One thing you need to understand about the Argon GX is that it's built by a crew out of Germany, Nicolai Bicycles, and if you know how the Germans like to roll, you can bet your bottom dollar that this trinket is built like a Panzerkraftwagen. Considering that Nicolai builds bikes only to custom order, it should help to know why. Because this cycling crew yields bikes through CNC milling individual components and then welding them by hand, it simply isn't possible for them to build bikes for the masses, and that's just how Nikolai likes it.
Now, this 'perfection' is going to cost a pretty penny. For example, complete builds start from €3,900 ($3,900 at current exchange rates), and the custom model seen in the gallery is selling for €5,530 ($5,530). Yes, that seems to be the price of originality and capability these days.
To get a feel for what to expect, I want you to picture yourself riding the beauty you see in the gallery. While riding along, you'll feel the cushion of 700 x 40 mm Continental Terra Trail tires working their magic with amazing grip and response. The front fork is built out of carbon and features no suspension, but because Nicolai likes to allow cyclists to create their dream machine, this bugger can accommodate a suspension fork with up to 40 mm (1.5 in) of travel. I'd add flat bars to that suspension fork, but that's my preference.
Honestly, what more could you want? If you're the sort of rider that doesn't want to stop once the road runs out of asphalt and again when that gravel path turns into some forest trail, then this beauty is one bike to consider. If you've fallen in love with this wonder, all that's left to do is take it out for a spin. But you have to find one in some local dealership hanging on a wall. Otherwise, you'll have to travel to Germany to pick up this cyclocross or gravel dream. Please ride with a helmet.