Shaped by Downhill World Cup podiums, Red Bull Rampage runs and the Enduro World Series, the M9 is the enduro and downhill wheel that is more than you will ever need and exactly what you want.
• Application: Enduro/Downhill
• Inner Rim Width: 30mm
• Lifetime Incident Protected
• Starting at $2,550
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- Impact Toughness
Every privateer should be racing M Series since there is no maintenance to be done. You just ride them and never have to spend your time worrying about them.-Brendan fairclough
GOODBYE TO PINCH FLATS AND INSERTS
Say goodbye to heavy, expensive, installation-burdensome, ride-compromising tire inserts that are designed to help eliminate pinch flats and rim damage but ultimately fail to deliver on the promise. ENVE’s protective rim strip is made using a specially formulated material that acts as an extremely durable bumper between unforgiving obstacles in the trail and durable carbon fiber.
The result is near elimination of “pinch” or “snake-bite” style flat tires. Consequently, most carbon rims are broken and damaged after the tire has lost air pressure and the tire’s air pressure are no longer offers protection to the rim. Our promise is that our patent pending rim strip technology will result in less flat tires, fewer damaged rims and more time riding how you want. That is, with no limitations…
PERFECT RIDE FEEL FOR EVERY DISCIPLINE
Each rim and wheel model in the ENVE M Series is specifically designed for a refined application specific ride experience.
Paying tribute to the original M Series, the M5, M6, M7, and M9 Series follow the original M Series descent to climb ratios that are used to help you the rider align your ride preferences with the appropriate M Series wheel for you.
We tune each M series wheel model to the intended application by tuning everything from hole count to the very carbon laminate used to create the rim’s structure.
MORE DURABLE, LIGHTER WEIGHT
Just as one rim doesn’t serve all applications equally, the same goes for the actual number of spokes required to optimize the ride quality and experience. As such, the M525, a rim specifically designed for XC racing on short travel bikes features 24 spoke holes which saves notable weight and adds compliance for long hours in the saddle. On the other end of the spectrum the 32 spoke hole M9 Series and M7 Series wheels need to survive repeated intervals of descending down technical terrain at sensory numbing speeds. In the middle, the M6 Series wheels feature a 28-hole count.
ENVE’s patented Molded Spoke Hole Technology offers a variety of benefits that ultimately result in a more durable and reliable carbon fiber rim and wheel. Visit Why ENVE for more details.
PERFORMANCE THROUGH THE BEST MATERIALS
At ENVE, we use only the best materials in the construction of our rims. In this case, 100% unidirectional carbon fiber. Over the years we have developed and identified specific construction methods, resin systems, and manufacturing techniques that best serve the mountain application. The result is that each rim in the M Series, while sharing in pedigree, has a dedicated laminate to ensure the best on-trail performance. As an example, the forces inflicted upon a wheelset by a trail rider on a 130mm bike are very different than the forces exerted on a wheelset used for downhill racing on a 200mm bike. Therefore, the laminate is optimized to create a structure that achieves the desired impact resistance, stiffness, and compliance.
BUILT FOR ABUSE
Repeated impacts, bottom outs, high speed corners, and coming up short—the M9 was designed to go head first into the roughest conditions and come out out the other side, intact and flat-free.
The success the M9 has achieved on the world stage is made possible through a carefully orchestrated development program akin to what one sees in the sport of Formula One.
The m9 is heir to the crown and designed to maintain ENVE’s legacy as “the carbon downhill wheel.”
The M9 was designed to be the uncontested king of downhill and enduro. This means keeping you in control when possible and keeping you moving forward when not. Every piece of carbon in the M9 has been carefully placed to serve a purpose – be it lateral stiffness, impact resistance, power transfer, suspension feel, or ride compliance. In addition to a purpose-built full-carbon fiber laminate, the M9 features ENVE’s patent pending Protective Rim Strip technology. This technology reduces pinch flats, absorbs large amounts of energy, and if you ever do experience a cracked rim – the system is designed to create an independent seal between the tire and rim ensuring that a cracked rim doesn’t equate to flat tire.
|Hub Offerings||Industry Nine Hydra, Chris King ISO|
|Spacing||Front: 20×110 Boost, 20×110 | Rear: 12×157, 12×150|
|Pricing||Industry Nine Hydra: $2,550|
Chris King ISO: $3,000
|Effective Rim Diameter||27.5″ 557mm|
|Recommended Tire Size||2.35 in – 2.6 in||2.35 in – 2.6 in|
|i9 Hydra SuperBoost 6B||996g||1111g||2108g|
|Chris King ISO 6B||997g||1126g||2124g|
|i9 Hydra SuperBoost 6B||1039g||1154g||2193g|
|Chris King ISO 6B||1049g||1178g||2226g|