This OPEN and ENVE Collaboration celebrates the breathtaking views of the high mountain scapes with their glacial granite peaks. Spec’d and designed for dirt with an idyllic dusty colorscape this OPEN U.P. pays simple homage to the wandering unpaved roads of the Swiss Alps where OPEN was born, which when covered in dust and dirt, improves the frames monochromatic aesthetic.
This is how the 2019 Belgian Waffle Ride weekend would begin. With another SoCal breakfast favorite, the burrito. The brainchild of Brandt Furgerson, aka Uncle Tio, the 2nd annual Breakfast Burrito Ride (BBR) would take place on the cloud covered morning of May 3. Hosted by Canyon Bicycles USA, the BBR is a no-drop, all smiles coastal roll to the top of Torrey Pines and back. Just 35 miles in distance, the ride covers perhaps San Diego’s most popular strip of pavement. While not much dirt in sight (that will come on Sunday), the views and vibes through Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Solana Beach and Del Mar can’t be beat.
ENVE arrived in style at Sea Otter this year with their 3rd annual Ride to Sea Otter starting in San Francisco and ending 140 miles later in Carmel. A few riders were even lucky enough to test the all new SES 3.4 AR road wheels, which officially launched on Thursday at the show. ENVE created a great video of the ride shown here, enjoy!
With a full suite of gravel specific hardgoods it was good timing to bring some friends together to test out these products on some of the finest roads and gravel in the country. You guessed it… Los Angeles, California.
ENVE has just released its latest product, a complete line of premium aluminum road hubs in rim and disc brake configurations that broaden their wheelset offering and establish ENVE as a player in the hub aftermarket. ENVE sees this proprietary hub technology as a way to further streamline their supply chain and bring more attractive pricing options for consumers. Wheelsets impacted include ENVE SES and G Series wheelsets to be set at $2550 USD. While ENVE’s new aluminum hubs will become the standard offering for complete wheelsets, ENVE will continue to offer custom wheel builds with select hub manufacturers.
Combining their experience designing industry leading MTB and road handlebars, with their passion for gravel, ENVE has created their all new G Series Handlebar. Ride quality, functional hand positions, accessory mounting and modern shifting compatibility are all key features for these bars. Also introduced is the G Series Fork, a one-piece molded design that promises increased clearance / decreased weight to gravel.
Ascending 14,000 feet in a single ride is massive by any standard. Doing that all on one climb is something else entirely. Add in double-digit gradients along with a five-mile dirt section and all of a sudden Hawaii’s Mauna Kea becomes one of the hardest climbs on the planet.