The ENVE Foundation 45mm Wheelset draws on ENVE’s world-leading expertise to deliver an aero wheelset that meets the demands of the modern road cyclist and triathlete.
The ENVE 45 benefits from a knowledge base that has been established over more than a decade’s worth of aero wheel development.
To achieve the low drag and high stability performance the ENVE 45 offers, ENVE takes cues from its top of the line SES line up. This trickle down approach from ENVE’s top-of-the-line products means the ENVE 45’s outperform, or perform similar to, competitor’s wheels that are upmarket in price.
Featuring ENVE’s Wide Hookless Bead technology, the ENVE 45 disperses any impact from pot holes, curbs and debris over a wide area, reducing the likelihood of pinch flats.
Patented Molded Spoke and Valve Stem Hole Technology results in rims that are light and strong. Because carbon fibre gets its strength from continuous fibres, ENVE routes the fibres around the hole without cutting them which increases the strength of each spoke hole.
The ENVE Foundation Road Hub features ENVE’s core hub technologies. The hub shell uses simplified machining without compromising flange geometry and wheel build stiffness. The drive mechanism uses Instant Drive 360 technology and a 40t ratchet to deliver responsive engagement, minimal drag, and low maintenance performance. The bearings are premium full contact sealed NTN steel bearings. The Rotor attachment is centre-lock.
The Foundation 45mm Wheelset comes with ENVE’s leading Lifetime Incident Protection and 5 Year warranty. The 5 Year Warranty protects buyers from defects in material and workmanship. The Lifetime Incident Protection program protects owners from damage caused to their wheels while riding, crashing, or transporting their bikes.
- Depth: 45mm
- Inner rim width: 21mm
- Rim Weight: 455 grams
- Wheelset Weight: 1540g
- Internal Molded Spoke Holes
- Hole count: 24/24
- Aero optimised for 25cc to 28cc tubeless tires
- ENVE Foundation Road Alloy hub with ID360 40t ratchet
- Sapim CX Spring spokes
- Tubeless compatible only. Hookless Construction. May run inner-tubes with tubeless tire
- Disc brake only
- Lifetime Incident Protection and 5 Year warranty
- Handcrafted at ENVE’s HQ in Ogden, Utah, USA
Known for the fastest, strongest and lightest handmade-in-the-USA carbon wheels, ENVE has had a spectacular rise to the top of the cycling world. Truly made for riders by riders, ENVE's product range of full carbon wheels, carbon stems, bars, seatposts and forks is the result of the team's desire to make the sport we love even more enjoyable. Meanwhile strong ties to the top levels of road cycling, mountain biking and triathlon mean pro feedback has helped hone ENVE's products into the ultimate performance upgrades. Read more about ENVE.
Founded by real cycling enthusiasts in 2004, our passion for elite performance runs through everything we do at Saddleback. Our team of dedicated roadies, mountain bikers and triathletes practice what we preach to bring you the finest cycling products and a superior service to match. We're the official UK home of Castelli, Chris King, ENVE, HJC, Moots Cycles, PUSH, Sidi, Silca, Sportful, Stages, Troy Lee Designs and Wolf Tooth.