ENVE Fills Out M-Series with new Mountain Stem, Plus New SES 4.5 Clincher and Tubular for Road

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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Dingo
Dingo
7 years ago

Not tubeless?

ifbikes
ifbikes
7 years ago

Bingo, Dingo

Clive de Sousa
7 years ago

Got them on order already. The 4.5 clincher has to be the ultimate all rounder

theothermtbr
theothermtbr
7 years ago

What percentage of road cyclists run tubeless?

That Guy
That Guy
7 years ago

$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.

mossy
mossy
7 years ago

How about disc tubulars for the ultimate cross set up?

chasejj
chasejj
7 years ago

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

Tcmarkley
Tcmarkley
7 years ago

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.

Mclulz
Mclulz
7 years ago

NOPE

Looks like sh*tty machining.

tehcrash
tehcrash
7 years ago

theothermtbr: whatever the percentage is, it would be more if manufacturers would provide options to actually run tubeless.

Sam
Sam
7 years ago

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.

Will
Will
7 years ago

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.

Tcmarkley
Tcmarkley
7 years ago

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.

SMeffert
7 years ago

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.

gabbia
gabbia
7 years ago

@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.

Psi Squared
Psi Squared
7 years ago

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.

Tubeless
Tubeless
7 years ago

I won’t buy another wheel that is not tubeless.

Tcmarkley
Tcmarkley
7 years ago

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.

James
James
7 years ago

Wish ENVE could sort out their pricing structure in the EU…

Damian
Damian
7 years ago

Just ordered my 40mm stem. Been waiting a long time for them to bring one of these to the market.

PsiSquared
PsiSquared
7 years ago

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.

Ghouse
Ghouse
7 years ago

^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.

yo!
yo!
7 years ago

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!

MoreBeerPlease
MoreBeerPlease
7 years ago

Here you go – Fast, gorgeous, lightweight, and the fact that they are the first ones that worked with hutchinson on the tubeless thing….

http://www.corimausa.com/wheels/corima-47mm-s-front-clincher