Enigma Echo - Ti

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iamalex
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by iamalex

Here's my Enigma Echo...

Fantastic ride - built mainly from a donor bike's parts earlier in the year. I'm gradually looking to refinish some of the components for a cleaner look. Just stripped and re-lacquered some 3T bars and planning on doing the same with the forks and seatpost. The saddle is certainly comfy but ugly as sin.

Frame: Enigma Echo
Forks: Van Nicholas VNT SL
Groupset: SRAM Force
Wheels: SRAM S27
Tyres: Continental GP4000s
Stem: Thomson
Seatpost: Truvativ Noir
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Gel Flow
Pedals: Ultegra

Weight: Around 8kg according to regular scales.

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by Ozrider

Your bike has a nice clean look.
Simple, but classy.
Hope you enjoy riding it
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iamalex
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by iamalex

Afternoon,

She's had some upgrades and I'm pretty happy – thought I'd share! Setup:

Frame: Enigma Echo – Removed a few superfluous decals.
Forks: Van Nicholas VNT SL – Stripped. Turns out dropout intersection is horrible so will need to spray dropout/lower legs black before clear coating the whole fork.
Groupset: SRAM Force
Wheels: SRAM S27
Tyres: Continental GP4000s
Stem: Thomson X2 – Now at 90mm
Bars: 3T Ergonova Team - Stripped
Seatpost: Thomson Masterpiece – Fingers crossed it the carbon pasted clamp area stop it slipping.
Saddle: Prologo Scratch Pro Ti Hard Black - Comfy
Pedals: Ultegra
Bottle Cage: Powerplay CR:1 – (nearly) Stripped. Will stick back on over the weekend.

7.95kg 'ish including Garmin sensor and un-pictured bottle cage.
Would like to drop it to 7.5kg but that'll require some budget friendly purchases.

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Liggero
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by Liggero

Incredibly beautiful build. I specially like the frame geometry, with lot of slooping + long head tube. I'd love to have this kind of geometry in the future. Also components choices and final look is perfect. Congrats!!!

I suggest to properly sand the cranks too, and then paint both the fork and the cranks with a transparent matte finish lacquer.
Happy Trails !!!

iamalex
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by iamalex

Liggero wrote:Incredibly beautiful build. I specially like the frame geometry, with lot of slooping + long head tube. I'd love to have this kind of geometry in the future. Also components choices and final look is perfect. Congrats!!!

I suggest to properly sand the cranks too, and then paint both the fork and the cranks with a transparent matte finish lacquer.


Thanks Liggero! The top tube is a little dramatic but I like it too!
I'm strangely attached to the flashes of white in the SRAM kit... I'll see how I feel in the summer - For the time being I've had enough of sanding while sitting in the rain in the garden.

yeaitsdave
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by yeaitsdave

Great looking bike, slopping geo on something so clean is killer. well done, enjoy it!

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wshiong
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by wshiong

The front cable slighty too long ?
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iamalex
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by iamalex

wshiong wrote:The front cable slighty too long ?


Yep, I think you're right, some slack to be trimmed there. Was alright with the 110mm stem but switched that out for the 90mm yesterday. Worst purchase of last 12months - Ice Toolz cable/spoke cutters; Destroyed themselves and a cable putting this bike together.

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redhed18
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by redhed18

Visually it's just so "light" regardless of what it weighs.

Classy! :)

iamalex
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by iamalex

Thanks redhed18,
Enigma have a 6/4 Ti frame in their range (Excel) and that looks fantastic - positively waif like.

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