The 2nd gen ENVE Carbon Road Hub builds upon the first generation road hub’s legacy by improving upon its strengths.
First, ENVE scrapped the drive system of the previous design to create a more efficient shell with optimal flange geometries, and engagement. After an extensive study of build geometry ENVE engineers designed a hub shell geometry that delivers 16% higher lateral stiffness than the first generation. Additionally, the flanges of the hub have been completely redesigned to prevent premature spoke fatigue and feature a new spoke hole pattern that increases drive stiffness and reduces weight.
A new drive system features a 40t ratchet compared to the previous generations 18t. A ratchet style drive system was chosen over a pawl system for its increased drive response, weight savings, and ease of serviceability.
To keep the Carbon Road Hub rolling smooth and fast, ENVE opted for high grade custom stainless steel bearings and races to prevent corrosion in any condition or environment. The outer bearings are fully sealed to eliminate debris from entering while the internal seals are non-contact to reduce rolling resistance. To reinforce the low maintenance objectives of these hubs, ENVE developed a technology called “Perfect Preload.” Perfect Preload™ means that you’ll never need to set or adjust the preload of your hubs, and bearing life is prolonged.
See matching ENVE Carbon Road Front hub here.
- Weight: 185g +/- 5%
- hole Count: 24
- Color: black
- Axle: 130mm QR
- Hub shell material: Unidirectional Carbon Fiber
- Bearings: Custom ENVE Stainless: Hubshell 17x26x5 (x2), FH 17x26x7, 15x26x5 (1 ea)
- Dimensions: Flange Diameter 55mm, Center to flange L-37mm, R-19mm
- Drive: Shimano/SRAM HG, XDR, Campy
- 5-Year Warranty
- Ideal use: All forms of high performance road racing and training