Carbon Mountain Bike Rims

Advantages of Carbon Mountain Bike RIms

Size-specific carbon molds enable us to use smaller diameters and unique carbon layups for lighter frames while maintaining the same high strength in a more compact frame design. We can give you the same pedaling efficiency and stiffness experience as a rider of any size by engineering specifically for small and extra small frames.

ENVE’s M-Series rims are all designed to be a premium blend of stiffness, durability, and light weight, for a faster, more reliable carbon wheelset. All of these factors play a part in the wheel’s ride characteristics and the emphasis of each characteristic is defined by the application. At ENVE, our first priority is quality. All of our rims are handmade in the US which allows us to deliver the highest quality product possible. Quality is a characteristic that defines ENVE wheels all the way from the design, to the finishing touches of a hand built wheel. The quality to redefine your ride with the most responsive carbon fiber mountain bike wheels in the world and the durability you demand from a premium wheelset.

Carbon 29er Mountain Bike Rims

ENVE paved the way for carbon wheels in the Downhill World Cup, but our M90 has once again raised the bar. The ultimate in durability now tubeless compatible, the M90 demands to be pushed harder. With a 34mm deep rim and unique layup, the M90 exceeded even the lofty expectations set by the Santa Cruz Syndicate. While world cup teams piled up damaged wheels at the UCI World Cup in Windham, NY, the Syndicate came away from the weekend without a single damaged wheel. The M90 is the wheel designed to keep up with the demands of the modern downhill bike and proves itself on the steeps day in and day out. Featuring an internal rim width of 25mm the rim shape is ideal for 2.3” to 2.5’ tires. ENVE offers the M90 in 26” and 27.5” sizes with a 32 spoke hole count.

The first step in choosing a wheel is identifying the wheel size, axle configuration and rotor type of your application. We can’t think of any topic that has been more controversial these days in mountain biking than wheel size. The last 5 years has seen a flurry of activity from 26” to 29” to 27.5”. There has been much written about what size wheel is right for you, so no need to rehash what has been done well. As Bike Radar explains:

ENVE offers our mountain bike wheels in 28 or 32 spoke hole counts. The M50 is only available in 28 hole, the M60 and M70 are available in both, and the M90 is only available in 32 hole. Each spoke hole count has its own advantages, with the 28 hole offering a slightly lighter build and the 32 hole offering a slightly more laterally stiff wheel. Both builds yield exactly the same results in terms of durability, so having two options accommodates the range of hub offerings on the market. When choosing a spoke hole count for the M60 or M70 wheel, a lighter weight rider will be better suited with a 28 hole wheel and a heavier rider will be better suited with a 32 hole wheel. Because the durability is not affected the choice is more personal and subject to hub availability. For more information on ENVE’s wheel building philosophy, check out our recently published journal article on building a faster wheel.

Carbon 227.5 Mountain Bike Rims

The LES 27.5 is easily 2x and 1x gearing compatible, via Pivot’s ultra-clean, removable front derailleur mount. For riders that want to run two chainrings, this precisely engineered mount offers the best shifting performance you can get, utilizing Shimano’s new side-swing front derailleur system. For those who love the simple functionality of 1x systems, the removable front derailleur mount offers an incredibly sleek, clean installation with almost no evidence of the un-needed hardware. The LES 27.5 is available in four sizes to fit riders from 4’11” to 6’1”+ from XS to L. Riders of the XS will be happy to know that the XS frame fits a large waterbottle in the front triangle, with sizes S-L fitting two large waterbottles.

Riding style will ultimately provide you with the answer to the wheel you are looking for, so we recommend keeping your riding style in the back of your mind as you navigate the different options. In some cases, a bike’s design, ride characteristics, and component specs will fall outside the generalization of category which is why it’s important to consider your personal riding style.

Pivot complete bikes are also designed to intelligently address real-world rider differences, with the option to choose a women’s specific saddle on any size, and shorter cranks on our S and XS sizes.

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Cockpit: Custom designed Phoenix Components work as a system to enhance cockpit comfort and control on every Pivot bike. To learn more about how these components enhance the quality of your ride, see here.