• Anthony Little
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  • November 18, 2014
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It’s official! Argonaut Cycles of Bend Oregon is proud to announce a new relationship with Above Category.

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As Argonaut continues to grow as a custom carbon fiber specialist, it’s important that consumers have access to the brand. Ordering a custom bike can be a daunting process, and Above Category’s entire goal is to break this barrier down.

To celebrate the partnership Argonaut and Above Category commissioned Brian Vernor to make a short film spotlighting both brands and their dedication to the custom market. Ben Farver, owner of Argonaut Cycles said, “Chad and the Above Category staff are committed to putting customers on their dream bikes. It’s a perfect fit for Argonaut, and we are proud to be in such great company.”

Argonaut / Above Category from Argonaut Cycles on Vimeo.

Above Category owner Chad Nordwall commented, “Our loyalty to the products we believe in has led to deep relationships with their creators. This personal connection with the people at Baum, Mosaic, Pegoretti, Pinarello, Q36.5, Campagnolo, Zipp and now Argonaut, allows an unparalleled level of insight and service.”

About Argonaut Cycles: Ben Farver of Argonaut started making steel frames in Portland OR in 2007. In 2010 Farver switched materials and began building custom carbon fiber frames made by hand in the USA. Argonaut controls every step of the process making the tooling, as well as the frame parts themselves in the USA. Argonaut recently won Best In Show at NAHBS, (North American Hand Built Bicycle Show) becoming the first carbon builder to receive this prestigious award.

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ALL PHOTOS: DEREK YARRA

About Above Category: Chad Nordwall established Above Category, almost 10 years ago, to share the very best in Cycling, Performance and Design. Located in Sausalito, California with a world wide customer base, they offer cyclists a select range of superlative cycling products with which they have first-hand, intimate and extensive experience. After pushing products to their limits, they are loyal to only products that are the finest in their class and provide customers with unmatched understanding, knowledge and service.

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Chad’s Argonaut build list is as follows:

*Campagnolo Record 2015 Groupset with with standard (36-52) crank and 11-25 cassette
*Campagnolo Bora 50 Tubular wheelset
*Chris King I8 headset
*Fi’zi:k Cyrano 00 bar
*Fi’zi:k Cyrano R1 Seatpost
*Fi’zi:k Arione R1 seat with braided carbon rails
*Continental Competition 25 tires
*Speedplay Titanium pedals

Below you’ll find more photos of Chad’s Argonaut (which currently has prime positioning at Above Category) and images from the video shoot, featuring both Ben Farver and Chad Nordwall, on location around our home here in Marin County, California.

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