Québec Pro Bike: Pat McCarty’s Argon 18 Galium Pro

  • By Caley Fretz
  • Published Sep. 9, 2011
  • Updated Feb. 10, 2012 at 1:51 PM EDT

Pat McCarty's Argon 18 Galium Pro. Photo: Caley Fretz © VeloNews

QUEBEC CITY, Canada (VN) — For this weekend’s Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, it only seems fitting that we profile a homegrown brand, a Canadian bike ridden by the only Canadian team in the race.

Frame size: Large (57.5 top tube)
Reach (saddle tip to bars): 61cm
Saddle height (saddle to BB): 83cm
Stem: 140
Bars: 42 center-to-center
Cranks: 175mm
Gearing: 53/39 with an 11-25 cassette.

The 930-gram Argon 18 Galium Pro frame is a common sight in Québec City, with dozens of local club riders cruising around the Grand Prix course on the same red and white frame used by Team SpiderTech-C10. The frame includes the latest bells and whistles — BB30 bottom bracket (or standard BSA if you prefer), a massive 1.25-1.5” tapered head tube, chunky bottom bracket section and oversized asymmetrical chain stays.

SpiderTech’s Pat McCarty rides a size large frame with a 57.5 cm top tube. The team’s frames are built up with Shimano Dura-Ace components, wheels, cockpits and seatposts. McCarty ran a standard 53/39 crankset with an 11-25 Dura-Ace cassette to tackle the day’s short, steep climb.

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Caley Fretz

Caley Fretz

Tech Editor Caley Fretz came on board with VN in September 2010, and now splits his year between Boulder, Colorado and Annecy, France. Beyond his journalistic pursuits, he is a category 1 road, 'cross and track racer. He also holds a pro XC mountain bike license, though unlicensed racing is now more his style.

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