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Versatile, Adaptable, 4 Season Endurance All-Road Bike
The Etape is designed for All-Road riding, bridging the gap between road and gravel to create a supremely comfortable 4 season endurance machine, suited to a wide range of conditions.
Our Etape MK3 frames come with a hand brushed and satin bead finish as standard but upgrades are available. Please ask for more details regarding options.
The Etape has been part of the Enigma range longer than any other model and for good reason. As well as being hugely versatile it’s perfectly suited to mixed riding on the rough roads so typically found in the UK. From a fast road ride with friends, a week-long tour, audax or endurance race, the Etape will keep you comfortable and confident whatever the conditions.
Over the years the Etape has evolved from its roots as a rim-brake winter road bike and now thanks to disc brakes features generous tyre clearance of up to 35mm. Though intended primarily as a road bike, the Etape is fully capable of light gravel or off-road riding and is perfectly suited to touring and bike packing.
Like our other Core range models, the Etape features size specific tubing. We specify our custom 3Al/2.5V tube set with varying tube diameters and butt profiles to suit different size frames. This ensures riders across the size range get a consistent ride feel, with optimised stiffness, comfort and weight saving.
As the Etape is aimed at endurance riding, it features a higher stack height and more compliant frame than some of our other models, ensuring you remain comfortable over long distances. If you’re looking for more race focused geometry and don’t need the extra tyre clearance and mounts, we suggest you look at our Evoke model. If the Etape sounds good but more off-road capability is important to you, check out our Escape gravel bike.