What It IS
This wheel is the future of gravity riding and racing. Ride optimized, incredibly strong and debuting the most effective and lightest anti-flat system on the market, (ENVE’s patent pending Protective Rim Strip). These wheels will give downhill oriented riders a new freedom to set their tire pressure for cornering and rock garden stability without sacrificing their confidence to smash track speeds without compromise.
Who It's For
Gravity junkies, Enduro racers, and hard charging trail riders will find enlightenment riding the M7 Series. A completely new shape and design that massively reduces the risk of pinch flatting and/or damaging the carbon, The M7 Series provides the confidence to ride without limitations.
Why We Made It
Enduro runs on two things - Confidence and Control. Nothing ruins a good shred fest like a flat tire or broken rim, and nothing spooks you on a dusty trail like an unexpected drift. With this in mind we have been hard at work over the past 2 years to develop a carbon wheel system that will allow ourselves, athletes, and most importantly - you - to go “full-send” without compromising the ride experience by running high tire pressures, DH tires, and heavy pinch flat reduction inserts.
Building upon the platform of the M7 Series’ predecessor the M70, we re-profiled the rim to mate up with modern tires and absorb trail vibrations and chatter. However, just fitting tires is not enough. We know that riders also want the freedom to run lower pressure and that doing so can introduce flat tires and damaged rims. The ENVE solution is a new rim shape paired with ENVE’s patent pending, energy absorbing, Protective Rim Strip. With this technology riders can skip the inserts and run the tires and pressures they want. Amazingly, we’ve managed to keep the weight neutral, and improve impact resistance too.
Each rim and wheel model in the ENVE M Series is specifically designed for a refined application specific ride experience.
Paying tribute to the original M Series, the M5, M6, M7, and M9 Series follow the original M Series descent to climb ratios that are used to help you the rider align your ride preferences with the appropriate M Series wheel for you.
We tune each M series wheel model to the intended application by tuning everything from hole count to the very carbon laminate used to create the rim’s structure.
Just as one rim doesn’t serve all applications equally, the same goes for the actual number of spokes required to optimize the ride quality and experience. As such, the M525, a rim specifically designed for XC racing on short travel bikes features 24 spoke holes which saves notable weight and adds compliance for long hours in the saddle. On the other end of the spectrum the 32 spoke hole M9 Series and M7 Series wheels need to survive repeated intervals of descending down technical terrain at sensory numbing speeds. In the middle, the M6 Series wheels feature a 28-hole count.
ENVE’s patented Molded Spoke Hole Technology offers a variety of benefits that ultimately result in a more durable and reliable carbon fiber rim and wheel. Visit Why ENVE for more details.
At ENVE, we use only the best materials in the construction of our rims. In this case, 100% unidirectional carbon fiber. Over the years we have developed and identified specific construction methods, resin systems, and manufacturing techniques that best serve the mountain application. The result is that each rim in the M Series, while sharing in pedigree, has a dedicated laminate to ensure the best on-trail performance. As an example, the forces inflicted upon a wheelset by a trail rider on a 130mm bike are very different than the forces exerted on a wheelset used for downhill racing on a 200mm bike. Therefore, the laminate is optimized to create a structure that achieves the desired impact resistance, stiffness, and compliance.
Say goodbye to heavy, expensive, installation-burdensome, ride-compromising tire inserts that are designed to help eliminate pinch flats and rim damage but ultimately fail to deliver on the promise. ENVE’s protective rim strip is made using a specially formulated material that acts as an extremely durable bumper between unforgiving obstacles in the trail and durable carbon fiber. The result is near elimination of “pinch” or “snake-bite” style flat tires. Consequently, most carbon rims are broken and damaged after the tire has lost air pressure and the tire’s air pressure are no longer offers protection to the rim. Our promise is that our patent pending rim strip technology will result in less flat tires, fewer damaged rims and more time riding how you want. That is, with no limitations...
ENVE’s Protective Rim Strip technology is found exclusively in the M Series M730, M735, M735E and M930 wheel models where ultimate impact and pinch flat durability are prioritized over weight savings.