At Wheelworks we can build high performance wheels up with any rim you choose but more often than not for our top-shelf wheels we use rims handmade by Enve Composites in Utah, in the good old US of A.
In our view Enve lead the pack when it comes to all the important factors to measure a rim by: stiffness, weight, durability and aerodynamics.
A key feature of all Enve rims is their molded spoke holes. Rather than drill holes in a completed rim like every other manufacturer Enve goes to the trouble of molding each spoke hole and providing a small pad for the spoke nipple to sit. This process is time consuming and expensive but it means spoke hole cracks are non-existent on Enve rims.
All this technology comes at a price – wheels built around Enve rims are not cheap. The price will vary depending on what type of rim and hub are used so for more information about what components will suit you and what they’re going to cost please get in touch.
Enve rims are only half the story – to build a great pair of wheels you need to select the right hubs and spokes and (most importantly) build the wheels to the highest possible standards.
On top of Enve’s 5 year rim warranty we stand behind all of our wheels with a lifetime guarantee against broken spokes meaning years of trouble-free riding.
We’ve been building with Enve rims since way back in 2006 (when they were called Edge) and we have experience with Enve and all other brands of carbon and aluminium wheels. Our customer service and product knowledge is second to none and we specialize in building durable, trouble-free wheels. We stock the products we sell and even though each wheelset is custom built to order we offer quick delivery times and shipping around New Zealand and Australia.
We can help you select the correct pair of hubs for your weight and riding style and we can customize your Enve wheels with coloured decals and coloured spokes.
Simon Smart is an ex-Formula 1 aerodynamic engineer with a penchant for high end bicycles. While designing the Scott Foil road bike he noticed that different wheels would effect the aerodynamics of the bike in different ways. After finishing the Foil he teamed up with Enve to apply what he’d learned into creating a line of rims with aerodynamic properties to work across a range of road and timetrail bikes.
A key factor in the development of these rims was their stability in crosswinds – wind gusts are felt as a more gradual, gentle push rather than a jerk to the handlebars.
The 3.4 is the shallowest combination and pairs a 35mm, 26m wide front rim with a 45mm deep, 24mm wide rear rim. It’s offered in both tubular and clincher formats and is by far our most popular Enve rim because of it’s excellent versatilely – these rims can easily be built into every-day road wheels.
The 6.7 pairs a 60mm deep, 26mm wide front rim with a 70mm deep, 24mm wide rear rim. These are well suited to larger, more powerful riders wanting a road racing wheelset, or to time trialists and triathletes wanting a pair of wheels with excellent crosswind stability which can also be used as road racing rims.
The 8.9 is an all-out timetrial wheelset using an 85mm front and 95mm rear rims. Enve’s tests have shown the 8.9 to out-perform many disc wheels on the market while being lighter and easier to handle in windy situations. The 8.9 is offered only as a tubular and is best suited for time trialists.
The Classic-series Enve rims are the top-quality rims which Enve built it’s name on. Offered in 25mm, 45mm and 65mm depths these rims are the industry benchmark for performance and durability but they’ve been somewhat shadowed by the introduction of the Smart-series rims.
The Classics offer great value for money and their 28 hole rear rim options provide options with enough stiffness and durability to satisfy heavier, more powerful riders.
Despite being visually unchanged these rims have been gradually updated over the years as Enve continue to develop their products and processes. The brake track has been upgraded and as with the Smart-series rims there are no heat-related problems.
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You can view examples of Enve wheelsets we’ve built for other customers in our Enve wheelbuilding gallery.
Looking for a generic shopping website full of confusingly similar products, inaccurate specs, and bland descriptions? Sorry to disappoint. Each Wheelworks wheel is built to order and a big part of why our wheels are so good is because we take the time to come up with a selection of components which is going to suit your needs. This process can be as simple or as in-depth as you want it to be and can be done over email or the telephone.
If you want to know more about Enve rims or which wheelset will suit you please get in touch on 04 387 3592, firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the contact form below and I’ll reply in one business day.