The 2021 ENVE Builder Round Up: Chumba, Falconer, Firefly, Mariposa, Scarab, Sklar, Tomii

It’s that time of year again! ENVE’s Open House, aka the Builder Round-Up and Grodeo event is this weekend in Ogden, Utah, so I packed up my bike portrait kit and drove up through beautiful summer monsoons to document a selection of bikes from this year’s event. Check out a thoroughly documented stable from the Round Up below, beginning with Chumba, Falconer, Firefly, Mariposa, Scarab, Sklar, and Tomii…

Chumba Cycles @ChumbaUSA

This titanium Sendero is welded in Austin, Texas at Chumba’s facilities and features a brand-spankin’ new 3D-printed titanium yoke. If you thought the steel Sendero was fun, watch out! This singlespeed is easy on the eyes and featherweight. This frame features a bead-blasted, masked, and polished finish. Chumba has really delivered here with a dream bike no matter who you ask…

Falconer Cycles @CoffeeAndEggs

Cameron Falconer really outdid himself this time with a proper cruiser, complete with a Bendix hub, custom bent bars, and an integrated, minimal front rack. The rack is a piece of titanium that Cam bent, drilled, and welded into a shape that can carry goods with ease. It’s then bolted to the headtube via some custom brackets welded into place. For such a minimal bike, it has plenty to keep your head spinnin’ like those Campy MTB pedals!

Firefly Bicycles @FireflyBicycles

Custom built in Firefly’s Boston workshop for their master machinist, Josh Ogle, this Ti All-Road bike features internal dynamo light wiring and integrated lighting; a modified SRAM sprint shifter to connect to his Di2 shifters and operate the wireless AXS Reverb dropper post; custom Rockgeist frame bags with integrated bag mounts; Z-couplers in the frame and a Formula hydraulic brake line coupler for easier travel; and a custom derailleur cage made by Josh to allow us to use a Shimano 11-42 cassette with their 2x drivetrain components. It’s then finished off with Firefly’s custom “glitch” graphics.

Mariposa Bicycles @MariposaBicycles

Founded in 1969 in Toronto, Mariposa Bicycles specializes in fillet-brazed and lugged constructed steel bikes that are very much built the same way they were back when they started. This bicycle was designed for off-road adventure touring and backpacking. The frame was fillet brazed with a mixture of Columbus tubing and was designed to accommodate 1x Shimano GRX Di2 components, a front hub generated dynamo lighting system with internal light wiring, and three bottle cages. The ENVE Adventure Fork has bosses for a light and accessories.

Scarab Cycles @ScarabCycles

I can’t even tell you how stoked I was to finally see a Scarab in person! These bikes are made in Colombia and feature some of the wildest paintjobs I’ve ever seen. This gravel bike has a menagerie of animals painted on it, including dendrobates frogs, flamingos, hummingbirds, and various rainforest flora. It is hands down my favorite frame finish in the entire show.

Sklar Bikes @SklarBikes

With the pandemic causing all sorts of supply chain issues, a few of us joked that it was time for bikes to go back to their simplest forms: singlespeed, fixed gear, and coaster brake. Adam’s affinity for fixed gear gravel bikes spills over into this beauty of a swoopy machine. Complete with riser bars, the ENVE Adventure fork, Sim Works rack, and yeah, that’s a 6-bolt fixed cog mounted to a backward wheel…

Tomii Cycles @TomiiCycles

Nao Tomii makes some seriously stunning eye candy and this Fat Canvas is just another example of his craft. What caught my eye about this bike is the salmon-colored finish, the subtle saguaro on the brake bridge, the custom rack, Andrew the Maker bag, and his beautiful head badge. I knew Tomii would be here this year and as always, his bikes are such a pleasure to document.


Check back throughout the weekend for more updates from the 2021 ENVE Builder Round Up!