ENVE has entered the gravel segment with the debut of its first full-fledged gravel grinder called the MOG, taking advantage of everything the Utah-based company has learned from its Custom Road and Melee models.
While there’s a myriad of definitions in the urban dictionary that pertain to MOG, ENVE says the moniker simply refers to a state of mind that suggests boundless energy and enthusiasm when is comes to cycling.
Whatever the phrase might mean, the MOG is all about tackling the great expanse, as evidenced by the bike’s ability to accommodate tires up to a massive 700×50, as well as mounting points aplenty that can support cages, racks, bento boxes and frame bags galore.
If that’s not enough storage, there’s also an internal storage compartment that’s built into the MOG’s down tube that’s accessed via a slide-to-release a cover plate under the bottle cage mount.
Naturally, integration was a major factor when designing the MOG, which utilizes ENVE’s In-Route internal cable system and Aero Integrated stem, including a new Positive version that adds more rise to the stem’s offset.
Other features that highlight the MOG include a threaded T47 bottom bracket and a removable UDH derailleur hanger that allows for both mechanical and electronic groupsets in 1x and 2x variants. However, it isn’t compatible with SRAM or Campagnolo 2x mechanical groupsets because the MOG requires continuous cable routing from the shifter to the front derailleur.
Additionally, the 27.2 seat tube allows for the use of a dropper seatpost, letting riders adjust their saddle height position to accommodate the most challenging of off-road exploits.
All in, ENVE says the MOG tips the scales at 950 grams in a size 56cm, an impressive figure for even a road bike thanks to the careful selection of different of carbon fiber that’s used throughout the frame.
Sold as a chassis only for $5,500, the MOG is offered in six frame sizes ranging from 49cm to 60cm, along with three fork rake options in order to ensure optimal handling across all six sizes.
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