This here build is, I venture to say, the epitome of Chicago roadie steez. First of all, we begin with a pretty rad full carbon frame by a small (but totally legit) Canadian firm, Argon 18
. The Krypton is hella stiff where you want it, kinda comfy where you want it, and pretty conservatively styled: a very important element when building and selling bikes here in Chi-town. It won’t blow you away with overdone paint or shaped tubes or glittery logos. It’s just a great, solid, carbon road frame with a real warranty (and a super innovative head tube system!)…
Of course, Chi-town is also SRAM-town, and it wouldn’t be right to run anything other than Doubletap here. And racers know that the biggest bang for the buck in SRAM-ville would be the Rival gruppo, so that’s what the Krypton wears.
But wait. What’s really Chicago? Is it conservative styling on ridonk carbon bikes? Is it hometown hero componentry? Nope and nope. Cuz anyone who’s ever watched a Cat 4/5 crit or ridden the Lakeshore path at noon on a Sunday will tell you: it’s carbon wheelz. And not just any carbon wheelz, mind you: clinchers. DEEEEP clinchers. Kinda heavy clinchers. But hella fast clinchers. Cuz, you know, it’s all flat here. And cuz it’s crit-town, or maybe TT-town, but certainly not road racing town or hill climbing town. Because, really, who needs to worry about brakes overheating around here? So you’ll get a pretty siiiikkkkk pair of handbuilt 50mm deep carbon clinchers stock.
Quantities are limited. While supplies last. As each wheelset is handbuilt, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery. You can read all about the Krypton here - including geometry and sizing charts.