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New ENVE Fray All Road Bike Packs Downtube Storage & 40mm Tire Clearance!

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Today, ENVE introduced its fourth bike platform. Called the Fray, the bike is aimed towards the all-road or endurance segment without giving up on speed. With clearance for up to 40mm tires, the Fray should encourage riders to venture off the pavement and explore new roads.

Officially, the Fray’s geometry is optimized for 700c x 31-35mm tires. However, for those days where bigger volume is warranted, the frame and fork can run up to 38mm tires with a 2x drivetrain, or up to 40mm with a 1x drivetrain.

While the frame takes many design cues from the Melee, the Fray is about balancing speed with versatile capability. Think aero tubes meet big tires. ENVE states the frame is wind tunnel tested for performance at 32 kph/20 mph and 48 kph/30 mph. This isn’t a bike for just plodding along. Unless you’re into that, and just want a bike that looks fast. It’s not surprising that the Fray is carbon only, and is “made from a mixture of medium, high, and super-high modulus uni-directional carbon fibers following ENVE’s Material Optimized Design (M.O.D.) process.”

That versatility is highlighted with the cargo accommodations which include in-frame storage in the downtube. The Cargo Bay offers 0.6L of storage with a latched door under the downtube bottle cage mount and two included storage bags. You’ll also find top tube mounts and a mount on the downtube in addition to the traditional two bottle cage mounts in the triangle.

When it comes to geometry, the frame is available in seven sizes with four different fork rakes (55, 51, 47, 43). The bikes are built a la carte, meaning you can pick your ideal handlebar, stem, and seatpost option to give you the best fit.

Frame details include 12mm x 100/142mm thru axles, flat mount disc brakes, internal cable routing, T47 BB, fender compatibility, an IS52/IS52 headset, and a proprietary aero seat post. Frame weight is claimed to be 900g +/- 2% (Size 56, Painted, No Hardware).

Offered in three colors, the Fray is sold only as a chassis for $5,500. That includes the frame, fork, headset, stem, handlebar, and seatpost.

Check Price at Competitive Cyclist

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agwolf
agwolf
1 month ago

It’s a bit puzzling why they don’t increase the front center of a bike that’s designed to accommodate larger tires. For instance, the front center on the 58 frame is only 613. No longer than a standard road bike. You’re going to have serious toe overlap with tires of 30 and up.

raul d
raul d
1 month ago
Reply to  agwolf

But everybody runs 165mm cranks now, don’t they?

dontcoast
1 month ago
Reply to  agwolf

The entire appeal of this puppy is that it’s a standard road bike but fits big tires.

If you’re worried about toe overlap on a roadbike, you should get a beach cruiser 😉 or one of the very very many long gravel bikes.

FritzP
FritzP
1 month ago
Reply to  dontcoast

It has straight up endurance geo. Shorter reach, higher stack, less steep HTA, quite low BB, long stays and long WB. Trail is on the shorter side for endurance tho.

FritzP
FritzP
1 month ago
Reply to  agwolf

Maybe. Maybe not. I had toe overlap on a 56cm Tarmac SL6 with 591mm FC. No toe overlap on my 56cm Roadmachine with 609mm FC. Same crank length and shoes/cleat setup. Ran 28mm (measured) tires on the Tarmac and 31mm (measured) on the Roadmachine. The 56cm Fray has 600mm FC (right in zee middle).

Rim Brake enjoyer
Rim Brake enjoyer
1 month ago

One of the better looking all road bikes I’ve seen.

Andreas
Andreas
1 month ago

Would be nice if “T47” actually meant something specific. Please write T47 internal or external.

Tilla
Tilla
1 month ago
Reply to  Andreas

It’s t47 internal on their other frames.

blahblahblah
blahblahblah
1 month ago
Reply to  Tilla

but this in not their other frame

ztson
ztson
1 month ago

Why would I choose this over a Crux? It’s lighter, can fit larger tires, and is half the price.

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
1 month ago
Reply to  ztson

The Crux isn’t an aero optimized frame, and doesn’t have the storage. But more importantly, you’re paying for US labor if that matters to you

jbbbb
jbbbb
1 month ago
Reply to  Veganpotter

dude you know this frame like the melle is made is china or taiwan. LOL

Steve V
Steve V
10 days ago
Reply to  Veganpotter

What US labor? This bike is not fabbed in the US. It is made by the same Far East contractor that makes ENVE’s bars and stems. Only one ENVE bike is made in the US, their custom road frameset that sells for $8,500.

Joe Bond
Joe Bond
1 month ago

$5500 is pretty steep unless this is produced domestically.

DefRyder
DefRyder
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe Bond

It’s ridiculous, actually. I was at a bike festival that had demos from multiple bike companies, and Enve happened to be present with a demo Mog (& Melee which I didn’t ride).

My conclusion after riding multitude of bikes, I simply cannot fathom how someone would be willing to pay double or more for a bike that only stood out because of the logo. I rode a $4500 Giant Revolt Advanced 0 and it offered a much better ride quality than the $9,000+ Mog.

The only thing I could think of when riding the Mog was how could someone really feel like they’re getting their money’s worth when there are bikes out there that offer better ride qualiteis for half the price…

Oliver
Oliver
1 month ago
Reply to  DefRyder

But dude, did you say that it says Enve in block capitals? ENVE. Worth it surely.

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
1 month ago
Reply to  DefRyder

People pay a million dollars or more for watches while having a more accurate clock on their phone. Bikes are relatively cheap in a world of boutique offerings for everything else.

qillie
qillie
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe Bond

but man its a “chassis”!! 😉

Tom C
Tom C
2 days ago
Reply to  Joe Bond

Yeah, anyone paying the silly price they are asking is paying to have an Enve logo on their downtube. Price makes no sense. Fabbed in mainland China and for the exact same price of $5,500 that Enve wants for only a “chassis” you can get a complete BMC Roadmachine Two bike with fully integrated cabling, downtube storage and a full Ultegra Di2. Posers gotta pose. Haha

Greg
Greg
1 month ago

I find the understated graphics very appealing

Joe Thomas
Joe Thomas
9 days ago

Crazy price for a stock mainland China fabbed frameset that performs no better than similar endurance bikes that cost thousands of dollars less. For what they are asking for a chassis only you can get a complete 2024 BMC Roadmachine Two with Ultegra Di2, fully integrated cables and a downtube storage itself for the exact same price of $5,500 and anyone that thinks this bike will perform or ride meaningfully better than that Roadmachine is delusional.

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