The ENVE M50 Fifty
A rim for mountain bikers who ride short travel bikes, low volume tyres and long distances, this rims purpose lies within the name, it’s equally talented on the ascents as it is the descents. The ENVE M50 Fifty is the ultimate carbon fibre cross-country and marathon wheelset, ENVE believe that even when it comes to super-light XC rims, they should never shave grams at the expense of strength, a statement they have stayed true to with the 50 Fifty. Because let’s be honest, cross country is a whole lot more fun when you’re not avoiding rock sections for fear of damaging your wheelset, no matter how light they may be!
Strada Says: The rim of choice for our Senior Wheel Builder Darren, he’s abused a pair of these for over 3 years & they’re as good as the day he acquired them. We love to build these up with DT Swiss 240 hubs to create an easily serviceable ultimate XC warrior.
The ENVE M50 Fifty features a ride quality defined by vertical compliance that improves efficiency over rough terrain and prevents fatigue caused by hard hours in an unsuspended saddle. The ENVE M50 Fifty won’t make the effort hurt less, but we promise your effort will be rewarded more than ever before.
WHAT IS IT? The ultimate carbon fiber cross-country and marathon wheels.
WHO IS IT FOR? Mountain bikers who ride short travel bikes, low volume tyres, and long distances.
WHY DID WE MAKE IT? Because cross-country riding and racing is most fun when your equipment allows you to ride how and what you want to. We believe the best cross-country wheelset should inspire confidence regardless of the terrain or race course. As such, the M50 is equally adept descending as it is ascending. The M50 is light, but not at the expense of strength; stiff but not to the detriment of comfort.
Material: Carbon Fibre
Rim Depth: 28mm
External Rim Width: 27mm
Internal Rim Width: 21mm
Sizes: 27.5 & 29″
Built Weight Set: 1402g
Rim Weight Set: 730g
Recommended Tyre Size: 1.9 in – 2.25 in
Note – this is a rim only price, please call Strada on 01903 214956 or use the contact form to discuss your custom ENVE M50 Fifty wheelset as we hand build all wheels to order.
INTRODUCING THE ENVE M SERIES 29er – what ENVE have tried (and succeeded) to do with the M SERIES rims is to decrease weight whilst simultaneously increasing vertical compliance, lateral stiffness and impact resistances, to achieve all three of these aims whilst reducing the weight of a rim seems impossible but ENVE have done it – the result is the ENVE M SERIES. The reduction of weight can be seen by comparing the new M50 fifty 29er rim with the previous generation XC rim, the previous rim weighed a very respectable 385 grams the M5o weighs 330 grams, this means a saving of 110 grams of rotational mass per wheelset.
Have a look below to see what ENVE have to say about their new rims, a little on the technical side and what Darren, Strada’s very own wheel expert and XC racer, has to say on the new rim.
Technical Aspect – ENVE go to great lengths to insure that their rims are built to the highest standards using the latest technology and techniques. Unlike other carbon rim manufactures ENVE have a moulding process for the spoke and valve holes, this means that the carbon fibres are continuous around the holes allowing for maximum spoke tension. ENVE also mould in a conical nipple seat reducing spoke breakage because of increased nipple articulation. ENVE’s choice to use an internal nipple is down to their belief that it produces a wheel of superior quality due to a more consistent build and a stronger structure, it also virtually eliminates the needed for retruing, providing the builder does a thorough job, which can be guaranteed by Strada. To achieve the incredibly low weights, we have all come to expect from ENVE, they have created a removable bladder system which means that no debris is left inside the rim, saving weight for you and making our job of building them easier. All of this is done on-sight in Utah, where ENVE regularly torture test their rims, both laterally and with spoke tests, so that their rims meet the UCI guidelines. Although on-sight production does increase the price it also means they have full control over the quality of their products insuring that every ENVE branded rim is up to there incredibly high standards. These are the reasons we at Strada love building, and riding, ENVE rims.
ENVE products also come with a 5 year warranty and a lifetime crash replacement policy.