From ENVE’s core technologies we bring to you the ENVE 45 and 65 with proven aerodynamics, tubeless compatibility, pot-hole protection, and like all ENVE wheels, the Foundation Collection is handmade in Ogden, Utah.
Introducing The Foundation Road Collection
Foundation Aero Technology
Aerodynamic speed and stability are unalienable rights for road cyclists and triathletes that allow for greater efficiency and confidence inspiring handling, regardless of wind conditions. With more than a decade’s experience in developing some of the world’s fastest wheels, we are uniquely qualified to deliver best-in-class aerodynamics to the Foundation customer.
- Weighted Average Drag explains a wheel’s aero performance across the range of measured wind angles.
- Based on real world data, the drag value at each wind angle is weighted based on the percentage of time spent at that wind angle.
- Lower drag values = more aerodynamically efficient wheels.
- Lower rolling resistance
- Flat less, ride more
- Ability to tune comfort and traction through tire pressure
- Hookless/straight-sidewall design ensures optimal tubeless fitment and performance
Tubeless for the Win
Pothole and Impact Protection
Potholes and unforeseen impacts are part of life, but that doesn’t mean they need to ruin your ride. Foundation wheels feature ENVE’s patent pending Wide Hookless Bead which is a design element at the leading edge of the rim that dissipates impact energy and reduces the likelihood of pinch flatting your tubed or tubeless tire.
Molded Spoke Holes
Patent #US 8,313,155
ENVE’s patented process of molding spoke and valve-stem holes results in a rim that is stronger and lighter. Carbon fiber is strongest in tension and when left uncut. ENVE routes the fibers around each hole without cutting them, increasing rim and hole strength. As a result, our spoke holes are capable of maintaining higher spoke tensions, greatly reducing the risk of spoke pull-through and the need to constantly true your wheels. Strong, light and maintenance-free.
MOLDED SPOKE HOLE vs. DRILLED SPOKE HOLE
ENVE Foundation Road Hub
- Perfect Preload ™
- Flange spacing and hubshell geometry designed to maximize performance metrics such as wheel and drive stiffness
- Maintenance-free premium full-contact sealed NTN steel bearings
- ID360 40t drive mechanism delivers efficient and responsive power transmission
Utilizing ENVE’s core hub technologies the Foundation Road Hub delivers a high-performance, maintenance-free ride experience.
The Foundation Collection
THE MISSION OF THE FOUNDATION COLLECTION IS TO DELIVER A BEST-IN-CLASS RIDE EXPERIENCE THROUGH CRAFTED CARBON AND CORE ENVE TECHNOLOGIES.
When ENVE moved into its new state-of-the-art carbon manufacturing and testing facility, a major milestone of progression towards becoming the carbon wheel manufacturing powerhouse was realized. Over three years later, the additional learnings, capacity, and efficiency this new facility has delivered has allowed us to create the Foundation Collection, a completely new wheel line that holds true to ENVE’s mission of creating a better rider experience for rider’s outside the highest echelon of the wheel aftermarket.
|ENVE 45 & 65||ENVE SES & SES AR|
|AERO Technology & Rim Geometry||Foundation - Same rim geometries front to back, derived from SES rim shapes||Smart ENVE Sytem - Unique rim shapes front to back for positional aero optimization|
|Anti-pinch Flat Technology||Wide Hookless Bead||
SES - N/A
SES AR - Wide Hookless Bead
|Molded Spoke Holes & Valve Stem||Yes||Yes|
|Spoke||Sapim CX Sprint||Sapim CX Ray|
|Hub Model||ENVE Foundation Road Hub||ENVE Premium Alloy, King, i9 Torch|
|Hub Bearings||NTN Premium Steel||NTN Premium Stainless Steel|
|Wheelset Weights (ENVE Hubs)||
ENVE 45 - 1541g
ENVE 65 - 1621g
SES 3.4 - 1425g
SES 5.6 - 1553g
SES 7.8 - 1651g
|Warranty||Lifetime Incident Protection & 5 Year Factory Warranty||Lifetime Incident Protection & 5 Year Factory Warranty|
|MSRP Range $USD||$1,600||$2,500 – $3,000|