Welcome back to the 2021 ENVE Builder Round-Up. We’ve increased the number of Builder Bikes at our show to 36. You’ll find the second 20 bikes below and the other 16 in Part 1. 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.
Specializing in dirt-focused titanium and steel bikes, Sklar offers both fully customized bicycles and three non-custom geometry, built-to-order models. This bike joins the Sweet Spot trail hardtail and PBJ touring bike as the Super Something – a versatile gravel and light touring bike that can be set up with gears, single-speed, big tires or small, drop bars or risers. A true all-arounder.
Founded in 1969, Mariposa continues to be a family-run business specializing in lugged and fillet brazed steel frames. The building technique hasn’t changed over the years, but the materials are now available for a lighter, better riding frame. This show bike is designed for lightweight, adventure bike-packing. Using Columbus tubing, it’s made for long rides or multi-day trips with a Dynamo hub to run lights and charge devices. In addition, it features an ENVE Adventure Fork, AG25 wheels, and can accommodate fenders.
Quadra Island, Canada
This is the latest in Naked’s experimental phase and is built around the pure joy of it. It’s built to pay homage to the original adventure bike and to play around with what is possible. Naked took it to the extreme with a very long wheelbase, figuring out how it works for aggressive riding and bike packing, Adventure Fork, built around. Dropper post, a really versatile platform for any setup. It’s the old repack days.
Santa Monica, California
With the help of Tom Kellogg, Ritte brings the brand new Satyr titanium bike that’s made to handle the burly forestry roads outside of Los Angeles. With clearance up to 50mm tires, it delivers versatility for bike packing or just providing confidence through handling for any type of riding. Aether Finishing in Santa Barbara does the Pray For Rain finish on the frame.
Brooklyn, New York
The first titanium bike to come out of the Horse Cycles shop is designed for bike packing and the ability to run big rubber with clearance for 27.5 x 2.6 tires. It’s based on the all-road/adventure Stainless Steel bike shown at the Builder Round-Up last year, but Thomas Callahan opted to go with titanium to reduce weight. To achieve the clearance for the Rene Herse tires, the frame features S Bend seat stays and chainstays.
Pursuit Cycles is made up of a small team of engineers, frame builders, artists, and craftsmen brought together by Carl Strong with a common purpose to always get better. They design, engineer, test, and build their frames in-house in Bozeman, Montana. As a result, each bike is tailored to fit the clients’ goals and priorities perfectly. With classic lines, smooth transitions, and a traditional silhouette, this “All Road” provides clearance to run up to a 700/40 or 650/50. The paint design (by Malyia Hawk) was inspired by Slime Mold and the customer’s personal style and is called the “Lava Lamp.”
La Mesa, California
Inspired by the riding in San Diego, the Holland Titanium is a blend of Gravel and All-Road with gearing that accommodates the range of dirt and pavement riding, along with the aero benefit of the SES 3.4 AR. Three bottle cages and top tube bosses provide options for all-day riding. After close to 50 years of building custom bikes, Holland is still in tune with how people ride their bikes.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Brad Bingham has a long history of building custom titanium frames and considering his Steamboat Springs location, fat bikes are a popular request. This one is purpose-built for the snow and doesn’t need to accommodate narrower tires for summer use, so Brad optimized the geometry around the super high volume tires with the ENVE Fat Fork. The chainstay shaping and curved seat tube provide the necessary clearance to ensure a winter of fun.
Brooklyn, New York
The Hammer Gravel SL is Weis’ carbon fiber and aluminum Gravel bike with big clearances for 700×45 / 650×2.1 tires. This is a purpose-built machine that will make you want to go fast on flats, punch up climbs or take on technical descents. Take a closer look to see the details from CNC dropouts to custom thru-axles and their experimental paint schemes.
Santa Cruz, California
What started as a hobby in 1978 became a full-time job after a decade of figuring out how to build a great frame. This is the latest team CX bike- the “World Cup”- not a hypothetical name, a bike just like this was ridden in the UCI races in France, Belgium, Spain, and the Netherlands, including several world cup venues.
Curtis Inglis went with the look and feel of the Twin Funduro and a new material, titanium. Carrying the same smooth lines throughout the bike that Retrotec is renowned for, the Twin Funduro achieves clearance for up to a 2.6” tire. The mismatched component colors are thanks to the bike industry’s lack of availability, which provided Curtis the opportunity to have some fun with the mix-and-match approach.
Lyndeboro, New Hampshire
44 Bikes comes in with a prototype for what will be their first stock bike option after two seasons of development. It’s designed with options to run it single speed or with gears – it’s your call. Chainstays, seat stays, and seat tubes are all shaped in-house using Reynolds 853 tubing. The finishing build includes ENVE’s M6 Bar, Mountain Fork, and M630 wheels.
After 14 years of specializing in manufacturing composite rims and components, ENVE introduced the Custom Road, a road bike made in their Ogden, Utah, facility. This particular one went with an out-of-this-world paint scheme that showcases the in-house paint shop that does everything from the stock options to the more creative.
Rob English is an innovator, and after 14 years as a builder, he is renowned for his unique designs. This aero road bike is no exception and goes for a sleek look, but rather than going for full front-end wire and hosing integration, Rob created a semi-integrated design using a downtube re-configured for the head tube. The rest of the frame’s tubing is custom-butted in-house to achieve the sought-after ride characteristics and weight goals.
This titanium all-road truly showcases what custom is all about with integrated Dynamo light wiring and mounts on the ENVE Adventure Fork. The handlebar-mounted Shimano Di2 sprint shifter controls the SRAM AXS wireless dropper post. With integrated bag mounts and Z couplers for easy packing of the bike, this thing is made for travel. Additional custom details come in the form of the titanium Sweet Wings cranks and a modified Shimano derailleur cage that can accommodate up to a 42t cassette with a 2x drivetrain.
Chumba’s new titanium Sendero takes aim at the down-country hardtail category, where quick handling and fast climbing characteristics are key. Designed around a 120-130mm suspension fork, it’s made to provide a fun riding experience across a range of terrain. It features a 3D printed titanium yoke to maximize clearance for up to a 29×2.6 tire.
The new RM3 with paint inspired by old-school BMX and Air Jordans – this beauty is truly one-of-a-kind. Made for former pro and Bend local Chris Jones, it debuted at the Builder Round-Up.
Spooky Cycle Works
A bicycle to explore the outer limits. The Spooky Desert ROVR – outfitted to perform with ENVE G23’s and a full ENVE Cockpit. This race inspired gravel bike will take you beyond the ordinary. An entirely new platform with wide tire capability designed with versatility in mind. Whether its smooth gravel or seat dropper single track the ROVR will get you places.
This Custom Speedvagen Rugged Road is the personal bike of Erika, SV’s customer service expert. Featuring their brand new 2021 Surprise Me paint scheme and signature fit philosophy.
San Francisco, California
Aluminum specialist Andrew Low brings the MK Disc Road, which is available in 11 sizes. The San Francisco-based builder brings race performance to his aluminum frames through thoughtful shaping to achieve the ride quality and aesthetics that distinguish Low Bicycles.