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MattC59
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Enigma Esprit

Postby MattC59 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 19:13 pm

Designed by Mark, welded by Joe, polished by Jaco, built by Greg :mrgreen:

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Frame: Enigma Esprit Frame - Bead blasted with polished logos & stays.
The head badge is one of only two in existance :mrgreen:
Forks: Columbus Minimal

Bars: 3T ErgoNova Team Bars - Black
Stem: Enigma Alu (to be swapped out for Deda Zero100 Servizio Corse Black once happy with fit)
Headset: Chris King Sotto Voce
Bar Tape: Fizik microtex - White with Logo
Front Brake Lever: Ultegra shifters 6700 carbon
Front Caliper: Ultegra 6700 grey
Rear Brake Lever: Ultegra shifters 6700 carbon
Rear Caliper: Ultegra 6700 grey

Shifters: Ultegra shifters 6700 double carbon
Cables: Gore Ride On Professional/Sealed, White
Front Mech: Ultegra 6700 grey
Rear Mech: Ultegra 6700 grey

Seat: Sella San Marco Regal-e Carbon FX
Seat Post: Deda SuperZero Black
Seat Post Clamp: Campagnolo Seat Clamp for Carbon Seat Posts

Cranks: Rotor Agilis
Chainring(s): Rotor Non-Ovalised 50-34
Chain: Dura Ace
Cassette: Ultegra 6700 11-28
Pedals: SPD-SL 6700 Ultegra Carbon
Bottom Bracket: Chris King

Front Wheel: Bontrager Aeolus 5.0 ACC
Tube: Michelin A1 Aircomp Ultralight
Tire: Vittoria Rubino Pro (Schwalbe Ultremo ZX HD on order)

Back Wheel: Bontrager Aeolus 5.0 ACC
Tube: Michelin A1 Aircomp Ultralight
Tire: Vittoria Rubino Pro (Schwalbe Ultremo ZX HD on order)

Accessories: K-Edge Garmin Egde mount on the way.

Weight: 16.4lbs
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Re: Enigma Esprit

Postby RonB » Mon Jul 23, 2012 19:35 pm

Great looking bike you have there Matt. I like the way you have matched up the BB, headset and spider of the crankset with the cage bolts and skewers...in a very fetching burgundy if I am not mistaken...stay classy 8)
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Re: Enigma Esprit

Postby MattC59 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 19:40 pm

RonB wrote:Great looking bike you have there Matt. I like the way you have matched up the BB, headset and spider of the crankset with the cage bolts and skewers...in a very fetching burgundy if I am not mistaken...stay classy 8)


Thank you very much, don't forget the cassette lock ring too :D
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Re: Enigma Esprit

Postby MaxwellBygraves » Mon Jul 23, 2012 20:25 pm

Lovely attention to detail. Great bike. Enjoy 8)
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Re: Enigma Esprit

Postby TMR » Mon Jul 23, 2012 20:34 pm

What skewers are they?

About time Enigma have made a decent head badge - that should be standard on all their offerings.
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Re: Enigma Esprit

Postby vespario » Mon Jul 23, 2012 20:36 pm

Very classy looking bike. Some great choices. How does it ride?

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Re: Enigma Esprit

Postby MattC59 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 20:38 pm

The Mad Rapper wrote:What skewers are they?

About time Enigma have made a decent head badge - that should be standard on all their offerings.


The Skewers are from Spin Titanium (I did apologise to the guys at Enigma ! :oops: )
These: http://www.spincycleworks.com/servlet/the-9/lightweight-QR-quick-release/Detail
I think the head badge is an option, they do the 3D version as well as polished or bead blasted into the finish.
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Re: Enigma Esprit

Postby MattC59 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 20:40 pm

vespario wrote:Very classy looking bike. Some great choices. How does it ride?


I've not had chance to give it a proper shake down; just a quick spin, but it seems great !!! Very quick, light and nimble. Hopefully, I'll be able to get out on it on Tuesday evening, so I'll report back.
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Re: Enigma Esprit

Postby NapoleonD » Mon Jul 23, 2012 20:41 pm

That'll do pig. That'll do.
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Re: Enigma Esprit

Postby tigerben » Mon Jul 23, 2012 22:31 pm

Sweet. Loving the contrast between the bead blasted ti the black carbon and the red details.

Hot wheels also.

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Re: Enigma Esprit

Postby styxd » Mon Jul 23, 2012 22:56 pm

It looks great, but the wheels are a funny choice and spoil it a bit in my opinion.

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Re: Enigma Esprit

Postby dw300 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 23:20 pm

styxd wrote:It looks great, but the wheels are a funny choice and spoil it a bit in my opinion.


I kinda agree .. though it could just be the tyres. I'd like to see it with all black tyres to see the difference.

Love the polished logos. Would a red seatpost clamp be too much red?
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Re: Enigma Esprit

Postby MattC59 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 07:46 am

dw300 wrote:
styxd wrote:It looks great, but the wheels are a funny choice and spoil it a bit in my opinion.


I kinda agree .. though it could just be the tyres. I'd like to see it with all black tyres to see the difference.

Love the polished logos. Would a red seatpost clamp be too much red?


The wheels are a set I'd already got. I bought them from a mate for £400 with 1000 miles on them. £800 cheaper than new makes them a great choice :lol: I think you might be right about the tyres. They were bought to camoflage the wheels...... my old wheels were white with black tyres, these are black with white tyres....... the Mrs hasn't noticed them for the past 12months or so :lol: Black Ultremos are in the mail.

I've considered getting a nice set of hanf build wheels, or some Fulcrums, but I need to stop spending money for a while, it's already cost me a fortune ! (I like them anyway :wink: )

I'd looked for a red seat clamp and couldn't find one that matched the rest. They were all a bit too bright, or pink-ish in colour. Blue is easy to match, but red seems to vary in tone a lot. Plus, I didn't want to over do it.
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Re: Enigma Esprit

Postby Rolf F » Tue Jul 24, 2012 08:42 am

Nice and different but you really need to get rid of the black ribbed knobbler condoms on the brake cable between the caliper arms. Those are nasty!
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Re: Enigma Esprit

Postby DavidBelcher » Tue Jul 24, 2012 08:42 am

Nice crankset. I didn't know Rotor did anything along conventional lines - thought they were all about oval chainrings and eccentric BB spindles.

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Re: Enigma Esprit

Postby styxd » Tue Jul 24, 2012 08:47 am

Could you not sell your wheels on and get some hand builts? Stans Alphas on Hope hubs are just over £400. Much lighter, much better!

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Re: Enigma Esprit

Postby Kim10 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 08:59 am

Very nice build. I like the attention to detail with the red headset, crank spider etc. Have you considered finding a matching (in colour) seat post clamp, a small detail I know, but I think it will finish it off nicely.

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Re: Enigma Esprit

Postby jordan_217 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 09:39 am

Lovely Matt. Really like the frame finish and extra garnishes of bling you've added.

I think I'm gonna get me one of those them there head badges :mrgreen:

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Re: Enigma Esprit

Postby siamon » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:01 am

Stylistically, I think it looks spot on, wheels, tyres, condoms et al. It's the geometry I don't get? Did you transfer the dimensions from a previous bike?


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