New Velodramatic/Enigma Wallpapers

This weekend I photographed the Enigma Eulogy in two very different locations. The European inspired atmosphere of San Jose's upscale Santana Row made a great early morning backdrop for the bike. Late in the day, Juli and I drove up to the horse pastures off PageMill Road, armed with camera gear and two big bags of carrots. You've got to feed the four-legged models to get any cooperation.

View a gallery of larger images, and additional selects from the shoot.

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Eulogy in Fast Company      1024 x 768   1280 x 800    1440 x 900    1600 x 1200    1680 x 1050
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4 Responses to New Velodramatic/Enigma Wallpapers

  1. Dave says:

    The Eulogy looks great and the photography is stunning. My only comment would be that the Eulogy is a very stiff and aggressive race frame (see Marcel Wurst review in Pro Cycling). The build you have put together seems to be very relaxed with very low gearing and an upright position, somewhat different than the design brief intended (originally designed for for Sean Yates).

  2. Dave,

    Thanks for the props on the photos. The Eulogy is very easy on the eyes, and surprisingly comfortable to ride even given the super stiff design mandated by Mr. Yates. I had seen the Wurst review, and had some worries the frame would be unforgiving, compared to other Enigma’s, like the Echo I rode in Scotland, but there’s no detectable harshness. I’ve got an 80-mile ride planned for this weekend, and we’ll see how it feels then.

    You’re right I’ve not built it up in pure race mode, since I’ve no illusions about racing, but there’s a set of carbon clinchers with 11-25 gearing on the way that will shed a full pound (17lb > 16lb) and give me a more aggressive option when the legs are feeling good and the pavement is smooth.

    Though I like the Rotor stem’s looks, it is a touch upright… and the only element that catches my eye in the photographs as being out of place. I don’t want to jeopardize the comfort factor but I’m feeling my back can handle a little longer, flatter stem. When I photograph the bike with the new wheels, I may take the opportunity to make a switch and see how that feels. Hope you’ll let me know what you think.

  3. Dave says:

    I have to say I think your web site is great. I have enjoyed all the features and comments, The photography is soooo good, its up there with the best and captures the emotion that makes all real cyclists so passionate about our sport. I think that photography/art at this level helps non cyclists understand what cycling is all about, (have you managed to get your hands on a copy of Rouleur?).

    With regard to the Eulogy I really respect your view on position and your admission that you are not racing. I wonder how many guys have the smaller frame, highly extended seat post, long and flat stem, no headset spacers and a BAD BACK?

    The Eulogy is an awesome frame. I don’t agree with the stiffness to weight ratio KPI used by many manufacturers,it’s misleading. With a frame as good as the Eulogy I believe you get the stiffness of the best that carbon can offer with a small weight penalty but with much better feedback and ride quality than the stiffest of the stiffest such as Time and Look. We look forward to reviews after you have put those additional miles in especially as can gauge this against your Cervelo.

  4. Dave,

    I love Rouleur and it’s definitely been an inspiration photographically. I really admire Timm Kölln’s work for the magazine, and his portfolio in general. He’s also got some terrific bike photography on the Pasculli site, a brand he helped found.

    I’ll post something next week about the weekend ride… the bike and the current wheelset. It will be a real test of the Eulogy’s fit.