Enve has chosen to celebrate 10 years of making the finest carbon fibre wheels and components by partnering with Irish framebuilder FiftyOne to create an exclusive and limited edition bike. It's also pretty expensive: the frame, fork, bars, stem and seatpost will set you back €6,500, a full bike with Dura-Ace Di2 is €12,400. Start saving!
Part of Enve’s success and popularity has been served by its relationship with custom framebuilders, a market which has increased hugely in the ten years since the Ogden-based company started weaving its own carbon wheels when it was then known as Edge before a naming dispute forced them to change.
Enve also reckons carbon wasn’t being utilised to its full potential when it founded and set out to put years of aerospace and automotive experience into producing cutting-edge carbon bicycle wheels.
“The industry was making aluminium shapes out of carbon and were failing to employ the real strengths of the carbon itself. With years of experience in aerospace and NASCAR, Jason and his team knew they could fill this gap in the market and ENVE was born,” the company reminds us.
So to celebrate just how far the once small company has come, it has commissioned Irish-based FiftyOne Bikes to create a very special bike to mark the occasion. It’s a custom carbon frame and is the Irish company’s first disc brake creation and will be limited to just ten bikes, ensuring it will remain a rare and very exclusive bike.
Along with the bike is a glossy photobook covering the full build and construction process of all the way to the finished bike.The ten bikes also come with a certificate of authenticity to recognise their rarity.
The Enve10 bike will be available as a complete bike, with Shimano Dura-Ace for €12,400 or Campagnolo Record for €11,900. Alternatively, you can buy the frame with fork, stem, handlebar and seatpost for €6,500. Both options will include custom painted components to match the frame.
Interested? You can find out more and make a deposit here.
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.