Tire Compatibility


FOUNDATION ROAD, SES, SES AR,
G SERIES, M SERIES, AM30

Next to deciding which wheelset to buy, few decisions will impact your performance more than choosing the right tire, and tire pressure. Please take the time to review the section below that corresponds to your wheelset. After you’ve reviewed the notes surrounding tire compatibility with your wheelset, jump on over to our tire pressure page to ensure you’re running the right tire pressure.

ENVE Tip: Trust our tire pressure recommendation chart. The maximum tire pressure ratings on tires are not recommended operating pressures. Running the max pressure will not make you faster, rather, it will actually increase rolling resistance (making you slower) and discomfort (making you slower), jeopardizing the ride experience.

Foundation Road
SES
SES AR
G Series
Mountain

Foundation Collection Tire Compatibility

Models: ENVE 45 & ENVE 65

Tubeless Rim Type: Hookless/Straight-Sidewall
Inner-Tube Compatible: Yes, Only with Tubeless/Tubeless Ready Tire
Inner Rim Width Dimension: 21mm
Aero Optimized Tire Size Recommendation: 25mm-26mm
Tire Size Range Compatibility: ≥ 25mm
Maximum Rim Pressure: 90psi/6.2bar

Use tires listed as “Approved/Recommended” only with Foundation Collection road wheelsets. For tires listed as “Not Approved/Incompatible” we are working with the tire manufacturers so changes can be made to move tires on to the “Approved/Recommended” list. If a tire you would like to run is not listed, it does not mean that it is incompatible. Rather, we have not tested it yet. In the situation that you choose to run a tire that is not on the “Approved/Recommended” list, you do so at your own risk.

Please refer to our tire pressure recommendation chart for Foundation ENVE 45 and ENVE 65 (21mm Internal Rim Width) wheelsets and never exceed air pressure of 90psi/6.2bar for tires sized 25-28mm.

Approved/Recommended

25-26c 27-29c 30c 32c
Maxxis Padrone TR – 25mm Bontrager AW2 Hard Case Lite TLR – 28mm Goodyear Eagle All-Season – 30mm Goodyear Eagle All-Season – 32mm
Maxxis High Road HYPR TR 170 TPI – 25mm Bontrager R3 Hard Case Lite TLR – 28mm Kenda Valkyrie Pro TLR – 30mm Maxxis Re-Fuse – 32mm
IRC  Formula Tubeless Light – 25mm Giant Gavia AC 0 Kevlar Tubeless – 28mm Mavic Yksion Elite Allroad UST – 30mm Panaracer Gravel King – 32mm
Bontrager R3 TLR Hard Case Lite – 24mm Giant Gavia AC 1 TLC Tubeless – 28mm Schwalbe G-One Speed – 30mm Specialized Roubaix Pro 2Bliss Ready – 30/32mm
Bontrager R3 TLR Hard Case Lite – 26mm Giant Race 1 TLC Tubeless – 28mm Schwalbe Pro One TLE HS 493 – 30mm Teravail Rampart All-Road Durable TR – 32mm
IRC Formula Pro Tubeless RBCC – 28mm Goodyear Eagle All-Season – 28mm Schwalbe One TLE HS 462 – 30mm Teravail Rampart All-Road Light/Supple TR (Black Sidewall Only) – 32mm
Schwalbe Pro One TLE HS 493 – 25mm Hutchinson Sector – 28mm Specialized Roubaix Pro 2Bliss Ready – 30/32mm
Schwalbe One TLE HS 462 – 25mm Vittoria Rubino Pro TLC – 30mm WTB Exposure – 32mm
Cadex Race TL – 25mm IRC Formula Pro Tubeless Light – 28mm Vittoria Corsa Control TLR – 30mm
Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance Storm TR – 25mm Kenda Valkyrie – 28mm WTB Exposure – 30mm
Specialized S-Works Turbo Rapidair 2Bliss Ready (2020) – 26mm Maxxis Padrone – 28mm
Schwalbe One TLE HS 462 – 28mm
 Schwalbe Pro One TLE HS 493 – 28mm
Specialized S-Works Turbo RapidAir 2Bliss Ready (2020) – 28mm
Teravail Rampart All-Road Durable TR – 28mm
Teravail Rampart All-Road Light/Supple TR – 28mm
Vittoria Rubino Pro TLC – 28mm
Vittoria Corsa TLR – 28mm
Vittoria Corsa Control TLR – 28mm
Zipp Tangente RT28 – 28mm

Not Approved/Incompatible Tires

Any Tube-Type/Non-Tubeless Tire

Hutchinson Fusion  5 All Season Storm TR – 25mm

Specialized Sworks Turbo Gripton – 26mm

Continental GP5000 TL – 25mm

Continental GP5000 TL – 28mm

Hutchinson Sector 32 – 32mm

Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance 11Storm – 28mm

Hutchinson Fusion 5 All Season 11Storm – 28mm

Mavic Yksion Pro UST – 28mm

Pirelli Cinturato Velo TLR – 24mm

Pirelli Cinturato Velo TLR – 26mm

Pirelli Cinturato Velo TLR – 28mm

Pirelli Cinturato Velo TLR – 32mm

Specialized S-Works Turbo 2Bliss Ready – 28mm

Teravail Rampart All-Road Light/Supple TR (Tan Sidewall) – 32mm

Smart ENVE System (SES) Tire Compatibility

Models: SES 2.2, SES 3.4, SES 5.6, SES 7.8, SES Disc Wheel

Tubeless Rim Type: Hooked-Bead
Inner-Tube Compatible: Yes
Inner Rim Width Dimension: 18-20.5mm
Aero Optimized Tire Size Recommendation: 25mm
Tire Size Range Compatibility: 23mm to 32mm
Rim’s Maximum Tire Pressure: 120psi

There are no limitations on tire compatibility with these wheel models. Your ENVE SES wheels may be set up and run with inner-tubes and non-tubeless tires or tubeless (TL) and tubeless ready (TLR) tires alike. We recommend the use of a Tubeless (TL) or Tubeless Ready (TLR) 700x25c tire set up tubeless to maximize aerodynamics, rolling resistance, crosswind stability, and your ride experience.

Non-Tubeless Setup (i.e. I want to run inner-tubes) – Each ENVE SES wheelset is delivered with one roll of RED, model specific, ENVE tested and approved tubeless rim tape. This tape should be installed regardless of whether you intend to run your wheels tubeless or not. Do not run cloth or plastic (including ENVE) non-tubeless compatible rim tape or strips. Plastic rim strips and cloth tapes are too thick, bridge the drop-center rim channel, and will make installation and removal of tires extremely difficult. Click here for our tubeless tape installation video.

Cotton and/or Natural Fiber Sidewall Tires – ENVE does NOT RECOMMEND the use of cotton or natural fiber sidewall non-tubeless tires with ENVE SES wheelsets for everyday use. These tires are intended for high-performance racing applications only. If you choose to run these tires, please inspect your tires after each ride for cuts, tears, and any signs of abrasion and/or wear in the sidewall and at the location of the rim/tire interface. If any wear and/or damage is identified, replace before riding. Riders who choose to run tires with cotton or natural fiber sidewalls do so at their own risk.

For a more optimized setup please visit our Tire Pressure charts to dial in your tire pressure.

Smart ENVE System AR (SES AR) Tire Compatibility

Models: SES 3.4 AR, SES 4.5 AR

Tubeless Rim Type: Hookless/Straight-Sidewall
Inner-Tube Compatible: Yes, Only with Tubeless/Tubeless Ready Tire
Inner Rim Width Dimension: 25mm
Aero Optimized Tire Size Recommendation: 27-28mm
Tire Size Range Compatibility: ≥ 27mm
Rim’s Maximum Tire Pressure: 80psi/5.5bar (28mm tire), 67psi/4.6bar (32mm tire)

Use tires listed as “Approved/Recommended” only with SES AR road wheelsets. For tires listed as “Not Approved/Incompatible” we are working with the tire manufacturers so changes can be made to move tires on to the “Approved/Recommended” list. If a tire you would like to run is not listed, it does not mean that it is incompatible. Rather, we have not tested it yet. In the situation that you choose to run a tire that is not on the “Approved/Recommended” list, you do so at your own risk.

Please refer to our tire pressure recommendation chart for SES 3.4 AR and SES 4.5 AR (25mm Internal Rim Width) wheelsets and never exceed air pressure of 80psi/5.5bar for 28c, and 67psi/4.6bar for 32c.

Approved/Recommended

27-29c (for the best aerodynamic performance) 30c 32c 33-50c
Bontrager AW2 Hard Case Lite TLR – 28mm Goodyear Eagle All-Season – 30mm Goodyear Eagle All-Season – 32mm These tires sizes are compatible, but will eliminate aerodynamic advantage of the rim profile. If your intention is to run these tire sizes on a regular basis, the G Series G23 is better suited for these tires and applications. Please refer to tire pressure chart for recommendation and max pressure rating. Max tire pressures for tires in this size range will be between 35-60psi/2.4-4.1bar.
Bontrager R3 Hard Case Lite TLR – 28mm Kenda Valkyrie Pro TLR – 30mm Maxxis Re-Fuse – 32mm
Giant Gavia AC 0 Kevlar Tubeless – 28mm Mavic Yksion Elite Allroad UST – 30mm Panaracer Gravel King – 32mm
Giant Gavia AC 1 TLC Tubeless – 28mm  Specialized Roubaix Pro 2Bliss Ready – 30/32mm Specialized Roubaix Pro 2Bliss Ready – 30/32mm
Hutchinson Sector – 28mm Vittoria Rubino Pro TLC – 30mm Teravail Rampart All-Road Durable TR – 32mm
IRC Formula Pro Tubeless RBCC – 28mm Vittoria Corsa Control TLR – 30mm Teravail Rampart All-Road Light/Supple TR (Black Sidewall Only) – 32mm
IRC Formula Pro Tubeless Light – 28mm WTB Exposure – 30mm WTB Exposure – 32mm
Kenda Valkyrie – 28mm Schwalbe G-One Speed – 30mm
Maxxis Padrone – 28mm Schwalbe One TLE HS 462 – 30mm
Schwalbe One TLE HS 462 – 28mm Schwalbe Pro One TLE HS 493 – 30mm
Schwalbe Pro One TLE HS 493 – 28mm
Specialized S-Works Turbo RapidAir 2Bliss Ready (2020) – 28mm
Teravail Rampart All-Road Durable TR – 28mm
Teravail Rampart All-Road Light/Supple TR – 28mm
Vittoria Rubino Pro TLC – 28mm
Vittoria Corsa TLR – 28mm
Vittoria Corsa Control TLR – 28mm
Zipp Tangente RT28 – 28mm

Not Approved/Incompatible Tires

Any Tube-Type/Non-Tubeless Tire

Continental GP5000 TL – 28mm

Hutchinson Sector 32 – 32mm

Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance 11Storm – 28mm

Hutchinson Fusion 5 All Season 11Storm – 28mm

Mavic Yksion Pro UST – 28mm

Pirelli Cinturato Velo TLR – 28mm

Pirelli Cinturato Velo TLR – 32mm

Specialized S-Works Turbo 2Bliss Ready – 28mm

Teravail Rampart All-Road Light/Supple TR (Tan Sidewall) – 32mm

G Series Tire Compatibility

Models: G23 (700c), G27 (650b)

Tubeless Rim Type: Hookless/Straight-Sidewall
Inner-Tube Compatible: Yes, Only with Tubeless/Tubeless Ready Tire
Inner Rim Width Dimension: G23=23mm, G27=27mm
Tire Size Range Compatibility: G23 ≥ 28mm, G27 ≥ 42mm
Rim’s Maximum Tire Pressure: G23 = 60psi/4.1bar (32mm tire), G27 = 40psi/2.75bar (42mm tire)

Please note that the internal rim width of the G23 is 23mm and intended for use with tubeless ready tires ≥ 28mm with 40mm tires being the primary focus of the design. The G27 features a 27mm internal width that is intended for pairing with tires ≥ 42mm with 55mm/2.0” tires being the target tire width for this rim.

Due to the straight sidewall/hookless design of this rim and inherent high volume design, it is important to understand that not all tires are created equal and for that reason one should pay special attention to the pressure ratings of both the tire and the rim.

G23 – MAX PRESSURE FOR A 32MM TIRE = 60psi/4.1bar
G27 – MAX PRESSURE FOR A 42MM TIRE = 40psi/2.75bar

IN THE CASE THAT TIRE AND RIM MAX PRESSURES ARE DIFFERENT. THE LOWER OF THE TWO PRESSURES BECOMES THE DEFAULT MAX PRESSURE FOR THE SYSTEM.

THE MAX PRESSURE RATING FOR EACH RIM WILL DECREASE AS YOUR TIRE VOLUME/SIZE INCREASES. REFER TO RECOMMENDED TIRE PRESSURE CHART.

For a more optimized setup please visit our Tire Pressure charts to dial in your tire pressure.

Mountain Tire Compatibility

Models: M525, M630, M635, M640, M685, M730, M735, M735E, M930, AM30

Tubeless Rim Type: Hookless/Straight-Sidewall
Inner-Tube Compatible: Yes, Only with Tubeless/Tubeless Ready Tire

Inner Rim Width Dimension:

M525 = 25mm
AM30, M630, M730, M930 = 30mm
M635, M735, M735 E = 35mm
M640 = 40mm
M685 = 85mm

Tire Size Range Suggestions:

M525 = 2.1”–2.4”
AM30, M630, M730, M930 = 2.3”–2.6”
M635, M735, M735 E = 2.5”–2.8”
M640 = 2.8”–3.2”
M685 = 3.8″–4.5”

For a more optimized setup and ride experience please visit our M Series Tire Pressure Chart to dial in your tire pressure.

Why Hookless

At ENVE we’ve chosen a hookless design for our tubeless compatible SES AR, Foundation, G Series, and M Series wheelsets. The hookless design allows us to build our tubeless compatible rims to more exacting tolerances, ensuring your tubeless setup is reliable and confidence inspiring.

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Tire Pressure Chart

Everything about the design and construction of your ENVE wheelset exists for this purpose. However, no matter how good your wheelset is, or how talented you are as a rider, running the wrong tire pressure will make you slower and compromise your ride experience. With that in mind, take a look at the tire pressure charts below to ensure that you’re in the right ballpark when it comes to the tire pressures you’re running.

Find Your Pressure

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