ENVE Consumer Bulletin – Damage from Exhaust and Over Exposure to Heat
It has been brought to our attention that certain bicycle transport methods and vehicle/bike rack Combinations are placing the wheels and tires of the bicycle too close to the vehicle’s exhaust system. Positioning a carbon rim too close to the exhaust may result in softening of the resin which can irreparably damage the rim. If the bicycle tire itself is too close to the exhaust region of the vehicle the tire may melt and blow as a result.
To prevent this from happening to your ENVE wheels:
- Ensure that the Carbon Fiber bicycle rim is well outside of 18 inches away in any direction from theexhaust pipe of the Similarly, the rim must be out of the direct path of the exhaust, even if it is further than 18 inches away.
- Aside from roof racks, wheel cradling hitch style racks tend to provide the most favorable andadjustable positioning of your bike in relation to the exhaust pipe of most
- Strap style trunk racks and tail gate pads are the most likely systems to position on the wheels of yourbike in front of your vehicle’s exhaust
- Do not leave your vehicle idling for long periods of time if your bike is on the
- Do not lean your wheels or bicycle on or near the exhaust pipe of your
- Please note, this damage has also been found from other external heat sources such as, but notlimited to; Heat Gun, Space Heater,
- Any exhaust or external heat damage found outside of these stated requirements in a warranty claim isalways up to ENVE’s discretion in replacement
Our official wheel service bulletin can be downloaded here.