Rims (and example builds)

Enve Composites, based in Utah, produce some of the finest carbon rims. With co-molded spoke holes, these are a very strong, yet lightweight choice, with both tubular and clinchers available.

For a lightweight aluminium road wheel I recommend NoTubes Alpha 340; I can also build with any of their range of mountain bike rims.

Other options (Reynolds, DT, Kinlin, Velocity etc) are available as required.

Enve 1.25

Lightweight carbon tubular rim, perfect for climbing wheels. These can be built into a sub-1000g pair of wheels.

  • WEIGHT: 274g
  • PRICE: $780

Enve 25 clincher

Enve’s lightest clincher rim.

  • WEIGHT: 402g
  • PRICE: $875

 

Example build:

Extralite Ultrarear SX 135g rear hub and Ultrafront SX 49g front hub, with Sapim CX-ray spokes laced 20 radial in the front and 24 two cross/radial in the rear.

  • WEIGHT: 955g (front: 425g, rear: 530g)
  • PRICE: $2495
  • also available with Pillar bladed titanium spokes, reducing the weight to 900g ($150 upcharge)

Enve 1.45 tubular

Enve’s original rim design may not be as scientifically aero as the SES rims, but they are lighter whilst still decently aero. The 45 builds into a great all-round wheelset.

  • WEIGHT: 302g
  • PRICE: $780

 

Enve 45 clincher

Pretty light for a carbon clincher; that great Enve ride in a wheel you can use everyday.

  • WEIGHT: 470g
  • PRICE: $875

 

Example builds:

1.45 tubular rims, Extralite Ultra SX front (49g) and rear (135g) hubs, with Sapim CX-ray spokes laced 18 radial in the front and 24 two cross/radial in the rear.

  • WEIGHT: 998g
  • PRICE: $2495 (add $175 for hybrid ceramic bearings)

 

1.45 tubular rims, Soul-Kozak hubs (58g and 198g), with Sapim CX-ray spokes laced 18 radial in the front and 24 two cross/radial in the rear.

  • WEIGHT: 1048g
  • PRICE: $1995

 

45 clincher rims, Extralite Ultrarear SX front (49g) and rear (135g) hubs, with Sapim CX-ray spokes laced 18 radial in the front and 24 two cross/radial in the rear.

  • WEIGHT: 1340g
  • PRICE: $2595 (add $175 for hybrid ceramic bearings)

 

45 clincher rims, Alchemy ELF/ORC hubs, with Sapim CX-ray spokes laced 18 radial in the front and 24 two cross/radial in the rear.

  • WEIGHT: 1440g
  • PRICE: $2475

Enve 1.65 tubular

Incredibly light given the 65mm depth, a great wheel for both time trials and road racing.

  • WEIGHT: 408g
  • PRICE: $780

 

Enve 65 clincher

The same rim with the convenience of clincher tires.

  • WEIGHT: 550g
  • PRICE: $875

 

 

Enve SES 3.4 aero tubular

This is Enve’s second release of their next generation of aero rims, developed with Simon Smart. The rims are front and rear specific, in 20/24 drilling only. Front depth is 35mm, rear is 45mm. Perfect for any road racing situation.

  • WEIGHT: 377g/398g
  • PRICE: $899/rim

 

 

Enve SES 3.4 aero clincher

  • WEIGHT: 458g/464g
  • PRICE: $975/rim

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enve SES 6.7 aero tubular

Enve collarborated with ex-F1 aerodynamicist Simon Smart, who spent a lot of time in the wind tunnel to come up with the new front and rear specific 6.7. With 60mm depth in front and 70mm in the rear, these will be great for time trials, triathlons and flatter road races, or any time that speed is the primary objective. 20/24 spoking only.

  • WEIGHT: 440g/480g
  • PRICE: $899/rim

Enve SES 6.7 aero clincher

  • WEIGHT: 520g/542g
  • PRICE: $975/rim

Example build:

6.7 tubular rims, English Aero hubset, with Sapim CX-ray spokes laced 20 radial in the front and 24 two cross/radial in the rear.

  • WEIGHT: 1480g
  • PRICE: $2600 (includes 38g skewers)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enve SES 8.9 aero tubular

The deepest rims from Enve continue the paired SES theme with an 85mm deep front and 95mm rear. The rear is touted as being as fast as a disc in most conditions, whilst it’s lighter weight will make it great for hilly TT/Triathlon courses. 16/20 spoking only, the front rim will work very well with the English Aero front hub.

  • WEIGHT: 573g/582g
  • PRICE: $1099/rim

 

Enve SES 8.9 aero clincher

  • WEIGHT: 643g/656g
  • PRICE: $1175/rim

 

 

 

NoTubes Alpha 340

 

This is a very versatile rim, being light but strong and able to be run as a standard clincher or with a tubeless tire with NoTubes sealant. Suitable for training and racing, road and ‘cross, drillings are: 18/20/24/28/32.

  • WEIGHT: 385g
  • PRICE: $120

 

Example build:

Alpha 340 rims and Soul Kozak hubs, with Sapim CX-ray spokes laced 18 radial in the front and 24 two cross/radial in the rear.

  • WEIGHT:1260g
  • PRICE: $865
  • Add Hutchinson Fusion 3 or Atom tubeless tires (installed) for: $150 (other tires available on request)