Over the years, Enve Composites has become known as the quintessential high-end, boutique, race-bred composite manufacturer, with their rims eliciting longing looks from in-the-know riders everywhere. Similarly, Phil Wood has earned a reputation as a manufacturer of near jewelry-quality bike parts. It seems only fitting that these two brands would be united in one beautiful wheelset.
Phil Wood's Centerlock mountain hubs with their XD driver have been somewhat of a rare beast since their release back in 2018, but like every other Phil Wood product, the attention to detail visible in these hubs is stunning. From the long tapers on the front hub end caps to the Phil Wood centerlock lockrings, these hubs don't overlook no details.
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This week's wheel build of the week is another stunning pair of Gold Chris King R45D hubs laced to ENVE Foundation 45 rims.
Made in the same Utah facility as ENVE's top of the line SES rims, these Foundation 45's (and the deeper Foundation 65's) represent one of the best value, USA made rims available sharing much of the same technology as ENVE's more expensive rims.