A year ago, a few of us had the opportunity to travel out to the Enve Composites headquarters to support our frame builders in the Enve Builder Round Up. It was an incredible gathering of leading frame builds, both veterans and up-and-comers alike, to showcase their latest creations and discuss the current state of the industry. That trip was a major highlight and ever since, we've been anticipating the journey back for this year's event. Needless to say, things panned out a bit different. With travel and gatherings put on pause, the team at Enve got creative and pulled off this year's frame builder showcase in a fully digital way.
An expansive list of talented builders from around the world all sent one-off bikes to Enve's Utah HQ, demonstrating their finest work and of course fully dressed up in Enve carbon components. Among the prestigious list of builders, our partners at Mosaic and Prova sent in some astonishing custom bikes.
Mosaic had on show a red hot RT-1 road bike, their take on an all out titanium race bike. We've always loved how elegantly they blend the big, oversized main tubes with spindly light stays. Such a classy silhouette, and damn does it look great in this pearl habanero finish.
At first glance, this bike appears to look like a normal RT-1 (an especially good looking one at that) but with a closer look, there are some sneaky new surprises. Where are the cables? Where are the stem bolts? What the hell is that headset? We spy some stealthy Enve integration on this rig, and we must say it looks really, really clean. Can't wait to get more details on this front end!
The integrated cockpit pieces aren't the only new things we see. How about that rubber mounted to the 3.4 AR wheels? A wheel and tire combo engineered to work as a complete unit makes a lot of sense to us and we're excited to test out a pair of these 29c treads.
Prova Ti Mostro
While the Mosaic build was a slick pavement speed machine, the Prova showing fell onto the opposite end of the drop bar spectrum. The titanium Mostro Mark built up is a monster truck of a rig. Slack angles, a long reach, and some insane tire clearance should make this a bike that can really go anywhere. We love the custom anodizing on this one and as always the incredible 3D printed frame components.
Somehow, this bike manages to clear 700x55c tires with ample room to spare. In mountain bike speak, that's a 29 x 2.3" tire! This bike also adapts some MTB genealogy with a front end that close up, looks more like an all-mountain bike than a gravel bike. The long reach, slack head angle, and stubby M6 stem should make for an incredibly stable rig, and a blast to send into steep pitches. The wide Enve Gravel bars would surely help a rider keep composure as the terrain gets sketch.
And what about that Enve fork? Though similar, it doesn't quite look like their rigid mountain fork. This show bike is set up with the brand new Enve Adventure fork. It's got all kinds of mounts for bike packing accessories, adjustable dropouts to fine tune the handling, and clearance to make those meaty tires possible.
Two custom titanium bikes we'd all love to have in our own stable! Which of them is calling your name? Let us know down in the comments. To learn more about Mosaic Cycles, head to the link here. And to learn more about Prova Cycles, you can check this link here. For any questions at all on getting a custom ride of your own from either of these elite builders, feel free to drop us a line!
All photos courtesy of our friends at Enve Composites