ENVE 7.8

Procycling - - Wind Tunnel Tech -

Price: £3,100 Weight: 1,696g

The su­per-wide 7.8 re­places the 6.7 and 8.9 in Enve’s range. Those are big shoes to ill but the 7.8 crushed this test. It was the fastest at both an­gles in the wind tun­nel and it feels it on the road. Its sta­bil­ity and brak­ing set new stan­dards for deep car­bon wheels. The new ma­chined brake tracks re­quire a lit­tle pad toe-in and they de­liver very strong dry and wet brak­ing. They’re sti f and light, too. 25c tyres align per­fectly and aren’t too much of a strug­gle given that the 7.8 is tube­less ready. Enve’s own car­bon hubs rocket the price; on Chris King R45s they’re £2,700. www.enve.com

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