Carbon wheels are getting more and more affordable. But, to get to those lower price points, many manufacturers cut corners or offshore production to factories overseas. When ENVE decided to enter the “affordable” carbon road wheelset market, they made a decision to stick to their guns and build everything in-house in their state-of-the-art facility in Ogden, Utah. With that, ENVE is proud to introduce their all-new Foundation Collection, which consists of two road wheels (45/65) and a single AM30 mountain bike wheelset.

Since it is 2020, the entire road Foundation Collection is tubeless-first and disc-only. The entire lineup also includes a full, 5-year warranty with lifetime incident protection. The rims are all built using similar (but unique) shapes as their SES wheels, and are carefully crafted using less expensive, high-performance materials that are still lightweight and worthy of the ENVE name. Best of all, the entire lineup hits the shelves at $1600. Not pocket change, but certainly in the more affordable range and outstanding for US-made wheelsets.

ENVE Foundation Collection 45 Wheelset

The 45’s are a great all-rounder choice.

ENVE Foundation Collection 65 Wheelset

The 65’s are great for triathlon or flat/fast rides.

ENVE 45/65 Features:

  • Simplified carbon layup compared to SES range
  • 45 and 65mm rim depths
  • 21mm internal width
  • Hookless bead is only compatible with road tubeless
  • Can run with tubes, if needed
  • Aero optimized for 25/28c tires (can run wider, but aren’t as aero)
  • Internal molded spoke holes (not drilled)
  • Sapim CX Sprint bladed spokes
  • ENVE Foundation Road Alloy hubs
  • Center lock rotor attachment
  • Made in the USA
  • Available with Shimano, Campagnolo and XDR drivers
  • MSRP: $1600
ENVE Foundation Collection 45 Wheelset

At 45mm deep, these will find a home on any all-rounder.

ENVE Foundation Collection 65 Wheelset

At 65mm deep, these are great for aero road bikes or triathlon.

Available now at your local ENVE dealer or direct from ENVE’s online shop. All photos courtesy of ENVE.

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A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jason quickly developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 -- sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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