ENVE Foundation 45 Wheelset

ENVE Foundation 45 Wheelset

F45, S11
SGD 2,150.00 SGD 2,915.00 Save SGD 765.00

Enve is pleased to introduce the Foundation Collection, a new line of US-Made Carbon Wheels, Built on Enve's core values and technologies. As such, each model in the Foundation Collection was designed for Best-in-Class Performance, handcrafted in Ogden, Utah, and like all Enve Products, exists to improve the ride experience.

From the Curator:

"The Enve Foundation takes ENVE's artisanal carbon manufacturing to a whole new price point. While staying true to their roots, the foundation rims are 100% handmade, in-house in their US-Factory based in Ogden, Utah. They boast many of the same Enve characteristics as their premium cousins in the SES line up, such as no rider weight limit, 5 year factory warranty and their Incidental Damage Coverage - despite their 40% price difference

Best in Class Build & Hardware - The Enve Foundation wheelset features high engagement - 40T Ratchet Engagement system, lightweight hub shells and internals (Made in Europe), renown NTN Bearings (Made in Japan) and Aero / Bladed Sapim CX Sprint Spokes (Made in Belgium) 

The Enve Foundation is packaged as a real bargain and an upgrade to consider for anyone on the market for a set of high-quality, performance-focused and fair-budget set of wheels."


Quick Compare - Weight

Brand / Model Weight (g)
Enve Foundation 45 1540
DT Swiss ARC 1400 50 1552
Vision Metron 40 SL 1560
Reynolds AR41 X 1565
Mavic Cosmic SL 45 1575
Hunt 48 Limitless 1582
Campagnolo Shamal 35/40 1585
Corima MCC DX 47 1585
HED Stinger 5 1607
Fulcrum Wind 40 1620
3T Discus 45 1640
Boyd 1640
Reserve 50 1638
Zipp 303 Firecrest 1655

From the Curator:

"In this (mid depth) quick compare, there are 2 wheelsets that standout.

The DT Swiss ARC 1400 50mm performs pretty well in terms of depth to weight.
Another key feature would be their renown DT 240 EXP hubset with a 36T-star ratchet.

The Enve Foundation wheelset holds its own, just barely lighter, and promises 10% more points of engagament with its ID360 Drive, 40T-star ratchet engagement system. It utilizes high quality, and extremely durable NTN-bearings from Japan while its lightweight hubshell and internals are made in Europe.

While both wheels are similar in engagement and weight, a conclusion is easily drawn when we take price point and value into consideration.
The US-made Enve truly stands out from its Asian-made competitor which retails at an additional USD900 - a premium, well into Chris King Territory.

Another upgrade consideration would be to rebuild the Foundation 45s with Sapim CX Ray spokes which should shed around 42-47grams, taking it to sub 1.5"


Foundation Road - Quick Compare

Enve 45 Disc Enve 65 Disc
Depth 45mm 65mm
Inner Width 21mm 21mm
Rim Weight 455g 510g
Wheel Weight 1540g 1620g
Hole Count 24/24 24/24
Internal Molded Spoke Holes Yes Yes
Disc Brake Only Yes Yes
Tires (Opitmal) 25-28c 25-28c
Spokes Sapim CX Sprint Sapim CX Sprint

Enve Foundation Rims are proudly Made-in-the-USA.
We are an Authorized Enve Composites Distributor, Enve products purchased through us are covered by a 5 Year Factory Warranty and Lifetime Incident Protection.

Rims are Hookless, Tubeless compatible only.
May run inner-tubes with tubeless tire. 

Hub Model:
ThruAxle Spec: Rotor Attachment: Drive: Freehub Options:
Enve Foundation Front 12x100, Rear 12x142 Centerlock 40T Ratchet system Shimano | Campy | XDR

Hubs are made in Europe.

Complete your wheel purchase with our 
Enve Bundle - Wheel Finishing Kit
Quick Compare; Weight

Tires + Rotors Weight
Premium Kit Enve SES 25c
AiNeon 160/160 CL
672 grams
Standard Kit Enve SES 25c
Ai2 160/160 CL
676 grams
Reference 1
Schwalbe Pro One TL 25c
SRAM Centerline X 160/160 CL
750 grams
Reference 2 Continental GP5000 TL 25c
Dura Ace RT900 160/160 CL
828 grams