The Machine

Enigma EtapeI used the Enigma Etape that I rode in 2012 while touring.  A few components had changed since then, primarily the handlebar and stem, which are now carbon, and the water bottle cages, which are now plastic, following the disintegration of the titanium ones during the touring the previous year!

I was carrying about 11kg in luggage weight, which gave a total weight of around 20kg.

Full specifications

Frame Enigma Etape 52cm
Fork Etape carbon
Headset Evolution
Seatpost FSA SL-K Carbon
Rear mech SRAM Force
Front Mech SRAM Force
Chainset SRAM Red 50/34 167.5mm
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP Team BB cups
Chain KMC X10-L
Cassette SRAM PG1070 11-28
Brakes SRAM Red (Kool Stop Salmon pads)
Handlebar Ratio Tacto
Stem Ratio Tacto 120mm
Spacers Ratio
Bar tape Lizard Skin
Wheels Hope Pro 3 RS-Mono
Tyres Continental 4000S 700c x 25
QR skewers Hope
Bottle cages Specialized
Mudguards SKS Bluemels
Pedals Crank Brothers Eggbeater 3
Saddle Specialized Avatar Gel 143
Weight 16lb/7.4kg
Rack (not included in weight) Tubus Cosmo
Panniers Ortlieb Roller Classic