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All-function, US-made Foundation Collection — ENVE 45
Leading the industry in handmade carbon rims, ENVE brings their trusted craft to their all-new Foundation Collection.
We are pleased to welcome the ENVE 45, a versatile workhorse of a wheelset equally at home racing a fast four-corner crit and exploring the road-less-traveled — all at ENVE's most accessible price point ever.
With proven aerodynamics, tubeless compatibility, and pothole protection, the ENVE 45 is ready for wherever you want to take it.
Wind tunnel tested. Real-world proven.
Aerodynamics are an unalienable right for road cyclists and triathletes that allows for greater efficiency and confidence-inspiring handling, regardless of wind conditions.
With more than a decades of experience in developing some of the world's fastest wheels, Enve is uniquely qualified to deliver best-in-class aerodynamics to the Foundation series. Like the top-rated SES wheel family, the Foundation Collection and its ENVE 45 were tested and developed at the Mercedes-Benz Formula One wind tunnel to deliver best-in-class real-world aero performance.
Unlike other wheel brands that only test isolated wheels at elite speeds of 30mph/48kph, ENVE develops and tests wheels in-frame at multiple speeds ranging from 20mph/32kph to 30mph/48kph. This testing, while more time consuming and expensive, ensures that the ENVE 45 delivers performance advantages to riders of all abilities.
Pothole and impact protection.
Potholes and unforeseen impacts are part of life, but that doesn't mean they need to ruin your ride.
The ENVE 45 features ENVE's patent pending Wide Hookless Bead, which is a design element at the leading edge of the rim that dissipates impact energy and reduces the likelihood of pinch flatting your tubed or tubeless tire.
Strong, light and maintenance-free spokes.
ENVE's patented process of molding spoke and valve stem holes result in rims that are stronger and lighter. Because carbon fiber gets its strength from continuous fibers, ENVE routes the fibers around the hole without cutting them, increasing the strength of each spoke hole.
This technique pays large dividends in the final product by allowing for a lighter spoke face while improving rim strength. Because of this process, the spoke holes are capable of maintaining higher spoke tensions, greatly reducing the risk of spoke pull-through and the need to constantly true your wheels.
More Speed, Less Maintenance.
Utilizing ENVE's core hub technologies the Foundation Road Hub delivers a high-performance, maintenance-free ride experience.
Perfect Preload ™
Maintenance-free premium full-contact sealed NTN steel bearings
ID360 40t drive mechanism delivers efficient and responsive power transmission
Roll Fast, Flat Less
Tubeless is the future and the future is now.
Lower rolling resistance
Flat less, ride more: With a little sealant, you can eliminate nearly all flats that would have been caused by an intrusive thorn or debris.
Tubeless means you can run the pressure you want to maximize comfort, traction, and rolling efficiency.
Real-World Foundation Aero Technology
Wide Hookless Bead provides pothole protection
Tubeless Optimized for rolling fast and fewer flats
Lifetime Incident Protection and 5 Year Factory Warranty
Handmade in Utah
Note: ENVE Foundation wheelsets have strict tire compatibility guidelines. Please see product manual or ENVE's website for a list of compatible tires
FREE Cassette Installation - Order a cassette along with a wheelset and we can install the cassette for free. Cassette installation requires special tools that not all our customers have. The cassette will be professionally installed and torqued to spec. Just add "Please install cassette" to your order notes at checkout and we'll take care of you.
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The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Amazing wheels for the price
For $1600 itï¿½s no wonder shops canï¿½t keep these in stock. Noticeable aero benefits, great weight, fast acceleration, holds momentum. Incredible hub design for this price point, much better than the Zipp 3 pawl hubs on their 303s wheels, which I also considered. It is hard getting new tubeless tires on but with patience and technique itï¿½s doable. They also hold pressure really well. I have historically been a Zipp guy, but I am so happy with these wheels. Made in the USA too!
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