Elite HSS - Frame
Elite HSS - Frame
Elite HSS - Frame
Elite HSS - Frame
Elite HSS - Frame
Elite HSS - Frame
Elite HSS - Frame
Elite HSS - Frame
The 21st century steel bike

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.

  • Frame MaterialColumbus Spirit HSS
  • Frame Finish Included Simplicity Paint Scheme 
  • Axles 12mm x 100mm Front, 12 x 142mm Bolt Thru
  • Axles (Rim) 9mm x 100mm Front, 9 x 130mm Rear QR
  • Bottom Bracket (Disc) T47 68mm | (Rim) BSA 68mm
  • Bottom Bracket (Rim) 68mm BSA
  • 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 34.9mm
  • 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 34.9mm Band

Having a frame that fits you perfectly is a critical part of the process. We have over 20 years of bike fitting experience and data to call upon to ensure your riding position is absolute pinpoint. Our set frame sizes at 1cm increments will work very well for the majority of people but there is also a full custom geometry option (extra charge) should the set size not work for you.

Please see our sizing / geometry page

Each Elite is handmade to order in our Sussex workshop which gives us complete control over the whole process from start to finish. This means every frame can be tuned to the riders’ specific needs, whether it be custom frame geometry, tyre clearance, cable routing, eyelets, frame finish and more. For full bike purchases almost, any specification is possible so if you have something in mind for your new bike build, just let us know and we can make it happen.

If you purchase a complete bike, it will be supplied fully assembled although a small amount of assembly may be required if the bike is shipped via a courier service. We can build a bike using components supplied by customers, please get in touch to discuss options and prices.

To get started call, email or book a workshop visit online via our website. We will discuss your riding style, your objectives and targets as well as considering any existing bike fitting data that you may have. This information will enable us to create a precise picture of just what you are looking for.

Alternatively speak to one of our chosen cycle retail partners to guide you through the process, all carefully selected for the expertise, facilities and service they provide

Once the design and specification are complete and signed off, we will request a deposit of £1000 to hold your production slot. Once the deposit has been made, your bike will then be added to our workshop build list. It’s at this point that we will collate all of your chosen build parts for assembly.

Please note, if you’re intending to pay through a cycle scheme then your deposit will be refunded once we’ve processed your voucher, normally upon handover of your bike or frameset

Our current lead time is between 4 – 5 months. A painted frame finish will add another 30 days

We work with all the major Ride to Work schemes including:

Frame Buying Options

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’.

The Elite frame includes a ‘Simplicity’ paint finish as standard but other paint finish options are available at extra cost, including a full custom option. Please see our paintworks page for more information.

    Frame Only Price:
  • Disc From £2225 | Rim From £2079
  • Custom Geometry Upcharge + £300
    Frameset From Price:
  • Disc £2710 | Rim £2480

The disc frameset price includes our own C-Six DSC Monocoque Road Fork, TK036A Inset headset, alloy seat collar, thru-axles front and rear and any appropriate guides.

Upgrade Option – Add a Chris King Inset Headset & Enve Tapered Road Fork for an extra £278

Elite HSS

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 sizing chart will help get you on the right size bike, please also refer to the geometry table for full specification. Learn more about Enigma Bike Sizing

Enigma Elite HSS Disc

Frame Size A - Top Tube (mm) B - Seat Tube C - Head Tube D - Chain Stay E - BB Drop F - Seat Angle G - Head Angle H - Fork Length I - Stack J - Reach K - Wheel Base Down Tube OD Top Tube OD
50 50 500 100 420 75 76.0 71.5 375 522 367 977

51 51 510 110 420 75 75.5 71.5 375 532 370 984

52 52 520 120 420 75 75.0 72.0 375 543 373 985

53 53 530 130 420 75 74.5 72.0 375 553 375 989

54 54 540 140 420 75 74.0 72.5 375 564 377 990

55 55 550 150 420 75 73.5 72.5 375 573 380 997

56 56 560 160 420 75 73.0 73.0 375 584 381 997

57 57 570 170 420 75 73.0 73.0 375 594 388 1007

58 58 580 180 420 75 73.0 73.0 375 603 396 1017

59 59 590 190 420 75 72.5 73.5 375 615 397 1017

60 60 600 200 420 75 72.5 74.0 375 626 404 1022


Frame Size (Horizontal Top Tube)   Rider Height (cm) Rider Height (Inches) Saddle Height (mm)
50 158 5'2" 660
51 162 5'4" 680
52 166 5'5" 700
53 170 5'7" 720
54 174 5'8" 740
55 178 5'10" 760
56 182 6'0" 780
57 186 6'1" 800
58 190 6'3" 820
59 194 6'4" 840
60 198 6'6" 860

Our team of expert fitters are always on hand to help you choose, so if in any doubt please get in touch.