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Argon 18 Plutonium vs. KX vs. XLEV4 any opinions?(4 posts)

Argon 18 Plutonium vs. KX vs. XLEV4 any opinions?Spunout
Jun 21, 2003 4:37 PM
The Argon 18 Plutonium is a Deda U2 frame with carbon seatstays. I'd like feedback from anyone who has had one of these on the road.

My LBS has offered the above at similar prices; a Look KX(55) and a Bianchi XL EV4(56) suprisingly. I'd really like to jump on the Bianchi, but am worried about the reliability/harshness trade-off.

The Look will be closest in fit and ride to my current bike, a 2001 Lemond Zurich.

Any feeback appreciated!


Argon 18 Plutonium is a stupid nameSpoiler
Jun 21, 2003 7:02 PM
Therefore, I'd advise you to avoid that frame at all cost.
Good advice. KX is a lot smarter name . . .Look381i
Jun 22, 2003 2:01 PM
and it's a Look! ;-)

Seriously, Look makes good frames, but I have no experience with the KX. Within reason, fit trumps weight, so you might like the Look the best.
re: Argon 18 Plutonium vs. KX vs. XLEV4 any opinions?Jowan
Jun 22, 2003 1:03 PM
Hello Michael,

I know from experience that Bianchi had quite some problems witch the EV2 frames in respect to durability. Search this forum for more info. I could be that Bianchi covered any problems with the new EV3 an EV4 frame's, but since the EV4 is even lighter than the EV2 this is really something to take into account. If you're a heavy person, I'd stay away from it, however appealing the Celeste may be.

If you like Biachi, the carbon frame might be the best option, a tad heavier but build much stronger.