We are delighted to announce the full line up for TeamDrag2Zero this year as follows: Kate Allen/McNeil, Dan Bigham, Kieron Davies, Vicky Gill, Chris Goodfellow, Mark Holton, Jeff Jones, Charles McCulloch, Alan Murchison, Keith Murray, Lee Piercy, Julia Shaw, Jon Simpkins, Henry Sleight, Simon Smart and Paul Welsby. Best of luck to all of our riders, looking forward to a fun year of racing!
On Sunday morning, the UK’s finest time trialists, took part in the Port Talbot Wheelers 25 mile race, a competition which saw 240 riders participating in three events. Starting at 1pm, the main class race was one that was attracting attention with the recently crowned 10 mile time trial champion, Matt Bottrill coming head to head again with former champion Michael Hutchinson The out and back course started in Glenyneth -South Wales. The course...
On Sunday afternoon the UK’s finest time trialists took part in the men’s National 10 mile time trial championship, 150 riders facing the time keeper on what is known as the UK’s fastest 10 mile course at South Cave, near Hull, It was going to be a highly contested race. Michael Hutchinson, 10 times a winner at this distance and the former competition record holder (being beaten earlier this year by Alex Dowsett), would be racing...
Winner of a coveted design award at Eurobike 2012, the 3.4s are the shallower counterpart of the Smart ENVE System 6.7 wheel. The Smart ENVE System 3.4s are designed to work as a multi-purpose wheel set that can be used in virtually all weather conditions, terrains and disciplines. Pro Cycling magazine declared them as “the best we’ve ridden”.
The 3.4s, being shallower, offer maximum performance characteristics for professional and novice riders alike in mountainous terrain, or when the wind conditions are too strong for the 6.7s. The 3.4 wheel system is capable of producing very low drag numbers while creating a higher stability index given its shallower depth. The front rim is 26mm wide and 35mm deep while the rear is 24mm wide and 45mm deep.
Available in both 3.4 Clincher & Tubular wheelsets.
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 3.4 Tubular (Front / Rear)|
|Weight: Rim (set)||340g / 380g|
|Weight: DT 180*||1223g|
|Weight: DT 240*||1258g|
|Depth:||35mm / 45mm|
|Width: (outer)||26mm / 24mm|
|Hole Count:||20 / 24|
|ERD:**||584 / 564|
* 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.
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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).