Not Your Dad's Mountain Wheels.
Freedom of choice is a great thing, and we're extremely happy to be afforded such luxuries when choosing mountain bike components. Luckily, brands like ENVE share our mindset, and the Utah-based operation offers many different models to choose from to perfectly suit your bike, preferred terrain, and riding style. One of ENVE's most versatile wheels, the M630 29in Boost Wheelset, covers many bases, and if you're looking for that one wheelset for a dream build or an excellent upgrade on your current ride, your search might end here. It simply checks off all the boxes that define the modern trail wheelset and is ideal for big days in the backcountry that see repeated drops, big berms, steep climbs, and hair raising descents.
The 30mm internal width is perfectly situated to get the most out of 2.3 to 2.5in tires, and the amazing balance of weight, stiffness, and durability is without equal in the carbon trail wheel category. Boost spacing ensures proper stiffness when slicing between trees on a high speed run and the precision to own a line through baby heads. A wider hookless bead affords the rim a better buffer against the trail and is a remarkable improvement in pinch flat resistance, so you can get away with less tire pressure for improved traction and rolling resistance.
The M630 is damn-near ideal for contemporary trail bikes and their mid-sized tire clearance. The wheels shed close to 40 grams of rim weight versus ENVE's HV equivalent, all the while offering 4mm greater internal width. We're sure the secret to being lighter, wider, and more durable is safely tucked away on an ENVE engineer's hard drive, but we have no doubt that the company burned the midnight oil to bring this wheel to market. The redesigned, wider hookless bead is perhaps the biggest takeaway, as its increased durability and tire-saving design are worth the upgrade over the outgoing M60 Forty HV. Running higher volume tires makes sense as soon as you try it, and the increased rim width on offer here is just more of a good thing. Every corner is under attack, and the confidence of more tread on the trail has you off the brakes and on the gas.
All ENVE rims, including these M630, feature ENVE's patented manufacturing techniques that allow the wheels to be light, durable, and impressively stiff. The molded spoke holes, nipple seats, and valve holes are key ingredients responsible for ENVE's reputation of creating wheels that are the lightest, most responsive, and most durable in the industry. ENVE molds carbon fiber around each hole, rather than drilling them post-production, which cuts into the fibers. This maintains continuous carbon fiber integrity and results in increased rigidity and a lower weight at the spoke face.
This advanced method of construction facilitates higher and more uniform spoke tension for a more durable wheel while reducing the risk of nipples pulling through. Additionally, ENVE removes the bladder after the molding process, resulting in weight savings compared to other wheel manufacturers who leave the rim-shaping, inflatable bladder in the rim after curing. This process takes more time and skill but it results in a lighter, better balanced rim.
ENVE is extremely proud of developing, prototyping, and manufacturing each and every rim in their Ogden, UT facility and it doesn't leave any part of the construction to chance. This includes hand-building them in house to exacting standards, and the end result is a pedigree that largely redefined the wheel industry. Boost hubs are the new normal and they promise better tracking and stiffen up the bike making for a nimble and agile ride—qualities especially noticeable on 29ers. Unlike their wagon wheel predecessors, these wheels won't back down on any terrain and are ready for you to mount your favorite treads and rip the trails.
- A carbon wheelset for all-mountain adventures
- 30mm inner width lets larger tires plump up
- Peerless carbon construction reduces points of potential failure
- Wide hookless bead adds rim and tire durability
- Boost axles widths further improve stiffness
- Spoke count balances stiffness, ride quality and weight savings
- DT Swiss star ratchet freehub is typically reserved for hand-built customs