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    The new ENVE nipples as OZZy has stated are not your typical brass. They are void of any sort of coating and are trimmed down quite a bit. When it comes to weight I have not weight them next to a traditional alloy but do know that 10 of the brass vs the same quantity of the old Al hex and the brass are heavier.

    I have also contacted ENVE to rule the question out "can i just use a DT hidden?" They did not give a straight yes or no. They did say that the new brass were designed to be used in ENVE nipple beds, old and new.
    Then went ahead and measured head size of DT hidden vs ENVE brass and the enve nipple head is roughly 1mm smaller in circumference.

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Size:  32.6 KBI found this thread after starting to true a rear wheel and discovering corroded nipples in my 5 month old XC wheel. They were not as bad as those pictured in this thread, but definitely producing lots of oxide. The most corroded nipples were near the tape overlap (stans?), and the wheelset has been in the NW east side of the cascades....I called Enve and they said, send em back for R&R. I then opened the front and found brass nipples. So these were built during the crossover. The front nipples look pristene. What this says to me is Enve recognized and will work the problem, Stans is suspect with the Al nipples, and the brass nipples from the same period exposure look great.
    One happy camper (after the fix)! Great wheels as those who have ridden them know, and Enve is so good to work with.

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    My new Enve rims just arrived today, and here's what I found inside the box:

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    Looks like Enve has swapped over to brass nipples.

    I have a set of Enve carbon road wheels, and I have ridden them for almost 2 years now. A few months back I busted a spoke (it broke near the J bend). When I pulled out the broken spoke, the Pillar aluminum nipple was in perfect shape. This leads me to think that the tire sealant may be one of the catalysts to the aluminum nipples corroding.

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    Same nipples that I have now fitted.

    If you read back... I have suspected sealant all along as being part of the issue, it also doesnt help that those Pillar nipples are just sh1t from the start.
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    56 of the new ENVE brass nipples weighed 33 grams on my scale. 56 of the old Pillar aluminum nipples they used weighed 22 grams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frannek View Post
    56 of the new ENVE brass nipples weighed 33 grams on my scale. 56 of the old Pillar aluminum nipples they used weighed 22 grams.
    5g per wheel !

    Nearly a year since i started this thread, the new nipples are 100%.
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    I just got my new spokes, now I can build up my carbon rims (no rim bed holes, so sealant shouldn't be anywhere near the nipples) with brass nipples. Gonna be ridding them in the winter too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    I just got my new spokes, now I can build up my carbon rims (no rim bed holes, so sealant shouldn't be anywhere near the nipples) with brass nipples. Gonna be ridding them in the winter too.
    what rims are those?
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    Has anyone used something besides Gorilla tape to seal their Enve rims? Bontrager rim strips or something else?
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    ENVE wheel nipple corrosion.

    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    what rims are those?
    Oh, the LB 26" 30mm wide DH ones. Sorry I should have mentioned.
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    ENVE wheel nipple corrosion.

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    Oh, the LB 26" 30mm wide DH ones. Sorry I should have mentioned.
    How are you building them with no rim bed holes?
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    ENVE wheel nipple corrosion.

    By inserting nipples trough the valve hole and fishing them out using a derailleur cable. Slow and miserable, but kinda cool not to have to worry with rim strip and sealing.
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    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    Has anyone used something besides Gorilla tape to seal their Enve rims? Bontrager rim strips or something else?
    I used Stan's yellow tape - 25mm. Installed a tire and tube after taping for a day to set the tape glue. Been good so far after 1 1/2 years, however the Aluminum Pillar nipples I received were red anodized which appears to be different from Ozzy's and others silver non anodized nipples?

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    ENVE wheel nipple corrosion.

    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    By inserting nipples trough the valve hole and fishing them out using a derailleur cable. Slow and miserable, but kinda cool not to have to worry with rim strip and sealing.
    Interesting idea… Post up how it goes. The holes on my rims have been were very small and thick.
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    ENVE wheel nipple corrosion.

    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    Interesting idea… Post up how it goes. The holes on my rims have been were very small and thick.
    I plan on running diy 2.1" studded tires not ust, and using the WSS homebrew sealant formula (Slime+latex+anti-freeze) to seal the tire and bead. So if I don't have to mess up with sealing the rim on top of all the other things that can go wrong, it's worth the extra pain for the nipples install.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    I plan on running diy 2.1" studded tires not ust, and using the WSS homebrew sealant formula (Slime+latex+anti-freeze) to seal the tire and bead. So if I don't have to mess up with sealing the rim on top of all the other things that can go wrong, it's worth the extra pain for the nipples install.
    Brilliant idea for the environment.

    Using antifreeze (which has fairly strict recycling requirements) in a tubeless system which when (not if, but when) it lets go will pi$$ the stuff all over the trails.

    Brilliant.

    Did I mention it is a great plan?



    *and this isnt an attack at you David - just shocked (and slightly disappointed) that this is a commonly used solution.

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    Re: ENVE wheel nipple corrosion.

    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007 View Post
    Brilliant idea for the environment.

    Using antifreeze (which has fairly strict recycling requirements) in a tubeless system which when (not if, but when) it lets go will pi$$ the stuff all over the trails.

    Brilliant.

    Did I mention it is a great plan?



    *and this isnt an attack at you David - just shocked (and slightly disappointed) that this is a commonly used solution.
    They are using a different kind of antifreeze than what you are thinking of. It's not the antifreeze that goes in the engine. It is RV antifreeze that is used to flush and winterize RV water/plumbing/fridge lines in the winter. It is propylene glycol, not ethylene glycol. Not poisonous (will just give you the runs if you ingest too much of it).

    :thumbup:

    Edit: just to add, PG is the same ingredient already in slime and/or Stan's, btw, which is how it has come to use in the homebrew sealant world as well..

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    ENVE wheel nipple corrosion.

    ^^yup.



    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007 View Post
    Brilliant idea for the environment.

    Using antifreeze (which has fairly strict recycling requirements) in a tubeless system which when (not if, but when) it lets go will pi$$ the stuff all over the trails.

    Brilliant.

    Did I mention it is a great plan?



    *and this isnt an attack at you David - just shocked (and slightly disappointed) that this is a commonly used solution.
    At least I ride a bike ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post





    At least I ride a bike ?

    At least I live in a part of Canada that doesnt need antifreeze to work ;-)

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    ENVE wheel nipple corrosion.

    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007 View Post
    At least I live in a part of Canada that doesnt need antifreeze to work ;-)
    At least we have maple sirup ?
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    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    At least we have maple sirup ?
    mmmmm pancakes

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    ENVE wheel nipple corrosion.

    Damn, and all these years I was watering my plants with antifreeze in the winter...
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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    Interesting idea… Post up how it goes. The holes on my rims have been were very small and thick.
    I was the first to build up LB DH rims and I did it without rim bed holes using the method described above. Times consuming but not hard and it's nice to not need tape. They've been working fine on my V10 since August. 1600g for the wheelset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    By inserting nipples trough the valve hole and fishing them out using a derailleur cable. Slow and miserable, but kinda cool not to have to worry with rim strip and sealing.
    Now THAT is hardcore.
    Kinda like the gynaecologist who got 120% when he attended a course on how to service your own car. He serviced it through the exhaust.

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    ENVE wheel nipple corrosion.

    Lol ^^
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    ENVE wheel nipple corrosion.

    Anyway, 006_007 you'll be pleased to learn that I just finished installing all the 32 nipples on the front rim after 1.5 hours. All 12mm brass in electroplated black and gold, with lube on the nipples head.

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    Then later I was up till midnight lacing the wheel. Now I have to do the rear one.

    Oh, and that I had pancakes for breakfast.
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    ENVE wheel nipple corrosion.

    Well rear wheel is done too.

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    These are hookless, right?

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    ENVE wheel nipple corrosion.

    Only took an hour and a half per wheel? That is pretty cool. Any pics of how you actually did it?

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    ENVE wheel nipple corrosion.

    Quote Originally Posted by AKamp View Post
    Only took an hour and a half per wheel? That is pretty cool. Any pics of how you actually did it?
    Well to be honest it was more like 6 hours total for both wheels to install the nipples, then lace them up.

    You can't really take pictures of how-to, but it's easy to explain. Just take a long derailleur cable with both ends cut clean, then solder the tips so they don't fray. Next you need cable crimps that you will cut open so you can slide them onto the cable and crimp them on and off later. Then you insert the cable trough the farthest spoke hole and push it in till you can see it by the valve hole. Proceed to grab the tip of the cable with needle nose pliers and pull it out off the rim by the valve hole. Pull enough cable so you can slide in a nipple and a crimp and pull everything back to seat the nipple in the hole, making sure the cable will be long enough not to be pulled back into the rim. Next tie a rubber-band around the nipple to prevent it from falling back into the rim. Then pull back the cable till the crimp comes out and remove the crimp by pinching it the opposite way you first pinched it. Then pull the cable back out from the nipple and start over again with the following farthest hole, etc. Also I put some lube on the nipple head before pulling it into the rim so it would lube the nipple seat on the rim. Use silicone or teflon lube on the cable if it doesn't slide easily.

    It's just painful when you're doing it all over again for the third time because of bad spoke lenghts and other planning issues. But this time it's for good. Tires, rotors and cassette are mounted, nect step is to ride to the bike coop where I'll have the pro Park trying stand and the tension meter so I can bring them up to high tension and perfectly round and straight.

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    These are hookless, right?
    Nope, they are the 30mm wide by 33mm deep 26" DH rims from LB. They are UST compatible and have a nice profile, but aren't hookless. They were originally intended to be hookless, but many people told LB they wanted clincher rims afterward. I wish they would have kept going with the hookless design though.
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    David, thank you for clarification. But why did you want them hookless? What are the advantages vs hooked besides easier manufacturing?

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    ENVE wheel nipple corrosion.

    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho View Post
    David, thank you for clarification. But why did you want them hookless? What are the advantages vs hooked besides easier manufacturing?
    2 main advantages, first is stronger sidewalls and easier/cheaper to manufacture (big deal in carbon tech) and second is the possibility of higher sidewalls to prevent burping even more and easier to seat the tire tubeless.

    But stronger rims are the real deal with hookless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    Anyway, 006_007 you'll be pleased to learn that I just finished installing all the 32 nipples on the front rim after 1.5 hours. All 12mm brass in electroplated black and gold, with lube on the nipples head.

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    Then later I was up till midnight lacing the wheel. Now I have to do the rear one.

    Oh, and that I had pancakes for breakfast.

    Ok, but I was never concerned about how you installed your nipples (nor did I learn anything from it)

    Looks good - hope you have the right size spokes this time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007 View Post
    Ok, but I was never concerned about how you installed your nipples (nor did I learn anything from it)

    Looks good - hope you have the right size spokes this time!
    Thanks. While we're at it, let's keep it on the corrosion topic. I also switched all my bolts and nuts to stainless, as well as my cables and spokes are stainless too. I'm gonna hit the snow trails with this bike in a few weeks once it's packed down.
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    agreed.

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    FYI, just weighted the difference between 32 pillar internal brass nipples and 32 DT external aluminium nipples and it is 8.1g...

    I can live with the extra weight

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    Is that the rattle sound?

    This is my bike... a 2013 F29 Ultimate. The noise is getting louder and louder...

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    Already checked... and thetre's nothing to do with the tire or sealant.
    The sound comes from inside the rim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eduluke View Post
    Is that the rattle sound?

    This is my bike... a 2013 F29 Ultimate. The noise is getting louder and louder...

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    Already checked... and thetre's nothing to do with the tire or sealant.
    The sound comes from inside the rim.
    That's what mine sounded like with the nipple corrosion issue, however, when I removed the rim strip in addition to corroded nipples I also found little balls / clumps of hardened spoke prep compound rolling around inside which I believe was also causing some of the noise (like ball bearings rolling around inside the rim). Easy enough to check. Pull up the rim strip and look at each nipple with a bright flashlight. It will be quite apparent if you have a nipple corrosion issue.

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    I have the same problem.

    (sorry about my english)

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    ENVE solves the problem under warranty???

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    Sadly my Enve's suffered the same corrosion. Thankfully my LBS is awesome and taking care of it for me. I believe this is covered under Enve warranty.
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    Enve was high on my carbon wheel list. But when I found out about their internal nipple design - the made in USA and "bulletproof" moniker soon became insignificant....having imagined a ride-defeating, trailside wheel straightening session, with tape, tire, tools and sealant all on the side of the trail. No bueno....
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    dang i just snapped a nipple.
    there goes todays ride...bummer
    probably better i catch it now i guess?
    I have enve am 29er with 28 spokes and love em.
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    ENVE wheel nipple corrosion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zachariah View Post
    trailside wheel straightening session
    How many times have you or anyone you know done this?

    It's not unusual to break a spoke in a wheel like an ENVE and not even know it or wrap up the spoke and ride out without issue.

    A spoke wrench isn't going to get you what you need on a disc wheel that is so out of true it is unrideable.
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    The issue with the corrosion problem is that all the nipples are damaged badly, the stump of nipple that's left is severely compromised. The nipple giving way is because there is nothing left of it and it pulls through the spoke hole, at this stage there is probably half a dozen others with 10% left holding.

    I had a rim fracture when un-sewing one of my wheels, took off the first few nipples and there was too much tension on the next few compromised nipples, they pulled through and fractured the rim.

    I have had zero issues since ENVE fixed me up.
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    ENVE wheel nipple corrosion.

    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx View Post
    The issue with the corrosion problem is that all the nipples are damaged badly, the stump of nipple that's left is severely compromised. The nipple giving way is because there is nothing left of it and it pulls through the spoke hole, at this stage there is probably half a dozen others with 10% left holding.

    I had a rim fracture when un-sewing one of my wheels, took off the first few nipples and there was too much tension on the next few compromised nipples, they pulled through and fractured the rim.

    I have had zero issues since ENVE fixed me up.
    Each spoke should be detensioned little by little.

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    All well and good when you can actually get the nipples off, mine were so badly corroded that the spokes needed to be cut or the nipples needed to be taken right off to de-tension the other side to allow the nipples to be removed using pointy nosed pliers.

    Both wheels were a big mess.
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    I'm rebuilding a wheel set that has carbon rims (Reynolds) and internal alloy nipples (Pillar). The rear wheel nipples were corroded to nearly nothing, and I needed to use needle nose pliers to remove the nipples. The front wheel nipples are in fine condition, with no corrosion evident.
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