ENVE M525/Chris King MTB Wheelset
Front Axle Type
Rear Axle Type
A purpose built XC wheelset without limitations. Light enough to race, strong enough to ride daily. Reduced fatigue and a more compliant ride through shape, laminate, and spoke-hole optimization.
ENVE M525 Rims - Wide Hookless Bead is part of ENVE's Dynamic Impact Designed which was born to solve the problems associated with carbon rim designs. Traditional hookless rims are strong, stiff, reliably tubeless and light but require more material for strength, tend to ride harsh, and are susceptible to pinch flatting tyres. Once the tyre has flatted, there is nothing but the rubber itself to absorb impact energy for the trail. Unfortunately a pinch flat is often the precursor to a damaged carbon rim. Dynamic Impact Design by ENVE aims to solve this problem.
Chris King ISO Disc Hubs - Months of design and testing went into our ISO disc hubset. During the development process, we adapted our machines to use larger bar stock when we make the hub shells. This manufacturing improvement allowed us to increase the spoke flange diameter significantly. A larger spoke flange spreads the spoke holes away from each other. Also, you can use shorter spokes to build a more durable, stiffer and stronger wheel
Make no mistake, these are not "disposable" parts. There are a lot of super light hubs out there, but will they still be working in 2 years? How about 5? If you ride a lot, 5 years is a lot of panic stops, high speed feathering and braking bumps. Like all of our other hubs, these carry a lifetime warranty. It is easy to make a really light hub, not so easy to make one that you can sell with confidence and back that up for 5 full years. Who else does this but King?
All of our rear hubs utilize our patented RingDrive™ engagement mechanism. RingDrive™ uses 72 engagement teeth on each drive ring. That means the hub engages over 3 times quicker than the standard 24 tooth pawl-type freehub. Trying to get started again in the middle of a steep uphill section? Going for the surprise jump to drop your buddies? This unique design offers instant and positive engagement that's capable of handling a torque load of over 800ft/lbs, or over three times more than most other high end hubs we've tested. It is the heart of our hub and all the rest is built around it.
Other unique features include our ultra stiff 19.5mm constant diameter axle (through the bearings to the dropouts), our time tested and proven bearings, and a year warranty. All of our hubs are easily adjustable and simple to work on, requiring only two hex wrenches and a pen knife for regular maintenance.
Spokes - Sapim CX Ray - As light as a titanium spoke, the CX-Ray still receives the best results in fatigue testing of any spoke. Its unique strength and flexibility make the CX-Ray suitable for most bicycle disciplines. The middle section of the spoke is drawn then pressed in a special mould to form its specific profile. CX-Ray spokes are used by top bike racers and triathletes around the world. Even downhillers use them, recognizing their strength and flexibility. Special alloy treatment and sophisticated production make this all possible.
24h front and rear with 2x lacing
Supplied with tubeless rim tape and valves
Weights From: -
1,466g (27.5" Boost)
1,501 (29" Boost)
Covered by ENVE Lifetime Incident Protection
Please Note - As this wheelset has a 24 spoke count, certain hub colours will need to be specially ordered in from Chris King in the USA. Please contact us for specific lead times