Open plus mtb ENVE M60 plus carbon wheels rims

The latest carbon hoop from ENVE is rolling out of shops as we speak. Not surprisingly, this time it’s an even wider version of their M60 Forty for, what else? Plus bikes. We’ve been seeing teasers of the new wheel and then finally got a chance to see it in person on both the Open One+ above and another soon-to-be-released bike from a different brand. Much like the original M60 Forty, the M60 Plus is meant for aggressive riders who still want to use a plus tire in the neighborhood of 2.8 to 3.0″.

Combined with the Open One+ build above, the new ENVE rim helps to make plus hardtail builds under 20 lbs (!) possible…

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Starting with a clean carbon slate, the tubeless M60 Plus rims were built with a 49mm external width and a 40mm internal meant to be paired with 2.8-3.0″ tires. That tire selection keeps in line wit ENVE’s desire to design the rims around a specific optimized tire size for maximum performance and just happens to also be sort of the sweet spot that we’re seeing for the newest plus bikes. Currently available only in 27.5+, ENVE mentions that a 29+ version may be on the horizon.

Open plus mtb ENVE M60 plus carbon wheels rims-11

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In the press materials, ENVE calls out something we already know about many plus tires – in an attempt to make something as light as possible, many tires are pretty thin. Which results in more flats, especially of the pinch variety. To counter this, ENVE claims they have added more compliance to the rim vertically as well as reshaping the hookless bead to try and eliminate pinch flats. Will it be fool proof? No. But any additional flat resistance is welcome – especially with a big plus tire that will take longer to inflate on the trail…

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We’ve seen weights quoted from 455 to the 480g shown above, but whatever the final weight the M60 Plus should be plenty light with complete rear wheels in the 1627-1810g ball park. Available now, rims will be available in 28 hole for $975 a piece, or in complete wheelsets in Boost spacing only for $2,718-$2,900.

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Seraph
6 years ago

I’m ENVEous of these rims. I think that, even working in a bike shop, carbon rims are one thing I’ll never own.

Ed Ng
Ed Ng
6 years ago

Pinch flats? PINCH FLATS?! These hoops aren’t tubeless ready?!

Forkliter
Forkliter
6 years ago

The Roval Traverse Carbon 27.5 Boost wheelset is 38mm internal, 1626g actual (I weighed my set) for $1500. $2700 is silly.

Fuzzy
Fuzzy
6 years ago

$2700 That’s funnier than a cat covering up pop on a concrete floor.

rich hargus
rich hargus
6 years ago

Mercury Wheels has a 650+ alloy wheelset that comes in at 1838g for $800 bucks. And their hubs are convertible to whatever config you need. but, yeah $3000 seems pretty fair, or i could buy a complete bike for less, and get a spare wheelset. And Merc is still building their wheels by hand. enve uses lacing, and truing machines from holland mechanics to crank out the numbers.

DT
DT
6 years ago
Reply to  rich hargus

They have machines that do internal nipples?

BlackDog
BlackDog
6 years ago

For a few hundred dollars Light Bicycle 50 mm rims are the way to go. I’ve been riding them for a year now with no issues of any kind. They helped me get my Stache 29+ down to 25 lbs which is plenty lightweight.

drjon
6 years ago

i wonder why 28 hole only?

M
M
6 years ago

I’ve got a set of the narrower ones. Meh. I’d rather have a set of Stan’s for a fraction of the money. And I can’t get customer service to give me max pressure specs. If mine didn’t have a proprietary RS1 hub, I’d probably sell them.

M
M
6 years ago
Reply to  M

Actually, I take it back. They just got me the pressure info.

Ales
Ales
5 years ago

Please, what brand is this frame?
Thank you

r2
r2
4 years ago
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