ENVE’s new Adventure Fork aims to be the most sought-after fork for custom-built gravel and adventure bikes. Working together with some of the best custom frame builders in the business, Enve honed in on the ideal all-terrain adventure setup, closing that gap between gravel & mountain bike forks with all the hauling capacity of the most adventurous off-road tourers.
ENVE carbon Adventure Fork, built for epic gravel & bikepacking rides
When Enve set out to build a gravel bikepacking fork, they took the input of their custom frame builder partners to dial it the ideal Epic-ready feature set. That meant big tire clearance, big carrying capacity, dynamo integration, and of course signature Enve light carbon. But the builders weren’t all set on a single geometry solution for every type of gravel & bikepacking adventure.
No worries, Enve adapted the adjustable geometry flip chips from their mountain bike forks to make everyone happy.
Adventure & Bikepacking – Tech details
The result, a one-piece 575g (with uncut 350mm steerer) full-carbon fork with a 1.5″ tapered steerer, flat mount disc brake & 12mm thru-axle that can suit any gravel adventurer’s needs. The two rake options from the flip-chip setup are 49mm & 55.5mm (resulting in 398mm & 406mm axle-to-crown lengths, respectively) for either a quicker or more relaxed geometry setup that individual frame builders can work with depending on head angle and desired wheel size.
Tire clearance varies a bit with the two effective fork lengths, but both are still generous. In shorter/steeper 49mm offset mode you can fit up to a 700c/29 x 53mm/2.1″ or 650b/27.5 x 61mm/2.4″ tire. In the longer/slacker 55.5mm position, there is room for a 700c/29 x 58mm/2.3″ or 650b/27.5 x 66mm/2.6″ tire.
Enve Adventure Fork mounting capacity is solved by a three-pack of anything cage accessory mounts on each fork leg, and full-coverage fender mounts. Together those also meant you can fit a lightweight porteur-style rack as well. Routing is internal for the front brake through the top of the left fork leg. There’s also semi-internal dynamo routing in the right leg, entering through either the front or back of the fork crown and exiting the inside of the lower right leg. Both allow for mounting bags or racks without any chance of snagging lines up front.
“Like all ENVE products, the Adventure Fork was inspired from time in the saddle and in this case, our custom frame builder partners. Our frame building partners needed an ENVE solution that was both beautiful and functional. Our endurance, adventure, and bike packing athletes and customers needed a fork with more cargo hauling options, greater tire clearance, and dynamo compatibility for when riding in the dark is not optional. The dynamo and brake hose routing is hidden to help prevent snags that could jeopardize the ride,” said ENVE VP , Jake Pantone.
ENVE Adventure Fork – Pricing & availability
The new full-carbon ENVE Adventure Fork is now available, and sells for $625. Order it now direct from Enve or your local dealer, with the first deliveries slated to ship out in mid October 2020.