AR­GON 18

Take a closer look at Fuglsang’s mixed equip­ment Gal­lium Pro

Procycling - - PROLOGUE - JAKOB FUGLSANG'S

The Gal­lium Pro is Cana­dian brand Ar­gon 18’s all-round frame­set and has car­ried As­tana riders to big wins in a va­ri­ety of the­atres: Jakob Fuglsang at the Critérium du Dauphiné last year (when the bike was launched); three stages at the Vuelta in 2017; Michael Val­gren’s Om­loop Het Nieuws­blad and Am­s­tel Gold Race wins this year and Mag­nus Cort Nielsen and Omar Fraile’s stage suc­cesses at the Tour. Ar­gon 18 claim a size Medium frame and fork weighs less than 1,100g. The head­tube height of the Gal­lium Pro can be in­creased for a more up­right po­si­tion thanks to a mod­u­lar, Press-Fit 3D ex­tend­ing sys­tem. Ar­gon 18 say this sys­tem main­tains rigid­ity at the front when com­pared to the use of reg­u­lar spac­ers. At the Arc­tic Race of Nor­way, Fuglsang’s Gal­lium Pro fea­tured both the Press-Fit and spac­ers. On the tough and un­du­lat­ing par­cours, the Olympic sil­ver medal­list had a 54-tooth chain­ring fit­ted and he en­joyed watt sav­ings thanks to Ceram­icSpeed’s Over­sized Pul­ley Wheel Sys­tem. As­tana is one of the few teams to mix and match com­po­nen­try, so gears and brakes are Shi­mano Dura-Ace; power trans­mis­sion and the cock­pit is Ital­ian brand FSA’s high end K-Force equip­ment and the wheels are made by Corima.

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