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Gravel Builds of the ENVE Builder Round-Up 2020

The 2nd Annual ENVE Builder Round-Up is happening now, virtually. The exhibition features beautiful bikes ranging from steel road bikes to enduro mountain bikes. All kitted out with top of the line, as you might have guessed, ENVE wheels and parts.

There’s a lot of great looking bikes here, but if I had to pick just one it would be Saltair. The paint is so good.

Here’s a closer look at the gravel bikes of the ENVE Bike Builder Round-Up 2020. Which would you pick?

SKLAR BIKES

BOZEMAN, MONTANA USA

One of the three bikes from Bozeman, Montana, the Sklar All Road is made to accommodate just about any type of multi-surface riding. Slightly more upright than a traditional road bike, it’s designed around all-day comfort while incorporating Sklar’s trademark top tube design.

FIREFLY CYCLES

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS USA

Built around bike packing, the frame offers ample versatility on bag design and models. Threaded bosses for endless combinations and long travel internal dropper compatibility. It also features clearance for up to 29×2.6 tires and proprietary dropouts. This particular bike just finished a 3-day bike packing trip, just in time to get cleaned up for the show.

ALLIANCE CYCLES

HAILEY, IDAHO USA

The 150/148mm travel mullet bike comes from Erik Rolf of Alliance Bicycles. This particular build uses a 65.5-degree head angle, 77.5-degree seat tube, 430mm chainstays, with a 15mm bottom bracket drop. Erik believes titanium is the perfect material for his bikes because of the damping ability and impact resistance.

STRONG FRAMES

BOZEMAN, MONTANA USA

Not only does the “western camo” paint job perfectly fit the Round-Up theme, the All-Road is a proper road race bike just with a little extra tire clearance for added versatility.

HORSE CYCLES

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK USA

Thomas Callahan of Horse Cycles rolls out a Stainless Steel All Road that once back from the Round-Up, is headed to Peru for a bike-packing trip. It features the new Adventure Fork, offering numerous accessory mounting options.

PROVA CYCLES

FAIRFIELD AUSTRALIA

Prova has only been around for the past six years and they’re quickly making a name for themselves bringing new technology and manufacturing processes. The Mostro will clear up to a 55c tire, while still keeping a road fit. It’s designed around long-distance, multi-day riding where the comfort of a road bar is a priority, without having to make sacrifices on tire width.

BINGHAM BUILT BIKES

STEAMBOAT SPRING, CO USA

Brad Bingham’s personal purpose-built bike packing explorer. For Brad, it’s about all-day comfort with 27.5” Plus tires and drop bars. Ample mounts ensure there’s never a shortage of stowage possibilities.

ENGLISH CYCLES

EUGENE, OREGON USA

Rob English of English Cycles delivers a fillet brazed frame complete with carbon insert in the headtube and the sleek Integrated Front-End. Like most of the English builds, it’s full of classic design elements, such as the custom-butted seat tube and cap. 

HOLLAND CYCLES

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA USA

Purpose-built for 80% gravel, 20% road for the off-road adventures. In the 45 years Holland has been building frames they’ve seen a lot of changes in the market, and the gravel bike has now become the most asked for model in their line. With internal routing for shifter, brake, and dropper post cables, the Holland Gravel is simply clean.

FIFTYONE BIKES

DUBLIN, IRELAND

Made from ENVE tubing, the FiftyOne uses a proprietary rear-end for a classy look and silky ride coupled with a front-end that makes the bike handle like it’s on rails. One of the bikes that’s part of the Round-Up featuring the Integrated Front-End that delivers a perfect fit and a cable-free contour.

SALTAIR CYCLES

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH USA

SaltAir Cycles has a loyal following in cyclocross, and are now gaining a new following in Utah and beyond with their traditional touch and a return to the local artisan experience. The All-Road blends a traditional steel design with the modern convenience of adequate enough tire clearance for most any outing.

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