While the rest of their bikes may have been overshadowed by the President’s Choice victory for the Enigma Exemplar, there were still quite a few other bikes of their worth checking out. The Enigma Ecroix gravel bike painted in a Union Jack theme was enough to attract Jayson’s attention at Interbike last year, but for NAHBS Enigma wanted to show something a little more ‘American.’ So just how do you combine an American theme with a bike brand out of the UK? You create something like the American Jack…
Blending the American flag with the Union Jack, the Enigma Elite is as flashy as it is patriotic. Channeling the days of Evil Knievel with 24k gold leaf logos, Enigma’s U.S. importer Michael Musil says the finish is 100% paint – no decals. However, if you wanted your own Columbus HSS steel frame painted in the same manner, the paint job alone would set you back about $3000.
One of the bikes that had Jayson drooling at Interbike was back on display in the Union Jack Ecroix.
It wasn’t all road and gravel bikes on display either, as Michael had his own titanium Enigma Ego mountain bike on one of the stands.
There were plenty of more naked titanium frames as well with various finishes from colorful anodizing to polishing. Then of course there was the Exemplar, which you can check out in detail over here.