Some people have wondered: ENVE has so much expertise in aerodynamics and carbon construction. More than many others who build (or have built) entire bicycles. Why is there no bike from ENVE?
This question is now obsolete: after the custom bike project, which is still only available in the USA, ENVE presented the Melee in summer 2022. And yes, the bike delivers what it promises!
It is aerodynamic, but sensible: in other words, comfort has not been sacrificed for aerodynamics. Although the sloping top tube reduces the Cd value, it significantly increases riding comfort thanks to the longer seat post. The shape of the frame tubes is matched to the rims and tires to optimize the air flow.
And: It is light - the frame weighs just 850g in size 56 - but still extremely stiff and very robust.
Are others all that too? Yes! But despite the integrated cockpit, the Melee can be perfectly adapted to your measurements. The stem length, handlebar width and seat post can all be individually selected. And is already included in the price.
The Melee then accepts tires up to a width of 35 mm. As a result, a gravel race in the USA was won on this bike even before it was launched on the market. But no, it's not a gravel bike, it's a very versatile road racing bike. Fast, direct, aggressive - its place is right at the front of the peloton!
What is Superior? Our indication that there is more to the bikes than the mere group name would suggest. For example, better wheels built by us BY HAND and other tuning parts, e.g. from CeramicSpeed, Carbon-Ti, etc.
Frame: Real-World Fast M.O.D Carbon frame for Flat Mount Disc, thru axle 142 x 12mm
Fork: M.O.D Carbon fork for Flat Mount Disc, thru axle 100 x 12mm