In May 2011 the Smart ENVE System 6.7 Tubular wheels were launched, and in that same month Timo Bracht broke one of the longest standing Ironman records in Lanzarote, Spain riding a pair of “the first of their kind” SES 6.7s. The new Smart ENVE System 6.7 Clinchers are specifically designed to meet the demands of the performance driven athlete by combining pro level race performance and aerodynamics with the durability and convenience of a training clincher.
THE EVOLUTION OF SPEED
The recipe for a fast wheel is no one single element; rather, it’s a combination of factors. When you start with in-frame development and blend proven aerodynamics, optimized stability, lightweight, stiffness and durability, the result is a revolutionary wheel design.
The Smart ENVE System optimizes the interface between the frame surfaces and the wheels, creating an integrated system. The front and rear wheels interact differently with the air and the rest of the bike. Rim shapes are optimized to allow airflow to stay attached at higher yaw angles, thus reducing drag and improving ride performance.
Steering feedback in variable conditions needs to be predictable to have total handling confidence. Less predictable wheels have a non-linear steering response, resulting in erratic and unpredictable handling in unsteady conditions. The shape of the Smart ENVE System rim is optimized to ensure even and predictable airflow attachment. What the rider experiences is a balanced build up of side force as the angle of crosswind changes. This allows the rider to accurately predict the handling mannerisms of the wheel and avoid dangerous over correction cycles.
THE ENVE PROCESS
ENVE is renowned for developing the strongest, stiffest and lightest rims on the market. This durability is proven across all disciplines of the sport including being the first and only carbon wheel to podium at World Cup DH events. All ENVE products, including the Smart ENVE System, share this advanced manufacturing technology. These technologies involve:
|Smart ENVE System 6.7 Tubular (Front / Rear)|
|Weight: Rim (set)||440g / 480g|
|Weight: DT 180*||1423g|
|Weight: DT 240*||1458g|
|Depth:||60mm / 70mm|
|Width: (outer)||26mm / 24mm|
|Hole Count:||20 / 24|
|ERD:**||535 / 517|
* Weights calculated using 20/24 hole count and DT Aerolite bladed spokes.
**ERD includes additional length for Pillar internal nipples (16mm)
Tubular recommended tyre pressure: 100 – 140 psi
Warning: when using Non-Locking brake holders, DO NOT apply the brakes while simultaneously rotating the wheel backwards. Failure to do so may result in ejection of the brake pad resulting in serious harm, accident, bodily injury or death. Note: Campy has redesigned their brake pad holder from 2010 (non-locking) to 2011 (locking). Make sure you are using the correct pad at all times.
July 2012 – Enve SES 6.7 Carbon Clincher Review
July 2012 – Speed for Purchase
June 2012 – Finisher Triatlon Review Argon y SES 6.7
Sept. 2011 – Bike Radar: Smart ENVE System 6.7 Wheel review
Aug. 2011 – Timo wins Veirnham with fastest bike split
July 2011 – Lava: ENVE-ous debut, SMART approach
June 2011 – Velonews: Game changer: Smart ENVE 6.7 rims and wheelsets
June 2011 – ProCycling: Lust & ENVE
June 2011 – Cycling News: Enve wheels: can “aero” get any quicker?
Athlete’s photos and comments coming soon.
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Our wheels are usually made to order and can take up to 10 business days to be despatched. If timing is likely to vary from this, we will contact you. UK Delivery (mainland) free. International delivery available on request.
All orders are built with Shimano rear free hub. If you require Campagnola, please contact us.
Built wheel sets are supplied with skewers, ENVE brake pads, valve extenders and rim strips (clinchers only).