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Enve Smart Rims as clinchers???

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:00 pm
by SimonMasefield
Has anyone any info on the 3.4's being made as clinchers? That would be my mind made up!

Enve Smart Rims as clinchers???

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:00 pm
by Weenie

Re: Enve Smart Rims as clinchers???

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:40 pm
by dereksmalls
Not sure, best to email Enve to find out

Re: Enve Smart Rims as clinchers???

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:22 pm
by ergott
Very soon.

Enve Smart Rims as clinchers???

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:26 am
by Dcgriz
Has any of you seen any data comparing the 3.4s to the 45s?

Re: Enve Smart Rims as clinchers???

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:47 pm
by RichTheRoadie
Enve-Smart 3.4 clincher due this week according to the UK distributor

Re: Enve Smart Rims as clinchers???

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:34 am
by veloryan
I thought I heard that they were going to start releasing them as early as next week to dealers....I just can't remember where I read that to verify right now.

Re: Enve Smart Rims as clinchers???

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:11 pm
by carbon2329
Will they be releasing 3.4 & 6.7 clinchers?

(or just 3.4 first)?

Re: Enve Smart Rims as clinchers???

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:03 pm
by Ritterview
In before the first "carbon clinchers are stupid" post!

Re: Enve Smart Rims as clinchers???

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:17 pm
by ergott
3.4s are ready for orders now.

:mrgreen:

Re: Enve Smart Rims as clinchers???

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:46 pm
by Briscoelab
Come on now, don't hold out on us. Give us the run down on the specs! :)

Re: Enve Smart Rims as clinchers???

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:10 am
by ergott
Rim weights are projected to be 435g front and 450g rear which is a 165g increase. My last set of 3.4s laced to Alchemy hubs were 1254g so a set they way I built them (CX-Rays with Wheelsmith DB14s for the right, rear) should weigh 1420g or so. Spoke count is limited to 20/24 like the other SES 3.4 and 6.7s. The 8.9 spoke count is 16/20.

Check your favorite builder for pricing. The price should actually be the same as the tubular wheels were and the tubular wheels went down in price about $150.

Re: Enve Smart Rims as clinchers???

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:11 am
by spytech
ergott wrote:Rim weights are projected to be 435g front and 450g rear which is a 165g increase. My last set of 3.4s laced to Alchemy hubs were 1254g so a set they way I built them (CX-Rays with Wheelsmith DB14s for the right, rear) should weigh 1420g or so. Spoke count is limited to 20/24 like the other SES 3.4 and 6.7s. The 8.9 spoke count is 16/20.

Check your favorite builder for pricing. The price should actually be the same as the tubular wheels were and the tubular wheels went down in price about $150.


Nice. So when do we see one of your builds with these? The weight is good, 50g less than the Zipp 303 for the same height.

You are my favorite builder, so expect a call from me as soon as I finish my CCNP.

Re: Enve Smart Rims as clinchers???

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:33 pm
by petromyzon
Expensive wheels, but I'm nonetheless impressed that they've kept the carbon clincher price the same as the tubular one. Competitive marketplace?

Re: Enve Smart Rims as clinchers???

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:17 pm
by madcow
petromyzon wrote:Expensive wheels, but I'm nonetheless impressed that they've kept the carbon clincher price the same as the tubular one. Competitive marketplace?


Not exactly correct, the clinchers are the price that the tubulars were previously. I don't know when it will be official but the SES tubulars are all going down in price from $975 per rim to $875 per rim. We've already lowered our pricing on them and I'd expect others will do the same shortly.

Re: Enve Smart Rims as clinchers???

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:17 pm
by Weenie

Re: Enve Smart Rims as clinchers???

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:16 pm
by ergott
carbon2329 wrote:Will they be releasing 3.4 & 6.7 clinchers?

(or just 3.4 first)?


The 6.7s are planned for this season. There will be an 8.9 clincher as well, but that timeframe isn't solid yet.