ENVE COMPOSITES DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
Carbon fiber is a great material for a bicycle: light, stiff and strong, if it’s used with absolute care and precision. Fibers get their strength from running continuous under tension so if a fiber is broken or drilled through, the area is immediately weakened. At ENVE we like to let each fiber do its job. That's why all of our products come out of the tool as a single, finished component with no drilling, no bonding, in fact, no additional operations that can compromise their integrity.
ENVE products are strong, optimizing materials and layup processes to provide the best laminate for the application. Designing parts that exceed industry standards, even the new rigorous CEN (European Committee for Standardization) standards. We test frequently and acutely, both internally and externally to prove our designs, and performance is validated by test rides and sponsored athletes and teams across the world.
ENVE products are light. By optimizing the laminate and substituting materials with a different “modulus of elasticity”, we can design a part that puts strength first and weight a close second. Using extreme high pressures to mold the part gives us excellent consolidation of the laminate, which results in strength and durability. And as the perfect compliment to this process, all of our holes are molded in. We don’t believe in drilling holes for spokes and brakes as this necessitates reinforcement of the area which only adds weight from fibers that are used for filler fabric.
Finally, through our process control, we can ensure that every part meets those same standards. The quality, strength and durability of ENVE products depends on it.