Are the Foundation wheels only available as Disc Brake?
Yes, there are no rim-brake options in the Foundation line-up at this time. The market seems have taken a 90% shift to disc brakes. We're unsure if Enve will have a rim-brake model in future.
Can I use clincher tires?
No, the Foundation rims feature Hookless, straight sidewalls. They are only compatible with Tubeless and Tubeless-Ready Tires. You can, however, run tubes inside.
Are the SES and Foundation wheels using the same carbon?
No, while both the SES and Foundation wheels are made in the same Enve factory in the USA, and look almost identical on the surface, the Foundation wheels are made with a different grade of carbon which allows for a less complex laminate. This drastically reduces the man-hours spent on the lay-up process and the time saved on manufacturing is reflected in the price of the Foundation series. When compared to the Premium SES models, there is a small weight penalty, but more importantly, the Foundation (as the name suggests) meets Enve's high standard in strength, stiffness and ride quality.