Lizard Skin
Tire: WTB Riddler 38c
Crank: Easton EC 90
Cassette: SRAM PG1170 11-36
Chain: SRAM Red

Price = $12,999.00 *

Dura-Ace Di2 / ENVE AR 4.5
Shimano DA R9170 levers and brake calipers, DA 160mm centerlock rotors
Rear Derailleur: XTR Di2
Front Derailleur (optional): DA R9150
Wheelset: Handbuild Chris King R45 CL Disc hub w/ ENVE AR 4.5 Rim
Headset: Chris King i8
Bottom Bracket: Chris King T47
Fork: ENVE GRD Fork
Handlebar: ENVE
Stem: ENVE
Seatpost ENVE
Bar Tape: Lizard Skin
Tire: WTB Riddler 38c
Crank: Dura-Ace R9100
Cassette: Ultegra HG800 11-34
Chain: DA R9100

Price = $13,200 *

Ultegra Di2 / Industry 9 UltraLite CX
Shimano Ultegra R8070 Di2 levers and brake calipers, 160mm centerlock rotors
Rear Derailleur: XT Di2
Front Derailleur (optional): Ultegra R8050
Wheelset: Industry 9 Ultralite CX
Headset: Chris King i8
Bottom Bracket: Chris King T47
Fork: ENVE GRD Fork
Handlebar: PRO Vibe Alloy
Stem: 3T ARX II Team
Seatpost PRO Vibe Alloy
Bar Tape: Lizard Skin
Tire: WTB Riddler 38c
Crank: Easton EC 90
Cassette: Ultegra HG800 11-34
Chain: Ultegra R8000

Price = $10,700 *

* All prices based on pre-designed geometry, rider tuned layup pattern and GR2 paint design.


Geometry

The GR2 is offered in both custom, and pre-designed geometries. All GR2 frames are made to order and offer custom carbon layup throughout the frame. Below are 15 different geometries to choose from. Should your fit requirements put you somewhere outside one of the below geometries, we’re happy to create a frame geometry that puts your saddle and bars in the perfect spot for your ideal riding position.


Paint Design

We created a special livery for the launch of the GR2. This paint design is offered up with 3 different color variations. It features high gloss clear coat with ceramic matte accents and raw carbon.

Drab – Navy – Grey

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