ENVE has a new top-of-the-line weapon for the cyclocross crowd. The Utah maker of all things carbon has made race-ready ’cross wheels before, but the ENVE CX takes it a step further and is available as a disc-specific tubular only set-up.
Using feedback from it sponsored racers, the new ENVE CX rim is designed to be more forgiving over rough and variable terrain. “As a cross racer myself I wanted to create a rim that rolled faster and more forgivingly over rough and rooty cross courses,” said ENVE senior engineer, Kevin Nelson.
In addition to offering a more damped ride, ENVE says the CX features a cyclocross optimized tire bed and gluing surface. This surface is designed specifically for tires that fall within the UCI’s 33mm width limit, and the tire bed utilizes woven carbon fiber to provide a more durable surface for frequent tire installations and removals.
Because the disc-only wheelset doesn’t need to accommodate a brake track, ENVE says it was able to create a more efficient rim structures that is light, stiff, and strong. ENVE also made the rim profile more rounded at the rim’s edge which is designed to decrease the chance of pinch flatting expensive tubular tires. The rim measures 28mm wide and 31mm deep.
The made-in-the-USA ENVE CX rim has a claimed weight of 285 grams and is available in a 28-hole count only. Complete wheelsets are available built on DT Swiss or Chris King hub sets, with pricing for fully built wheels starting at $2320.
- Rim Weight: 285g
- With DT Swiss 180 hubs: 1208 grams
- With DT Swiss 240s: 1293 grams
- With Chris King hubs: 1325 grams
- Rim depth: 31mm
- Rim width: 28mm
- Hole Count: 28 front and rear
- ERD: 598mm
- Rim RD Classic CX 28h T: $875
- WS RD CXT 28H 180 15/142 CL: $3,000
- WS RD CXT 28H 240 15/142 6B: $2,420
- WS RD CXT 28H 240 15/142 CL: $2,420
- WS RD CXT 28H 240 XX1 15/142 6B: $2,420
- WS RD CXT 28H 240 XX1 15/142 CL: $2,420
- WS RD CXT 28H King 15/142 6B: $2,450
- KIT RD CXT 28H 180 15/142 CL: $2,900
- KIT RD CXT 28H 240 15/142 6B: $2,320
- KIT RD CXT 28H 240 15/142 CL: $2,320
- KIT RD CXT 28H 240 XX1 15/142 6B: $2,320
- KIT RD CXT 28H 240 XX1 15/142 CL: $2,320
- KIT RD CXT 28H King 15/142 6B: $2,350
For more information visit www.enve.com.