ENVE sent over details on their new M-Series components including an expansion of handlebars (760mm – 810mm), 31.8/35mm clamp options, and stems for 2018. Details inside from Enve.
ENVE Introduces New M Series Mountain Components, Expanding the Line and Introducing 35mm Bars and Stems
April 16,2018–Ogden, Utah, USA–
Last fall ENVE introduced a new line of M Series wheels that deliver enhanced toughness, ride feel, and unprecedented anti-flat technologies. Today, ENVE announced a comprehensive range of M Series components,including ENVE’s first 35mm cockpit, that align with the M Series core philosophy of real options and true confidence through crafted carbon.Over the years, ENVE has proven to be the benchmark for carbon fiber handlebar ride quality and durability. Posting more than 80 downhill World Cup wins and podiums, ENVE pioneered the use of carbon fiber in aggressive terrain, highlighting its reliability and superior ride feel. Through extensive testing, ENVE established two base handlebar constructions. One construction rated for trail and another for gravity riding and racing.
The new M Series handlebars respect this core split between Trail and Gravity but are now better aligned with today’s variations in usage and riders that led to the M Series four base families–M5, M6, M7 and M9.
ENVE’s M6 (31.8mm clamp) and M7 (35mm clamp) mountain stems feature a full carbon body one-piece construction, titanium hardware,and a cold forged alloy faceplate.
The M5 and M6 handlebar models are Trail-Rated, and represent the specific needs of cross-country and trail riders while the M7 and M9 handlebar models are Gravity-Rated, andrefined for the specific needs of enduro and downhill racing. Like the wheels, each M Series handlebar is designed to deliver best in class ride experience in its category.“The handlebar,in our opinion,isone ofthe most important components of the bike.
As the primary point of contact,it sets the tone for the entire feel of the ride. Too stiff means harshness and fatigue, too flexible and steering will lack response and predictability. For these reasons, we painstakingly engineer the carbon laminate of each component to find that perfect balance between responsive handling and fatigue reduction,” stated Director of Marketing, Jake Pantone.
ENVE’s new M Series component line promises real options for riders. Beyond variations in intended use, ENVE understands how the diversity in style, wheel size, design philosophy and terrain drive the demand for different specifications.Bar widths have trended wider for several years inlock-step with the evolution of modern mountain bike geometry. ENVE’s M5 is their narrowest bar, at 760mm wide, M6 bars measure 780mm, M7 bars are 800mm wide and the M9 downhill bars are widest at 810mm. According to ENVE,each bar can be cut shorter per the rider’s preferences,but ENVE has reduced cut lines to highlight the importance of proper stiffness and flex profile. This suggests that for an ideal ride feel the bars should not be cut shorter than prescribed.In addition to prescribed widths for different rider profiles, each M Series bar is designed with a specific geometry and clamp diameter. The M5 is a true, 9 degree flat bar with no tip.
The M6 handlebars feature 9 degrees of sweep and 5 degrees of tip. Both M5 and M6 handlebars come ina 31.8 clamp diameter. On the gravity side, the M7 and M9 handlebars feature amore shallow8 degree back sweep with4 degree tip. The M7 handlebars are ENVE’s first 35mm clamp diameter bars, while ENVE has chosen to maintain a 31.8mm clamp diameter on the downhill specific M9 handlebars.
Real options mean that most riders can choose rise independently of the intended application. ENVE offers low rise versions in the M6 and M7 line as well as high rise versions of the M7 and M9 handlebars. With a total line up of eight handlebars.In addition to the new line of handlebars, ENVE has updated and expanded their full carbon mountain stemline-up and offers both an M6 trail stem with 31.8mm clamp diameter and, an ENVE first,M7 35mm clamp stem. “A carbon-bodied mountain stem capable of handling the abuses of enduro racing represents engineering challenges on multiple levels. One, the stem must be exceptionally strong. Second, it needs to be lightweight and improve the ride. While the benefits of the carbon stem are more subtle compared to the noticeable ride improvement of our carbon bars, the combination of an M Series handlebar and stem produces a lightweight cockpit with an unmatched ride feel,” commented ENVE Design Engineer Blake Jensen.
M Series components are covered by ENVE’s Lifetime Ride Guarantee which covers wheels and components that sustain impact damage on the trail. Orders for new M Series components are being taken now. ###
About ENVELocated in Ogden, Utah, ENVE Composites is a manufacturer of handmade carbon fiber bicycle rims and components. Partnering with the prominent frame builders of our time and the world’s best athletes, ENVE combines the best composite technologies with real world athlete feedback to provide our customers with the ultimate in performance, durability, and quality. ENVE designs and manufactures 100% of their rims in their Ogden, Utah, USA facility. For further details, contact:Jake Pantone –[email protected] Composites, LLC508W. Stockman WayOgden, UT 84401USA