In development for two years in conjunction with the Santa Cruz Syndicate team, ENVE‘s full-carbon downhill rims and wheelsets are now ready to ship to customers.
The Santa Cruz team has proven their worth, with more than 50 podium finishes on the new rims, ENVE says. Despite what you might think about carbon, ENVE claims the key advantage is not the weight, it’s their durability, citing Steve Peat’s entire 2011 campaign aboard the same wheelset.
The rims are 31mm deep with a 21mm inner width for a stable footprint. They are available in 26-inch, 32-hole drilling only, weigh in a 475 grams each and will set you back $999 each. Complete wheelsets with DT Swiss or Chris King hubs start at $2,799.