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Enve introduces wheelset and fork for fat bikes

Published November 16, 2018

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Enve has launched a new M Series carbon wheelset and Fat Fork designed for fat bikes.

The M685 is the latest addition to Enve M Series and features an 85-millimeter internal rim width in both 26- and 27.5-inch diameters.

The Fat Fork is molded in one piece from steerer to dropouts, has clearance for 5-inch-wide tires, and uses a reversible dropout chip that adjusts the rake of the fork to optimize handling with either a 26- or 27.5-inch wheel.

The M685 rim weighs 600 grams and is the widest option in the M6 Series of wheels. The wheels features Enve’s patented Wide Hookless Bead anti pinch-flat technology.

“We developed the new M685 rim and Fat Fork to deliver a better ride experience for performance-oriented fat bike riders,” said Jake Pantone, Enve’s vice president of product and consumer experience. “In the discovery phase of this project, we identified the need to keep the rim weight as low as possible without compromising terrain applications, and for a shape that helps shed snow and mud. When we rode the lightest weight rims on the market, their shallow and flat surfaces led to snow and mud accumulation that often added pounds of weight to each wheel. This insight led us to the M685’s rim shape, which features steep sidewall angles and a deeper cross section. This rim shape sheds snow more easily keeping the weight low in all trail conditions.”

Enve's new M685 wheelset and Fat Fork are now available for preorder, and will ship globally to consumers and retailers by the end of November. The M685 is available as a rim only for $999 or as a complete wheelset built with Industry Nine hubs for $2,800, while the Fat Fork will retail for $625.

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