Was watching this video of the Enve 2.2 prototypes being presented by Enve's CEO - Sarah Lehmen at the Tour de France and those hubs caught my attention.
Anyone knows what those hubs are? Do you think Enve is making carbon hubs???
If they are, and they are actually willing to test them on the tour, they should have had thousands of miles on them by now.
When do you think they'll be on the market? Now I'm really looking forward to the Eurobike, and hopefully they'll have it there.
Personally, I'm interested in the weight of those hubs and I want to know more about that unconventional looking hub flange!
What about the hub engagement system? King / DT internals? Or their own proprietary design? How many engagement points? Type and size of bearings?
For a company that moulds spoke holes on their rims (instead of drilling), I'm really curious about the hole drillings on the hub shell. Are they moulded too?
Enve is a company that started out by producing the World's best Carbon rims for Mountain. Would they engineer a carbon hub for the Mountain bikers too?
I hope they tell us more as we move in the Alps, in 17th Stage of the Tour de France.
Speaking of the Tour de France, ENVE seems to be having a great tour despite it being their first.
- MTN is currently in 2 place in the team standings
- Steve Comings won stage 14
- Daniel Teklehaimanot was the first African to wear the Polka Dot Jersey
- Edvald Boasson Hagen is riding consistent
- Serge Pauwels is currently in 18th on the GC
Watch the video here: Sarah talks about the new ENVE 2.2s
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MTN Qhubeka has been having a good run in their first Tour De France. As the team has been riding the Enve wheels we have received really positive feedback from the mechanics and the riders. Today Global Cycling Network did a review titled, What Wheels do the Pros Ride And Why? They interviewed Klas Johansson Head Mechanic for MTN.
"To be honest, I was a bit skeptical when the ENVE wheels were presented to me at the first team training camp in South Africa. The hidden nipples made me worried about truing, but my fears were unfounded, the rims have stayed unbelievably straight and I have never met a wheel of this quality. Even when bikes are broken or when the wheels are put through the worst conditions imaginable, the wheels are rarely damaged. I can say after many years as a Pro mechanic, I have never seen a better wheel."
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Needless to say as a Pro Team Mechanic Klas is very impressed by the Enve durability and performance.