Service Instructions - Wheels
Congratulations on the purchase of your ENVE Composites wheels!
these instructions and follow them for correct use. Specific tools and
knowledge are necessary for proper installation. It is recommended that
the wheels be installed by a qualified bicycle technician.
- 700c 25mm, 45mm, 65mm tubular and clincher
- 26" XC clincher, All Mountain clincher, and tubular wheels
- 29'er XC and All Mountain clincher wheels
- Road Wheel Tensions: 100-120kg (Front), 120-140kg ( Rear Drive)
- Mountain Wheel Tensions: 110-120kg (Front Disc), 120-140kg (Rear Drive)
of incorrect brake pads can cause damage to carbon braking surface and
rim. Use only the recommended ENVE Composites Grey brake pads
with your ENVE Composites wheels.
- Note: Use of any other brake pad will void the warranty
your local bicycle dealer or an ENVE Composites customer service
representative to obtain correct replacement pads when necessary.
follow the instructions provided by your tire manufacturer. For tubular
wheels, the gluing procedure for composite rims, while similar, is
different from aluminum rims. Ensure correct adhesive and procedure is
used to make a reliable tire mounting.
- Quick Releases (QR) provide superior wheel retention if they are correctly installed and maintained.
closing the QR, too much leverage may cause damage to the QR, and
result in accident, injury or death. The QR lever closing force is
adjusted by turning the nut opposite of the QR lever clockwise to
tighten, or counter-clockwise to loosen.
- Adjust the QR lever so moderate force is required to close lever fully.
- Consult a qualified bicycle mechanic for QR adjustment tips or regarding questions on proper lever force.
- ENVE Composites suggest adjusting the lever so that, when closed, it is
pointing upward in order to avoid contact with passing objects.
check the quick release adjustment. The QR may need periodic
lubrication at pivot points so it can exert maximum sideways force
- ENVE Composite wheels use cassette bodies that are compatible with most 9,10, and 11 speed cassettes from Campagnolo, Shimano, and SRAM.
- Lightly lubricate the freehub body exterior with oil or grease before mounting the cassette.
- Adjust and tighten the cassette lockring to manufacturer's specifications.
Maintenance and Use
is the user’s responsibility to examine their ENVE Composites product on a
regular basis to determine the need for service or replacement. Users
should inspect their bicycle and parts on a regular basis in order to
detect damage that may have occurred from normal use and abuse.
Check all parts for damage and wear before every use. Should any
problems or concerns arise, discontinue riding the bicycle and have it
inspected by a qualified bicycle technician.
ENVE Composites Bicycle wheels are straight, round, and stable because of a
balanced spoke tensions. The rim’s shape can be changed by tightening
and loosening spoke nipples. Wheel truing should be performed by
persons with adequate wheel truing experience or training. If you do
not have confidence or experience with wheel truing, take the
wheels to a qualified technician for this service.
that require the attention of a specialist: This includes major
untrueness, chronic spoke loosening or breakage, noises, rim chips and
cracks, or any negative sensations while riding. These are important
signs to visit your local bike shop for expert advice. Do not ride a
wheel that is unreliable or subject to questionable performance as
evaluated by a user.
ENVE Composites wheels are built with hubs that are equipped with high grade,
precision, sealed cartridge bearings. Under normal circumstances, no
maintenance is required.
Please be aware of the following situations:
contamination of bearings with solvents, aerosol lubricants (as for
chain), and strong cleaning solutions inn the hubs. Solvents can pass
the seals and break down the bearing grease, decreasing performance and
- When cleaning the bike, use only mild soap and
a mild stream of water for rinsing. Avoid pressure washing. High
pressure systems can direct water and special wetting agents at a high
pressure, forcing water passed the bearing seal and removing critical
Wheel Replacement Parts
parts are available for purchase through most bicycle service and
retail locations. If the bicycle shop does not stock the necessary
parts, it can be ordered by the retail location from ENVE Composites
Valve Extender Installation
Carbon fiber matrix rims are complex composite structures. Please use them thoughtfully and inspect the wheels regularly.
braking, particularly on descents, utilize both front and rear brakes.
They have different benefits and limitations, so use them accordingly.
Incorporate advice from experienced riders. It is important that both
rims are employed during descents to properly dissipate heat.
riding in damp, wet or dirty conditions, listen for scraping sounds
that might indicate soil or grit is trapped in the brake pad.
Contaminated brake pads will be less effective in stopping and be more
abrasive and damaging against the rim. Stop, remove the wheel and
inspect the pad surface. Remove any debris and clean before it can
damage the rim brake surface.
- Water on the rim and brake pads will increase braking distance. In the wet, allow extra distance and time for stopping.
braking will cause brake pads to heat and possibly mark the rim brake
track. Do not allow melted pad material to accumulate on the rim
surface. Pad deposits should be removed with care using a scotch brite pad and
gentle cleaning action. Be careful to keep solvents from reaching the
tire or the rim cement that secures it. Pad material on the rim brake
track can interfere with brake response, cause vibration, and create
hot spots that could damage the rim.
- If, during one of
your frequent inspections, you notice impact damage or any other
deformation of the rim, immediately seek advice from an experienced
mechanic. If you cannot locate such expertise, contact ENVE Composites
with any questions or concerns.
In the event of a bicycle accident, discontinue riding the bicycle
until it has been thoroughly examined by a qualified bicycle mechanic,
and any damaged parts replaced.
All damaged parts should be
repaired or replaced by a qualified bicycle mechanic before the bicycle
is used again. Continuing to use damaged parts may lead to loss of
control of the bicycle and cause injury or death.