ENVE has been manufacturing carbon rims for over five years now. In that time they've progressed from being the new wonder kid to emerging as a well -established player known for their technical focus and engineering prowess. Alongside their aerodynamic benchmark wheels the Smart ENVE Systems (SES), their original rims are being launched as the Classic series. Laced to DT-Swiss 350 hubs the ENVE 45 Classic wheelset will provide an extremely versatile option for any high-performance bike. We've seen these ridden to great success as cyclocross wheels as well as all-arounders for training and race day, at home in the mountains and on the flats in between.
ENVE 45 Rims
Sitting in the middle of the three sizes initially released by ENVE, the 45 Classic rim has proven itself to be extremely versatile and reliable. As with all ENVE rims the 45 features a patented molding process that integrates the spoke holes and shoulders into the rim. This maintains strength at this critical location since no carbon fibers are cut with a drill. The textured braking surface mated with the supplied ENVE pads has proven to offer braking power and control in all situations. Here is a wheelset that suits a light weight road racer, yet it's also the perfect choice to provide the stiffness needed to navigate the rocks and roots of the roughest cyclocross courses.
DT-Swiss 350 Hubs
DT-Swiss launched its 350 hub mid 2012 to fill a gap in the market. It brings the standard-setting reliability of their hubs and instant engagement of their star ratchet system to a lower price point. Though only available after market as a 28/28 hole setup ENVE has sourced the 350 in a 20/24 or 24/28 hole version just for their classic hubs.
If you're thinking about an ENVE Classic wheelset but might want the weight savings of a Tune hub set or the crud-resisting seals of the Chris Kings we are happy to help. One of our wheel builders can discuss different options to build up just the right ENVE Classic 45s. Please contact us via email or give us a call 520-624-3045.