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If you do not want the end of the paved road to mean the end of your ride, the Argon 18 Dark Matter Force 1 will take you anywhere you need to go. This gravel bike gives you the freedom to push past your usual limits and take on new terrain. Argon 18 wants to change the game in terms of gravel bikes with the Dark Matter. Its race inspired geometry and ultra-responsive steering are hard to match in terms of all-road bikes. A SRAM Force groupset provides reliable shifting so you can focus on your ride. With the Argon 18 Dark Matter, you will be ready for racing or a long and tough day of off-road riding.

The Dark Matter frame is created with gravel-specific monocoque carbon construction. The front of your frame includes a carbon fork with clearance for 45c tires with a longer wheel base than most, giving it excellent stability with aerodynamic features. The fork contains hidden fender mounts to keep your wheels safe on any road. It is also longer than that of a typical road bike with capacity for disc brakes. Three sizes of headtube extensions give you the option to make your front end even taller to suit your own riding preference.

The Argon 18 Dark Matter Force 1 is a very durable machine as expected of a high-level gravel bike. It features an inlaid chainsuck guard with an integrated drain hole as well as a silicone chainstay protector. The downtube is protected in a similar fashion and holds a bottle mount and access to internal cable routing. With all these features integrated into the frame, the carbon, chain, and cables can all be adequately protected from the elements.

As you traverse some difficult gravel terrain, you need a bike that will be compliant, so you can stay comfortable and maintain your stamina. The TDS-C seatpost is easy to use, comfortable, and compliant for an all-day ride. Bent fork legs are designed to flex and absorb vibrations to dissipate impact forces before they reach your body and hands. The Dark Matter stays comfortable without sacrificing its stiffness to keep the race feel you get from this bike.

The Argon 18 Dark Matter Force 1 is a top option for long and difficult rides that continue past the road. Few companies have dedicated so much to creating a fast gravel bike. This bike can hit high speeds anywhere from the road to the dirt. Argon 18 put together a great combination of aerodynamics and light weight on a versatile and comfortable bike. If you want to perform to the highest of your abilities on any terrain, the Argon 18 Dark Matter Force 1 will have you covered.


  • Frame: Argon 18 Dark Matter
  • Fork: Argon 18 Dark Matter
  • Headset: FSA 30 + 3DPLUS
  • Seatpost: TDS-C Carbon 27.2mm


  • Bottom Bracket SRAM Pressfit GXP
  • Brake Calipers SRAM Force 1
  • Cassette SRAM PG-1130, 11-42
  • Chain SRAM PC-1170
  • Crankset SRAM Force 1 GXP, 42t
  • Fork Argon 18 Carbon
  • Frame Material Monocoque Carbon
  • Front Derailleur None
  • Handlebar FSA NS Adventure Compact Alloy
  • Headset Argon 18 3DPlus Integrated
  • Pedals Not Included
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM Force 1
  • Rotors SRAM Centerlock, 160/140
  • Saddle Prologo Scratch RS
  • Seatpost Argon 18 TDS-C Carbon, 27.2mm
  • Shifters / Levers SRAM Force 1
  • Stem FSA NS OS-96
  • Tires Challenge Gravel Grinder, 700x38c
  • Wheel - Front HED Ardennes GP Plus
  • Wheel - Rear HED Ardennes GP Plus

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