Luis Leon Sanchez’s Argon 18 Gallium Pro gallery

Astana’s all round race machine for 2018

For the second consecutive season, Astana Pro Team are racing on Canadian brand Argons 18's framesets, following more than five seasons with Specialized. While Luis Leon Sanchez spends his fourth season with the Astana team and his 15th as a professional in 2018.

The Kazakh-registered team have the choice of Nitrogen Pro aero specific frames, E-119 time trial frames and Gallium Pro all-round race frames — which Spanish veteran Luis Leon Sanchez opted to race on for the WorldTour opener at the Tour Down Under.

Astana pair their Argon 18 frames with a hybrid groupset including Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 series and FSA K-Force Light components. FSA also provides the cockpit and seatpost for Sanchez’s bike.

Sanchez pairs his Corima 58 S+ wheels with S-Works Turbo 26mm tubular tyres, which have been blacked-out with a marker pen to prevent any sponsorship issues.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at Sanchez’s Argon 18 Gallium Pro.

Astana are using Garmin Edge 1030 computers with K-Edge mounts for the 2018 season
Astana are using Garmin Edge 1030 computers with K-Edge mounts for the 2018 season

Full specification

  • Frame: Argon 18 Gallium Pro, size M
  • Fork: Argon 18 Gallium Pro
  • Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
  • Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
  • Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Cassette: Shimano Ultegra, 11-28
  • Crankset: FSA K-Force Light with Power2Max power meter, 53/39 chainrings, 175mm cranks
  • Wheels: Corima S+ 58
  • Tyres: S-Works Turbo, 26mm tubular
  • Handlebars: FSA Extra Light, 400mm
  • Stem: FSA OS-99, 130mm
  • Tape/grips: Prologo Onetouch
  • Pedals: Look Keo
  • Saddle: Prologo Zero 2 CPC Airing Nack
  • Seatpost: FSA K-Force, 32mm setback
  • Bottle cages: Tacx Deva
  • Computer: Garmin Edge 1030
  • Other accessories: K-Edge out front mount

Critical measurements

  • Rider’s height: 1.87m
  • Saddle height from bottom bracket (c-t): 795mm
  • Seat tube length (c-t): 530mm
  • Tip of saddle nose to handlebars: 610mm
  • Top tube length (c-c): 559mm
  • Total bicycle weight: 7.21kg

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