They say that all good things must come to an end, including our coverage from the
2021 Enve Builder Roundup. We’ve saved some of the best for last, though, including some amazing machines from Speedvagen, FiftyOne, Mosaic, Moots, and others, which should hopefully keep you satiated for a bit.
And keep in mind that this year’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show isn’t far off, either. It’s scheduled to be held September 16-19, and we plan to be there with camera in hand.
Speedvagen knocks it out of the park yet again. The custom seatmast topper uses Enve guts. This particular bike belongs to Speedvagen customer service specialist Erika Jackson. Some might view all of this as “too much”. But I suspect most will see it as “just right.” Kitties and unicorns! Gorgeous. The painted rotor lockring is a fantastic little detail.
Boulder, Colorado-based builder Mosaic Cycles is becoming just as well known for its paint as its titanium frames. So sparkly! If you didn’t think green and orange went well together before, I dare say your opinion may now be different.
Irish builder FiftyOne Bikes has often looked to the automotive world for paint inspirations. This one draws its design from the old Jordan 191 Formula 1 car. FiftyOne has incorporated Enve’s new one-piece front end, complete with fully concealed cabling. Campagnolo’s Super Record EPS groupset is astonishingly expensive, but it’s also very good. Oh my.
The Moots Womble hardtail pairs high-volume tires with a 140 mm-travel fork for all-day, all-mountain adventures. Moots frames are some of the most sought-after titanium bikes in the business, and for good reason. Not many brands can top welds like these. The replaceable rear derailleur hanger is integrated with the thru-axle threads. Every Moots is getting the 40th anniversary badge this year.
Breadwinner Cycles – the collaborative brand started by fellow builders Ira Ryan and Tony Pereira – debuted with drop-bar models, but is slowly making inroads in the mountain bike space. Shown here is the Bad Otis, built with Columbus steel tubing and modern geometry. Surely there’s a story behind this name. Is something like this too pretty to ride? Maybe to some, but hopefully not to the person this bike was built for. Lovely.
Falconer Cycles This Falconer is all about simple utility with a straightforward single-speed, coaster-brake drivetrain. That might seem like a curious juxtaposition with the Enve carbon wheels and components, but this is the Enve Builder Showcase, after all. Low-tech, but seemingly high-fun. Black and polished silver never go out of style.