ENIGMA SPECIALIZE IN HANDCRAFTED METAL FRAMES AND BIKES. THEIR TOTAL FOCUS IS METAL.
Frames made under ENIGMA’S SIGNATURE program are hand fabricated in Britain by their top team of craftsman headed by Joe Walker. Every aspect of SIGNATURE frame production and finishing is carried out on the premises in ENIGMA’S Hailsham, UK workshop to ensure that ENIGMA have total control over the entire production process from start to finish.
EXCEL 6AL 4V
EXCEL DISC 6AL 4V
ESPRIT 3AL 2.5V
EUNIQUE CUSTOM TITANIUM
Titanium is unlike other metals. Working with titanium is difficult and understanding its particular characteristics and how it behaves during fabrication and welding is the key to a top quality frame.
Using the finest materials, both grade 9 3AL 2.5V and the harder, stronger grade 5 6AL 4V titanium alloy, tubes for the Signature Titanium frames are cut and mitered with total precision and accuracy. Accurate mitering enables the finest welds to be performed and the SIGNATURE Titanium frames feature not one but two weld passes. The first weld pass is made without filler wire and fuses the facing surfaces together directly ensuring a very pure weld composed entirely of the base metal. The second pass made with the addition of 6AL 4V filler wire further strengthens the joint and allows the decorative fishscale finish so pleasing to the eye. In skilled hands a titanium weld is a thing of beauty and says much about skill of the builder and the frame of which it forms a part.
Beautiful welds on their own are only part of the story. A good frame must be straight and in perfect alignment. All metal frames move during welding/brazing and it is vitally important that movement is minimized during the process. Enigma Signature frames are welded in particular sequence to ensure the frame is kept as straight as possible at all times, thus requiring little or no manipulation once welding is complete. Throughout the production process all frames are checked for alignment at every stage ensuring a straight and perfectly aligned frame.
When the production process is complete the frame will be finished by hand to an exceptional level with a vast range of finish options available to make your frame truly individual for you.
ENIGMA SIGNATURE FRAMES:
EXCELLENCE ENGINEERED IN ENGLAND