refthimos wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:33 pm
Imaking20 wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:09 am
Because they were announced like a month ago?
They’ve been out long enough and they are a serious contender for best “all around racing/training tire” ie not an obscure offering, ENVE is not a small company and has the resources to purchase if it needs to a couple of these tires, and finally there is the rider safety issue if they test and determine these tires incompatible, so I think it’s reasonable by now that ENVE would have run the test.
So you want what you want, when you want it, no questions asked? Seems completely reasonable....
For the "rider safety" they've already put out a list of compatible tires. If you have a set of hookless Enve wheels then use approved tires. If you want to chance your safety with non-approved tires then have at it.
I challenge you to find a single long-term ride review of the 2020 Pro One TLE. There's only a few first ride reports and Schwalbe has only released scants of data on the performance vs competitors.
In the grand scheme of things Enve is a very small company. HED, ZIpp, Campagnolo, Mavic, DT Swiss, Shimano et al are all much larger than Enve and have greater pull in the EU where the ETRTO standard is ratified. Enve has their own standards as to where tire technology should conform to the advancements (or shortcuts) of carbon rim manufacturing, and obviously the other big players have a differing opinion.
At the same time I completely get it. You're paying a premium price for a premium product, and with that comes the expectation of high performance, ease of use and impeccable reliability. Sometimes items with lofty prices meet those lofty expectations, sometimes they don't. Let your wallet do the talking.