ENVE Compact Road bar/stem – in brief review

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£530

ENVE Compact Road bar/stem

BikeRadar verdict

0.3 out of 5 stars

"A well finished cockpit that performs strongly in all areas, but with a significant price tag"

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 11.00am By

Enve’s handlebar/stem pairing is finished in a classy matt carbon and looks a class above the competition. The bar has neat touches such as bullet point ends with built-in end caps, and the stem is similarly classy in its construction, although we’d prefer a more substantial clamp in case of over-tightening the titanium bolts.

We’d also have liked washers on the bolts. Performance-wise, both bar and stem balance stiffness and vibration-culling very well – it’s a very high performing cockpit.

But there is no getting around the price – they're asking a significant amount of cash, and it’s outperformed by others for substantially less.

This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

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Specification

Name:
Compact Road bar/stem (13)
Brand:
Enve Composites
Price:
£530

Description:
Sizes available: bar - 40/42/44cm; stem - 75/90/100/110/120/130/140mm
Weight (g):
337

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