In short, to fulfill a fantasy. We don’t always have access to a chairlift, and there aren’t always people and roads around for shuttling our favorite descents. As such, we dreamed of a wheelset that was light enough to pedal to the top of the biggest mountain in the most remote of places, yet strong and reliable enough to bomb down it.
ENVE M-SERIES - THE NEXT GENERATION OF MOUNTAIN WHEEL TECHNOLOGY
Passion. It's what led ENVE down a path less traveled to face the ultimate challenge...to create a carbon fiber mountain bike rim. However lightly traveled and challenging that path has been, ENVE's vision of a stiffer, stronger, and lighter mountain rim created a new world where carbon is now the gold standard for mountain bike wheel performance. Since their first carbon mountain rim model was launched in 2007, carbon technology has evolved, and so has ENVE.
INTRODUCING THE ENVE M-SERIES
The ENVE M-Series ushers in a new era of carbon mountain rims that are ride tuned for discipline specific performance; and plays host to new ENVE technologies that promise a ride experience second to none.
IMPACT RESISTANT CONSTRUCTIONRIDE TUNED
Each model in the ENVE M-Series is designed with a specific rider profile in mind. In the past ENVE had classified riders into three general categories in a one size fits all XC, AM, and DH designation that worked well for some but left others wondering where they fit. The ENVE M-Series features four completely new models that classify riders by the ride style that they most closely identify with. Each rim model is designated by a style ratio that represents a rider's inclination towards descending vs. ascending. M50 Fifty (50 % Descend/ 50% Climb) M60 Forty (60 % Descend/ 40% Climb) M70 Thirty (70 % Descend/ 30% Climb) M90 Ten (90 % Descend/ 10% Climb). Tuning each rim to a specific application meant creating a rim that is fittingly light, stiff, and durable for its intended application. As such, each rim in the next generation M-Series is lighter and stiffer than its comparable first generation predecessor. Developing laminates that cater to a specific ride application is only part of the story. Each rim is optimized to perform within a range of specific tire widths that are most prevalent for the intended application. By refining the interface between rim and tire, ENVE is able to create more precise and predictable handling characteristics and thus a more efficient wheel system.
A no compromise requirement of the M-Series mountain rims was increased impact toughness. With a reputation built on durability ENVE have worked tirelessly to up the ante in terms of rim durability and are it's certainly clear they have taken rim strength to the next level. The M-Series features a proprietary rim shape and construction that mechanically improves durability and impact resistance across the board.
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