M630 29in Wheelset
We're afforded a lot of luxuries in today's age of mountain bikes. One of those is a massive assortment to choose from — which can be both a blessing and a curse. Weaving through all of the options, from frames to components, can be stress inducing, so we'll make it easier for you: ENVE's M630 29in Wheelset covers just about all of your bases, with a lighweight carbon layup that's stiff enough for major efforts, and won't waiver when you decide to cook it into drops, or turn rollers into doubles. The M630 wheelset is poised for all day rides that carry you beyond the last cell tower, weaving up steep switchbacks to urn untamed miles of descents, laced with drops, tight trees, and root lattices. The internal width sits at 30mm and is ideal for 29-inch tires ranging from 2.3 through 2.5-inches. The most exciting feature on the rims is a wider hookless bead that gives a better buffer against the trail, thus improving durability and reducing the likelihood of a pinch flat so you can run lower pressure for better 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. 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.
- Snappy carbon hoops that don't limit your all-mountain power
- 30mm inner width lets larger tires plump up
- Peerless carbon construction reduces points of potential failure
- Wide hookless bead adds rim and tire durability
- Spoke count balances stiffness, ride quality and weight savings
- DT Swiss star ratchet freehub is typically reserved for hand-built customs