ENVE’s gravel grinding lineup gets wider with a new purpose-built G series flared carbon drop bar and a new fork with room for fat 650b tires. Enve’s gravel range began as more of an all-road setup adapted from the road with wider 700c tires, but starting with their carbon G23 & G27 wheels, Enve are going all in on lightweight & wider setups.

ENVE G Series carbon flared gravel handlebar & gravel fork

ENVE G Series carbon flared gravel handlebar & gravel fork
courtesy ENVE

Enve’s G Series is getting filled out to address the growing demand of gravel riders to spend more time riding further off-road on the drop bar gravel bikes. Not really limited to hardpack surfaces, more 650b Road Plus style tires are popping up, often with increasingly aggressive tread patterns suitable for more trail riding as well. And gravel, bikepacking & adventure riders aren’t shying away from taking their light 650b drop bar bikes onto ever more technical terrain. So Enve are sticking to what they know with lightweight carbon, but they’ve pulled in experience from mountain bikes to go wider, tougher, and build in a bit of extra comfort & control.

ENVE G Series flared carbon gravel road drop handlebar

ENVE G Series carbon flared gravel handlebar & gravel fork

The most obvious thing about the new G Series gravel bar is its dramatic flare. The wide position is meant to give you extra leverage for controlling the bike through loose surfaces.

ENVE G Series carbon flared gravel handlebar & gravel fork

That flare starts just above the hood position so your brake levers flare out too, aligned with the ergonomic shape of the compact drops, that is said to offer two distinct positions in the drops – one lower at the end of the bar for easy riding, and a second higher up where you reach the brake levers for more technical descending.

ENVE G Series carbon flared gravel handlebar & gravel fork

The layup was dialed in from the start of this year to balance handling control, while damping the inevitable vibrations you encounter on rough & choppy gravel roads. It also only uses round sections where you have clamping surfaces, the rest being shaped for more comfort in the hands, no matter your position. “Comfort and vibration damping are leading metrics in G Series development. Riding mostly unsuspended bikes over rough roads for long distances can really take a toll on your body. The carbon laminates employed in each G Series product have been refined to help the rider go fast and feel fresh longer,” says Chief Design Engineer at Enve, Kevin Nelson.

ENVE G Series gravel handlebar – Tech Details & Pricing

ENVE G Series carbon flared gravel handlebar & gravel fork

The new gravel-specific drop bar has lots of flare, growing to 12cm wider at the end of the  ergo-shaped drops than the hoods. The bar is available in four sizes – 42, 44, 46 & 48cm measured center-to-center at your levers, which comes out to 54, 56, 58 & 60cm center-to-center at the drops, respectively. The $350 gravel bar includes a wide 31.8mm clamping area to fit accessory mounts next to the stem; it includes internal Di2 routing, external cable grooves, and Enve’s integrated bar end plugs. With 80mm of reach & 120mm of drop, the ergonomically shaped bar ranges in weight from 246g for the narrowest option, up to 281g for the widest bar.

ENVE G Series full carbon 650B Road Plus gravel fork

ENVE G Series carbon flared gravel handlebar & gravel fork

Like the more dramatically shaped bar, the G Series gravel fork grows wider and more comfortable than their previous GRD gravel fork (now gets re-dubbed the All-Road fork with its 38mm tire clearance). Built now to run up to 50mm wide 650b Road Plus gravel tires or around 700c x 45mm, Enve says it can suit performance gravel or even cyclocross riding (with slightly more rake than their CX fork.) The fork replaces the proprietary integrated fender of the All-Road fork, with a standard set of fender mounts for riding gravel in any weather.

ENVE G Series gravel fork – Tech Details & Pricing

ENVE G Series carbon flared gravel handlebar & gravel fork

Designed for fast and technical gravel riding, the new $550 G Series fork features a cross-like 395mm axle-to-crown, 50mm of offset, and weighs 520g. The full carbon fork gets a flat mount disc brake tab for use with 140 or 160mm rotors, internal brake hose routing, fender mount braze-ons at the dropout & crown, and a bolt-on 12mm alloy thru-axle. The fork has a 350mm long tapered 1.5″ steerer tube and clearance for up to 650b x 50mm wide tires.

ENVE G Series carbon flared gravel handlebar & gravel fork

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17 COMMENTS

  1. Maybe appropriately timed but the fork itself is disappointing. No mounts on the fork for cages but marketing hype that targets a bikepacking and adventure riding audience. I’ll pass.

    • I’m surprised by that too. Looks like this fork is aimed at owners of CX bikes who want more tire clearance. 550g also seems a little heavy for a full carbon fork, not that I’ve weighed many CX forks.

    • The new Salsa Waxwing fork looks like the best option if you want fender, rack, anything & internal dynamo routing. The Bombtrack EXT fork (530g) looks pretty good as well.

  2. Could someone expand on how this Enve bar, with their special ends, could also carry the tag line “it includes internal Di2 routing”? If you’re not internally routing the bar-end junction box, then I don’t really understand what that is referring to. Wiring from the shifter into the stem? It’d be great to have some clarification on this.

    • If you look at where the shifter will clamp you’ll see a small hole in the bar – this is to allow Di2 wires to pass into the handlebar and be wired up to a bar-end junction box.

      • I saw those, but hadn’t see the “Di2 cut line” on the end of the bars – that’s the first time I’ve noticed that on an Enve bar. With no way to have an internal junction box, it wasn’t making any sense to me why you’d want to run a wire on the inside.

    • The line visible in the photo that looks like a cut mark indicator on MTB bars is to be cut for Di2 bar-end junction box, or so the bar reads anyway.

  3. The story above states: “The fork replaces the proprietary integrated fender of the All-Road fork, with a standard set of fender mounts for riding gravel in any weather.”

    Yet, the pictures I’ve studied show that ENVE leaves out a back-of-the-crown mounting hole to attach the fender near the crown.

    Soooooo, how exactly does one mount a fender to this fork?

    • The top fender mounting bolt is under the crown facing down toward the tire. A standard fender could be mounted by adding an L shaped bracket or by drilling through the fender and bolting the top directly to the crown, using a shim to adjust the fender height

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