ENIGMA ESCAPE

Enigma Escape

Go Anywhere, Adventure, Gravel & Touring Bike

The Enigma Escape is a highly adaptable and hugely capable all terrain titanium gravel bike. It’s equally at home munching mile after mile of tarmac on an ultra endurance road event, or some back of beyond forestry bridleway for those seeking for a bit more solitude. Whatever you throw at the Escape it handles it with ease.  It’s beautifully constructed, supremely versatile with handling that inspires confidence and encourages you to push the boundaries of your riding.

Enigm’a design brief when developing the Escape was to create a drop handlebar bike without limits. It should be capable of sustained off road use, loaded or unloaded. The ride should inspire confidence, with stable handling and maximised tyre clearance. It is Enigma’s most versatile model that can take on any conditions.

The Escape is built on the foundations laid by its predecessor, the Ecroix, but with improved geometry, cable routing, and an upgrade to bolt-thru axle/flat mount braking system. Enigma designed the original Ecroix with a more cyclocross style geometry, but with the Escape they have moved to a geometry that still handles well on the road, but really comes to life once you head off onto varied terrain – offering versatility from commuting and training, to adventure racing and world touring.

In 2019 Enigma updated the Escape with some subtle changes. Size-specific tubing was introduced, to tune the ride quality for the frame size and reduce weight to a minimum. The geometry was also adjusted slightly to improve stand-over clearance on smaller models, and ensure the frames suited a larger range of riders.  At the same time Enigma increased tyre clearance to help the bike fulfil its true potential off-road, with chain stay spacing increased to the absolute maximum possible; enabling the fitting of a 700 x 45mm tyre.

Cable routing is another area that Enigma have considered carefully. For the style of riding the Escape is intended for; where you may end up a long way from a bike shop, Enigma felt that keeping the cables external for ease of maintenance was the best solution – and we couldn’t agree more!  The main cable run attaches underneath the downtube, out of sight for a neat and tidy solution. The cable guides bolt in place and can be adapted for 1x, 2x or electronic groupsets.

As a versatile bike the Escape naturally has full mudguard and pannier mounts, if you have luggage needs that move beyond the capacity of bike-packing bags – whether you’re commuting, touring the world or just messing about on your local MTB trails the Escape has got you covered.

Frame Information

  • Material: 3al 2.5v titanium
  • Bottom bracket: 68mm British Thread
  • Seat tube (internal): 31.6mm
  • Seat tube (external): 34.9mm
  • Front derailleur attachment: 34.9 band on
  • Dropout arrangement: 12×142
  • Maximum tyre clearance: 45mm (700c) or 50mm (650c)
  • Brake type: Disc – Flat Mount
  • Extras: Eyelets for rack & mudguard fittings
  • Cable Routing: Suitable for Mechanical, DI2, EPS and ETAP

Fork Information

  • Material: Full carbon monocoque
  • Carbon dropouts with alloy thread
  • Tapered steerer (1 1/8” to 1.5”)
  • 300mm steerer length, AC 399mm, 50mm offset
  • Mudguard eyelets
  • Added cage mountings on fork leg
  • Internal dynamo routing
  • Light mount on crown
  • Designed for flat mount disc calipers
  • 55mm crown diameter
  • 160mm Max rotor size
  • Clearance for 50c* tyres (700c) and 2.1″* (650b) (*Depending on tyre choice)

The Enigma Escape comes to us as a frameset, for building up into a complete bike in our workshop using components of your choice.  And with a huge variety of build options the Escape can be tuned to ride exactly the mind of terrain you have in mind.

ENIGMA ESCAPE

All Enigma bikes start out as a bare frameset initially, for building up into a complete bike with suitable components of your choice. Below are sample builds that we offer as standard Epic Escape specifications, and frequently use as a start point for custom quotations.

Enigma Escape GRX 600 1x – £3,649

(GRX600 2x builds SOLD OUT until spring 2022)

Specification

FRAMESET: Enigma Escape 3al 2.5v Titanium frame, C-SIX ADV Full Carbon fork, 100/142×12 thru-axles
BOTTOM BRACKET: Shimano BB-R60
SHIFT/BRAKE LEVERS: Shimano RX600, 11-speed
FRONT BRAKE: Shimano RX400 Hydraulic Disc, RT64 160mm rotors
REAR BRAKE: Shimano RX400 Hydraulic Disc, RT64 160mm rotors
FRONT DERAILLEUR: n/a 
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano RX812 11-speed
CRANKSET: Shimano RX600 40T 
CASSETTE: Shimano M7000 11-42T 11-speed 
CHAIN: Shimano HG601, 11-speed
HANDLEBAR: Ritchey Baquiano gravel bars
STEM: Ritchey 4-Axis
SEATPOST: Ritchey 2-Bolt
SADDLE: Fabric Scoop Sport
WHEELS: DT-Swiss G1800 gravel disc 700c or 650b (+£20 for Hunt 4-Season Gravel X-Wide 700c or Adventure Sport 650b)
TYRES: WTB Nano 700x40c or WTB Sendero 650x47c (or similar, subject to availability)
PEDALS: Not Included

EXTRAS: Arundel Stainless Steel Bottle Cages (pair) – the world’s best cages

Enigma Escape GRX 800 1x – £4,115

(GRX800 2x builds SOLD OUT until spring 2022)

Specification

FRAMESET: Enigma Escape 3al 2.5v Titanium frame, C-SIX ADV Full Carbon fork, 100/142×12 thru-axles
BOTTOM BRACKET: Shimano BB-R60
SHIFT/BRAKE LEVERS: Shimano RX810, 11-speed
FRONT BRAKE: Shimano RX810 Hydraulic Disc, RT70 Icetech 160mm rotors
REAR BRAKE: Shimano RX810 Hydraulic Disc, RT70 Icetech 160mm rotors
FRONT DERAILLEUR: n/a 
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano RX812 11-speed
CRANKSET: Shimano RX810 40T 
CASSETTE: Shimano M8000 XT 11-42T
CHAIN: Shimano HG701, 11-speed
HANDLEBAR: Ritchey Baquiano gravel bars
STEM: Ritchey 4-Axis
SEATPOST: C-Six Carbon 31.6mm
SADDLE: Fabric Scoop Elite
WHEELS: DT Swiss GR 1600 Spline Disc 700c or 650b
TYRES: WTB Nano 700x40c or WTB Sendero 650x47c (or similar, subject to availability)
PEDALS: Not Included

EXTRAS: Arundel Stainless Steel Bottle Cages (pair) – the world’s best cages

Enigma Escape GRX 800 1x Elite – £4,815

(GRX800 2x builds SOLD OUT until spring 2022)

Specification

FRAMESET: Enigma Escape 3al 2.5v Titanium frame, C-SIX ADV Full Carbon fork, 100/142×12 thru-axles
BOTTOM BRACKET: Hope (choice of colours and the ultimate in UK weather proofing)
SHIFT/BRAKE LEVERS: Shimano RX810, 11-speed
FRONT BRAKE: Shimano RX810 Hydraulic Disc, RT70 Icetech 160mm rotors
REAR BRAKE: Shimano RX810 Hydraulic Disc, RT70 Icetech 160mm rotors
FRONT DERAILLEUR: n/a
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano RX812 11-speed
CRANKSET: Shimano RX810 40T 
CASSETTE: Shimano M8000 XT 11-42T
CHAIN: Shimano HG701, 11-speed
HANDLEBAR: PRO Discover Gravel
STEM: PRO Discover
SEATPOST: C-Six Carbon 31.6mm
SADDLE: Brooks Cambium all-weather
WHEELS: Reynolds ATR Carbon Disc 700c or 650b
TYRES: WTB Nano 700x40c or WTB Sendero 650x47c (or similar, subject to availability)
PEDALS: Not Included

EXTRAS: Arundel Stainless Steel Bottle Cages (pair) – the world’s best cages