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ENVE Foundation 45 Wheelset - 28" | Carbon | Hookless | Centerlock - 12x100mm | 12x142mm - SRAM XDR

ENVE Foundation 45 Wheelset - 28" | Carbon | Hookless | Centerlock - 12x100mm | 12x142mm - SRAM XDR



The ENVE 45 is a modern multi-purpose road wheelset in every sense of the word. Riders with a penchant for racing and hard soloing will find the rim's crosswind-defying shape a welcome upgrade to their rides. Those who have lost and forgotten their penchant for the road will find the rim width and anti-pinch-flat technology to complement larger volume tubeless road tires. All in all, the ENVE 45 is everything the dynamic modern road rider needs and nothing they don't.

Main features of the Road 45 wheelset

  • Field of use: road, road racing, triathlon, all-road
  • Mouth width: 21 mm
  • Tire compatibility: tubeless 25c or larger
  • Wheelset weight: 1541g (XDR), 1561g (Shimano HG)
  • Real World Foundation Aero Technology
  • Wide hookless tread offers protection from potholes
  • Tubeless optimized for low rolling resistance and fewer punctures
  • Handmade in Ogden, Utah

Features and benefits of Enve Foundation wheels

Built on more than a decade of carbon wheel manufacturing experience, the Foundation 45 bring the knowledge and technology to all road cyclists. Mixed aero characteristics, compatibility with tubeless wheels and protection from pinch flats for riders who want to test the performance of carbon wheels. ENVE worthy and priced to provide the foundation for confident riding through performance engineered carbon from the USA.

Foundation Aero Technology - wind tunnel tested, field proven.

Aerodynamics is an inalienable right for road cyclists and triathletes, providing a more efficient and confidence-inspiring ride regardless of wind conditions. With over a decade of experience designing some of the fastest wheels in the world, Enve is uniquely qualified to deliver best-in-class aerodynamics to the Foundation customer.

Like the SES family of wheels, the Foundation Collection and its ENVE 45 were tested and developed in the Mercedes Benz Formula 1 wind tunnel to deliver best-in-class aero performance in the real world. Unlike other wheel brands that only test isolated wheels at elite speeds of 30 mph/48 km/h, ENVE develops and tests wheels in the frame at a range of speeds from 20 mph/32 km/h to 30 mph/48 km/h. While more time-consuming and costly, these tests ensure that the ENVE 45 offers performance benefits to riders of all abilities.

Tubeless for the Win - roll fast, fewer punctures.

Tubeless is the future, and the future is now. The benefits of tubeless road bike wheels are as follows:

  • Less rolling resistance - Eliminating the inner tube also eliminates friction between the tire and tube, allowing the tire to roll, flex and conform to the road more efficiently.
  • Fewer punctures, more riding - Punctures are a game changer. With a little sealant, you can eliminate almost any puncture that would have been caused by an intrusive thorn or piece of debris.
  • Run the Best Pressure - Tubeless means you can run the pressure you want to maximize comfort, traction and rolling efficiency.
  • Hookless/Straight Sidewall Design - Tubeless performance depends on the tire maintaining a light press fit with the rim on the bead seat diameter. ENVE chooses a hookless tubeless rim profile because it allows the critical tolerance of the rim on the bead seat diameter to be both consistent and accurate. In short, a hookless tread is chosen to provide a safer, more reliable and ultimately correct tire fitment.

The ENVE 45 is optimized for use with tubeless tires 25mm wide or wider.

Wide hookless tread - pothole and impact protection.

Potholes and unexpected impacts are part of life, but that doesn't mean they have to ruin your ride. The ENVE 45 features ENVE's patent-pending wide hookless tread, a design feature on the edge of the rim that dissipates impact energy and reduces the likelihood of your tubular or tubeless tire being flattened by pinch flats.

Molded Spoke Hole Patent #US 8,313,155

ENVE's patented process for forming spoke and valve stem holes results in rims that are stronger and lighter. Because carbon fibers get their strength from continuous fibers, ENVE routes the fibers around the hole without cutting them, increasing the strength of each spoke hole. This technique pays off in the final product by allowing for a lighter spoke surface while improving rim strength. Because of this process, the spoke holes are able to maintain higher spoke tensions, greatly reducing the risk of pulling the spokes and the need to constantly re-center your wheels. Strong, lightweight and maintenance free.

ENVE Foundation Road Hub - More speed, less maintenance.

Using ENVE's core technologies, the Foundation Road Hub delivers a high-performance, maintenance-free riding experience.

  • Flange spacing and hub shell geometry to maximize performance metrics such as wheel and drive stiffness.
  • ID360 40t drive mechanism delivers efficient and responsive power transmission
  • Maintenance-free premium bearings made of fully sealed NTN steel
  • Perfect Preload ™

Made in the USA, protected for life

It's no secret that ENVE is proud of their USA manufacturing capabilities. Like all ENVE rims, the Foundation Collection and its ENVE 65 are hand-built and assembled at their state-of-the-art carbon rim manufacturing facility in Ogden, Utah.

What's included.

  • Tubeless kit: 2x valve stems, 2x nuts for pressure relief valve stems 1x roll of tape (good for mounting 3 wheels).
  • Wheel manual
  • Wheel building card

Fact Sheet of ENVE Foundation 45 Wheelset - 28" | Carbon | Hookless | Centerlock - 12x100mm | 12x142mm - SRAM XDR

Product Name: ENVE Foundation 45 Wheelset - 28" | Carbon | Hookless | Centerlock - 12x100mm | 12x142mm - SRAM XDR
Manufacturer: ENVE
Item Code: ENV496905
activity: Cycling
material: Carbon
usage bikesport: Road Bike
hubs: ENVE Foundation Road Hub
spokes: Sapim CX Sprint
shifting system: 11-speed, 12-speed
wheel size: 28" (622mm)
axle standard: 12x100mm (FW), 12x142mm (RW)
Wheel version: Wheelset, Wheelset 1300-1700g
Freehub Body: XDR (SRAM 12s Road)
braking system: Centerlock/AFS
tire type: Wire Bead Tire, Folding Tire, Tubeless Ready
fitting tire dimensions: 25-32mm
ETRTO: 21-622
rim width: 28mm
inner profile width: 21mm
rim profile height: 45mm
freehub system: XDR SRAM
Model year: 2023
Collection: Full year
Color: Black
weight: 1541g
Number of Spoke Holes: 24
Freewheel System: Ratchet
Manufacturer page: http://www.enve.com/