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  • Bombproof Enve wheels

    Probably the strongest 29er wheels we've built so far, with a few custom touches we thought they were worth putting up on the blog with a few words.

    The Enve AM 29er rim is one of the strongest around, and to complete the bombproof build they were specced with Chris King ISO disk hubs including a stainless steel drive shell (freehub body). Not that we've had any trouble with the aluminium ones.

    Most of our Enve builds use Sapim CX-Ray or DT Revolution spokes. The 2.0mm internal spoke nipples mean that DT Supercomps with their 1.8mm thread can't be used, however we needed extra strength for this build so Sapim's new D-Light spoke (2.0-1.65mm double butted) came to the rescue. Weight for 32 spokes in 288mm length comes to 170g.

    Wheel weights: Front 824g, rear 1009g

    The customer sent us a quick email after trying them out....

    "Just wanted to report back on my first ride on these wheels, they're amazing!  You were right, night and day [compared] with my previous wheels.

    Spent a few hours riding around Surrey, Pitch, Winterfold and Holmbury. Initially had to re-learn to ride downhill again, turn-in is so much quicker, cornering is incredibly precise. Only did one little drop (Judges Seat), the wheels feel very solid upon landing :-)"

  • Pink Phil Wood track hubs laced to H Plus Son Archetype rim

    A rather nice and unusual build for us, pink Phil Wood high flange hubs with fixed rear laced to the still quite new H Plus Son Archetype rim.

  • 5 shades of red

    Left to right: Hope pro II, Chris King R45, DT Swiss aluminium nipples, NoTubes Crest older "Cherry red" and new red anodised (rear).

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  • Chris King ISO disk hubs laced to Enve AM rims

    Chris king ISO disk hubs laced to Enve Carbon AM rims

    I don't think it can get any better than this Chris King / Enve / CX-Ray combination. One of the stiffest, strongest wheelsets money can buy with a weight of just 1584g per pair and able to take a lot of hammer.

    The unrivalled stiffness of the Enve rims means that lightweight bladed Sapim CX-Ray spokes can be used for a weight and aerodynamic advantage with no concerns over wheel stiffness.

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