BUILDER PROFILE: MEET MOSAIC CYCLES

Founded in 2009, Mosaic Cycles is to a bike rack what a custom-tailored garment is to a clothes hanger; functional in one sense, but meticulously handcrafted with the customer in mind from first cuts to finishing touches. Beautiful to behold, and even more thrilling to slip on. One does not simply walk into a bike […]

BUILDER PROFILE: MOOTS, THE ART OF AN EVOLVING CLASSIC

Titanium is not a particularly rare material. Odds are you’re titanium adjacent right now. As the ninth-most abundant element on earth it’s found in everything from cell phones to white paint, and, much like paint, it takes an artist to bring a seemingly ordinary medium to life. History: Small Town, A Mountain of Possibility Moots […]

Builder Profile: Curtis Inglis From
Retrotec & Inglis Cycles

If 10,000 hours of practice is the magic number to greatness as Malcolm Gladwell proclaimed in his book the Outliers, Curtis Inglis would be a master of his craft five times over. With a quarter-century of bike building experience, Curtis has seen dozens of other builders come and go, and trends pop up then fade away. The one […]

Builder Profile: Low Bicycles

Remember back to the mid-90s through the early 2000s when bold styling, stiffness to weight ratio, and economy made aluminum the go-to material for performance road and mountain frames? Klein and Cannondale took design to the next level with herculean tube diameters that gave their frames an unmistakable identity in a world of otherwise small […]

ENVE Builder Guide

The soul of the bike industry lies within the handmade builder community, and ever since the beginning of ENVE 12 years ago, those builders have been a core part of who we are. Purveyors of where the future of the sport is headed, it’s the builders that continuously help shape what and how we ride. […]

Collab Bike: FiftyOne x ENVE Steinès

Frame – FiftyOne Steinès Fork – ENVE GRD Wheels – ENVE G23 Tires – Panaracer Gravel King SK 38mm, tubeless Hubs – Chris King R45D CL Handlebar – ENVE Aero Road Bar, 46cm Stem – ENVE Road Stem, 120mm, with Computer Mount Seatpost – ENVE Seatpost, 400mm Saddle – Selle San Marco Aspide Carbon FX Bartape – Fabric Hex Groupset […]

Bespoked 2018

Bespoked is the UK’s handbuilt bike show and it’s on point. It combines a friendly charm and exquisite craft with professional execution, and it represents the vibrant British scene while also attracting builders from around the world. The 2018 edition was last weekend and we went along to check it out. Fitted neatly into one […]

Builder Profile: Parlee Cycles

Parlee Cycles is a custom frame builder and long-time ENVE partner. It’s also a stock bike manufacturer with a dealer network. We spoke to this enigmatic brand in search of its true identity Every custom bike is different, because each builder puts so much of themselves into the product. The brands are as disparate as […]

NAHBS 2018 – Photo Epic

Hartford, Connecticut, proved itself as an amazing host for NAHBS 2018. Folks from all over New England showed their hand-made bicycle appreciation and flooded the exhibition hall. As always, our favorite aspect of the show is the sheer passion. The bikes are a display of each individual builders’ creative expression, pure dream build, or technological […]

Builder Profile: Firefly Bicycles

In the second of our new series profiling the talented builders with whom ENVE works, we meet Firefly Bicycles, from Boston, USA, a vastly experienced quartet of a titanium persuasion. Custom frame builders are a passionate bunch, as they’ll all tell you, and it’s hard to imagine doing such a job without that unblinking enthusiasm. […]