The new ENVE Melee is their first production road bike, and a signal that they plan on being much more than a wheel and cockpit brand going forward, yet leverage the benefits of being both.
Designed as a racing bike, it’s leaner and more aero than their Custom Road, and at 850g for a 56, lighter, too. It clears 700×35 tires, with the only tradeoff being Campy EPS plugs won’t fit through the chainstays. So it’s Shimano or SRAM electronic shifting, or Shimano 1x/2x or Campy 1x mechanical only.
Sold as a chassis, it comes with a fully integrated cockpit and new aero seatpost. You choose the bar width, stem length, stack height, and post specs, all aided by their online configurator to help ensure it matches your fit data. With seven frame sizes and five fork offsets, it’s about as customizable as a stock bike can get.
Retail is $5,500, and you’ll be able to add one wheels, tires, bar tape, and more when you order from your local ENVE shop. Check it out at ENVE.com.
No. 6 Gravel Fork
The updated No. 6 Gravel Fork gets increased tire clearance for up to 700×47 or 650B x 52, adds standard fender mounts, and a very low 382mm axle-to-crown height. Rake is 50mm, and claimed weight is 450-460g.
With an extra-long 350mm tapered steerer tube, it’ll fit even the tallest bikes. With options for internal or external brake routing, these give custom framebuilders a versatile option, and give you a clean-looking upgrade from any alloy or steel forks you’re currently running. MSRP is $495.
SRM Origin offers lighter Campagnolo power meters
The new SRM Origin for Campagnolo brings their modular crank + spider design to Campy fans, with a new Origin Road Chassis that fits Campy’s 12-speed chainrings.
Choose from their PM9 or PM7 power meter spider, SRM alloy or carbon cranks, or even the Look Trilobe or THM carbon cranks, and a 24mm, 30mm, or DUB spindle, then add your 2x Campagnolo 50/34, 52/36 or 53/39 chainrings and you’re off to the races. Prices start at $2,299 and go way up from there.
Sendhit eliminates clogged tubeless valve stems
The new Sendhit tubeless valve stems use a unique cap design that creates a pair of tools to let you remove not just the valve core, but also the valve nut.
Meaning, if your valve is clogged with dried sealant, you can easily and fully disassemble it to clear the clog, then top off or reinflate as needed and get back to riding. Available in six colors, a set retails for $34 / €30.
Kali Cascade protects your head & the planet
By using reclaimed ocean plastics for the visor, recycling PET for the straps, recycling EPS foam for the body, and bamboo for the padding, the new Kali Cascade claims a 58% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to normal helmet manufacturing.
The deep coverage trail MTB helmet is packed with their best safety tech, too. Conehead shaping in the dual-density EPS softens and disperses impact energy, and their SuperVent surrounds further spread impact forces away from your skull. Inside, RHEON low-density padding doubles as rotational protection, too.
Mission Workshop Toro Grande handlebar roll
It’s like the Misson Workshop Toro, only Grande-r. Using the same VX ripstop weather resistant material and waterproof zipper, this handlebar roll bag measures 11″ wide x almost 6″ around, and holds 4.68L. There’s an internal key clip and mesh pocket, plus two small external mesh pockets on either end. MSRP is $98, available in six colors, including two Black Camo. Add a shoulder strap for $12 more.
Wheels MFG color dips bottom brackets, UDH hangers
Wheels Manufacturing is now offering their T47, BSA, and thread-fit bottom brackets in seven vibrant anodized colors. And if you want to get really matchy, their SRAM UDH hangers can be had with bolts in the same hues.
Above, just a little inspiration to get out and ride hard. Below, one of my favorite “how to” videos that I keep coming back to so I can get better at drops.
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