High-end carbon tubular wheels for cyclocross racing have historically been little more than little more than repurposed road items (not unlike the sport of cyclocross itself, in fact). The new Enve CX wheels, however, are fully purpose-built for the task with a rim shape designed specifically around high-volume tubulars.
According to Enve, three factors make its new wheelset ideal for cyclocross.
The tyre bed on the new Enve CX wheels is perfectly matched to 33mm-wide cyclocross tubulars
First, the shape of the tyre bed has a larger radius than what would typically be found on a wheel primarily designed for road use. At least in theory, this equates to better contact between a 33mm-wide tubular ’cross tyre and the rim for a stronger and more consistent bond that’s also easier to glue.
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Source: Bike Radar