About Enve Composites
In late 2010, Edge Composites announced that they would be changing their company name to Enve Composites. This change was initiated to avoid trademark infringement issues in Europe. Internally, Enve remains the same cutting-edge composites manufacturer with no changes in ownership, management, or staff. Expect great things from Enve in the coming years as they move into a new, state-of-the-art production facility and begin a rollout of new products based on collaboration with the world's top aerodyamics specialists.
The Enve 1.65 tubular rim may be ideally applied to several cycling disciplines. Perhaps the most obvious application, owing to this rim's deep cross section, is in races against the clock. A deeper rim is nearly by default more aerodynamic; airflow is smoothed over a larger area and less spoke length is exposed to the wind. Additionally, at 65 mm, the depth is more modest than other manufacturers' offerings, avoiding complications that can arise in strong crosswinds. This large cross section also helps to create a wheel that possesses greater overall stiffness, an excellent trait in the constant accellerations and aggressive cornering encountered in criterium or cyclocross racing. To top it all off, the 1.65 is no heavyweight and would certainly not preclude the possibility of riding fast uphill.
Using a proprietary molding process in which the spoke holes are molded and not drilled, Enve has created a spoke interface that permits the use of higher spoke tensions without compromising the integrity of the rim. And not only does the spoke interface allow for higher tension, it is designed to enhance the durability of the wheel as a whole by limiting spoke fatigue. The result is a low maintenance, long lasting, and highly durable wheel. Other features of Edge's unique molding process include an elevated brake surface for optimized braking performance and longer rim life, and impact resistant sidewall construction for overall durability.
Each 1.65 rim includes an Enve 55 mm valve extender, Enve brass internal nipples, and a pair of Enve's proprietary brake pads - please indicate upon purchase whether Shimano or Campagnolo style pads are required.
Available exclusively through Fair Wheel Bikes - custom colored Enve decals! To order your custom decal set, simply purchase a decal upgrade for each rim purchased. Decals are not available separate from rim purchases. Rims are shipped with decals applied. Standard rims include the stock Enve decal: silver outline, white logo.
For a limited time - decal upgrades are complimentary on custom wheelsets.
We recommend that wheels built with Enve rims be assembled by an experienced wheelbuilder. We are happy to provide this service, and can provide helpful suggestions in hub and spoke selections. Please contact us directly or submit a custom wheel build request here.