Welcome to the 2021 ENVE Builder Round-Up. We’ve increased the number of Builder Bikes at our show to 35. You’ll find the first 16 bikes below and another 19 later this month. Now, sit back, grab a cold one, and dive into the coverage of the Builder Bikes, Part One. Check back to watch each video and hear from the builder as they walk you through each intricate detail of their build.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Just down the street from ENVE is SaltAir and their workshop specializing in fillet brazed steel frames that are modern in function and timeless in their styling. The midnight plum finish gives it an entirely different look when the sun hits it just right.
The true showstopper of the Builder Round-Up was the Prova Speciale that is built with a mix of carbon fiber and titanium. It’s all in the details, and between the 3D printed titanium seat mast topper and the integration of ENVE’s new integrated front-end design, in addition to their US-made one-piece bar-stem combo, the Speciale was a true work of art.
Prague, Czech Republic
From Prague, Czech Republic, the Festka Scout is the second child in the brand’s family of gravel bikes. Compared to the Rover that was released in 2018, the Scout leans further towards off-road and bike-packing use due to its sturdier build, tweaked geometry, and 650b wheels. In addition, the design scheme shown is their latest collaboration with artists. This time it is the duo Ondrash&Kashparek who have developed an original method of ‘painting’ abstract pictures by transferring acrylic paints from the surface of water onto canvas.
Nao Tomii crafts handmade, custom-built frames from his Tomii Cycles workshop in Austin, Texas. His experience comes from fine art and sculpting. “Sculptures that I can custom build as a beautiful bicycle for my customers, is always my number one goal” The process is spiritual, Nao says, adding, “To build bikes, I have to be happy.”
Breadwinner came with their Bad Otis, an aggressive all-mountain hardtail that is designed to handle the roots and rocks of the Pacific Northwest trails—built with Columbus steel tubing along with all the ENVE and Chris King bits.
Allied Cycle Works
The new ECHO Allied’s vision for what the modern road bike is. A performance coupled with versatility that can handle high-volume gravel tires. Internal hosing and wire routing is done via Allied’s own unique integration. In a true testament to the ECHO’s versatility, Colin Strickland rode it to a top-5 finish at Unbound gravel, then was attacking the Tulsa Tough criterium on the same bike one week later.
FiftyOne once again brings race car inspired paint to their custom carbon frame. Under the Irish green you’ll find ENVE’s Integrated Front-End with the one-piece bar and stem.
One of the handful of hardtail mountain bikes as part of the show, Alliance’s titanium trail bike is designed around the Rockshox Pike 130 fork and tire clearance up to 2.6 tires. It’s built up with ENVE’s M6 bar and stem in addition to ENVE AM30 rims on Onyx hubs. The paint is a real head-turner with a bass boat glitter flake for all the flash in the sunlight.
Scarab’s All-Road bike, Apüna, which means path in *wayúu, was designed around a road platform but with big fat tire capacity. It features oval steel tubing and an ENVE AR fork, creating a solid and reactive platform, keeping the unrivaled compliance of steel tubes. The new JUNGLA paint scheme is to show the natural abundance in a powerful way. Jungla is an interpretation of the density, diversity, and deepness of the Chocoan Jungle.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Launched at the Builder Round-Up, the Rosa from Pine Cycles is one of the most versatile bikes of the show and can accommodate a range of wheel and tire sizes, in addition to single-speed or geared configurations. Additionally, the steel frames are available in stock sizes.
Mosaic’s GT-1 45 is their top-level gravel bike with room for 45mm tires and designed the geometry to be fast and aggressive. The frame uses an oversized butted titanium tube set, and it’s painted in the signature Mosaic Tri Fade layout. Mosaic configured the standard build with a SRAM Red Etap group, ENVE G23 wheelset, an ENVE AR Handlebar, and paint matched ENVE stem and seat post. It might just be their best build yet.
Cameron Falconer takes a straightforward, utilitarian approach to his TIG welded steel frames. This particular build is a coaster brake dirt road roller inspired by 1890’s pneumatic tire safety bikes. The front rack is the most unique part of the build and is made from two pieces of titanium sheet metal and designed to carry a sleeping bag.
Sage Titanium Bicycles
Sage Titanium’s Storm King is a monster gravel bike, designed around 700×50 tires with an aggressive geometry for quick and nimble handling. From racing to multi-day trips, the Storm King is versatile and meant to go wherever and whenever you want your next adventure to be.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
2021 marks the 40th year Moots has been building frames in Steamboat Springs, and to celebrate, each bike comes with their Anniversary head badge this year. This particular bike is the Womble hardtail that’s named after a trail in Arkansas. Moots says it’s their version of the modern-day mountain bike designed around a large diameter, double-butted tube set and 140mm fork, so it’s just as fun to ride up as it is down.
Santa Rosa, California
For the person who simply needs another bike in the garage, Sycip delivered the ultimate trail-side party bike with their electric assist, or an e-packing, cargo bike that features a Shimano Steps motor. With the ENVE Mountain Fork, it can clear 29 x 2.6” tires and haul a BBQ grill in the Ortlieb bags.