Enve mountain stem ses 4.5 clincher road wheels carbon (2)

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…

Enve mountain stem ses 4.5 clincher road wheels carbon (5)

Enve mountain stem ses 4.5 clincher road wheels carbon (3)

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.

Enve mountain stem ses 4.5 clincher road wheels carbon (6)

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.

Enve mountain stem ses 4.5 clincher road wheels carbon (1)

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.

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24 COMMENTS

  1. $270 for a stem and it has sh*tty looking bolts. Is it really that much better? Or is it about having a full, matching enve cockpit? There are far better stems on the market, in terms of cost vs performance IMO.

  2. That Guy- Those bolts look like good quality Titanium tapered cap screws. The shape I think you are seeing is a chamfer they applied to the broached hex in the head. That is an extra tooling op. It reflects oddly with the lighting.
    Nothing sh*tty about those bolts

  3. Seriously? How hard is it to work tubeless in this product? I’ve literally waited to buy nice carbon hoops until I can get a quality tubeless set.

  4. I’m glad enve finally produced a 4.5, I always felt that the 3.4 was too shallow and the 6.7 was too deep. I still won’t buy the m though because their pricing is crap.

  5. Road tubeless sort of sucks just because of the replacement factor. Performance is great, but if i am fifty miles from home and flat, then i still have to carry a tube to fix it. Then, fixing the tire back to tubeless is just a pain, with the goop you have to put inside and maybe patch or replace the tire. I said screw it and just ran the tire with the tube. I suppose it is nice to have tubeless compatibility but the minimal improvements in performance just didn’t make it worth it for me.

  6. Running tubeless should be an option on any new clincher that comes to market, regardless if you agree with the benefits. I run tubeless, have never had a flat. Yes it will be a pain in the ass when that day comes but sealant should get me home.

  7. Have been running Enve 3.4s tubeless for 2 years. Just make sure to use two layers of Stan’s yellow tape. Works well with Bontrager TLR 25mm tires and Orange Seal as sealant.

  8. @Tcmarkley you should check out Reynolds Attack Assault or Strike if you want a quality tubeless road wheel. I have the Assaults and love them.

  9. Tubeless is only going to an option on any new clincher if that is what the market demands. So far, the market isn’t demanding as much.

  10. I don’t think market demand plays a huge role in something like this. With that being said, I think there is still enough demand to at least make a wheel that will accept both options. Other companies are doing it. Reynolds, Bontrager, Fulcrum, etc. Tubeless is a paradigm shift and people will be slow to adopt. Most folks who do make the switch to tubeless will never look back.

    Gabbia- I’ve taken a look at the Reynolds and I think that’s where I’ll probably have to put my money. I was just hoping for some Enve’s laced to King hubs.

  11. I’m having tawdry fantasies about some Enve 4.5 rims laced to White Industries hubs. I don’t know why I’m naked in the fantasies.

  12. ^I have 3.4s laced to White Industries T11s and they are ridiculously good. Ever since I started thinking about getting these and deciding between the 3.4 and the 6.7, I found multitudes of people saying that Enve really should have a 4.5. I just feel like not coming out with the 4.5 initially was just a marketing oversight.

  13. I just wish Enve would have made the old 45 clincher rims in 25mm. Upgrade the old 45’s and keep them 45 front and rear. The 4.5 looks good though. Like a 45 front and 404 rear. May have to swoop on a tubular set laced to Tune hubs. YO!

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