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Alchemy Bikes Au Models: New Tube Sets, Stiffer Carbon, Lighter Paint

The Alchemy Atlas AuThe Alchemy Atlas Au; (photo/Alchemy Bikes)
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Alchemy, known for its exclusive use of premium materials like carbon fiber and titanium, just took things up a notch.

Last week, Alchemy Bikes announced new additions to its mountain, road, and gravel lines. The Argos Au, Atlas Au, and Lycos Au are all 15-20% lighter than Alchemy’s standard models — and that’s for the complete build, not just the frame.

Alchemy reached this goal using new titanium tube sets, stiffer carbon, and lightweight paint finishes. And all the bikes come with a lifetime warranty.

The Argos Au — Light Enough for Any Off-Road Odyssey

The Argos is Alchemy’s signature titanium hardtail mountain bike. The Argos Au brings the same aggressive geometry and climb-friendly hardtail character but does it in a lighter package thanks to updated, proprietary titanium tubing.

Internal cable routing, a dropper seat post, and a boost rear thru-axle combine to give the bike a rugged, capable vibe. A reinforced downtube/headtube junction doesn’t hurt, either. A complete build weighs around 24 pounds.

The Alchemy Argos Au
The Alchemy Argos Au; (photo/Alchemy Bikes)

You can opt for raw titanium or a custom paint job (an additional $500). The Argos Au is available in two builds: the Shimano XTR build runs $8,499, while the Sram XX1 AXS option costs $8,999.

An Argus Au frame and fork will run $5,199.

The Lycos Au — Run With the Pack

The Lycos Au maintains the gravel-eating capability of the Lycos but packs it into a 28-ounce frame (total build weight — 15 pounds, 4 ounces). The trick is Alchemy’s custom high-modulus carbon fiber construction. Light and responsive, never a bad thing.

Also helpful — the paint job only adds about 5 g.

The Alchemy Lycos Au
The Alchemy Lycos Au; (photo/Alchemy Bikes)

The Lycos Au utilizes Enduro, Maxhit, XD15, Torqtite, and Directline components. Bikepacking? Rack and fender mounts pair with 50c tire clearance for gnarly road capability.

The lower-end SRAM Red XPLR build costs $10,999, as does the SRAM Red/XX1 build (opt for the latter’s 52-tooth cog if you plan on climbing with a bunch of gear). And $11,499 gets you the Sram Red XPLR Premium build.

A Lycos Au frame and fork go for $4,999.

The Atlas Au — Leave the World Behind

Roadies, take note. The Atlas Au’s frame weighs 30 ounces. Like the Lycos Au, Alchemy builds the Atlas Au from high-modulus carbon.

The whole build weighs 15 pounds, 10 ounces, and Alchemy expects you’ll use it for racing.

The Alchemy Atlas Au
The Alchemy Atlas Au; (photo/Alchemy Bikes)

The Atlas Au has two tire clearance options: 28mm and 38mm. When paired with four spec options (ranging from the $10,999 Sram Red AXS build to the $11,499 Shimano Dura Ace Premium build), the Atlas Au has a loadout capable of matching a variety of needs.

An Atlas Au frame and fork can be yours for $5,199.

Alchemy bikes are available direct-to-consumer and come with free, fully assembled delivery. Check them out here.

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