The ENVE Classics are the wheels that put ENVE on the radar of cyclists around the world. With the goal of creating a better carbon wheel experience, we set out to address the issues that had historically plagued carbon rims. These issues included poor braking performance, weight, durability, and stiffness to name a few. In short, our efforts resulted in three rim models that laid the ground work for our venerable Smart ENVE System that has since followed. The ENVE Classics are strong, light, stiff, and durable thanks to ENVE's proprietary technologies that we debuted with the Classics. These technologies include our patented molded in spoke and valve holes, machined braking surface, and bladder free construction. The introduction of the ENVE Classics ushered in a new era of high performance carbon race wheels capable of handling the daily grind.