Interbike 2010: The Composites Formerly Known as Edge

If you don’t know by now, Edge Composites is no more. Ok, don’t cry now, they simply changed their name due to trademark issues the company was experiencing in Europe. While offered a chance to work out the trademark issues overseas, Edge simply opted to change their name to Enve Composites and edited their logo so at first glance you aren’t quite sure if it reads Edge or Enve!

Other than the name change, it is mostly business as usual for the composite equipment maker, with a few exceptions that should keep things interesting.

Check out the goods after the break, including the makings of an Enve UST rim!

Above is a shot of the new bead seat that Enve has been working on to provide the necessary seat for tubeless tires. While the current offering seen here obviously needs sealing tape to work as a tubeless rim, there were rumblings around the Enve booth that they were working on securing UST patent rights from a certain wheel manufacturer that has pretty much set the bar for UST…

Edge, or Enve is still the sponsor of the Santa Cruz Syndicate, which should no doubt push the progression of Enve’s tubeless technology.

Speaking of the Syndicate, the bottom handlebar there – the DH, is the handlebar to use for downhill applications coming in at an incredible 800mm (31.5″) wide! Currently Enve is offering 3 different mountain handlebars, specs as follows:

Sweep:

  • Weight: 175g
  • Width: 700mm
  • Sweep: 9 deg
  • Rise: 0mm

Riser:

  • Weight: 175g
  • Width: 700mm
  • Sweep: 9 deg
  • Rise: 23mm

DH

  • Weight: 225g
  • Width: 800mm
  • Sweep: 9 deg
  • Rise: 23mm
Enve will still be making plenty of forks, take your pick!

Finally a shot of the Enve Seatpost, even though this one is still branded with the Edge logo. The post is a brilliant design with a single bolt adjustment,and hardware to fit both standard and oversized rails.

Specs:

Diameter: 27.2, 30.9, 31.6, 34.9*
Length: 400mm
Weight: 190 g (31.6, 400mm)
Offset: 0, 25mm
Finish: Unidirectional carbon

– Seat post includes hardware for use with standard rails as well as over-sized rails.

* 34.9 post only available as a Zero Offset.

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