Best pads and tubeless kit for for ENVE 3.4 ses?

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woogie11
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by woogie11

Hey guys. I had two questions that I thought I would put in one thread.

Regarding brake pad choice, the consensus seems to be either stock black ENVE pads, or Black Prince. Which is the latest/best option for 3.4 SES? I will mainly be riding in dry weather, I would sacrifice a little bit of braking ability for quiet :) I will be using EE brakes with jagwire linked housing, if that affects anyone's recommendation.

Regarding tubeless tape, is the stock ENVE kit the "best"? Or, is there something that else that works better? I would really appreciate any feedback. I did search a bit, so apologies if I missed "the" thread. Thanks!

Noctiluxx
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by Noctiluxx

Call Enve.
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Stueys
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by Stueys

I've used the stock enve pads, purely as (a) I found them ok and (b) I got wary of voiding the warranty if there were any issues.

TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

The best tubeless tape is 1in “powder coating masking tape.” I bought a 72yd roll for $9 off Amazon.

kode54
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by kode54

on my gen2 Enve wheels, i've been using the gray pads instead of the recommended black pads. i've had some squeal from the black ones when cooler and more humid out. got tired of the noise. the gray pads may not last as long as their black ones on the gen2 braking surface, but it works.
- AX Lightness Vial EVO D + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 carbon hubs
- Parlee Altum + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 carbon hubs
- Parlee ESX + DA9150 + THM SRM PM + Enve SES 6.7 CK hubs
- Guru Praemio R Titanium + DA9150 + Enve 3.4 CK hubs

woogie11
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by woogie11

Thanks for the replies. Interesting idea with the grey pads, I will definitely look at that. Thank you.

kode54
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by kode54

I initially asked Enve if that would be okay...and the short answer is yes.

I've been riding grey pads since the gen2 braking surface came out. so no problems there. FYI, I also have eeBrakes on all my bikes in case that helps.
woogie11 wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:35 am
Thanks for the replies. Interesting idea with the grey pads, I will definitely look at that. Thank you.
- AX Lightness Vial EVO D + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 carbon hubs
- Parlee Altum + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 carbon hubs
- Parlee ESX + DA9150 + THM SRM PM + Enve SES 6.7 CK hubs
- Guru Praemio R Titanium + DA9150 + Enve 3.4 CK hubs

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kode54
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by kode54

The Enve tubeless tape (wrapped 2X) wasn't the best when I ran tubeless. The 90 psi I put into my tires distored the tape so much that I figured they would eventually blow through the spoke holes. You could see the first layer split into the hole...and the second layer barely holding on. I have since moved away from tubeless.
- AX Lightness Vial EVO D + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 carbon hubs
- Parlee Altum + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 carbon hubs
- Parlee ESX + DA9150 + THM SRM PM + Enve SES 6.7 CK hubs
- Guru Praemio R Titanium + DA9150 + Enve 3.4 CK hubs

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