Just wanted your opinion on this, and maybe a comment from other ENVE 5.6 or just ENVE owners out there.
I have had the 5.6's for 4 weeks now. They are absolutely a blast to ride. Even when the gradient goes up a bit. accelerate Quick, like my CLX32/50. But the speed is really nice on them. Defiantly the best I have tried so far. (Zipp, Lightweight, roval)
However, I had a bike wash the other day and discovered these "patterns" or "lines". I contacted enve, and they got back to me and assured me, that this is pretty normal on their wheels. They don't feel like scratches or something like that, in fact, you can't feel them when you hover your hands over them. They just don't look good on a high-end wheelset.
Thanks for sharing that picture. The white lines are pretty typical markings on our wheels. They generally show up on all of our wheels - but in varying degrees. The white lines are a white powdered curing agent that gets dissolved in the resin. This powder has a tendency of pooling up in certain areas of the rim during the curing process as the excess resin flows into the parting lines of the mold. These lines do not affect the performance of the rim and are simply a byproduct of our process.
Typically, they will become more visible after the wheels age. We've done quite a bit of testing on these markings as well and haven't found any discrepancies or differences in the structural integrity of the wheel. These cosmetic marks are small variances that are the result of not using paint, filler, cosmetic weave layers.
Keep on riding those wheels, and please let me know if there is anything else we can help with!