BIKE CHECK: JAMIE’S ASSASSIN FOR THE PYRENEES

Jamie Wilkins is a freelance journalist, gravel fan, and bike geek, whose years of product testing have made him extremely particular, so strap in for this one and prepare to make notes. This is a dream FiftyOne Assassin build for the mountains that inspired the bike’s name, with a spec that is both high-end and […]

BIKE CHECK: A VERSATILE ALLIED RACER

Images: Andy Chasteen For Noah Collins, there was no better pairing for his Allied Able than a set of SES 3.4 AR wheels. The endurance sports coach from Colorado Springs chose the US-made frame and wheelset for a broad mix of events this season, ranging from fast road racing, to the smooth gravel of SBT, […]

ENVE Engineer Embarks On Tour Divide

Right about as you read this, Matt Krajewski is smack dab in the middle of the US, slightly more than halfway through the Tour Divide, a 2,500-mile route from the Canadian to Mexican border. Matt isn’t an endurance junkie looking to race his way from border to border or even an ex-pro racer; Matt is […]

Coleman’s Kavenz VHP16 Bike Check

Photos by Mike Swim There comes a time in every rider’s life where they get to build their dream bike. ENVE marketing employee Coleman Edwards found his chance after ordering a custom-built Kavenz VHP16 frame earlier this year.  The German design uses a Virtual High Pivot suspension design and offers custom geometry from the manufacturer.  […]

2021 ENVE Builder Round-Up Part 1

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 […]

2021 ENVE Builder Round-Up Part 2

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 […]

Eolo Kometa – Bike Check

When Eolo-Kometa received an invite for the Giro d’Italia they had hoped to make a statement over the course of the three weeks of racing to prove they belong in the top ranks. On Stage 14 they did just that as Lorenzo Fortunato rode away from his breakaway companions on the race’s Queen Stage that […]

UNBOUND Bike Checks – Four First-Time Riders That Crushed The Day

The dust has settled, and the wounds have healed from a wild 200 miles at UNBOUND Gravel, which saw a record high in flat tires and mechanical issues compared to previous editions. Just as in years past, UNBOUND is the place to find a full range of bike setups with everything from the somewhat traditional […]

ENVE Rides Into UNBOUND Gravel – These Are Their Rigs

Since 2017 ENVE has made the annual pilgrimage out to Emporia, Kansas, for the event that helped put gravel on the world scene, UNBOUND. Last year’s COVID interruption was a disappointment but only reinforced our desire to be back out there. In addition to being in the expo helping racers find their ideal tire pressure […]

Bike Check: No22’s Spectacularly Custom Stumpjumper

You know when an employee of boutique frame builder No22 builds up a personal bike, it’s going to be beautiful. Starting with an S-Works Specialized Stumpjumper frame, Tony Brandotti hand-selected each component to create a subtle but beautiful bike that gets more impressive the closer you look at it. It features an M6 cockpit and […]