ENVE - A name we hear or mention almost every other day.
Born and bred in USA, ENVE only strive to make the best carbon products.
In this collection we are showing off our favourite American Hubs from
White Industries, Industry Nine, Chris King and Onyx to be laced with these rims.
ENVE incorporates 4 key principles in their rim designs -
STRONG, LIGHT, STIFF & AERO
STRONG - MOLDED SPOKE AND VALVE HOLES PATENT: # US 8,313,155
We think you know this is what got them famous. Rather than drilling the rims to create the spoke and valve holes, ENVE invented this method to mould the spoke and valve holes so as to maintain the continuity of the carbon fibres. The strength properties of carbon fibre designs depend largely on a good continuity of the fibre strands without breaking them.
LIGHT - What you see is what you get. In all ENVE carbon rims, there are no foreign materials in them; just carbon. After the process of compacting the carbon to the specific moulding shape using inflatable bladders, they are completely remove leaving no residues or remaining materials from the inflatable bladder.
STIFF - The right stiffness in the right places. By making use of uni-directional carbon fibre, ENVE rims provides the right amount of lateral, torsional & vertical stiffness.
AERO - PATENTED AERODYNAMICS PATENT # US 8,757,733.
The SMART ENVE SYSTEM (SES) is the result of aerodynamics development with Simon Smart - computational fluid dynamics master and founder of Smart Aero Technologies. ENVE SES Rims are developed to optimise stability, airflow and drag reduction. The unique approach of certain shapes, depth and width of the front and rear wheels allows for optimal aero benefits no matter what bicycle frames is ridden with them.