ENIGMA ETAPE

Enigma Etape

Highly Versatile & Adaptable 4 Season Endurance Road Bike

The Etape is Enigma’s best-selling model and for good reason – it does everything! The Etape suits almost all road riding styles and is intended for riders that are focused on endurance, long distance comfort and efficiency, together with all-season versatility. It can cover a huge range of conditions such as club runs, audax, endurance racing, touring, light gravel, winter training, commuting, and more.

Enigma’s design brief in developing the latest version of the Etape was to create a versatile road bike, suitable for a wide range of riding conditions. The bike should be supremely comfortable, but should also be able to cover long distances efficiently. The geometry should provide nimble handling and a classic road bike feel, but offer enough stability to carry loads confidently if needed.  The tubing used in the Etape has been tailored to the frame size, so that tube diameters increase with the frame size; meaning a small frame with a 50kg rider can experience the same beautifully smooth ride as a 100kg rider on a larger frame. This has the added advantage of keeping the frame weight to a minimum across the size range.  The ultra smooth, endurance focused ride uses smaller tubes than Enigma’s other models, together with a tapered headtube that better matches the thinner tubes, resulting in a supremely elegant package.

Tyre choice has evolved rapidly over the past few years, with larger volume 28mm rubber now considered the minimum for endurance road riding. It was important to Enigma that the Etape was able to comfortably fit a 28mm tyre with a mudguard, be ‘future proof’ for further increases, but also not lose the classic road bike look by having huge gaps around the wheels. They settled on having the clearance optimised for a 28mm with a mudguard fitted, but with enough room to also fit a 32mm. Without a mudguard in place there’s enough room for a 35mm tyre, which adds further versatility to the bike making it capable of light off road/gravel riding.

For the style of riding the Etape 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 fully endorse this decision! 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.

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
  • Headset: 41.0mm 45/45 upper bearing | 52mm 45/45 lower bearing
  • Dropout arrangement: 12×142
  • Maximum tyre clearance: 32c
  • 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”)
  • Mudguard eyelets
  • Designed for flat mount disc calipers
  • 160mm Max rotor size
  • Clearance for 32c* tyres (700c) (*Depending on tyre choice)

The Enigma Etape 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 Etape can be tuned to ride exactly the mind of terrain you have in mind.

ENIGMA ETAPE

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 Etape specifications, and frequently use as a start point for custom quotations.

Enigma Etape 105 – from £3,649

Specification

FRAMESET: Enigma Etape 3al 2.5v Titanium frame, C-SIX ADX Full Carbon, 100/142×12 thru-axles
BOTTOM BRACKET: Shimano BB-R60
SHIFT/BRAKE LEVERS: Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
FRONT BRAKE: Shimano 105 Hydraulic Disc, RT64 160mm rotors
REAR BRAKE: Shimano 105 Hydraulic Disc, RT64 160mm rotors
FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano 105
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano 105 GS 11-speed
CRANKSET: Shimano 105 50/34T
CASSETTE: Shimano 105 – choice of ratios
CHAIN: Shimano HG601 105 , 11-speed
HANDLEBAR: Deda Zero
STEM: Deda Zero
SEATPOST: Deda Zero
SADDLE: Fabric Scoop Sport
WHEELS: Mavic Ksyrium S Disc
TYRES: Schwalbe One Performance Folding (or similar, subject to availability)
EXTRAS: Arundel Stainless Steel Bottle Cages (pair) – the world’s best cages
PEDALS: Not Included

Enigma Etape Ultegra – £4,199

Specification

FRAMESET: Enigma Etape 3al 2.5v Titanium frame, C-SIX ADX Full Carbon, 100/142×12 thru-axles
BOTTOM BRACKET: Shimano BB-R60
SHIFT/BRAKE LEVERS: Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
FRONT BRAKE: Shimano Ultegra Hydraulic Disc, RT70 Icetech 160mm rotors
REAR BRAKE: Shimano Ultegra Hydraulic Disc, RT70 Icetech 160mm rotors
FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano Ultegra
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Ultegra 11-speed
CRANKSET: Shimano Ultegra 50/34T
CASSETTE: Shimano HG700 – choice of ratios
CHAIN: Shimano HG701, 11-speed
HANDLEBAR: Pro PLT
STEM: Pro PLT
SEATPOST: C-Six Carbon 31.6mm
SADDLE: Fabric Scoop Sport
WHEELS: Mavic Ksyrium SL Disc
TYRES: Schwalbe One Performance folding (or similar, subject to availability)
EXTRAS: Arundel Stainless Steel Bottle Cages (pair) – the world’s best cages
PEDALS: Not Included

Enigma Etape Ultegra Elite – from £4,699

Specification

FRAMESET: Enigma Etape 3al 2.5v Titanium frame, C-SIX ADX Full Carbon, 100/142×12 thru-axles
BOTTOM BRACKET: Shimano BB-R60
SHIFT/BRAKE LEVERS: Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
FRONT BRAKE: Shimano Ultegra Hydraulic Disc, RT800 Icetech 160mm rotors
REAR BRAKE: Shimano Ultegra Hydraulic Disc, RT800 Icetech 160mm rotors
FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano Ultegra
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Ultegra 11-speed
CRANKSET: Shimano Ultegra 50/34T
CASSETTE: Shimano Ultegra – choice of ratios
CHAIN: Shimano HG701, 11-speed
HANDLEBAR: Deda SuperZero superlight alloy
STEM: Deda SuperZero
SEATPOST: Deda SuperZero Carbon 31.6mm
SADDLE: Brooks Cambium
WHEELS: DT Swiss ER 1400 Disc (other options available, e.g. add £83 for FFWD Tyro 45 Carbon Disc, add £229 for Mavic Cosmic Carbon SL Disc, etc)
TYRES: Schwalbe One Performance TLE (or similar, subject to availability)
EXTRAS: Arundel Stainless Steel Bottle Cages (pair) – the world’s best cages
PEDALS: Not Included