Enve 5.6 Disc "issues" maybe!

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fbonde
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by fbonde

Hi Guys,

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.

Enve's answer.
FROM ENVE
Hi,

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!

Thanks,
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TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

I have these marks on my 5.6s. They are more prevalent on my newer crash replacement front rim than my older rear rim. Don't worry about it...

fbonde
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by fbonde

TobinHatesYou wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:29 am
I have these marks on my 5.6s. They are more prevalent on my newer crash replacement front rim than my older rear rim. Don't worry about it...
Thanks, a lot for that :-)

MoPho
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by MoPho

Yup

dricked
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by dricked

Most Enve wheels I’ve seen look like that including the ones that came on my S3

scb
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by scb

I've got them on both my 3.4 and 5.6 discs. Any creaking from the spoke crossovers?

morrisond
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by morrisond

Did you have your bike Power Washed?

If you did don't have it power washed again. The high pressure can force bits of grit around the bike creating scoring - or peel back finish like on your wheels.

And it can absolutely destroy bearings as well.

Fine if you are in the Peloton and you have a pro mechanic to repack your bearings after every ride - or they are replaced regularly.

spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

100% normal.

now tell me where you got the tires.... I've been looking for those :beerchug:
2019 BMC TM01 Road UCI config 7.36kg

fbonde
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by fbonde

morrisond wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:47 pm
Did you have your bike Power Washed?

If you did don't have it power washed again. The high pressure can force bits of grit around the bike creating scoring - or peel back finish like on your wheels.

And it can absolutely destroy bearings as well.

Fine if you are in the Peloton and you have a pro mechanic to repack your bearings after every ride - or they are replaced regularly.
No just by hand :smartass:

fbonde
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by fbonde

spdntrxi wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:44 pm
100% normal.

now tell me where you got the tires.... I've been looking for those :beerchug:
:lol: :lol: my local dealer have dem in Denmark.

fbonde
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by fbonde

scb wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:37 pm
I've got them on both my 3.4 and 5.6 discs. Any creaking from the spoke crossovers?
Nope - all good

spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

fbonde wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:19 pm
spdntrxi wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:44 pm
100% normal.

now tell me where you got the tires.... I've been looking for those :beerchug:
:lol: :lol: my local dealer have dem in Denmark.
I've looked off and on in the USA... no success.. I stopped looking.
2019 BMC TM01 Road UCI config 7.36kg

fbonde
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by fbonde

spdntrxi wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:06 pm
fbonde wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:19 pm
spdntrxi wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:44 pm
100% normal.

now tell me where you got the tires.... I've been looking for those :beerchug:
:lol: :lol: my local dealer have dem in Denmark.
I've looked off and on in the USA... no success.. I stopped looking.
They ship to the US.

https://www.bike-discount.de/en/buy/sch ... AwQAvD_BwE

groover08
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by groover08

Same here on my Enve 3.4s, though not quite as pronounced as yours.

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Rappid
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by Rappid

Do not worry, I got the same 'marks' on my new 3.4 ;)

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