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Enter the Fray: Unveiling the latest road bike from ENVE

In recent years, the cycling world has witnessed a shift in preferences, with many riders turning towards the versatility and adventurous spirit of gravel bikes. This shift has prompted a reevaluation of traditional road bikes, leading to innovations that cater to the evolving needs of cyclists. Among these innovations stands the ENVE Fray, a performance road bike that embodies speed, versatility, and maximum performance while retaining a touch of World Tour pedigree.

ENVE, renowned for its commitment to craftsmanship and innovation, introduces the Fray as the pinnacle of all-road machines. With a keen understanding of cyclists' evolving demands, ENVE has crafted a bike that inspires exploration and challenges the boundaries of traditional road cycling.

“At its core, the Fray is a performance road bike with incredible versatility... the question of ‘who is the Fray for?’ often comes up. I answer by stating that at ENVE, the Fray is the bike we take home with us on the weekends and when we travel to ride. Outside of pure gravel events or road races, the Fray is always the ‘right’ bike,” –Jake Pantone, VP of Product and Brand

Where does the ENVE Fray fit in?

Before delving into the features that set the Fray apart, it's essential to understand ENVE's broader lineup of bikes. The brand's portfolio includes the Custom Road, the road race-specific Melee, and the gravel race/off-road optimized MOG. Each model caters to distinct riding styles and preferences, reflecting ENVE's dedication to providing tailored solutions for cyclists.

Amidst these offerings, the Fray emerges as a versatile and performance-driven option, blending elements of the Melee's race-focused features with the MOG's design details. By optimizing geometry for 31 to 35mm tires and offering tire clearance of up to 40mm, the Fray bridges the gap between road and gravel, catering to riders seeking a wider range of surfaces and terrain.

A symphony of versatility: Unveiling the features of the ENVE Fray

In a lot of ways, the road bike has become old news to cyclists drawn to the do-it-all attitude of a gravel bike. I’ve had people call gravel bikes less fussy than a road bike. I’ve also had people say that a road bike doesn’t allow them to be as adventurous as they want to be. But perhaps most of all, it seems like cyclists wanted to see something different than the traditional road bike. This has forced the road bike to adapt and evolve, and in this regard, the ENVE Fray is on the cutting edge in many ways. Now, let's delve deeper into what sets the ENVE Fray apart and why it's poised to redefine the standards of performance road bikes:


1. Geometry optimized for performance:

The geometry of the ENVE Fray strikes a delicate balance between responsiveness and stability, offering riders a dynamic and confidence-inspiring ride experience. With a focus on precise handling, the Fray ensures nimble cornering and confident descents, making it an ideal companion for spirited group rides or challenging solo adventures.

What we love: As cyclists, we appreciate the Fray's geometry for its versatility. Whether tackling steep climbs, fast descents, or rolling terrain, the Fray's balanced geometry inspires confidence in any riding scenario. Riders seeking a bike that can handle a wide range of conditions without compromising performance will find the Fray to be their ideal partner on the road.

Who benefits: Riders who prioritize agility and responsiveness will love the Fray's geometry. Whether navigating technical descents or sprinting out of corners, the Fray's balanced geometry offers the control and stability needed to tackle any terrain with confidence.

2. Tire clearance and frame storage:

ENVE understands the importance of versatility in modern cycling, and the Fray delivers with its generous tire clearance and innovative frame storage solutions. With the ability to accommodate tire sizes ranging from 29mm to 40mm, the Fray offers unparalleled versatility, allowing riders to seamlessly transition between smooth tarmac and rough gravel roads.

What we love: One of the standout features of the Fray is its frame storage options, including the Cargo Bay. As cyclists who often embark on long-distance rides, we appreciate the convenience of having in-frame storage for essential tools, spare tubes, and even personal belongings. Whether embarking on a multi-day tour or a spirited gravel adventure, the Fray's frame storage ensures that riders can carry everything they need without compromising performance or aesthetics.

Who benefits: Adventurous riders who enjoy exploring a variety of terrain will appreciate the Fray's tire clearance and frame storage options. Whether embarking on a multi-day tour or a spirited gravel adventure, the Fray's versatility ensures that riders can tackle any challenge with ease.



3. Aerodynamics and performance:

Drawing on ENVE's expertise in aerodynamics, the Fray features optimized tube shapes and designs that minimize drag and maximize efficiency. By integrating aerodynamic principles into every aspect of the bike's design, ENVE has created a machine that slices through the wind with ease, delivering unparalleled speed and performance on the road.

What we love: As cyclists who prioritize speed and efficiency, we're impressed by the Fray's aerodynamic performance. Whether chasing personal bests or competing in local races, the Fray's aerodynamic design allows riders to maximize their efforts and achieve their goals with confidence. Riders seeking a competitive edge will appreciate the Fray's aerodynamic prowess and its ability to deliver uncompromising performance in any riding scenario.

Who benefits: Riders who prioritize speed and efficiency will love the Fray's aerodynamic performance. Whether chasing personal bests or competing in local races, the Fray's aerodynamic design allows riders to maximize their efforts and achieve their goals with confidence.

4. Material optimized design:

At the heart of the ENVE Fray lies a meticulously crafted frame constructed from a blend of medium, high, and super-high modulus uni-directional carbon fibers. This Material Optimized Design process ensures that every part of the frame is engineered to deliver zone-specific performance, resulting in a ride quality that's second to none.

What we love: ENVE's commitment to carbon fiber excellence shines through in the Fray's construction. As cyclists who appreciate the finer details of frame design, we're impressed by the Fray's blend of stiffness, compliance, and durability. Whether climbing steep gradients or sprinting for the finish line, the Fray's carbon fiber frame delivers a responsive and lively ride that inspires confidence in any riding scenario.

Who benefits: Discerning cyclists who appreciate the finer details of frame construction will love the Fray's Material Optimized Design. Whether climbing steep gradients or sprinting for the finish line, the Fray's carbon fiber frame delivers a responsive and lively ride that inspires confidence in any riding scenario.

Expert insights on the ENVE Fray:

As avid cyclists ourselves, we can't help but marvel at the ENVE Fray's blend of innovation and performance. From its sleek design to its unrivaled versatility, every aspect of the Fray reflects ENVE's passion for pushing the boundaries of what's possible in cycling.

First and foremost, let's talk about the ride quality. The ENVE Fray isn't just another bike—it's a finely tuned machine engineered to deliver an unparalleled riding experience. From the moment you swing a leg over the saddle, you'll notice the smoothness of the ride and the responsiveness of the bike beneath you. Whether you're tackling steep climbs, powering through rolling terrain, or descending with confidence, the Fray's exceptional ride quality will leave you grinning from ear to ear.

But it's not just about how the Fray rides—it's also about how it makes you feel. There's something truly special about riding a bike that's been meticulously crafted to perfection, and the Fray embodies that ethos in every sense. From its sleek lines to its flawless finish, the Fray exudes an aura of elegance and sophistication that's sure to turn heads wherever you go. And when you're out on the road, pushing yourself to new limits, the Fray's unwavering performance will inspire you to reach new heights and conquer new challenges with confidence.

Of course, we can't talk about the ENVE Fray without mentioning its versatility. One of the things we love most about this bike is its ability to adapt to a wide range of riding styles and terrain types. Whether you're a die-hard road racer, a gravel grinder, or an all-around adventurer, the Fray has you covered. With its generous tire clearance, integrated frame storage, and aerodynamic design, the Fray is the ultimate all-road companion, ready to tackle whatever comes your way.

And let's not forget about the craftsmanship that goes into every ENVE Fray. As cyclists ourselves, we understand the importance of attention to detail, and ENVE has left no stone unturned in crafting a bike that's as beautiful as it is functional. From the precision-engineered frame to the carefully selected components, every aspect of the Fray has been thoughtfully designed to deliver an unrivaled riding experience.

In conclusion, the ENVE Fray isn't just a bike—it's a masterpiece of engineering and design that represents the pinnacle of performance road cycling. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a newcomer to the sport, the Fray is sure to impress with its blend of speed, versatility, and craftsmanship. So if you're ready to take your riding to the next level, look no further than the ENVE Fray—it's time to experience the ride of a lifetime.

The Fray is sold as a chassis-only, including the frame, fork, headset, stem, handlebar, and seatpost. To initiate your build, contact us to schedule a fitting to select your frame size, stem length, handlebar width, handlebar model, and seatpost depending on your fit, riding style and personal preferences. We can help to answer any questions regarding your fit to reach your ideal chassis configuration. From there, pair it with your drivetrain of choice and your favorite SES or Foundation wheelset and you're ready to hit the open road.

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