Do Not Envy this ENVE

About a week ago during the Camel City Crusher event in Winston-Salem I did the final lap of this 200 mile charity event as a breakfast ride. This was a bit earlier in the day for me when I usually ride, but it was for a good cause. The weather was pleasant and after we rolled out it did not take very long for me to check out the bikes of everyone who was riding near me. There were various new bikes in this group, but it was this magnificent ENVE road bike piloted by my friend Matt J that really caught my eye. I had to this day never seen one in person, and after the ride and a lot of drooling I asked Matt to allow me to take some pics.

He told me that the paint scheme was inspired by a 1978 Pontiac Trans Am and the bike in addition to being made in the USA, has a very American selection of components.

This ENVE road bike is roughly a 56 cm size and Matt J is 6'1" and 175 pounds.

The ENVE logo is not easily visible, unless you look a bit closer. But does it really need to be in your face?

A nicely matched Chris King headset blends in well on this bike.

A closer look at the ENVE cockpit and the SRAM eTap controls.

The integrated Garmin mount sits under the ENVE cockpit.

Matt J rides ENVE 700x29 tubeless tires on his ENVE SES 4.5AR wheels.

172.5mmm SRAM Red cranks with a Quark power meter and Speedplay pedals.

Another logo on the the back of the bike on the integrated seat mast.

SRAM disc brakes and thru axle hubs.

The bottle cages are also from ENVE and there is no doubt where this bike came from.

A closer look at the SRAM Red eTap drivetrain.

Saddle up Matty J. This is a Selle Italia SLR saddle with an ENVE logo.

The ENVE SES Ar4.5 rear wheel with the 29mm wide ENVE tubeless tire.

One more look at the whole bike.

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