Awesome and light ENVE wheelset build with ENVE carbon clincher rims and DT swiss 240 hubs (24h front and 28h rear) Of course, there are many factors to the 1.45's ridiculous stiffness-to-weight ratio. Starting at the interface between the spokes and the rim, ENVE uses a patented process of molding in spoke holes, nipple seats, and valve stem holes. Knowing that carbon fiber gains strength from continuous fibers, ENVE routes the fibers around each hole in a 100% intact design. This design allows a lower weight at the spoke face, and adds overall rigidity to the rim. When built, the molded design promotes both higher spoke tension and tension uniformity. Another aspect of the 1.45's light weight is due to ENVE's use of removal bladders during the molding process. While most composite rim manufacturers leave the rim-shaping inflatable bladder in the rim, ENVE spends the time and money to remove it. This time-consuming process reduces rim weight, and makes for a perfectly tensioned wheel build. And while all of that technology creates an aggressive stiffness-to-weight ratio, we all know that a 45mm deep wheel is built for speed in any conditions.
- Road wheelset for clincher tyres
- Continuous carbon-fiber construction
- 45mm rim depth
- DT Swiss 240 hubs
- DT Swiss Aerolite bladed spokes