SOC13: ENVE Adds 650B DH Rim, Smart 8.9 Aero Clinchers & More
ENVE’s rounded out their mountain bike lineup with the new DH 650B rims. They use the same World Cup winning UD molded carbon fiber construction as the 26″ version and have a 30mm outside / 21mm inside width. Depth is the same as the other DH rims at 31mm. Weight is 540g.
For roadies, there’s the new Classics 25 and a new clincher version of the SES (Smart ENVE System) 7.8 deep aero wheelset…
The DH rim’s burly bead hook and sidewalls come wrapped with a standard (wide) rim strip. They recommend Gorilla Tape for tubeless applications.
The Smart ENVE System aero wheels also complete their lineup with the addition of a clincher version for the deepest 8.9. The front rim measures at 85mm deep, the rear at 95mm. Weights are 610g and 620g respectively, which is 110g and 75g heavier than the tubulars. A complete wheelset built with DT Swiss 180 hubs is 1,692g.
The Classics line was reintroduced in February with 25, 45 and 65mm depths, with tubulars for all and clinchers only for the deeper two. Now, they’ve wrapped up that line with the new Classics 25 Clinchers.
Part of the deal with the Classics menti0n earlier this year was their partnership with DT Swiss to build them on 350s, which gets the wheelset price down to about $2,000. Of course, you can always upgrade to 180s or 240s for a lighter build…like a 1,001g tubular set.