Welcome to the 2021 ENVE Builder Round-Up. We’ve increased the number of Builder Bikes at our show to 35. You’ll find the first 16 bikes below and another 19 later this month. Now, sit back, grab a cold one, and dive into the coverage of the Builder Bikes, Part One. Check back to watch each video and hear from the builder as they walk you through each intricate detail of their build.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Just down the street from ENVE is SaltAir and their workshop specializing in fillet brazed steel frames that are modern in function and timeless in their styling. The midnight plum finish gives it an entirely different look when the sun hits it just right.
The true showstopper of the Builder Round-Up was the Prova Speciale that is built with a mix of carbon fiber and titanium. It’s all in the details, and between the 3D printed titanium seat mast topper and the integration of ENVE’s new integrated front-end design, in addition to their US-made one-piece bar-stem combo, the Speciale was a true work of art.
Prague, Czech Republic
From Prague, Czech Republic, the Festka Scout is the second child in the brand’s family of gravel bikes. Compared to the Rover that was released in 2018, the Scout leans further towards off-road and bike-packing use due to its sturdier build, tweaked geometry, and 650b wheels. In addition, the design scheme shown is their latest collaboration with artists. This time it is the duo Ondrash&Kashparek who have developed an original method of ‘painting’ abstract pictures by transferring acrylic paints from the surface of water onto canvas.
Nao Tomii crafts handmade, custom-built frames from his Tomii Cycles workshop in Austin, Texas. His experience comes from fine art and sculpting. “Sculptures that I can custom build as a beautiful bicycle for my customers, is always my number one goal” The process is spiritual, Nao says, adding, “To build bikes, I have to be happy.”