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ENVE Performance, Privateer Pricing

New Rim Shape, New Ride Feel - Introducing the AM30, now $2,799.

Everything you want and need in a high performance carbon mountain bike wheelset. 

• April 22nd 2020

"Meet the all-new AM30, the staple mountain wheel of the Foundation Collection. With a new compliance tuned rim shape, 30mm inner rim width, anti-pinch flat technology, best-in-class durability, external molded spoke holes, and protection provided by our signature Lifetime Incident Protection, the AM30 is made for the modern trail rider."

ENVE is pleased to introduce the ENVE AM30, a full-carbon all-mountain capable wheelset as the flagship mountain offering in ENVE’s Foundation Collection. This is a completely new line of purpose-built, US-made carbon wheels.

The AM30 pays tribute to ENVE’s roots and the original everyday-rideable, all-mountain durable, carbon mountain bike wheel, the ENVE AM.

“At ENVE, our mission is to create a better ride experience by offering products that are best-in-class. The Foundation Collection is no different. Because of the investments we’ve made in our manufacturing capabilities and technologies over the past 5 years, we can now deliver ENVE’s core technologies to more riders,”

Stated ENVE’s Managing Director Jeremy Venz.

 

ENVE Foundation Mountain Technologies


 

Each wheel in the Foundation Collection features a host of proprietary technologies essential to achieving the best-in-class designation.

 

New Shape, New Ride Feel 

With a unique shape and tuned carbon laminate for gravity-oriented trail riding, the AM30 balances compliance and vibration damping for all-day comfort, while retaining quick cornering, acceleration, and gravity-rated strength. Additionally, offset spoke holes balance spoke tensions to prevent premature spoke fatigue.


The AM30 is a modern mountain wheel in every aspect. With a 30mm internal rim width, the AM30 is designed to support high-volume mountain tires between 2.3” and 2.6”.Given the wheel’s positioning as “trail to enduro”, the AM30 is best paired with modern 110mm to 180mm travel trail bikes. The AM30 is available in both 27.5” and 29” models.

 

The AM30 is available in both 27.5” and 29” models.

 

Impact Toughness 

Along with the AM30’s new shape and ride-tune comes an increase in impact toughness. “When it comes to our mountain wheels, impact toughness is priority number one. Regardless of the discipline, an ENVE rim will always strike a refined balance between durability, weight, and ride quality dynamics. The AM30 is no different; in the crowded offering of all-mountain capable trail wheels, the AM30 strikes a unique balance between ride-feel and toughness,” stated Clint Child, ENVE’s wheel engineering manager.

 

Patented Molded Spoke Holes for External Nipples

(Patent #US 8,313,155) – Carbon is unique in its ability to support loads under tension. ENVE’s molded spoke holes maximize these properties by running
continuous fibers around each spoke hole and the rim. Because the spoke holes are molded, not drilled, the continuity of the fibers create a rim that is lighter without compromising strength.


The new AM30 features external nipples which are a notable departure from ENVE’s current mountain offering. “At ENVE, we’re pushing the envelope for carbon rim performance as far as we can. When it comes to the wheel build, we value reliability over all else and our molded spoke holes deliver a better wheel-build. With the AM30, the main driver towards the external nipple is the shallow 20mm cross-section of the rim that is required to achieve the more compliant ride-feel we want. When a rim is this shallow, an external nipple is required to prevent the spoke from puncturing the tubeless tape under hard compressions or impacts,” stated Pantone.

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The new AM30 features external nipples which are a notable departure from ENVE’s current mountain offering.

 

Wide Hookless Bead 

ENVE introduced its Wide Hookless Bead technology in 2016. This feature is a larger-than-normal leading edge that dissipates the energy across a larger contact area, improving impact resistance and preventing slicing through the tubeless tire.
“Our carbon wheels are intended to inspire confidence and help rider’s progress in the sport. Over the years, we’ve seen how pinch-flats have negatively impacted the rider’s experiences both while riding and racing. The onslaught of tire-inserts is proof of the epidemic that is pinch-flatted tubeless tires. While there are a few insert systems that reduce the likelihood of pinch-flatting, most are ineffective. Additionally, inserts are heavy, hard to install or remove, and can reduce a rim’s ultimate impact strength. At ENVE, we honor our warranty even if a customer chooses to runs inserts. In short, there is very little about an insert that improves the ride experience. Weight still matters, as do pinch-flat protection and impact toughness. These attributes aren’t mutually exclusive. Our Wide Hookless Bead allows riders to save weight, skip the hassle of inserts, and run the tires and pressures they want to maximize their ride,” Pantone commented.


Lifetime Incident Protection and 5 Year Warranty 

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