Which makes Argonaut‘s race-oriented road machines ($6,000 and up) even more distinctive — they’re assembled one carbon-fiber sheet at a time using bespoke tools. Argonaut’s Ben Farver started out building custom steeds from steel, but he grew frustrated with the limitations in thickness and shape inherent to metal tubing. With carbon, not only can he precisely dial in your desired frame specs, but by manipulating the direction and density of the fibers, he can give the bike specific performance characteristics to better serve your riding style.
Sure, you might be perfectly happy with your big-name carbon rocket ship. But if you’re going to spend serious money on a bike, why not get one that’s made especially for you?