ENVE 4.5 Carbon Clincher Rims

$975.00
Article number: 15-04-03
Availability: In stock (1)

Introducing the ENVE SMART 4.5 road rims. Marginally heavier than the venerable SMART 3.4, the SMART 4.5 is the ideal carbon road rim for those looking for optimal aerodynamic characteristics over a wide range of conditions and terrain. Similar to other SMART rims, the SMART 4.5 is an asymmetrical rim design with separate profiles for front and rear wheels. Each front rim utilizes a slightly wider and shallower profile than the rear, which through comprehensive research has been found to minimize potential drag at a variety of angles.

Intended for use on nearly every kind of road terrain, the ENVE SMART 4.5 rims are designed to be extremely predictable in heavy crosswinds, and feature a molded texture braking surface to ensure ideal handling and braking characteristics. Utilizing the same tried-and-true molded spoke hole technology used in previous ENVE rims, the SMART 4.5 rims prove to be extremely durable and exceedingly laterally stiff.

 

Wheel Building

We recommend that wheels built with this rim be assembled by an experienced wheel builder. We are happy to provide this service, and can provide helpful suggestions in hub and spoke selections. Please contact us directly.

 

ENVE Rim Comparison

The following table compares ENVE's rim brake models for a quick and easy analysis. For more information follow the link to our product specific page for the rim or contact us to get in touch with one of our professional wheel-builders.

 

Model Depth(mm) F/R Width(mm) Ext Width(mm) Int Weight(g) F/R
2.2 Tubular 25 / 25 27 / 27 N/A 281 / 281
2.2 Clincher Tubeless 25 / 25 27 / 27 18.5 / 18.5 420 / 420
3.4 Tubular 35 / 45 26 / 24 N/A 377 / 397
3.4 Clincher 35 / 45 26 / 24 18.5 / 16.5 458 / 464
4.5 Tubular 48 / 56 27 / 25.5 N/A 370 / 400
4.5 Clincher 48 / 56 27 / 25.5 18.5 / 17 475 / 489
7.8 Tubular 71 / 80 29 / 27.5 N/A 436 / 468
7.8 Clincher Tubeless 71 / 80 29 / 27.5 19 / 19 541 / 578

 

Weight (front/rear) 475 / 489 grams
External Width (front/rear) 27.0 / 25.5 mm
Internal Width (front/rear) 18.5 / 17.0 mm
Depth (front/rear) 48 / 56 mm
ERD (front/rear) 563 / 545 mm
Tire Compatibility ISO 622
Road Tubeless
Recommended Tire Width 25 mm
Material Carbon Fiber
Finish UD Matte
Brake Compatibility Rim Brake Only
Included Accessories Enve 4.5 Road Tubeless Kit
Enve 45mm Silca Valve Extenders (non-Tubeless)
Enve Brass Internal Spoke Nipples
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