Re-imagine your limitations.
The ENVE’s M60 Forty 27.5in Wheelset is an ideal match for the latest generation of lightweight, shockingly capable trail bikes. This rim was designed to sit between the previous XC and AM rim, making it perfect for the way that most of us actually ride our mountain bikes. And with a completely redesigned profile that was six years in the making, you’re looking at a wheelset that’s stable and tough. Oh, and don’t forget, it's XC-race light. Welcome to the future.
When ENVE set about designing the M60 Forty, the goal was to build a rim that occupied the space between the previous XC and AM rims, with the understanding that the aforementioned midpoint represented the ultimate rim for the way that most people ride off-road. Unsurprisingly, the team in Ogden, UT delivered in spades.
The 27.5in M60 Forty rim weighs a claimed 374g, making it 40g lighter than the previous AM rim and nearly the same weight as the XC. Part of this weight savings was accomplished by trading in traditional bead hooks for a redesigned beadless hook bead, which is lighter, more impact resistant, and actually seats tubeless tires more securely. The rims are a generous 23mm, internally, which lets those tires fill out with more air volume at lower PSI, improving cornering stability and putting more rubber on the ground at any given time.
By strategically relieving material from the rim, ENVE has taken the M60 Forty’s tuned ride feel to previously unseen levels. Anyone who’s familiar with ENVE knows the fanatical lengths that its engineers go to in order to achieve a perfect ride feel. Accordingly, the M60 Forty has been tuned to provide a degree of vertical give, thereby reducing rider fatigue, without sacrificing the fantastic drive stiffness that endows ENVE wheels with the “on rails” feeling for which they’re prized.
The rim tells most of the story, but these wheels are hand built in northern Utah to exacting standards, which produces the longevity you’d expect out of a class-leading wheel system. They’re laced to DT Swiss 240 hubs, long a staple on custom builds because of their star ratchet freehub system. In addition to that signature buzz, the 240s enjoy a good reputation for their lightweight construction, remarkable durability, and tool-free service, which makes them a perfect match for an ENVE wheelset that might very well outlast your next bike, or two.
- A lightweight trail wheelset for riding heavy lines
- Carbon rims tuned for cushion and speed
- Reasonably wide rim lets the tire sit fat
- DT Swiss hubs are the standard for custom builds for a reason
- ENVE continues to amaze from its headquarters in Ogden, UT
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Reviews & Community
Kept to their word
I'm not that skilled riding, fell off a couple of rock garden drops, cracked my stem and buckled my Enve M60 Forty 27.5 front rim. Had it sent back to my dealer and Enve replaced it with no questions asked.
Yes, down time is not good and it is a pair of expensive wheel set but I can think of worse service from other wheel manufacturers too.
Must have hit a rock on the side.
Shredding my ENVE M60Forty Wheels
Supplement to my previous review. Just a little action on a fast decent at the bottom of Switchblade on Moscow Mountain just North of Moscow, Idaho. Sorry I am not faster.
Enve M60 does it all
This wheel is fast enough for the Friday night crit and strong enough for the seriously technical and rocky Sunday 50 mile XC at the Grand Junction Off-Road.
The Best Wheelset EVER
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
My preface: this review is my opinion and not objective fact.
I bought my first mountain bike in 1992...and I have owned several since. This is my first 650b/27.5" wheeled bike but that doesn't make me hesitate when I declare these wheels to be the BEST ever made! I have ridden some fairly high-end mt wheels (Stan's Arch and Crest, Shimano XT, just about everything offered from Mavic) and maybe it is that these are my first carbon rims and/or maybe it is the change in wheel size from 29er to 650b but I suspect it is much more than that...these are ENVE carbon rims. I never knew wheels could ride so nice! Obviously, rolling mass is an area where an upgrade will make a larger impact but the difference between the M60Forty wheels and anything else I have ridden is HUGE! These wheels are SO SO stiff and inspire confidence I have never felt before in over 20 years of riding the mountain. They were easily set up tubeless and roll up to and maintain speed nicely via the Chris King hubs (I had Mike Nelson, ext 4076, special order these. As with all Comp Cyclist reps, Mike is AWESOME!!). I am sure there are plenty of other lightweight options but these are NO compromise wheels! You plunk down the $$ and ENVE WILL deliver the goods!!
If I had to complain about anything, the decals are dinged and scratched easily (signs you are riding right, my friend!) and they are très $$$$. BUT if you can afford them, you can't afford not to ride them! You will not be disappointed!
My quick plug for 650b/27.5": I went from 26" to 29" and now, 27.5" and each have there +s and -s. I agree with many that state 650b is the best of both worlds. Still, I think/hope this size will grow and settle in as the trail/All Moutain standard...and I am sure that my incredible experiences on these wheels (and my Santa Cruz Solo/5010) have a lot to do with the 650b standard. Still, I keep more than one 29er in my fleet and feel it is the best size for racing. For what it is worth...