Enve Wheels

North of Salt Lake City, Utah, you’ll find a city named Ogden. Here you’ll find numerous outdoor recreation activities thanks to the nearby Mountains and Rivers. You’ll find three downhill ski areas; Snowbasin, Powder Mountain, and Wolf Mountain, which are popular during winter months. However, as soon as the snow melts and the roadways clear. You’ll find numerous cycling destinations for mountain and road cyclists. As a result, this is where Enve Wheels proudly manufactures their rims and wheelsets by hand.

Where most wheel manufacturers tend to get things overseas. Enve Wheels took a different approach it wasn’t about making the highest profit margins. Instead, it was about having extreme control of the construction process. With their state-of-the-art facility, they manufacture, assemble, design, test, and perform daily operations from Ogden, UT. With this type of control all under one roof. Enve Wheels has one of the highest-quality wheelsets known to cyclists. To better understand Enve Wheels and their numerous products we have reviewed and dissected the company within this article.

About Enve Wheels –

With an origin and desire to create a better ride and deliver leading products without compromise. Enve Wheels is made up of skilled engineers and innovators who share an appreciation for creating the best carbon fiber products known to cycling. It doesn’t hurt to that the same engineers and innovators are experienced riders who share the same appreciation for the sport as we all have. Therefore, with their passion and partnership with leading technology and world-class athlete feedback they create lightweight, stiff, and durable carbon wheelsets.

Enve Wheels Warranty –

At Enve Wheels, they engineer superior carbon fiber products that are built for uncompromised rider experience, and they back it up with providing a superior service and support warranty. Therefore, when you purchase ENVE products they provide a FIVE-YEAR Manufacturer’s Warranty as well as a Lifetime Loyalty Guarantee. The question is what does this mean to you, when you buy Enve Wheels or products.

Warranty –

Each and every product made by ENVE is warrantied to be free from all defects in materials or workmanship for five years. Now, this isn’t your ordinary warranty either. Enve Wheels designed their products to be used every day. For Enve, their products are designed to rode hard, and used frequently. Therefore, their products are designed to withstand daily riding and racing. If for some reason your Enve Wheels fail and have defects, Enve will have you covered and treat you as family for the first five years from when you purchase your products.

Of course, Enve has a few limits to their warranty for customers misusing, misplacing, or improperly handling their products and trying to have it fall under the warranty. Which of course, makes complete since to me. If I drop a wheel or kick a tire out of frustration, that’s not Enve’s fault it’s mine. However, what surprised me most about Enve Wheels is that they still want to help and take care of their customers even when the unforeseen happens.

Lifetime Loyalty Guarantee –

When the unforeseeable happens and you damage your Enve products by accident. Enve Wheels still has you covered with their Lifetime Loyalty Guarantee. This is the catchall program that covers your mistakes or accidents that may fall outside the warranty we described earlier. Enve aims to treat all of their customers as though they were family. Which is why no matter what circumstance happens, Enve’s Lifetime Loyalty Guarantee allows for you to purchase a replacement product for 50% off listed local MSRP. I can’t think of a better way for them to take care of their customers than offering such a program to help benefit when we make mistakes and damage our own stuff.

Helpful Tips –

In the event, you do have a warranty issue and you need to call for assistance. Be sure first to register your Enve products first before you submit a claim. It will make the process much more friendly.

Once you have registered and are ready to submit a claim. These are the following requirements.

  1. Locate Product Serial Number
  2. Take a Photo of the affected area.
  3. Ensure you have a registered valid product.

Submit Claim for USA Claims here.

Enve Wheels – Road

To better understand the wheel products Enve offers, we wanted to start with Road carbon fiber wheelsets. Due to there being multiple sizes and offerings we decided to highlight each one to better understand each wheelset and it’s application.

Enve Wheels SES 2.2 –Enve Wheels

Aero Efficiency – Low
Surface Terrain – Asphalt & Hills
Recommend Tire – 23mm – 28mm
Wheel Availability – Clincher or Tubular

The SES wheel features as a climbing wheel that incorporates the latest in ENVE brake track technology. These wheels are not designed for aerodynamics. Instead, they are built for strength and integrity. Making them lightweight and very rider friendly. With a front and rear depth of 25mm, you can see this isn’t a very deep wheelset.

Therefore, if you are a climber and everyday rider looking to have a carbon wheelset that will give you confidence in any type of terrain or condition. The SES 2.2 is the wheelset from Enve Wheels that you need to try out for your road bike.

Included in this wheelset are the skewers, brake pads 10mm (SRAM/Shimano or Campy), wheel build card, manual, and accessory bag. The SES 2.2 is a very unique wheelset as it offers the same geometry front or rear. Whereas, many Enve Wheels are actually built and designed with different widths or depths. Since this wheelset was designed to be ridden in the mountains, the brake track is where the technology has progressed. If you compare the old brake track to the new one, the new texture has a 30% great stopping power.

Enve Wheels SES 3.4 –enve wheels

Aero Efficiency – Low
Surface Terrain – Asphalt & Hills
Recommend Tire – 23mm – 28mm
Wheel Availability – Clincher or Tubular

The SES 3.4 is a road carbon fiber wheelset from Enve that is a step up for depth and aerodynamics compared to the SES 2.2. However, it’s still designed as a climbing wheel with little aero advantage. This wheelset is a very versatile wheel that’s perfect for weekend warriors to amateur and experienced racers. the front wheel is a 38mm and the rear has a medium depth of 42mm. Whether you get a set of clinchers or tubular the width is 27.5mm wide. Giving these wheels a very balanced and smooth ride. Check out tubular vs clincher if you are unsure of the wheel to purchase for your bike.

The SES 3.4 features a road tubeless compatibility that can be equipped with a 25mm tire for optimization. For a shallow aero wheel, these have extreme braking power and great efficiency. they are designed to be fast and create an improved ride experience.

Enve Wheels SES 3.4 DISC –enve wheels

Aero Efficiency – Low
Surface Terrain – Asphalt & Hills
Recommend Tire – 23mm – 28mm
Wheel Availability – Clincher or Tubular

Since its introduction in 2009, the Enve 3.4 DISC has easily become one of the most versatile and popular carbon fiber road wheelsets. The SES 3.4 DISC is a wider wheel than the original, to help improve rolling resistance and aerodynamics. Similar to the SES 3.4 the front is a 38mm deep and shallow rim where the rear is a 42mm deeper rim to improve airflow through crosswinds.

Since the main difference in the Enve Wheels SES 3.4 is the DISC brake system. It’s hard not to address the features of the specific laminate to ensure that the brake works optimally for road, cyclocross, or triathlon bikes. Surprisingly the SES 3.4 DISC is actually much lighter than its rim brake sister wheel we mentioned earlier. This is accomplished by rearranging where the carbon was for heat management in the rim brake to where it now serves as stiffness and durability.

Enve Wheels SES 4.5 –enve wheels

Aero Efficiency – Medium
Surface Terrain – Asphalt
Recommend Tire – 23mm – 28mm
Wheel Availability – Clincher or Tubular

If you’re looking for a carbon wheelset that is the ultimate everyday wheel and choice of Team Dimension Data. Then the SES 4.5 carbon wheelset is a wheel that you have to take a look at. The wheelset was designed and engineered for road cyclists and triathletes looking to balance between aerodynamics, lightweight, and stability.

The front wheel is a medium depth of 48mm and the rear is a deeper 56mm depth. The external width on the front is 27mm and the rear is 25.5mm. This wheel truly rounds out the Enve wheels Smart EVEN System Wheel line. The shape and construction actually benefit the rider giving you better acceleration, cornering, impact resistance and plenty of weight savings. The SES 4.5 is a high-performance wheelset and delivers excellent speed and incredible stability. This is the go-to wheel when you’re looking for speed, aerodynamics, and control.

Enve Wheels SES 5.6 –enve wheels

Aero Efficiency – High
Surface Terrain – Asphalt
Recommend Tire – 23mm – 28mm
Wheel Availability – Clincher or Tubular

The Enve Carbon Wheels SES 5.6 is inspired after the SES 4.5, however, it was built to be faster and offer more control. This aerodynamic wheelset from Enve Wheels is the perfect combination of efficiency, speed, and control. If you encounter tough conditions such as high winds, the SES 5.6 is designed to keep you well balanced and in control, without compromising speed.

Since 2014, when the SES 4.5 was first introduced a lot has changed in road cycling. Therefore, the innovation of the Enve Wheels SES 5.6 was required by modern cyclists. It was designed with a tubeless tire design to increase rolling efficiency and reduce flat tires. However, it’s also offered in a tube design as well to meet each riders requirements. Additionally, the wheelset is offered in a disc brake selection, which offers extreme breaking control. Although, due to the fact that disc brakes aren’t for every rider, the wheelset is offered with traditional rim brakes. These feature a fully textured carbon track offering unmatched stopping power, industry-leading heat resistance, and control in wet or dry conditions.

The SES 5.6 is an industry-leading fast wheelset, made for riders looking for control, efficiency and balanced control. These Enve Wheels pair very well with modern bikes and you’ll find it hard to ever go back to an aluminum wheelset after riding with these.

Mountain Enve Wheels – Best Carbon Mountain Bike Wheels

Enve Wheels offers way more than just road bike wheelsets. Their carbon mountain bike wheels are some of the best in the industry. Therefore, to help offer a better analysis of each wheelset, we have taken a look at each offering and broken down the highlighted info needed to make the best decision.

Carbon Mountain Bike Wheels M525 –

Suspension Travel – 100-120mm
Surface Terrain – XC Marathon
Recommend Tire – 2.1″ – 2.4″
Wheel Availability – 27.5″ & 29″

The M525 from Enve Wheels are the most versatile carbon mountain bike wheels you can buy. They are light enough to be raced, yet strong enough to be your daily riders. The M series from M5 – M9 is designed and engineered with rider style and application in mind. Therefore, these all-around Enve Wheels are built with 100% unidirectional carbon laminate giving them a more stable ride and the perfect spoke-hole ratio.

Carbon Fiber wheelsets such as the M525 uncover the ability for bigger and wider tires on mountain bikes. As a result, it unlocks the ability to have a more comfortable ride, better control, and efficiency. As a rider this allows you to go further and faster than you’ve been able to go before with confidence. The M525 is a purpose designed wheelset that was built for XC to maximize your uphill and down trail results. Additionally, with the patented wide hookless beads, the wheels are made to decrease pinch flats and give the rider a more modern and lightweight XC tire.

Carbon Mountain Bike Wheels M630 –

Suspension Travel – 100-120mm
Surface Terrain – XC Marathon
Recommend Tire – 2.1″ – 2.4″
Wheel Availability – 27.5″ & 29″

The Enve Wheels M630 is the ultimate mountain wheel. It was designed to undertake the ascents with extreme traction and acceleration when climbing. However, Enve Wheels didn’t compromise the descent, as the wheelset is built to absorb the trail offering superior control. The M6 series is a very comprehensive series for Enve Wheels. As they are offered in multiple sizes, 2 diameters, and 3 widths help ensure you can find the correct tire size and air pressure that matches your riding style. Click the following link below to check out the M635, M640, and M685.

If you’re interested in who these tires were designed for, it’s probably better to state who these tires are not for! As these wheels are truly designed for every rider in mind, the versatility is unmatched in the industry. However, if you’re a rider that isn’t looking for more speed, control, and efficiency well keep on riding through than! Because as soon as you toss a set of M6 wheels on you’ll be enjoying ascents and descents as you’ve never have before.

Carbon Mountain Bike Wheels M735 –carbon mountain bike wheels

Suspension Travel – 130 -180 mm
Surface Terrain – Enduro/AM
Recommend Tire – 2.5″ – 2.8″
Wheel Availability – 27.5″ & 29″

The Enve Wheels M735 is the latest innovation in racing and riding. Optimized for strength and the newest patent design of the lightest anti-flat system on the market. Enve’s Protective Rim Strip allows downhill riders the freedom to select their tire pressure to crush corners and descend over rock gardens with control and stability, without having to sacrifice speed.

If you’re a gravity enthusiast or enduro racer looking to take trails head-on. Then the M7 series is going to offer you the design to help maximize speed, and reduce your chances of pinch flats or damaged carbon wheelsets. For the past two years Enve Wheels has been head down at the drawing table coming up with a wheelset that is fast and reliable. As a result, they came up with the M7 series to match the needs of enduro riders looking for confidence and control. With a close tie between engineers and their riders, Enve Wheels created the M7 series to run on high tire pressure, DH tires and heavy pinch flat reduction inserts. Therefore, providing riders with a wheelset they can trust and ride over and over again.

Carbon Mountain Bike Wheels M930 –carbon mountain bike wheels

Suspension Travel – 180 – 200 mm
Surface Terrain – DH/Freeride
Recommend Tire – 2.35″ – 2.6″
Wheel Availability – 27.5″ & 29″

For the extreme Downhill riders and freeriders, the M930 holds the crown as “The Carbon Downhill Wheel!” Equipped with the same Enve Protective Rim Strip as The M7 series, this wheelset is designed to over speed and control with the confidence of not getting a flat. This wheel was built to win countless world cup podiums, and that’s exactly what it did! You may even think this is more wheel then you need, and that’s exactly how Enve designed the wheelset. They wanted it to offer more than you could imagine when it comes to downhill and freeriding.

When it comes to the best athletes they need and deserve the best equipment for the job. As a result, Enve Wheels took to the design room and came up with the M9 series to achieve unmatched success in the downhill world. Each and every part and piece of this wheel is placed with purpose. The stiffness, impact resistance, power transfer, and suspension feel are all taken into consideration to make this the best carbon mountain bike wheelset on the market. When it comes to the impacts and power transferred to these wheels, it had to be matched with technology that wouldn’t produce flats. Which is why Enve incorporated their Protective Rim Strip technology to help reduce pinch flats. Overall this wheelset is the king of kings for downhill riders, and there is nothing else that comes close.

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