This week's feature is John's ENVE Melee.John was about to purchase a stock bike from a ski shop, when our mutual friend Chris stopped him and demanded that he leave and head to Signature to get properly fitted for the perfect bike. That’s what good friends are for!
JOHN'S ENVE MELEE
ENVE 45 Foundation wheels
Continental 5000x28c tires
SRAM Force Axs
Shimano Ultegra SPD-SL
Arundel Mandible bottle cages
Selle Italia SLR Boost
"Enve has been working to define what it sees as the modern fast-ride experience, and the Melee is the current pinnacle of that vision. It’s light and aerodynamic but more importantly, it’s stiff, responsive, and it has mudguard mounts plus room for 35mm tyres. This is the bike that handles every ride on your schedule but more than anything, this is the bike that’s ready for fun."
A very active rider, John used to compete at regular Ironman and other extreme endurance events. This latest bike was to be used around Central Park at a fast pace, but also allow him to get out the city and explore some local gravel roads. The choice was clear and we agreed the ENVE Melee was unmatched for the job! Aside from the clear beautiful aesthetics, the performance and aerodynamics are unbeatable, and the versatility of the measurements sealed the deal.
We built the bike with SRAM Force AXS (with wireless components) and ENVE Foundation 45 wheels. This high spec, high end frame is a force to be dealt with. If you’re in Manhattan, see if you can spot it whizzing by!