From customers to the cycling press and with several further enhancements along the way the Elite HSS steel road bike has won many plaudits since its introduction in 2014. If you take a deeper look it’s easy to see why. Crafted by hand from a Columbus Spirit HSS triple-butted tube set and finished in every way to an exceptional level, this modern classic exhibits those clean contemporary lines so typical of Enigma designs.
The latest incarnation of the Elite HSS is designed for the newest generation of wider road rims and tyres. Responsive, nimble and precise, it exhibits all the hallmarks of a great ride coupled with that legendary steel road bike character and ‘feel’. A genuine alternative, this state-of-the-art steel frame provides an attractive option for those looking for something a little different.
Each and every Elite frame is built to order in our Sussex workshop. To ensure it’s truly unique in every sense, we finish each build in the colour of your choice, or provide a full custom finish option at extra cost.
The Elite is an avant-guard steel frame that will surprise and amaze. With its contemporary geometry, hand-crafted construction and utilizing that resurgent material of old, the Elite provides a 21st century steel solution that competes on level terms with the more exotic frame materials on offer.
Handmade frames built to perfection by the Enigma team here in our Sussex workshop. Every Signature frame is meticulously crafted to exacting standards using the finest hand selected materials and is designed to deliver exceptional performance combined with an aesthetic that is classic, beautiful and ‘British’.
- Frame Material
Columbus Spirit HSS
- Frame Finish
Included Simplicity Paint Scheme
12mm x 100mm Front, 12 x 142mm Bolt Thru
(Rim) 9mm x 100mm Front, 9 x 130mm Rear QR
- Bottom Bracket
(Disc) T47 68mm | (Rim) BSA 68mm
- Brake Mount (Disc)
Flat Mount, 140 or 160mm Rotor
- Brake Mount (Rim)
Standard single bolt road caliper brake
- Seat Tube Internal
31.6mm or 27.2 with a shim
- Seat Tube External
- Headset Integrated
ZS44 Upper / EC44 Lower (Chris King Inset 7/8)
- Tyre Clearance (Disc)
700c x 32mm
- Tyre Clearance (Rim)
700c x 28mm
- Front Derailleur
* C-Six Fork
* C-Six Headset