Enigma Excel frame and fork review

Enigma Excel frame and fork
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Excel is not a fast thrills ride but it's a keeper - one to take home to meet the parents, the classy one that everyone will admire from afar. Yes, it's not cheap, but with the properties of the titanium alloy used, it's not like it's going to wear out or date and it's unlikely that you'll grow out of it. In fact, you can look at this as an investment piece - one that will quite possibly outlast you.

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Best known for its ‘Made in Britain' custom frame building, this is Enigma's slightly more accessible off-the-peg option.

You do lose the cream teas and bunting romance that goes with the made-on-home-soil claim, but on a practical note you know that being constructed in Taiwan the frame is going to be world class; besides, if you really are that patriotic then Engima will build you one at its UK base - if you're happy to pay a premium for it.

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