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
|Enve Foundation 45
|DT Swiss ARC 1400 50
|Vision Metron 40 SL
|Reynolds AR41 X
|Mavic Cosmic SL 45
|Hunt 48 Limitless
|Campagnolo Shamal 35/40
|Corima MCC DX 47
|HED Stinger 5
|Fulcrum Wind 40
|3T Discus 45
|Zipp 303 Firecrest
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"
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.
||Front 12x100, Rear 12x142
||40T Ratchet system
||Shimano | Campy | XDR
Hubs are made in Europe.