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This year, ENVE has had to take its Builder Round-Up online. This year’s showcase features 23 bespoke road, gravel and mountain bikes made of steel, titanium and even carbon, created by talented frame builders from around the world.
FiftyOne – 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 features the Integrated Front-End that delivers a perfect fit and a cable-free contour.
English Cycles – Eugene, Oregon
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.
Mosaic Cycles – Boulder, Colorado
Mosaic’s Aaron Barcheck’s long history working with titanium goes far back to his days with Dean Bicycles. His ability to tune the ride through tube selection is on display with the RT-1d, which is a true performance road bike that checks all the boxes. Aaron’s latest build features the Integrated Front-End with one-piece bar/stem.
Breadwinner – Portland, Oregon
The B-Road brings traditional steel frame styling and adds big clearance to allow up to a 50c tire in order to make it Dirty Kanza or Almanzo race-worthy, two events where the B-Road has shined. Custom options abound on the B-Road, from geometry to frame bags.
Horse Cycles – Brooklyn, New York
Model: Monster Gravel
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.
Moots – Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Model: Routt 45
Since 1981 Moots has been creating some of the most enviable bikes on the market. The most recent update to the Routt 45 brings a longer front-center with slacker head tube, but the biggest news is the increased tire clearance. Up to a 50c tire can now be used. Adventure ready.
Prova Cycles – Victoria, 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.
Speedvagen – Portland, Oregon
Speedvagen’s most adept adventuring rig gets an Adventure Fork for greater mounting options and a paint job that is uniquely Speedvagen. Like most other Speedvagens, the GTFO has numerous other add-ons depending on what someone’s intent might be.
Scarab Bicycles – Medellin, Colombia
With clearance for a 45c tire, the Páramo is built around the unknown elements found in the Colombian countryside. Most notable is the paint, which is done in-house and guarantees no two bikes ever being the same.
Bingham Built – Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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.
Alliance Bicycles – Hailey, Idaho
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.
Firefly Bicycles – Boston, Massachusetts
Built for bikepacking, this frame offers ample versatility on bag design and models. Threaded bosses bring endless combinations and long travel internal dropper compatibility. It also features clearance for up to 29 x 2.6″ tires and proprietary dropouts. This particular bike just finished a three-day bikepacking trip, just in time to get cleaned up for the show.
Retrotec – Napa, California
The Funduro is a 29er singlespeed designed to accommodate a 120mm fork or the ENVE Mountain Fork. It’s completely versatile to deliver whatever riding experience one might want. In true Retrotec style, the twin top tubes feature the brand’s trademark arc.
Sklar Bikes – Bozeman, Montana
Model: All Road
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.
Pursuit Cycles – Bozeman, Montana
Model: The LeadOut All Road
Drawing a line between venture and adventure, The LeadOut All Road is designed for some off-road fun, but not full blown gravel exploration. Made entirely in-house, the molded carbon frames can accommodate custom geometry.
Calfee Design – La Selva Beach, California
The carbon frame pioneers, Craig Calfee’s history and experience goes deeper than just about any modern builder. Although bamboo is an alternative material found in the Calfee line, carbon has been their go-to material for decades. The trademark lugs allow full customization of the frame.
Rock Lobster – Santa Cruz, California
Model: Road Team TIG SL
Just a handful of miles from Calfee, Rock Lobster has an equally impressive history in the sport with their TIG and fillet brazed steel bikes. The Team TIG SL is a classic, timeless design.
Sage Titanium – Beaverton, Oregon
At last year’s Builder Round-Up, Sage Titanium unveiled a prototype version of what would be the Storm King gravel bike. This time around, Sage’s David Rosen went with fatter tires and a flat bar on the Powerline hardtail mountain bike.
Holland Cycles – San Diego, California
Purpose-built for 80 percent gravel, 20 percent 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.
DeSalvo Custom Bicycles – Ashland, Oregon
Mt. Ashland has some good skiing in the winter, but that doesn’t come close to what summer offers with the nearly endless miles of dirt roads on the mountain and the surrounding Siskiyou range. Those miles of gravel have shaped DeSalvo’s designs and inspiration around what makes a true gravel bike.
Strong Frames – Bozeman, Montana
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.
Alchemy Bicycles – Denver, Colorado
The E-Ronin is not only the first e-bike from Alchemy, it’s the first US-made e-gravel bike. Just like any of the other bikes in Alchemy’s line, the E-Ronin is available in custom geometry and numerous color options.
SaltAir Cycles – Salt Lake City, Utah
SaltAir Cycles has a loyal following in cyclocross, and are now gaining a new following in Utah and beyond with their traditional touch and return to the local artisan experience. The All-Road blends a traditional steel design with the modern convenience of tire clearance adequate enough for most any outing.