Enve launches the Melee, its first mass-produced frameset that comes in stock sizes, one colour and costs $5,500

US brand follows up last year's bespoke Custom Road with a Far East-made, off-the-peg option that's only marginally more affordable

Enve Melee
(Image credit: Enve)

Enve launched itself into the frame game last year with the Custom Road, a super-high-end, bespoke bike that was made to measure in the USA for a suitably premium price upwards of $7,000 for the frameset only. 

A year on it has unveiled the Enve Melee, which is a monocoque frame that comes in stock sizes, is made “overseas” according to the press release and is marginally more affordable but still costs $5,500/£5,300. In US currency that’s exactly the same price as the Specialized S-Works Aethos (in the UK the Aethos is cheaper at £4,450) and more expensive than the Colnago C68(£5,069.95).

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