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Great road saddle. I use it on my gravel bike and it is a little sticky to move around like one would on an off road machine, but my gravel bike now doubles as my road bike and on balance this is an outstanding saddles for on and off road. Gorgeous carbon rails and enough padding for off road use even though it is built and marketed as a road saddle.
Purchased an Enve Melee after a high speed crash destroyed my S-Works Tarmac. Sz 52, 40cm bars, 100mm stem, built up with SRAM Red AXS with a Quarq power meter. Rolling on Carolina 50mm wheels, Industry 9 hubs and GP 5000 TL 28mm tires. I currently have approximately 400 miles on it both trainer and outside. If I compare it to my Tarmac the geometry is almost exactly the same, matter of fact, the only difference is a 4mm longer top tube and about 150gms heavier.
This thing is stiff...but in the right places. I think that is mostly a function of my going from QR skewers to thru axles. Fully built it's about 1.5lbs heavier than my Tarmac but I went from rim brake 11 speed to disc brake 12 speed and I think that is the main reason. It doesn't feel like it has the same snappiness as my Tarmac did when climbing but all out sprinting and cornering at speed I don't notice a difference.
My only complaint if I had one is that it is only available in one color. I typically build my own bikes because I don't want anyone to have the same bike I do and with only a single paint color that significantly increases the odds I will see another that is at least similar.
Long story short, I don't have any regrets and I am happy with my purchase, would definitely buy it again and recommend the Melee to the serious cyclist!!
I love, love, love this wheelset. I ride in flat/ hilly area. I was thinking about getting ENVE 3.4, but I am glad I bought 4.5. This wheelset is fast, stiff, and does really well in cross winds. Fast and stiff doesnï¿½t usually translate to compliant or comfortable, but this wheel is 25mm internal and 32mm external, and it can hold large volume of air, which translates to lower tire pressure and comfort. I highly recommend this wheel to anyone that are looking for high performance wheelset.
After using 2.5mil Lizardskin on my road bike, thought I'd give Enve tape a try (after product reviews finally started showing up online). I have Enve bars on my road and gravel bikes, and own a set of their wheels as well.
Enve Bar tape Pros: easy installation & they provide a generous length of each roll...surely enough for wider bars. Tape is good quality and seems rugged.
I logged a few hundred miles on the tape, but missed the Lizard skin experience...particularly how the grooves in the pattern provide more tactile response. While I like the stickiness of the Enve tape, it has a very smooth exterior. If you happen to be a golfer, think "tour wrap" grips. I do ride with gloves, and felt the 3mil Enve unnecessarily thick for road use. That combined with the smooth exterior did not provide the feedback I was accustomed to.
It certainly is a quality product and YMMV. Tape choice can be a personal thing.
(rather than go right back to Lizard skin, I decided to give Supacaz a try- as the characteristics seem similar)