Limited edition FiftyOne bike celebrates Enve’s tenth anniversary
Irish framebuilder FiftyOne has designed a limited edition custom bike to celebrate Enve Composites’s ten years in the bike business. Of course, the hand built frame is made from carbon fibre.
Called the Enve10, the new frame will be FiftyOne’s first disc brake design and only ten will be made. Each frame will come with a certificate of authenticity as well as a photobook documenting the bike build and the finished machine.
You can buy the Enve10 as a complete bike, with all components bearing the limited edition Enve Ten Years logo. You can also buy a frameset only – although it would look a bit stupid built up with alloy parts.
The Enve10 bike is on display on Enve’s stand at Eurobike and FiftyOne cycles is now taking orders and deposits for the Enve10 on its website.
When it was set up ten years ago, Enve’s founder Jason Schiers believed that carbon fibre was not being used to its full potential in most wheels and components then available. Rather than using the properties of carbon fibre to optimise designs, at the time component makers were using carbon to make lighter components that mimicked alloy, he felt.
Based on that premise, Enve has built a formidable reputation for cutting edge carbon fibre bike components. It was bought last year by the parent company of Mavic, with the aim of sharing the brands’ technologies and expertise.