Marin Argenta Elite Road bike (shimano tiagra) 50% off £500 @Triton Cycles
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Marin Argenta Elite Road bike (shimano tiagra) 50% off £500 @Triton Cycles

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Found 29th Jul 2015
Sizes: 43.5, 48.5, 52.5, 55.5 & 58.5cm
Model Colour: Gloss Grey w/Black and Cyan Decals
Frame Finish: Gloss Grey
Colour: Black and Cyan
Shimano Tiagra 10-Speed Drivetrain
11-28 Cassette
FSA Gossamer 50/34 Forged Crank
Carbon Blade Fork
30mm Deep-V Rim
700x25c Schwalbe Lugano Folding Bead Tyres
Argenta Comp and Elite models have carbon blade forks, which tune out wheel chatter and smooth the ride, while improving bike handling on rough pavement.
Argenta models can be easily outfitted with fenders for wet weather endeavours.
Argenta bikes utilize Marin series three 6061 aluminium frames with lightweight butted tubing for strength and our endurance fit geometry for excellent ride quality.
Marin endurance fit geometry puts you in a relaxed position on the bike to decrease strain and fatigue over long rides, while maintaining a light and lively feel on the road.
25mm Schwalbe Lugano tyres are fast on the road, while helping to deaden vibration between the road and the bike.
Specifications:

Bottom Bracket: FSA MegaExo
Brake Levers: Shimano with Integrated Shifters
Brakes: Tektro R340 Dual Pivot with Cartridge Pad
Cassette: SRAM PG1030, 11-28, 10-Speed
Chain: Shimano CN4601
Crankset: FSA Gossamer, 50/34T
Fork: Endurance Road Carbon Blade w/1 1/8" Alloy Steerer
Frame: 6061 Aluminium, Double Butted with Endurance Fit Geometry
Front Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra
Front Hub: Formula, 28 Hole Road
Grips: Marin Road Plus Tape
Handlebar: Marin Butted Alloy OS 31.8mm Compact
Headset: FSA Orbit C, 1 1/8" with Cartridge Bearings
Pedals: Composite with Alloy Cage
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra
Rear Hub: Formula, 32 Hole Road with Cassette Freehub Body
Rims: Alex RA30, Aero Profile, Double Wall
Saddle: Marin Speed Concept with Cromoly Rails
Seatpost: Marin Comp Alloy Micro Adjust, 15mm Offset, 350mm
Shifters: Shimano Tiagra STI, 2x10-Speed
Spokes: 14 Gauge Black Stainless
Stem: Marin Forged OS Alloy Threadless, 31.8mm Bar Clamp
Tyres: Schwalbe Lugano Folding Bead with Kevlar Puncture Guard 700 x 25c

16 Comments

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Banned

so a thousand quid for an aluminum bike rrp is interesting.. how heavy it is?

Simpleminded

so a thousand quid for an aluminum bike rrp is interesting.. how heavy it … so a thousand quid for an aluminum bike rrp is interesting.. how heavy it is?



It's 20.95lbs (or so it says here bike weight

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​like the colour scheme and good spec from a top brand

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Not many sizes of that one left!

Question from a road bike newbie....

Coming from a MTB background, I always run the belief that V-brakes are rubbish whilst hydraulic disc is a much better option. Is this not a concern on road bikes, or does the reduced weight make it a non-issue?

sniperpenguin

Question from a road bike newbie....Coming from a MTB background, I … Question from a road bike newbie....Coming from a MTB background, I always run the belief that V-brakes are rubbish whilst hydraulic disc is a much better option. Is this not a concern on road bikes, or does the reduced weight make it a non-issue?



​They still use rim brakes in the pro peloton so I think you'll be fine! You'll only notice a difference in wet conditions

Linear pull V-brakes are awesome, as long as they're not center pull. :). Only other thing i'd consider are hydraulic discs for wet weather. Mechanical disks not so good.

Looks an awesome bike. Just bought a 2011 Marin Mill Valley road/sport hybrid which i'm rather enjoying but gotta say this one is tempting!

sniperpenguin

Question from a road bike newbie....Coming from a MTB background, I … Question from a road bike newbie....Coming from a MTB background, I always run the belief that V-brakes are rubbish whilst hydraulic disc is a much better option. Is this not a concern on road bikes, or does the reduced weight make it a non-issue?



these are caliper brakes, not v brakes but much the same really.

Disk brakes on road bikes are becoming more common and I can see the benefits in the wet (caliper brakes in the wet is an... errr.... 'interesting' experience!) but in the dry there is no need for disks.

as another road bike newbie are either of these better for the money than the 400 quid full carbon argos ventura that is still available. I'm no bike snob so branding is irrelevant. thanks

dadazza

as another road bike newbie are either of these better for the money than … as another road bike newbie are either of these better for the money than the 400 quid full carbon argos ventura that is still available. I'm no bike snob so branding is irrelevant. thanks


The components on this one are a lot better, for example Shimamo Tiagra is a class higher than Sora, so you will get smoother shifting experience. It will come in handy when you need to stop and go in city traffic.
At this price point, the aluminium which is double butted - meaning thinning in the middle and thicker around the joints - would probably not materially different than carbon frame in weight. Road feel might vary a bit though, as carbon is generally considered "softer".
Overall, this one is probably a better deal.

dadazza

as another road bike newbie are either of these better for the money than … as another road bike newbie are either of these better for the money than the 400 quid full carbon argos ventura that is still available. I'm no bike snob so branding is irrelevant. thanks


The Marin is the better deal with Tiagra 10sp with better performance,if you want a slightly more relaxed upright riding position, Wiggle have the Felt Z85 HERE
Also take care to get the correct size its more important than the specs.http://www.bikeseven.co.uk/ekmps/shops/bikeseven/images/felt-z85-road-bicycle-2015-[2]-2590-p.jpg

At 6" 1, which size should I get?

Schwarzenegger

At 6" 1, which size should I get?



55.5 or 58. The 58 might feel a bit stretched out.

I bought this the day after it was posted. Superb bike for the cash. I'm 6'1 in height and the 55.5 is spot on for sizing. Please bear in mind when you buy this bike that it's part built. The brake cables were disconnected and required fitting and cutting, the front dérailleur required setting up, RD needed indexing and the handlebars were not fitted. I was surprised as I've got another two bikes which only needed the handlebars aligning only. It also looks a lot better in person too.
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