Welcome to the ENVE Demo Program
The best way to know WHY ENVE, is to ride a pair for yourself.
The ENVE Demo program allows you to ride ENVE on your own bike, on your own terms. Therefore, we invite you to put the ENVE wheelset of your choice through the paces and feel the ENVE difference in the real world.
How it Works:
- Select the ENVE wheelset you wish to demo
- ENVE Customer Service will contact you to give a brief wheel specification consultation
- ENVE will deliver your demo wheelset within 3 business days
- Upon receipt you will have 14 days to demo your wheelset
- Upon completion of 14 day demo period, repackage and return wheelset to ENVE using provided return shipping label
- *Purchase within 60 days and demo fee will be credited back to you
Cost - $250*
- Includes shipping to and from ENVE
- Wheelset delivered complete & ready to ride
(Includes: Installed Tires, Rotors, Cassette & Emergency Repair Kit
Choose WheelsetSES (Aero Road Wheelsets) – Present Images of available models w/ review ratings, same as category pages M Series (Mountain Wheelsets) – Present Images of available models w/ review ratings, same as category pages
An ENVE worthy road, gravel and cyclocross hub set designed and engineered to raise the bar of hub performance compared to current industry leading hubs by delivering more efficient wheel builds, improved power transmission, and reliability via a low maintenance design.
Cyclists who would rather spend their time riding than maintaining their wheelset will find the ENVE Road Hub is the solution. ENVE hubs feature Perfect Preload™ which means no more hub slop, frustrating adjustments, or prematurely worn bearings. Stainless steel bearings and races keep corrosion at bay, while premium external seals prevent contamination. The ENVE Road Hub is for riders.
ENVE’s mission statement is to create a better ride experience through a combination of science and insight. The science is what our engineering team is expert at. The insight comes from the ride experiences of ENVE employees, athletes, ambassadors, and customers. Ultimately, the ENVE Road Hub is the embodiment of our mission and delivers a better ride experience. Here’s how, first, billet is forged then precision machined into a light weight hub shell that features optimized flange spacing and geometry for responsive and optimally stiff wheel builds that inspire confidence when accelerating and cornering. The free hub body is machined from 7075 alloy and hard anodized to reduce cog bite. Additionally, the free hub body can be removed without tools and switching between Campy, Shimano, and Sram can be accomplished without re-dishing the wheel. Housed behind the free hub body is a 40t ratchet style drive system that delivers efficient and responsive power transmission in a highly reliable, virtually maintenance free package. The bearings and races are stainless steel (not to be confused with non-stainless steel bearings which are commonly spec’d in hubs) to withstand the elements and provide a smooth ride, miles beyond what the competition is spec’ing in their hubs and wheelsets. To further maximize rolling efficiency, non-contact bearing seals are used on all internal bearings where contamination is not a concern. Perfect Preload™ ensures the hubs will not develop lateral play or bearing slop over time. We make hubs so that the world’s best rims or whatever your rims of choice may be can be built into wheelsets that require less maintenance, inspire more confidence, and help you achieve more speed with greater efficiency. It’s the ENVE way.
|Center to Flange||L-20mm, R-32mm||L-34mm, R-19mm|
|Axle||12x100, QR 100mm||12x142, QR 135mm|
|Internal Axle Diameter||15mm||17mm|
|Freehub||N/A||Shimano/SRAM HG, XDR, Campy|
|Spoke Information*||Spoke Cross||Front Length (NDS/DS)||Rear Length (NDS/DS)|
|SES 3.4 Disc||2X||282mm / 284mm||280mm / 278mm|
|SES 4.5AR||2X||270mm / 272mm||268mm / 266mm|
|SES 5.6 Disc||2X||266mm / 268mm||260mm / 258mm|
|SES 7.8 Disc||2X||250mm / 252mm||246mm / 244mm|
|G23||2X||294mm / 296mm||296mm / 294mm|
|G27||2X||276mm / 278mm||278mm / 276mm|
|M525||2X||296mm / 296mm||296mm / 296mm|
|*All wheelsets shipped with ENVE alloy disc hubs are built with Sapim CX Ray spokes.|
- Tuned wave washer applies consistent and even force on bearing stack-up to eliminate bearing play
- Improves bearing efficiency by reducing friction
- Ensures prolonged bearing life when compared to competing systems on the market
- No tools or adjustments required
Hub Flange & Spoke Holes
By pairing the spoke holes on the hub flange we optimize the usage of the hub flange diameter as well as the hub lacing pattern. Here are the benefits of this design:
- Driving spokes are closer to tangent
- More material can be removed from the hub flange saving weight
- Shorter spokes can be used compared to traditional 3X lacing pattern – saving weight
- The driving lever arm is maximized without increasing the flange diameter, thus maximizing torsional stiffness
- ENVE hub has the largest flange diameter but not the highest total area because all excess shell material has been removed between spoke holes.
- This design reduces the tradeoffs between wheel build geometry and weight savings.
The ENVE Road Hubs feature a machined aluminum hub shell that minimizes weight while maximizing wheel stiffness. The rim brake front hub weighs 100g while the rear hub comes in at 252g. The disc brake front hub weighs 126g and the rear 250g. While these weights are for complete hubs, the hub shell itself is the primary opportunity for weight savings. The low weights of the ENVE Road Hub are accomplished via thoughtful machining as well as careful spoke hole placement. By pairing the spoke holes in the hub flange, it is possible to remove more material from the hub shell, reducing weight.
In terms of wheel performance, the hub shell’s geometry and design ensures both lateral and torsional stiffness. Lateral stiffness can be identified as side to side wheel flex. Torsional is fore and aft, or in real world terms, accelerating and braking. As hub designers we are limited to working within the box set by frame design and axle spacing. To maximize lateral stiffness we push the width of the flanges to the maximum possible and are careful to ensure that the flanges or spokes won’t contact calipers, derailleurs, and/or drop outs. To achieve a high level of torsional stiffness, the flange diameters come into play. If they are too tall, they can flex undesirably, or require adding material which increases weight. Too small and stiffness is reduced. Our flange diameters are refined to achieve what we believe is a perfect balance of stiffness and weight.
In the same way that a mediocre hub can bring down a world-class rim, a high maintenance or otherwise underperforming bearing can bring down what would otherwise be a best in class hubset. For this reason the Carbon Road Hub comes spec’d with custom premium grade stainless steel bearings. Those familiar with the original ENVE carbon road hub know that it included ceramic bearings. While ceramic bearings are capable of delivering extremely low rolling resistance and therefore high levels of efficiency, this is primarily achieved by using non-contact bearing seals that eliminate friction between the bearing race and its seal. While fast for the moment, this bearing setup is readily contaminated and if not maintained, bearing performance can be compromised in one ride through harsh weather conditions.
It is our opinion that the stainless steel bearing spec’d in the Carbon Road Hub is an upgrade over the first generation’s ceramic bearing both in terms of rolling efficiency and long term reliability. To achieve a balance of long term reliability and efficiency contact bearing seals are used anywhere a bearing is exposed to the elements while non-contact type bearing seals are used on all internal bearing faces.
In testing, the stainless steel bearings rolled fast and smooth for literally thousands of miles beyond what the best ceramic bearings were capable of. Additionally, the use of stainless steel means that for cyclists living near the coast, in high humidity, or frequently riding in the rain, your bearings will resist corrosion and look beautiful for years beyond what a traditional bearing is capable of.