Enve’s ‘accessibly priced’ Foundation road wheels went down a deal with in spring, and the model has now grown the gathering to incorporate two units of wheels focused at gravel using.
Enve calls the Basis vary its ‘mid-price tier carbon’ assortment, notably the street fashions launched in spring had been hookless, thus cheaper to provide and due to this fact permitting the model to move the saving on.
The model’s Basis gravel vary now consists of the AG25 in 700c and the 650 AG28. Each are hookless, a building methodology that simply lends itself to the gravel world because of the decrease tyre pressures at play there.
The main focus right here was on sturdiness, suited to the heavy a great deal of bikepacking in addition to the calls for of gravel racing.
The AG25 comes with an inside rim width of 25mm, with a really useful tyre dimension of 32mm, while the AG26 measures 28mm to go well with the broader gravel bike tyres that will probably be used – on this case a really useful 45mm. Each have a rim depth of 21mm and weigh a claimed 1460g.
Enve has used its ‘Extensive Hookless Bead’ for these wheels, which means that the floor of every of the rim’s main edges has a bigger floor space, limiting the influence of curbs, potholes and the like – thus decreasing the prospect of pinch flats and providing a better freedom of tyre strain.
‘Molded Spoke Holes’ – Enve’s patented tech, guarantees reliability by way of the usage of canon fibres which route across the gap, with out being minimize. The wheels characteristic the Basis Highway Hub seen on the fashions launched in 2020, with a 40 ratchet drive mechanism and Enve’s computerized preload system, which reportedly limits the prospect of the hub creating play over time.
Discussing the development methodology which permits Enve to supply Basis wheels at a cheaper price level that its customary fashions, Jake Pantone, VP of Product and Model mentioned:“The aim of the Basis Assortment is to convey the Enve journey expertise to a broader vary of riders. That is achieved by simplifying the manufacturing processes, decreasing labor prices that go into every wheel, and in the end with the ability to supply a decrease priced ENVE wheelset. Nonetheless, regardless of the cheaper price of the Basis Assortment, riders can nonetheless take pleasure in the advantages of applied sciences such because the Extensive Hookless Bead and Molded Spoke Gap. Just like the mountain and street Basis fashions, we held nothing again in making the AG line a quintessential gravel wheelset.”
After all, they’re nonetheless not low cost – costing £1850 to UK customers and $1600 USD/$2899 AUD/$2250 CAD/ €1800 elsewhere.
All Enve wheels include a lifetime incident safety and 5 yr guarantee, having been handcrafted in Utah.