In 2017 ENVE introduced a new line of M Series wheels to deliver enhanced toughness, ride feel and ‘unprecedented anti-flat technologies’. The accessories specialist has now announced a comprehensive range of M Series MTB components, including ENVE’s first 35mm cockpit.
According to the company, these new accessory offerings align with the ‘M Series core philosophy of real options and true confidence through crafted carbon’. Posting more than 80 Downhill World Cup wins and podiums, ENVE has pioneered the use of carbon fibre in aggressive terrain. 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 aligned with today’s variations in usage and riders that led to the M Series four base families – M5, M6, M7 and M9.
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, and refined 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, is one of the most important components of the bike,” said ENVE Director of Marketing, Jake Pantone. “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.”
All new M Series components are covered by ENVE’s Lifetime Ride Guarantee, which covers wheels and components that sustain impact damage on the trail.