Two years after launching its first complete bicycle —the bespoke American-made Custom Road— Enve Composites today unveiled its third model, the MOG, a purpose-built gravel steed made for racing, bikepacking and everything in between.
Read on for more details of the new bike and also check out our first ride review of the Enve MOG.
While Alexey Vermeulen proved that the 2022-released Enve Melee road bike was perfectly capable of being raced on the unpaved roads, having emerged the victor of the Belgian Waffle Ride CA in May, the MOG adds beefy tire clearance, a slacker geometry and gravel-specific features like fork mounts and in-frame storage.
“With the MOG, we introduce Enve’s definition of the modern gravel bike. As avid gravel riders and racers ourselves, our aim was to create a platform that delivers the versatility, simplicity, and performance that we, along with today’s gravel riders, demand,” states Jake Pantone, VP of Product and Brand.
With the release of the MOG, the Utah-based company also hopes to continue its brand evolution from high-end, aftermarket carbon wheel and component specialists to a full-service bicycle brand.
Introducing The Enve MOG
These days the term “gravel” seems to have a vastly different meaning depending on who you ask. There are those demanding lightweight, aerodynamic and watt-saving racing machines to tackle fast and furious events on mixed surfaces. Yet on the other end of the spectrum, there are riders who need load and terrain-capable steeds to carry them across the trails less travelled in remote destinations. To meet the demands of all these riders seems an impossible task but with the MOG, Enve aims to please with high-performance and versatility.
Enve MOG – Construction
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Manufactured at Enve’s overseas factory, the MOG is made using various laminates built from unidirectional carbon fibers following ENVE’s own Material Optimized Design (M.O.D.) process.
“Carbon is the key ingredient, and we use the best we can get our hands on, but ultimately the process it is subjected to makes it an Enve product,” states Pantone.
“In simple terms, Material Optimized Design means designing and manufacturing products that play to the strengths of carbon fiber. The materials, fiber weights…
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