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ENVE Classic 65 Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher

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The ENVE Classic 65 Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset has been touted as the 'Founder's Favorite' of all the rims in the ENVE arsenal. ENVE's most versatile rim, the 65 is the preferred rim for professionals for everything from cyclocross to triathlon to road racing. There's even a peloton debate on whether they're better at climbing or time trials. Seriously, though. The funny thing is that pros all say that it’s the best rim for whatever discipline they've been using it for. With a 65mm rim depth, the wheel offers weight savings comparable to many top wheelsets like the HED Stinger 4 Carbon Tubular and the Zipp 404 Firecrest Tubular. We are talking about a 65mm deep clincher, right?

Of course, there are many factors to the 65's ridiculous stiffness-to-weight ratio. Starting at the interface between the spokes and the rim, ENVE uses a patented process of molding in spoke holes, nipple seats, and valve stem holes. Knowing that carbon fiber gains strength from continuous fibers, ENVE routes the fibers around each hole in a 100% intact design. This design allows a lower weight at the spoke face, and adds overall rigidity to the rim. When built, the molded design promotes both higher spoke tension and tension uniformity. Another aspect of the 65's light weight is due to ENVE's use of removal bladders during the molding process. While most composite rim manufacturers leave the rim-shaping inflatable bladder in the rim, ENVE spends the time and money to remove it. This time-consuming process reduces rim weight, and makes for a perfectly tensioned wheel build.

And while all of that technology creates an aggressive stiffness-to-weight ratio, we all know that a 65mm deep wheel is solely built for speed. Sure, rigidity adds to this variable, but so does the build. The ENVE 65 is hand-built in the USA with DT Swiss 240s laced with 24 DT Swiss Aerolite bladed spokes. So, when you utilize the quick, powering gains of the rim, the 240's low-resistance and minimal rotational weight (around 209g) will keep your speed on the rivet with less exertion coming from your end. And when using a 65 as a rear wheel with an ENVE 45 up front, your aerodynamic footprint gets into disc wheel categories.

The ENVE Classic 65 Carbon Road Wheelset is available as a rear wheel and in a clincher version. For the freehub body, you can choose either a Campagnolo or Shimano compatibility. Please note that the Shimano option is compatible with the new Shimano Dura Ace 9000 11-speed system.

  • DT Swiss 240 hubs
  • DT Swiss Aero bladed spokes
  • Compatible with Shimano/SRAM 9/10/11 or Campagnolo 11-speed

Tech Specs

Rim Material:
carbon fiber
Rim Depth:
65 mm
Rim Width:
22 mm
Brake Compatibility:
caliper with carbon pads
Spoke Nipple:
Spoke Count:
[front/rear] 20 / 24
Claimed Weight:
1523 g
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
5 years, lifetime crash replacement

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Another level of wheels

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you want a great set of wheels go with the 404s, however if you are looking for better than great buy the Enve's they are best wheelset I have ever owned and I have ridden and destroyed almost all of them

I can't select campy freehub. Is 700c/Shimano compatible with campy 11 speed?

No, campy 11 is not compatible with with the Shimano option.

I noticed that the website suggests I purchase Shimano centerblocks along with the wheel set. Are they necessary to install these wheels on my SuperSix Evo with 11 speed Ultegra?

No, that is only for the disc brake version of these wheels, sorry for the confusion there. Let me know if you would like me to get an order going or have any other questions.

A+ grade wheelset

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I rode a prototype of this wheel several years back and fell in love with them. Subsequently I got another pair that I actually still own and have been using for several years. Comfortable, compliant, quick to wind up, stable, a fantastic wheel all around. I will say that I may personally pick these over the 6.7's by the smallest of margins due to the weight difference. I will admit to being a weight weenie and to get a wheel this aero and stiff at this weight is a real treat. These are definitely in my list of top 5 wheels out there. Super light but deep enough of a dish that you get the aero benefits, and again won't beat you up if the winds kick up. I think my earlier statement attests to the durability which is something you have to consider when spending this kind of money on a wheelset. I have not had to do a thing the the set that I have, highly recommended. If you have specific questions or help with shipping price you can contact me directly here at

A+ grade wheelset

I've Had 2 Pair's of the 65's and Loved

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

So much so I gave my 1st pair to her {50+ QOM's} Later she bought me a set for my Birthday . I upgraded the Bearing on each with Ceramic,and now they are even Faster and Smoother then Before !!!

What width tire do you use with this rim? I have looked for a 700x22c tire but haven't found any.

HI HIMP658239. You can run a tire wider than the rim width on this clincher rim. For example, a 23 mm (or 25 mm tire) will be fine. If you really want to match the tire width to the rim, some tires run a bit thinning than advertised.