Escape Flat Bar

Escape Flat Bar
Escape Flat Bar
Escape Flat Bar
Escape Flat Bar
Escape Flat Bar
Escape Flat Bar
Escape Flat Bar
Escape Flat Bar
Escape Flat Bar
Escape Flat Bar
Escape Flat Bar
Escape Flat Bar
Escape Flat Bar
Adventure ready titanium gravel bike with specific geometry for flat handlebars.

Designed for riders who prefer a more upright riding position and with specific geometry to suit, our first dedicated Flat Bar model is a very versatile machine. The Escape FB is the perfect partner for bike packing and touring adventures or is ready to ride hard and fast on your local fire road or off-road trail. The sleek design and upright position also lends itself to being a fast, efficient and comfortable urban commuter.

Ready to tackle a wide range of terrains, in our eyes it’s a perfect all-rounder.

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  • Hope Tech & Shimano 11spd 1X Mechanical Groupset/ Hunt Gravel X-Wide Wheels/Maxxis Rambler Tyres/C-Six/Ritchey & Hope Finishing Kit - £4,200
  • Frame Material Custom butted, Size specific, Grade 9 3Al/2.5V titanium
  • Frame Finish Included Hand Brushed with Satin Bead Logos
  • Axles 12mm x 100mm Front, 12 x 142mm Bolt Thru
  • Bottom Bracket BSA 68mm
  • Brake Mount Flat Mount, 140 or 160mm Rotor
  • 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 700c x 45c with guards, 700c x 50c without
  • Tyre Clearance 650b x 58c
  • Front Derailleur 34.9mm Band On
  • Seatpost 31.6mm or 27.2 with shim

All of our models are available as a frame only, frameset or complete bike. It’s also possible to purchase a finishing kit package, ‘rolling chassis’ including wheels, or a part build if you already have some components you would like to use. Get in touch for details on options not listed

Our Core range models are available with stock sizing and features. This means that it’s not possible to change geometry or tyre clearance, however you can still choose your finish and component spec to make it your own. For more information on the different types of finishes available please see our finishing page and our paintworks page. Build prices for our most popular builds are listed as a guide, but if you would like a configuration not listed then please get in touch.

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

Yes, the Escape FB is designed with off-road riding in mind. By that we mean gravel tracks, fire roads, flowing singletrack etc. The Escape is not designed for jumps, drop offs or technical MTB riding, though you might be surprised how capable it is.

The Escape works well as a robust and confidence inspiring road or commuter bike. Fitted with mudguards and 35-40mm tyres, it rolls along perfectly well for road-based touring or comfortable winter training rides.

We recommend a maximum tyre size of 700 x 50mm or 650b x 58mm. Please note that some tyre/rims will measure differently to the stated size therefore we cannot guarantee that all tyres of this size will fit.

We aim to have all ‘Core’ model frame sizes available ex stock. However, the Cycle Industry is currently experiencing major supply issues which has affected our ability to maintain stock levels of all frame sizes. If your frame size/model isn’t in stock the maximum wait should be around 3 months for frames/framesets. Please contact us for availability on Bike Builds.

You can buy your chosen Enigma directly from us here at Enigma HQ where you will enjoy a premium customer experience. Alternatively, you can buy from one if our chosen cycle retail partners, all carefully selected for their expertise, service and facilities.

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

Escape Flat Bar

Escape Flat Bar

Regular price £1,999.00 (Inc UK VAT)
Regular price Sale price £1,999.00 (Inc UK VAT)
In stock.

Frameset supplied with C-Six ADV or GRV Carbon Gravel fork & axle, TK-036a Inset Headset, Enigma 34.9 alloy collar, thru-axles front & rear and all appropriate guides. *Stem sold separately 

Frame Options
Size
Finish

Our Escape FB frames include a hand brushed finish with satin bead logos as standard but other finish upgrades are available. Please see our finishing page for more information.

Escape Flat Bar

Our popular Escape model has been enjoyed by customers worldwide over the last 4 years, and now in its Mk2.5 form it’s better than ever. As part of our Signature program, we have been producing custom flat handlebar frames for over a decade and the time is now right for us to offer a stock solution for those who prefer flat bars to drops.

The Escape FB isn’t just our standard Escape built with flat bars. The geometry is specifically designed to work with flat bars, resulting in a top tube that is 30-40mm longer than a typical gravel frame. Beware of our competitors that use the same frame geometry for drop and flat bars – they should really know better!

‘Isn’t that just an MTB?’ we hear you cry! Well, it is similar, but there are some key differences that are worth noting. Mountain bikes have become more and more extreme over the last couple of decades, with 6” suspension travel and 2.5” tyres now common for an everyday bike. Rides on easier terrain have become a drag. The Escape FB uses our carbon gravel specific fork, saving over a kilogram on a typical suspension fork. The fork also looks far nicer than a suspension corrected design and enables the fitting of proper fixed mudguards. In addition, even though tyre clearance on the Escape FB is sufficient for a whopping 700x50mm tyre (or 29x2”), it’s still possible to fit a road chainset, something that you simply can’t do on an MTB frame where typically a maximum chainring of 32t is the best you can achieve.

Using gravel and road components means a fully built Escape FB can weigh as little as 8kg/18lbs - a lightweight bike that’s very capable off-road, but also efficient and fun to ride on tarmac.

For gravel, commuting, touring and light off-road riding the Escape FB is a versatile and enjoyable machine. Categorize it as you want: flat bar gravel, MTB or hybrid - in the end all that really matters is that it’s a blast to ride and will put a smile on your face.

Geometry

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 Escape Flat Bar Disc Brake

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
Sml 545 440 110 435 75 75.5 71.0 399 550 400 1045 38 32
Med 571 470 135 435 75 75.0 71.0 399 574 415 1068 42 32
Lg 598 500 160 435 75 74.5 71.0 399 595 430 1092 42 32
XL 625 530 185 435 75 74.0 71.0 399 621 445 1115 42 35

Sizing

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.