Sneak Peek! ENVE goes wider with new M60forty Plus carbon wheels

sneak peek at new ENVE M60 Wide carbon fiber mountain bike wheels

Last summer, ENVE added high volume options to their M60forty and M70thirty mountain bike wheels in response to riders’ desires for bigger tires. Now, with the “plus” sized movement in full swing, it looks like they needed something even bigger to accommodate the 2.8″ and wider tires hitting the market. The goal with both the original M-series, the HV widths and now this Plus version is to have appropriately matched tire size and rim width, which improves handling, ride characteristics and safety.

Our source suggests the official launch for these wheels isn’t until end of June and that some specs may change before that announcement, but we have some basics…

sneak peek at new ENVE M60 Wide carbon fiber mountain bike wheels

The info we received points toward a 480g rim weight, 40mm internal width and 49mm external width. Height is just 25mm, which should help maintain some radial compliance. That height reduction seems inline with the height changes between the standard M60 (32mm) and the M60 HV (28mm). Those rims measure 23mm and 26mm wide internally, though, so this new one makes a big jump.

Recommended tire sizes for the M60 Plus are 2.8 to 3.0, and it’s looking like it’ll be only available as a 27.5″ rim or complete wheels. Expect the usual DT Swiss and Chris King build options and a rim-only price around $975. More as we get it…

ENVE.com

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caliente
caliente
6 years ago

Looks like I’ll have to throw away my old enve wheels, since they’re so narrow!

adrian
adrian
6 years ago
Reply to  caliente

Sell em to a skinny lightweight like me, except those of us who like riding stupid fat rims, like me.

Phil Jones
Phil Jones
6 years ago

Nice! although the 40mm rim width puts me on the fence. With the new generation of mid size tires on the horizon, 35mm internal is going to be ideal… working perfectly with anything from 2.35-3.00” (with 2.5-2.8 being ideal).

jdog
jdog
6 years ago

I want you enve folks to know that I called your company last week and asked if a 27+ option was coming soon. I was told a flat out NO. I bought other rims and I am disappointed to see this pop up a week later. BOOOOOO

stiingya
6 years ago

UM… what about all the “research” they published showing why the didn’t make wider rims…???? Are they going to publish new research showing that their old research was just Marketing BS?

mateo
mateo
6 years ago
Reply to  stiingya

You should probably go back and reread that post.
http://enve.com/journal/is-wider-always-better/

M60 (23mm internal) – 2.1-2.25
M60 HV (26mm internal) – 2.3-2.5
*M60 Plus (40mm internal) – 2.8-3.0

*based on the info in this article

bob
bob
6 years ago

I got 24mm amd i wouldnt go more than 26 for up to 2.3 tires.

Unless u ride fatty or plus dont go too wide or you’ll get lesser performance out of it.

Basically tire need to fit the rim and vice versa. Going 35mm and running 2.3 means lesser performing tire.

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

stiingya, wasn’t that based around 2.35″ tyres?