ENVE Compact Road bar/stem – in brief review

High-end road bike cockpit

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £530.00 RRP | USD $647.00
ENVE Compact Road bar/stem

Our review

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

Product Specifications


Name Compact Road bar/stem (13)
Brand ENVE Composites

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