We take a look Inside ENVE's new carbon facility

Why the carbon wheel maker goes through a lot of metal

For a manufacturer of high-end carbon wheels and parts, ENVE certainly goes through a lot of metal. The reason is that the Utah company makes not only its own carbon product, but the tools that shape those products.

In order to prototype and refine the shape of the product, ENVE has to prototype and refine the shape of the moulds, too.

BikeRadar recently visited ENVE's new Utah facility for a tour. Although the company has always called Ogden, Utah, home, ENVE moved into a new 73,000-square-foot facility last October, not long after being acquired by Amer Sports, which also owns Mavic.

ENVE now cranks out more than 130,000 rims a year, and besides products like handlebars, stems, seatposts and hubs, ENVE has also made things like, say, stair handrails for its factory out of carbon. Because why not?

Sales, design, engineering, manufacturing and warehousing are all done under one roof — a rare thing in the bike business these days.

Click through the gallery above for a detailed look inside ENVE.

Ben Delaney

US Editor-in-Chief
Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team Issue, Specialized S-Works Tarmac, Priority Eight city bike... and a constant rotation of test bikes
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
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  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

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