ENVE Twenty7.5 (650B) AM Review

27.5 Pro Reviews Wheels

Bottom Line
The ENVE Twenty7.5 (650B) AM rims are light, and have exceptional lateral and torsional stiffness, yet they offer superlative ride quality, with excellent damping and comfort qualities. Their low rotational weight makes them highly functional (and fun) while cornering and spinning, and their stiffness offers control, precision and power transition. The well-built and innovative design is extremely tough and durable, and should offer excellent long term usage, which is a good thing, since they’re brutally expensive at $875 each.

Strengths

  • Lightweight
  • Exceptional lateral and torsional stiffness
  • Superlative ride quality
  • Extremely tough and durable

Weaknesses

  • Brutally expensive
  • Tough to separate installed tire from rim bead hook
  • Tubeless kit is optional

Overall Rating: 5 Flamin’ Chili Peppers

 

Twenty7.5 (650b) AM Specs:

  • MSRP : $875
  • Visit the ENVE Twenty7.5 AM website
  • Depth – 31mm
  • Width – 30mm (24mm Internal)
  • Rim weight – 410 grams
  • Wheel weight – DT 240 1378 grams, DT 180 1406 grams. King ISO 1588 grams
  • Hole count – 28 or 32
  • ERD – 556
  • Finish – UNI

Twenty7.5 (650b) XC Specs:

  • MSRP : $875
  • Visit the ENVE Twenty7.5 XC website
  • Depth – 31mm
  • Width – 24mm (18mm Internal)
  • Rim weight – 360 grams
  • Wheel weight – DT 240 1478 grams, DT 180 1306 grams, King ISO 1488 grams
  • Hole count – 28 or 32
  • ERD – 556
  • Finish – UNI

About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian has been part of the Mtbr team since 2007, where he has become an integral member of the review and test staff, specializing in technical articles. He likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, extreme skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth and hyperbolic articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on extremely technical singletrack.


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  • Bugger says:

    Did I read that right $875 for a single rim no hub no spokes! Ridiculous!

    • Brian Mullin says:

      Yep, they are brutal for pricing. The durability factor helps take away some of the sting…

      • Brad Nyenhuis says:

        “Yep, they are brutal for pricing. The durability factor helps take away some of the sting…”

        You’re kidding, right?
        They would have to last at least 6 millenniums for this pricing to be even remotely realistic.
        Two years from now we’ll see four companies offering identical (if not better) products for $89.

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