Two years ago ENVE had no bikes in their portfolio yet. In 2021 they introduced the Custom Road, which we had the chance to test during Among the Giants 4, followed by the Melee a year later. Now, they are taking a step into the world of gravel with the introduction of the MOG model, a purpose-built gravel bike.
With these three complete models in the offer, ENVE continues to evolve from aftermarket wheel and component specialists to a full-service bicycle brand. The MOG was designed with a focus on offering a balanced, confident ride in all types of environments.
Key features and geometry
One of the key standout features of the MOG is its 700c geometry. ENVE believes that the larger size of the rims should provide more confidence and joy while riding than the 650b sized wheels. In this case, the company decided to focus on a single size of the wheels rather than offering both options.
With a big tire clearance, the frame fits tires up to 50 mm wide. For muddy conditions, ENVE recommends 40 mm tires. The model comes with the ENVE Cargo Bay, an in-frame downtube storage to complement the on-frame storage we are already used to with rack mounts and bikepacking bags.
Thanks to the experience with developing aerodynamic frames for the previous two road bike models, the MOG borrows their tube shapes, although aerodynamics weren’t the main priority of this bike. The cables are routed internally with the ENVE’S IN-Route System.
Jake Pantone, VP of Product and Brand at ENVE, stated that “With the MOG, we introduce ENVE’s definition of the modern gravel bike. As avid gravel riders and racers ourselves, our aim was to create a platform that delivers the versatility, simplicity, and performance that we, along with today’s gravel riders, demand.”
When it comes to construction, to ensure the best bike handling for all riders of various sizes, the bike is available in six stock frame sizes ranging from 49 to 60 cm with three unique fork rakes.
À la carte components
The MOG is offered as a chassis only, with the option to select the bar, stem and seatpost to fit the specific needs of the customers. Both the G Series Dropper seatpost and a fixed ENVE’s carbon 27.2 mm seatpost are available. The choice of the wheelset is up to the customer. The build is then finished with the choice of drivetrain components and accessories, either at the ENVE Ride Center or a retail partner.
To simplify the bike fitting process, ENVE has created the Best-Fit Calculator. Based on the rider’s fitment measures, the output provides the rider with several frame and component configuration options.
The price of the chassis frameset is € 5.995, which includes the frame, fork, headset, stem handlebar and seatpost.
MOG is available initially in one color, but the company gives the customers the option to design a personalized decal kit using ENVE’s decal configurator. The MOG decal kit includes decals for the head tube, stem, down tube, and seat tube. Once the order is completed, the kit is delivered directly to the customer with tools and instructions to complete the installation process.
In conclusion, the Utah-based company enters the market of gravel bikes with a high-end, versatile bike, to meet the highest demands of performance.