If you’ve been over to the ENVE site to check out the new Melee, you may have noticed Whit and Zack Allison have their mugs plastered all over the gotdanged thing. The Bike Sports pros are sponsored by ENVE and have been racing the Melee in both road and gravel races all summer. I had the opportunity to review Zack’s 54cm setup. Whit’s Melee is nearly identical to the build below with the exception of a 52cm frame, 110cm stem, 38cm bars, and an Ergon Women’s Road saddle.

The Melee chassis includes the Melee frame, ENVE fork, stem, seatpost, handlebar, and headset and runs $5,500. You can of course complete the ENVE package with wheels, tires, bar tape and saddle for a few bucks more.

The Build

Frame: 54cm 2022 Enve Melee. 800g for 54cm (no hardware). Full bike as shown 17lbs.
Fork: Enve
Rear shock: NA
Front derailleur: Dura Ace Di2 12 speed 2x
Rear derailleur: Dura Ace Di2 12 speed
Brake levers: Dura Ace Di2 12 speed hydraulic disc
Brakes: Dura Ace hydraulic disc
Shifters: Dura Ace Di2 12 speed
Cassette: Dura Ace 11/30
Bottom Bracket: Inboard T47 threaded 24mm Shimano
Cranks: 170mm Shimano Dura Ace Di2 dual sided power meter
Chainrings: Dura Ace 12 spd 52/36
Power Meter: Shimano Dura Ace
Pedals: Dura Ace
Chain: Dura Ace 12 speed
Front Hub: Enve
Front Rim: Enve Foundation 45mm
Front Tire: Enve SES 29mm
Rear Hub: Enve
Rear Rim: Enve Foundation 45mm
Rear Tire: Enve SES 29mm
Saddle: Enve X Selle Italia SLR Boost
Stem: Enve 130mm integrated 12 deg
Bars: Enve SES AR bars
Seatpost: Enve
Computer: Wahoo Bolt
Computer mount: K Edge X ENVE integrated

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