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Paul Skilbeck

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Interbike 2016: Enigma bicycles get US distribution

The award-winning British frame maker, Enigma, will become more easily available to U.S. customers with the addition of Ohio-based distributor British Cycle Imports.

Interbike 2016: Enigma bicycles get US distribution
Photo: Mark Dawson

The East Sussex, U.K, based Enigma Bicycle Works builds bicycles with titanium or steel frames. A family-run company that has been in operation for 10 years now, Enigma quickly built a solid reputation in the UK, where the company also offers introductory courses to frame building. This year, at the Bespoked show in the UK, Enigma won a Best Campagnolo Equipped Bike award.

Gulf racing paint scheme
Gulf racing paint scheme. All photos: Markdawsonstudio.com. Click any image for gallery view.

Enigma uses high performance automotive paints at the spray shop housed in its factory. The results looked so good that this booth at the outer fringe of the vast Interbike expo space maintained a good flow of traffic throughout the three days of the show. The U.S. distribution deal was finalized in March this year, and has survived the shock of Brexit. Australian distribution was set up last year.

Union Jack paint scheme on the Ecroix ST model

U.S. retail pricing on Enigma frames starts as follows
Stock steel: from $1,100
Stock titanium: from $1,900

Elite HSS model, Panels paint scheme
Panels paint scheme on the Exemplar anniversary model

Custom geometry prices
Steel frames: $150
Stainless steel frames: $250
Titanium frames: $450

Painted Campagnolo cranks
Painted Campagnolo Super Record cranks and derailleurs on the Exemplar anniversary bike

Custom paint
Starts at $150. The Union Jack themed paint which is hand-masked on the Ecroix ST model frame is $775, the blue panels design is on the Elite HSS frame, $425.

All prices are USD

Gulf racing paint scheme detail

Inside seat stay view of of the Gulf Racing paint scheme


View more images by HBG's photo editor Mark Dawson at markdawsonstudio.com