Leading the industry in handmade carbon rims, ENVE brings their trusted craft to their all-new Foundation Collection.
We are pleased to welcome the ENVE 45, a versatile workhorse of a wheelset equally at home racing a fast four-corner crit and exploring the road-less-traveled — all at ENVE's most accessible price point ever.
With proven aerodynamics, tubeless compatibility, and pothole protection, the ENVE 45 is ready for wherever you want to take it.
Wind tunnel tested. Real-world proven.
Aerodynamics are an unalienable right for road cyclists and triathletes that allows for greater efficiency and confidence-inspiring handling, regardless of wind conditions.
With more than a decades of experience in developing some of the world's fastest wheels, Enve is uniquely qualified to deliver best-in-class aerodynamics to the Foundation series. Like the top-rated SES wheel family, the Foundation Collection and its ENVE 45 were tested and developed at the Mercedes-Benz Formula One wind tunnel to deliver best-in-class real-world aero performance.
Unlike other wheel brands that only test isolated wheels at elite speeds of 30mph/48kph, ENVE develops and tests wheels in-frame at multiple speeds ranging from 20mph/32kph to 30mph/48kph. This testing, while more time consuming and expensive, ensures that the ENVE 45 delivers performance advantages to riders of all abilities.
Pothole and impact protection.
Potholes and unforeseen impacts are part of life, but that doesn't mean they need to ruin your ride.
The ENVE 45 features ENVE's patent pending Wide Hookless Bead, which is a design element at the leading edge of the rim that dissipates impact energy and reduces the likelihood of pinch flatting your tubed or tubeless tire.
More Speed, Less Maintenance.
Utilizing ENVE's core hub technologies the Foundation Road Hub delivers a high-performance, maintenance-free ride experience.
- Perfect Preload ™
- Maintenance-free premium full-contact sealed NTN steel bearings
- ID360 40t drive mechanism delivers efficient and responsive power transmission
- Real-World Foundation Aero Technology
- Wide Hookless Bead provides pothole protection
- Tubeless Optimized for rolling fast and fewer flats
- Lifetime Incident Protection and 5 Year Factory Warranty
- Handmade in Utah
Note: ENVE Foundation wheelsets have strict tire compatibility guidelines. Please see product manual or ENVE's website for a list of compatible tyres