Ronde van Vlaanderen is one of the biggest races on the World Tour calendar. It’s one the five monuments in cycling. Every year around 16.000 cycling enthusiasts participate in the amateur edition of Ronde van Vlaanderen – one of the most famous sportive of amateur cycling.
Our ambassador, Stefan Djurhuus participated in the 2019 edition, testing the Argon 18 Krypton GF.
139 km on bad asphalt and cobblestone pavés with an endless amount of steep hills. A race where only the strongest and the toughest riders reaches the finish line.
A Former Pro's Verdict
“I have now tested Argon 18’s Krypton GF on highspeed road, rough pavés and cobblestones in Flanders, in forest and singletracks. After my career as a professional cyclist ended, I have been keen on getting more variety in my training, riding more on gravel roads, and here Krypton GF delivers a fantastic performance across the changing landscapes.
Krypton GF is comfortable with the lower rear fork and a bent front fork, but the bike also responds rapidly when I sprint. In short, it can be said, that it is comfortable in the right places, but rigid around the crank box.
The great thing about Argon 18 Krypton GF is also the possibility of choosing between a more upright position and a race position, and still maintain the stiffness in the headset, because of the 3D-system with three different cap height options. “
“For several years I have been riding the Argon 18 Gallium Pro, which delivers sublime turning and speed characteristics. I can also feel that on the Krypton GF. You can easily accelerate the bike to high speeds and have a good lean in the corners. The bike feels great on the road.”
“Admitted, I was skeptical about the disc brakes. I’m used to ride with rim brakes, and I trust the feel and function of them. But the disc brakes feels exactly like regular rim brakes. They just works better in rain.”
The Perfect Allrounder
“The Krypton GF is the perfect allrounder. I would recommend Krypton GF to riders, who like to race, and wants a solid road race bike. But also to riders who would like to explore gravel and forest roads, when they feel like it. It is no longer necessary to brush off your old MTB or cross bike when you want to ride in the woods. The bike allows you to maintain your primary position, mount some wider tires (up to 32 mm) and has the ability to adapt exactly to what you want to ride. I’m a fan!”