Behold, £12.6k of custom, carbon, gravel loveliness

This article first appeared on BikeRadar.

Irish carbon specialists FiftyOne has just released a run of 10 rather expensive, limited edition gravel bikes made in collaboration with ENVE.

Named after Alphonse Steinès — the assistant to the director of the Tour de France in the early days of the race and a pioneer of the sport who truly brought the event to the mountains — the Steinés has been created to mark his achievements.

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The top tube displays the legendary telegram sent by Steinès to the organisers of the Tour shortly after regaining consciousness after a fairly unpleasant crash while recceing the Tourmalet that read “Crossed Tourmalet. Very good road. Perfectly feasible”.

ENVE supplied much of the build

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