Enve has announced the launch of its new high-end gravel bike; the MOG. And before you skim-read to find out about the name we’ll cover that first.
Before we dig down into the new bike details, in Enve’s words, “MOG is a noun, verb, acronym and unequivocally a state of mind for those who push the boundaries of distance and rolling explanation. There’s no road too long, no course too tough for those wishing to MOG.”
In other words, MOG can stand for whatever words you want to assign to those three letters. I like ‘Master of Gravel’.
The MOG is designed to be a platform that offers versatility, simplicity and performance. The frame itself is based on a 700c-only platform, and aims to offer a balanced, confident ride to a wide range of gravel applications.
Enve makes efforts to cut through the carbon fibre marketing hype, and claims it uses the best carbon fibre it can in the frame. Using Enve Material Optimized design means the materials, fibre weights and fibre angles themselves are selected and manipulated for zone-specific performance requirements like impact toughness, stiffness and compliance.
The MOG will be available as a chassis only this includes the frame, fork, headset, handlebar, stem, and seatpost. Customers choose their own stem, bar and 27.2mm seatpost (there is a dropper option) to ensure the best fit for their requirements and fit.
The MOG also features the Enve In-route system for a fully integrated front end. Brake hoses are routed between the fork steerer tube and a 1.5″ upper headset bearing. Enve has also designed an anti-cable rattle system which straps hoses and cables to the inside of the downtube, which is a nice touch.
Enve says a size 56cm MOG frame will tip the scales at 950 grams + / – 2% painted, without hardware.
The MOG will be available in six frame sizes from 49cm-60cm and three unique fork rakes (57-53) to ensure confidence-inspiring handling across all sizes. In the popular 56 size frame. Stack is 587 whilst reach is 397. Whilst the head tube angle is 71.25 degrees.
Enve has created a best-fit calculator to enable customers and bike fitters to work out which frame size and in turn stem length, spacer stack, and seatpost offset will work best for them and meet their required sizing needs. There are four Enve in-route handlebars and two stems to choose from.
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