You’ve got the ENVE M-Series Wheels, a riser bar, maybe even an ENVE seatpost. However, if you’re looking to complete your ENVE build on your trail or Enduro bike, the last piece of the puzzle is here. ENVE’s new Mountain Stem picks up where their Road Stems leave off with bar holders all the way down to the stubby 40mm. Claiming the best strength to weight ratio of any all mountain stem on the market, the carbon stem should be a perfect complement to your ride…
Built from unidirectional carbon, the composite body uses a forged aluminum faceplate with titanium hardware to keep the weight to a minimum. All four lengths of the stem (40, 55, 70, and 85mm) are sold only in +/- 6 degree rise and 37mm stack height which should actually be beneficial since many riders are looking to get the bars as low as possible. Meant for 1 1/8″ steerers with 31.8mm handlebar clamps, the stems range in weight from 85g for the 40mm to 104g for the 85mm stem.
Marked with a retail price of$270, the stems should be available very soon.
On the road side, ENVE continues to fill out their SES (Smart ENVE System) wheels with the new 4.5 Clincher and Tubular. Calling it the most stable rim in the SES line, the new 4.5 builds on the previous technology with a 48mm tall, 27mm wide front rim matched to a 56mm tall, 25.5mm wide rear. Approved for use in UCI competition, the rims use the SES in-molded braking surface and will use a 20/24 spoke count front and rear.
Available in both clincher and tubular, weights are listed at 361 and 399g for the front and rear tubular rims, 469 and 489g for the front and rear clincher rims, and wheelset weights as low as 1281g for tubular, and 1479g for clincher.