Don’t ask us why but something is most definitely ‘right’ about the Enve’s Compact carbon bars perhaps it’s the proportions, the subtle styling or knowledge they are approved for gravel roads, whatever, they’ve got it. With a reputation for technical nous thanks to the carbon wheels Enve has created bars with plenty of detail.
Most notable are the integrated bar-end plugs that finish off reverse-wrapped tape so cleanly. Recessed brake and gear cable grooves flow organically to give clean, lump-free bar tape. Coming in three sizes-40,42 and 44cm-the slight outward flare of the drops means that they measure 2cm wider at the ends compared to the hoods. The compact design has a reach of 79mm yet only weighs 206g for the middle size.