Take a look at the current World Cup cross-country courses and your own XC trails. These tracks have certainly transformed and become more technical rewarding racers who possess both speed and skill. Bikes have evolved to meet these needs and most racers are sporting full-suspension machines full-time with slacker head tube angles to cope with the demands of the more challenging courses. Naturally, wheels needed to evolve as well as we begin to see racers shying away from the anorexic rubber of old, and select wider tires to increase comfort, traction, and rolling resistance. Built for the super-efficient hardtail or short travel full-suspension bike in mind, the M525 29in Boost Wheelset replaces ENVE's highly successful M50 Fifty with a drop of 21g per rim for quicker acceleration out of the turns and up the climbs and actually increase both rims and tire durability. Built on the new normal boost spacing, these carbon hoops build a super stiff, responsive wheelset that will give you an edge on race day, plus the reliability on all of your training rides and trail exploits.ENVE had clear objectives when redesigning a replacement for the venerable M50 rims. Dropping weight and increasing the inner width was a given, and engineers looked to boost durability of the rim and mitigate the chances that the bead hook would cut the tire. In doing so, racers could run wider tires with a less robust casing saving weight and increasing compliance. After a few rides we have to say the team did a great job. The hookless bead first appeared on the M50 and ENVE perfects them on the M525. The wide hookless bead is the culmination of 2 years of development to address rim and tire durability. The rim shape features a broader leading edge on the bead creating a more forgiving platform for the tire to bottom out on, effectively reducing the likelihood of pinch or snake-bite style flats. The design is two-fold and the wide hookless bead also allows for greater impact resistance agai...
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