ENVE Composites’ New Disc Brake Cyclocross Fork, AM & DH Rims, More
The fork will only come with a 1.5″ tapered steerer tube that’s 350mm uncut. Weight is 470g and axle-to-crown measures at 395mm with a 47mm rake.
The left leg has a groove molded in to guide the brake hose/cable housing with a carbon fiber clip that snaps over the hose without any tools. The dropouts are slightly forward facing, which should help keep the wheel in place if the skewer comes loose.
Close up pics of the fork and their new DH and All Mountain Tubeless rims and more after the break…
The Cross Disc fork should ship by January 1 at the latest, but likely earlier. MSRP is $550 USD.
The new ENVE Smart 3.4 (left, foreground) are now shipping. The aero wheels use different rim depths and widths for front and rear to maximize aero benefits. Complete wheelsets are available with Chris King and a few other hub options. On the left are complete wheels built with the new DH rim (top) and All Mountain Tubeless rim.
New AM tubeless rim dropped to about 380g from 440g on the original version. They learned a lot from developing the DH rim in terms of impact resistance and general durability – how to make it flex and resist cracking by reducing improving it’s vertical compliance a bit. Owner Jake Schiers says it feels like you get another inch of travel. $899/rim.
The DH rim’s info sheet shows a claimed weight of 495g, but Scheirs says they should come in about 470g in reality. Available January 1 at latest. $999/rim. He showed a video of an impact test with 85lbs of weight placed on a bar with a rounded 1″ nub being dropped from several feet up directly onto the rim surface of a complete wheel and no damage was evident. It’s been under the Santa Cruz Syndicate riders for quite some time during development and testing.
All of ENVE’s products have a two year unconditional guarantee, then lifetime crash replacement.