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.
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 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
Yes, we offer 0% interest packages from Santander Consumer Finance, please get in touch for more details.
We work with all the major Ride to Work schemes including:
Frame/Frameset Buying Options
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
|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|
|Frame Size (Horizontal Top Tube)||Rider Height (cm)||Rider Height (Inches)||Saddle Height (mm)|
Our team of expert fitters are always on hand to help you choose, so if in any doubt please get in touch.