The original purpose-built gravel race wheelset, made for high-speed, big elevation, off road pursuits.
Beyond the range of your trail bike and the capabilities of your road bike there is terrain littered with a contradicting challenge—mountain bike toughness and road machine efficiency. It requires a wheel with the ride quality to make long days on the road invigorating and inspire absolute confidence everywhere else. Enter the ENVE G23.
LIGHTNESS AND WIDTH
ENVE set out to create a wheel that would maximize speed, fun and reliability while riding out-there terrain. At only 330 grams, the G23 is the lightest 700c tubeless rim ENVE produces. This makes for instant acceleration and endless ascending capability. The wide and shallow rim geometry gives a compliant ride quality over chatter, and allows for use with a wide range of tire sizes. Big tires = big grip, which gives the ENVE G23 confidence-inspiring descending capability over its road-oriented siblings.
TIRE SAVING TECH
With an inner rim width of 23mm, the G23 is designed to be paired with gravel treads between 35 and 45mm. Tires in these widths provide control and traction that optimize the experience of gravel riding endeavors. Many tires in this spec however do not offer much by way of pinch-flat protection. The forward-looking ENVE G23 uses ENVE's Wide Hookless Bead anti-flat technology to combat ride-ending pothole encounters. Wide beads provide a larger, more forgiving surface during bottom outs, protecting the tire from the dreaded pinch-flat. This technology means you can ride the tire pressures you want, confidently, without limitations.
G series wheels are intended for tubeless applications and feature a molded bead-lock to ensure that your tires will remain secure and sealed to the rim over even the roughest terrain. Despite ‘minimum PSI’ markings to the contrary, many riders are experimenting with pressure setting in the 20s, thanks to the bead-lock and Wide Hookless Bead technologies.
Simply put, the G23 exceeds the performance and ride quality demands of serious mixed surface cyclists. Armed against pinch flats, with a tough, relentless but refined character, it is the king of the road, path and trail.