Project 321 Debuts Enve Wheelsets, New-ish Single Speed Hubs

Project321 ENVE carbon wheelsets with color matched hubs and decals for mountain bikes and Lefty forks

Project 321 is best known for their Lefty hubs and Lefty fork adapters has started offering complete wheelsets with ENVE’s new UST tubeless rims.

They’re available with any of Project 321′s hubs, which include QR/15 or 20mm ISO disc fronts, Lefty front and geared or single speed rear with several axle options. For the rims, you can get either XC or AM models, 26″ or 29″ diameters and they’re built with Sapim CX Ray spokes. Weights come in as low as 1,505g for a Lefty setup and 1,545g for a 15mm thru axle (without rim tape or valve). From there, you can upgrade the bearings to Enduro Zero Ceramics and -if you haven’t noticed in the pic above- color matched ENVE logos that coordinate with the hubs!

Hubs are available in REd, Blacke, Blue, Green, Gold and Silver. The hubs’ logo are engraved after anodization, so what you’re seeing on them is shined up alloy rather than a sticker or etching. Nice touch.

Project321 lightweight alloy mountain bike hubs made in the USA

Introduced last April but only recently updated on their website are the new Singlespeed rear hubs and 15mm thru-axle fronts. Like all of their hubs, they’re made in the USA and come with a three year warranty. The ISO hub is available with all three front axle standards (QR/15 convertible and standalone 20mm) in 28 and 32 hole drillings. Claimed weight is 169g with standard ABEC 5 bearings. Price is $185.00.

The new Singlespeed rear hub is $390 and comes in at a claimed 347g. It’s built with Industry Nine’s freehub internals, which we’re a fan of (See how those are made here) and is available with either QR or Bolt-On 135mm axle setups.

Now, more of the wheels:

Project321 ENVE carbon wheelsets with color matched hubs and decals for mountain bikes and Lefty forks

 

Project321 ENVE carbon wheelsets with color matched hubs and decals for mountain bikes and Lefty forks

Comments

RC - 02/08/12 - 9:30pm

Drool. Major.

Gordon - 02/08/12 - 10:16pm

Those are Industry Nine hubs

steve m - 02/08/12 - 10:29pm

I believe those hubs are machined in Fresno California

mark - 02/08/12 - 10:37pm

I AM DISGUSTED BY THESE PICTURES. THAT IS SIMPLY TOO SICK. MAJOR DROOL.

Robert - 02/08/12 - 11:40pm

Gordon, those are not Industry Nine hubs. They are as Steve M says machined in Fresno by Project 321.

Trey - 02/09/12 - 9:12am

They’re just using I9′s grabby little freehub body.

xcgeek.com - 02/09/12 - 11:08am

if, and if, they are using i9 freehub bodies, well, they are still … phenomenal looking.

Tom - 02/09/12 - 11:46am

It seems fairly concrete that they are using I9 freehub bodies…was there any confusion over this point? It is stated in the article.

Those Enve graphics are the worst. Way over the top. Who thought those cheesy mountain illustrations were a good idea…ugh. The color coordination is gaudy. Stick to the logo, and make it subtle. Hopefully their stock situation with their hubs is better than I9.

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