Enigma is a UK framebuilder, founded in 2006, that has won various accolades over the years, including NAHBS awards. We’ve featured the brand before, albeit briefly, in our Limited Edition Shimano Silver GRX build showcase. Enigma’s EXPLOR platform features a geometry adapted specifically for flat bars, with lots of touring accouterments like plentiful rack, fender, and cargo mounts…
Designed for lightweight and nimble traveling, on mixed terrain surfaces, the EXPLOR utilizes the riding position of a gravel bike with the control of a flat bar.
The EXPLOR frames are made from custom butted, Size specific, Grade 9 3Al/2.5V titanium, rely upon 12mm x 100 mm Front, 12 x 142mm thru-axles, use flat mount brakes, can fit a 27.5 x 58 mm, or 700 x 45 mm with guards, 700 x 50 mm tire and use a 31.6 mm or 27.2 mm with shim seatpost size.
Enigma offers six finely tuned stock sizes from 50cm to 60cm, fitting a variety of riders. If ordering directly through Enigma, the brand asks for a £1000 deposit for a full bike build and £500 for a frame or frameset. Frames have a 4-6 week lead time.
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