What is MOG? According to ENVE it’s a noun, verb, acronym, and even a state of mind for those who “push the boundaries of distance and rolling exploration”. MOG is also the all-new gravel bike from ENVE Composites, the stateside brand that’s been a pioneer in the carbon gravel components game since 2018. We’ve tested lot’s of equipment over the past 5 years, and ENVE has always stood among the best with its quality, performance, and lifetime guarantees. So how does that MOG stack up again the myriad of other carbon gravel bikes today? To answer that question we’ll take a closer look at the MOG’s chassis concept, unique geo offerings, features, and limitations.
MASTER OF GNAR
The ENVE chassis is the canvas upon which you can build your MOG. The chassis in this case consists of the MOG frame and ENVE fork, headset, handlebar, stem, and seatpost of your liking. There is also a “rolling chassis” option for an added set of ENVE SES, G Series, or Foundation wheels. The MOG’s geometry is not 650b friendly, at least according to ENVE. They say the MOG was specifically developed and tuned for use with 700c wheels and tires. The MOG’s fork resembles the ENVE Adventure Fork, but here there are no flip chips here. With six frame sizes and three unique fork rakes, ENVE designed the MOG to ensure optimal gnar handling regardless of frame size.
The MOG is designed to fit 700c tires from 36-50mm in width, and is optimized for 40-44mm tires. This means that the MOG should be great on everything from smooth and fast gravel, to dry/loose, rocky, and technical terrain. And for those that can’t stand the press-fit standard, the MOG features a threaded T47 inboard-bearing bottom bracket for smooth, silent, and creak-free operation.