Since late winter 2010 Simon Smart has been working with Enve on their Smart system. The tubular version has already been very popular amongst those looking for an aerodynamic advantage in a shallow depth rim. With the demand for clincher versions the Smart system went through a redesign in order to maintain the same profile with the addition of the clincher tire bed. The result is a rim that performs aerodynamically the same as the tubular version with the easy maintenance of a clincher.
When Enve and Smart first teamed up their goal was a complete set of full carbon fiber rims that were fully optimized through extensive wind tunnel testing for the best aerodynamic response and stability in real world conditions. The resulting front and rear specific deep section rims feature two separate profiles; the front slightly wider and slightly shallower than the rear. The Smart System rims were designed to interface with both the active rider and various modern frame designs. Additionally, Enve heavily focused on wheel stability in varying wind conditions to ensure efficiency and rider safety.
In just a few short years, Enve has emerged as one of the industry's "heavy hitters," and has used the full capability of their engineering and manufacturing prowess to bring the design of their Smart System wheels to life. These 3.4 series rims represent Enve's best all-around wheel option, with shallower cross sections that yield lighter, more stable wheels with very little compromise in aerodynamics. These rims are intended for use in virtually all weather conditions, terrains and disciplines. Using their proprietary molded spoke hole design, Enve ensures maximum strength at the spoke-rim interface while allowing higher spoke tensions that improve wheel reliability. Smart System rims also feature an all new textured sidewall design that improves braking response and thus rider safety. In a departure from their traditional bold decaling, Enve has chosen understated and elegant black decals that vary in appearance depending on light conditions.
Enve Composites is an American company committed to American design, engineering, and manufacturing. Enve Smart System rims are produced with pride in Ogden, Utah, USA.
Each rim purchase includes internal Enve brass nipples, an Enve valve extender, and a pair of Enve's proprietary brake pads.
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|Weight, Front||458 grams|
|Weight, Rear||464 grams|
|Width, Front||26 mm|
|Width, Rear||24 mm|
|Depth, Front||35 mm|
|Depth, Rear||45 mm|
|Available Drillings||20/24 hole only|
|Tire Compatibility||28" tubular|
|ERD, Front||584 mm|
|ERD, Rear||564 mm|