There is a split in the market for bikes of all kinds. Flip through our list of the best gravel bikes and there are options for racing or adventure. If you want a stripped down gravel race bike, you’ll find it without much difficulty. Or, if you are more of party pace kind of person, there are also plenty of adventure focused gravel bikes available. What about everyone else though?
Specifications: Enve MOG
Price: $5,500/ €5,995/ £5,500/ AUD $9,999
Frame: Enve MOG chassis
Weight: 950g frame weight
Groupset: Tested with Campagnolo Ekar
Wheels: Tested with Enve G23
Brakes: Tested with Campagnolo Ekar
Bar/stem: Tested with Enve aero integrated and SES AR
Seatpost: Tested with Enve G series dropper post
Saddle: ENVE x Selle Italia SLR Boost Superflow
There’s a lot of people who like to go fast, whatever the surface, but they are there for the adventures also. Big tyre clearance, dropper post compatibility, and mounts for bags and fenders (mudguards) are important features. Those features aren’t worth more than an exciting ride though. Those of us in this group, myself included, want it all. Useability and speed together in one package.
The people behind Enve are in this group as well. The people who work at Enve are fast riders who like to ride on all kinds of surfaces, and in all kinds of situations, and they built a bike for all of us called the Enve MOG. Still, intentions are one thing, does this new bike hold up to the design brief? I spent some time in Southern California evaluating just that. If you are looking for a bike that is fast, fun, and capable, keep reading to see if the Enve MOG is the one for you.
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Design and aesthetics
Enve as a brand has been busy the last few years. Three bikes in three years is impressive and it happened because of careful planning. If you don’t think about it much, you might think that the first did well so the brand designed another, and so on. Most people realise that doesn’t make sense given the time involved in taking a bike from idea to the sales floor but Enve has been even more deliberate than most companies.
The Enve Custom Road was first to market. It is a high dollar bike and Enve walks you through the process of deciding every detail. It’s built to order and if you…
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