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ENVE Melee..

Coming to "The Handle Bar"..2023


The ENVE Melee frame and fork is designed with the future of road cycling in mind. Built around the key attributes of aerodynamics and responsive handling, the Melee’s race-ready frame is crafted to maximise the natural durability, stiffness and compliance of carbon fibres.

Specialists in their craft, ENVE’s team designs and makes the products they want to ride. The Melee adheres to this philosophy and brings the brand’s rich carbon experience to bear, with ENVE focusing on the process of crafting carbon fibre to build the frame, as well the merits of the material itself.

With the demands of modern riding and racing, frame durability is critical. By running continuous fibres throughout the frame, tapering the laminate, layering and orientating the fibres to increase zone specific performance and removing excess material to reduce weight, ENVE has been able to achieve stiffness, impact toughness and compliance where it is needed throughout the frame. The Melee is finished in a beautiful and classy Damascus colour.

Using the Real-World Fast aero technologies also found in its SES wheel line-up, ENVE has finely balanced the Melee to give aero efficiency. Tuned for real world performance, the bike has been extensively tested in the lab and on the road at 32kph/20mph and 48kph/30mph, to offer outstanding performance and the best possible ride experience at realistic speeds.

ENVE has designed the Melee with its SES wheelset in mind for optimal aerodynamics, since the tubeset shapes complement the SES rims. Whether your goal is to shave off valuable seconds to win a triathlon, be King of the Mountains or one of the fast-men, or simply to ride where you want to on a mixture of surfaces, the SES wheel line will get you there.

Designed with versatility in mind, the Melee can be tailored to ride a criterium or rough roads through the choice of tyre size to match the surface you’ll be tackling, optimised around 27-31mm tyres for aero performance. If you want to push the boundaries, this frame has the capability to run up to a 35mm tyre.

Tuned for precision and agility, the Melee is available in seven sizes, with five different fork rakes depending on the frame size, giving you the best handling and most stable bike, no matter how tall or short you are.

It is designed to take a threaded T47 inboard bearing for smooth operation but is compatible with a range of options. When it comes down to spec’ing your frameset, the Melee is compatible with Shimano mechanical to ensure best front derailleur functionality, as well as all wired electric and wireless options and 1x or 2x configurations.

The integrated front end has been designed to route hoses and wires between a 1.5″ upper bearing and a 1.125″ steerer tube. Combining the Melee with the integrated ENVE Road Stem and ENVE SES AR Handlebar allows the cables, wires and brake hoses to pass undetected through the handlebar to the headtube, for a clean finish and minimal wind disturbance.

The Melee uses a dedicated seat post, featuring a wind cheating Kammtail design and ENVE’s patented twin-bolt saddle rail clamp design. It is available in three lengths, with a 0 or -20 degree offset.



The Melee takes design cues from our own Custom Road, but where the Custom Road prioritizes customization, the Melee prioritizes efficiency and speed.


With geometry optimized around 27 to 32 mm tires, the Melee dials up the versatility with the ability to fit up to 35 mm tires, allowing you to tune your Melee to meet the needs of the day.


At the foundation of performance are bike fit and geometry. If those two fundamentals are not established, all the engineering wizardry won’t save your ride. You need a sound fit and refined geometry to give you the confidence and comfort needed to tap into your bike’s performance. Offered in seven sizes with five fork rakes, the Melee has your ideal fit in mind – like no other race bike on the market.


With the Custom Road, the goal wasn’t to focus on any singular performance metric, but rather, to deliver a perfect fit and a refined ride quality. At an approximate weight of 850 grams for an unpainted 56cm frame, the Custom Road strikes a unique balance of stiffness and compliance, weight savings and durability, for a ride feel that can only be described as premium.

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ENVE MELEE Frameset.

MELEE frame set with seat post, bars and stem.
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MELEE frame set with seat post, bars, stem and ENVE SES45mm wheels
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ENVE MELEE Ultegra 12 Di2

MELEE with Shimano Di2
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