Last year ENVE debuted its first annual Builder Summit, with a bespoke bike show featuring two dozen or so handmade bikes from around the country and around the world.
This year, the coronavirus pandemic put the brakes on the in-person festival, but the builders still sent their finest for display. I drove from Boulder, Colorado, to visit ENVE and to photograph the bikes on the quiet showfloor in Ogden, Utah, where ENVE builds its carbon wheels and designs its components.
Scroll through the gallery to enjoy the varied works of artist builders — and to see a few unreleased products from ENVE.
Scarab Bicycles is from Medellin, Colombia.
A thumb-actuated dropper post
Drop-bar dropper posts were common at the ENVE Builders Show.
Hand paint adorns an unreleased gravel adventure fork from ENVE.
The Scarab Páramo is steel.
With love from Colombia.
SRAM’s treated cassette turns up the color on this Horse.
Horse Cycles is from Brooklyn.
This is the Horse Monster Gravel in steel.
ENVE’s upcoming gravel adventure fork offers mounts a-plenty and other tricks.
Side loads, front racks, and…
A flip-flop axle for two rake/trail configurations.
Old meets new.
A venerable Brooks saddle atop a lightweight ENVE post.
Gravel tires run the gamut these days, and ENVE has wheels of various widths and sizes to suit them all.
Two dozen builders each sent an offering for the show, which ENVE is sharing with the world via a virtual experience.
The Speedvagen GTFO with full ENVE dress.
Speedvagen and Vanilla are creations of Sacha White, a builder with 20+ years of experience.
White on white.
ENVE stems come in many flavors.
And the made-in-Utah ENVE rims come in many widths and depths.
What’s this? A bar/stem combo with hose routing down through the head tube?
English Cycles in Eugene, Oregen makes elegant machines.
ENVE has long catered to small builders.
Look at the wishbone seatstays on this English.
And you thought your new race bike had skinny stays.
Elegant welds come with the territory at English.
Another look at the seatstays.
What, you thought English would put a Shimano 105 crank on this machine?
What’s this? Tubeless road tires from ENVE?
Mosaic Cycles crafts and paints titanium bikes in Boulder, Colorado.
The painted-to-match post, fork, and bar/stem combo look so good you can almost overlook the news: an unreleased bar/stem combo.
The angels are in the details.
ENVE’s new bar/stem runs the brake hoses down through the head tube.
A Shimano junction box tucks inside the ENVE bar/stem, underneath the computer mount.
Want to be anarchy? Pursuit Cycles in Bozeman, Montana can help you out.
Didn’t get the first reference? Never mind the Sex Pistols, friend – they were only the most famous punk band of all time.
This is Strong work.
Strong Frames is another Bozeman, Montana builder.
The paint work is Strong, but check out…
… the subtle finishing work, too.
Alliance Bicycles hails from Hailey, Idaho.
A 50mm gravel tire, you say? The sommeliers at ENVE recommend pairing that with a G23 wheel.
Moots ain’t no stranger to this game. This is the Routt 45, from Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Titanium, of course.
ENVE recently launched a Boost mountain bike fork with a flip-flop trail adjustment. This gravel fork looks quite similar.
While most builders at the ENVE show use a carbon ENVE stem, Moots will make its own (from titanium), thank you very much.
Portland’s Breadwinner steel B-Road with a frame pump to match.
Think the frame pump is old school? What about the dropper post.
So this adjustable gravel fork appears to be more than a one-off…
Extra water-bottle mounts or more storage? It’s your call.
ENVE’s gravel bar features short reach and a wide flare.
The B-Road has all manner of clearance.
G’day from Victoria, Australia. This is the Prova Cycles titanium Mostro.
Not only do the ti cages match the frame…
but so do the carbon-bar graphics.
The Fleecer Ridge was designed with help from the indefatigable Lael Wilcox and is made in Japan.
The dropped ti stay makes room for the 55mm tire.
Firefly’s titanium mountain bike has ENVE’s Boost fork.
Pick your trail for your trail.
Alchemy had the lone e-bike of the ENVE Show.
Alchemy builds bikes in Denver.
The Rock Lobster Team TIG SL from Santa Cruz, California.
The ENVE Road Fork is a study in elegance.
The ENVE Road Handlebar barely tops 200g.
You won’t find these tubeless tires on ENVE’s website.
Funduro, anyone? This is real steel from Retrotec in Napa, California.
Quick releases still have a place in this world.
The fun-forward Funduro.
This is Sklar’s titanium Gravel.
The Cava from Ultradynamico.
Function or fashion? Ultradynamico would argue both.
DeSalvo’s titanium Gravel from Ashland, Oregon.
Bingham Built’s titanium Adventure from Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Holland Cycles’ titanium Gravel from San Diego, California.
Say, what does this do?
ENVE’s 40mm dropper seatpost for 27.2 frames is not yet available.
SaltAir Cycles’ steel All-Road from Salt Lake City, Utah.
SaltAir is just down the road from ENVE in Ogden.
Rotor doesn’t make too many appearances on bikes.
And this isn’t a stock Shimano GRX cage.
ENVE was an early proponent of wide rims (and tires) for road riding.
And SaltAir has room to accommodate both.
The underside of the SaltAir All-Road.
ENVE makes tubing for Calfee.
And Calfee builds its frames like this prototype hardtail in La Selva Beach, California.
FiftyOne’s carbon Road bike with the unreleased bar/stem painted to match.
FiftyOne builds in Dublin, Ireland.
The FiftyOne’s shapely backside.
The FiftyOne carbon Road from Dublin.
ENVE’s unreleased bar/stem combo not only routes lines internally through its own shape, but send them down through the head tube.
See any brake hoses here?
The brake line only emerges on the fork leg.
The end result is an exceptionally clean front end, but still in a classic design.
Even underneath the bar/stem is showstopper.
The 2020 ENVE Builder Show was missing the crowd, but the display pieces were no less impressive.