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    ENVE Fat Wheels

    If they made it would you buy?
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    I will never be able to afford ENVE anything.

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    Possible if they where a little more durable than Heds even if it meant a few grams.

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    and about the price ?

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    When it's cheaper to put a set of Cragars with load range E tires, mounted, balanced, out the door, on my van. o.O....sensible purchase. (As if) If they come down to earth with pricing, I'd have a hard time passing it up.
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    What's the theoretical price of these theoretical rims? What's the theoretical width? Are they theoretically approved for use on dirt? Will they have theoretical offset spoke holes? What kind of hubs do they theoretically come with and who theoretically makes them?

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    These rims will go great with my new theoretical Chris King hubs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    These rims will go great with my new theoretical Chris King hubs!
    Just make sure they're the right size for your theoretical Santa Cruz fatty

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfinator View Post
    Just make sure they're the right size for your theoretical Santa Cruz fatty
    I just checked with Santa Cruz. They told me that the fatbike that they won't be producing will not use hubs or rims. I can't wait to not see it!

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    Enve has actually come out and said they won't make fat rims because they think the market won't support it.
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    1.It's difficult to justify spending 2K-2.5K on a set of wheels when I'm willing to bet a large portion of us bought complete bikes for around that price or cheaper.

    2. I'm not a die hard weight weenie.

    3. I would rather buy another bike opposed to the cost of a set of carbon wheels.

    4. I cringe at the thought of running a under inflated tire, and possibly cracking my uber expensive carbon wheel.

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    I haven't been impressed with enve wheels for the amount of money they cost, period. Same goes for any carbon wheels.

    I had some enve handlebars that were awesome, and they're more in line with other companies offerings pricewise.

    I was just going to get a flat black chiner fat frame, gloss santa cruz decals for the downtubes just to match my nomad and make people angry, haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    Enve has actually come out and said they won't make fat rims because they think the market won't support it.
    That's crazy. There are 5 people who said they would buy them. How big of a market do they need?

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    More than 5?
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    What would actually they bring to the market that doesn't exist?
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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    If they were lighter and stronger than what is already available today. But it has to be a 29er and 100 mm.

    Checking online how much one of my livers are going for on the black market to pay for this.

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    29" 100mm to fit the new Surly Bud/Lou 29x4.8's!! How about some Vee 29.5.6's for the new Santa Cruz fatty???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    What would actually they bring to the market that doesn't exist?
    Really, really worthwhile threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfinator View Post
    Really, really worthwhile threads.
    Correct. The threads are then woven into sheets of fabric, mixed with resin and placed into a mold. And that is how babies are made.

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    Maybe if they made a 27.5 65mm....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    Correct. The threads are then woven into sheets of fabric, mixed with resin and placed into a mold. And that is how babies are made.
    Nice

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    Maybe if they were competitive with Nextie.

    Just had a carbon rim appreciation ride a couple of days ago. Have been riding 65 Nexties for a year or so, but the hopped on a friend's bike with Alu 85mm rims (both have studded D4 tires). Wow. They felt so slow, sluggish piggy -and un-fun, relatively anyway. Hadn't realized how spoiled the carbon makes a person.

    Not generally one to notice overall bike weight, but wow, the difference the hoops make on a fat bike is dramatic.

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    I vote no based on cost. I've been happy with 65mm Nextie rim wheels on one bike and 80mm Sarma Naran rim wheels on another bike. Both of these builds have been solid, so why pay oodles more for similar weight savings?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stroganof View Post
    Maybe if they were competitive with Nextie.

    Just had a carbon rim appreciation ride a couple of days ago. Have been riding 65 Nexties for a year or so, but the hopped on a friend's bike with Alu 85mm rims (both have studded D4 tires). Wow. They felt so slow, sluggish piggy -and un-fun, relatively anyway. Hadn't realized how spoiled the carbon makes a person.

    Not generally one to notice overall bike weight, but wow, the difference the hoops make on a fat bike is dramatic.

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    Enve has to diamond stud em for that kinda dough, and I'm still not gonna spend the money. Just have no desire to be a contributor to the mortgage for their Aspen mansion and Bentley. Greedy bastards!
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    While I'm sure they're awesome, I have no need to spend that kind of money on rims - the advantages simply aren't that worth it to me. I got a whole '15 Blackborow for less than the cost of those rims.
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    Has anyone put together that the OP is just trolling?

    He asked a ridiculously open ended question with no information. He basically shat this thread out in like 7.5 seconds.

    Then he came back to grace us with a link to Enves website. WOOOOW!!!!

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    Dammit! I told myself I wasn't going to fall for that #$^&ing ENVE ruse ever again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tfinator View Post
    Has anyone put together that the OP is just trolling?

    He asked a ridiculously open ended question with no information. He basically shat this thread out in like 7.5 seconds.

    Then he came back to grace us with a link to Enves website. WOOOOW!!!!
    We still get to fvck with Enve indirectly...
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    Nothing against ENVE, but I just don't see the value of something this expensive for me. If I were a elite or pro racer it might offer some benefit, I might think differently. When guys on Pugsleys with Large Marge rims are still killing it, these hold little appeal.
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    I've actually been trolling Enve's FaceBook page for some time, asking when, if at all they might offer a fat bike wheel option, given that they make some awesome products otherwise. I was curious how many on this small forum might also be interested in such a product and it would appear, not many. That could be due to the fact this is one small forum and the Fat Bike page in particular is a small percentage of it.

    As usual, there are always a few who feel genuinely upset that lord forbid someone might actually ask a question that does not fall inline with their own, opinion/budget/ideal.

    I linked the Why Enve? web page for the person who seemed to not understand why someone might consider their product. I have no stakes in the company, but I do own and race their products and have been quite happy with them.

    If you are not interested, simply cast your vote, provide your opinion on the theoretical wheel and move along.

    In other words, don't worry about me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carbonLORD View Post


    If you are not interested, simply cast your vote, provide your opinion on the theoretical wheel and move along.
    Peeps are gonna opine, and rebut when a discussion is made in a forum.

    Just sayin'
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