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    Say goodbye to the Hagrid hair. I’m getting something different tomorrow. Hoping for less like Hagrid, more like Emmylou.

    Jennifer PostMatt
  • To Honour Mark_after_Dark


    Those options cost an additional $6,969.

    Bringing the full MSRP to $1,696,969.
    AaronWebsteyTad_MBrew_TriMatt
  • Friday Boozing Open Thoughts Thread

    Say goodbye to the Hagrid hair. I’m getting something different tomorrow. Hoping for less like Hagrid, more like Emmylou.

    Jennifer PostMatt
  • Share screenshots of your best ad placements on TriRoost


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  • Share screenshots of your best ad placements on TriRoost

    Not here, but timely:

    Brew_TriJennifer Post
  • To Honour Mark_after_Dark


    Those options cost an additional $6,969.

    Bringing the full MSRP to $1,696,969.
    AaronWebsteyTad_MBrew_TriMatt
  • AMA with Jake@ENVE


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  • AMA with Jake@ENVE

    I did LOL at the comments on ST that said he's not an engineer, only marketing/sales. As if the marketing and engineering departments aren't down the hall from one another and they don't speak to one another...
    In every job I've ever had, I've seen the marketing/sales mess it up no matter how close to the "engineers" they've been.
    I work with thousands of engineers - they rarely talk to anyone!
    Craig_DM_Waresimonsen77Tad_MStruangdhrKenElPescadoPeladoBrew_Tri
  • AMA with Jake@ENVE

    Dear TRS commentators following this thread.
    First, ENVE have pushed the envelope of aerodynamic development since the launch of our first SES wheels back in 2010. We face this dilemma of data every time we develop and release a product. The dilemma is that simple wind tunnel data doesn't tell the whole story. Riding a bike is dynamic, traditional wind-tunnel testing and results are static. Tunnels are a great tool, but they don't tell the whole story. We started this journey into aero wheels with the sole purpose of creating the best riding wheels a triathlete has ever thrown a leg over. As many of you know, the fastest wheel doesn't always equal the best ride experience. If you can't get comfortable on a wheelset because it's unstable, how will you maintain your aero position? We also began by developing wheelsets in frame and not in isolation. Why? Not because it's easy, cheap, or fun... Rather because isolated wheel testing is great to validate a shape, but it does nothing for the real world application. If you can gain 2-3 watts in rolling resistance by going wider but you loose 1 watt in shape efficiency, what would you do? We opt for the 2 watt gain vs. 1. Further, in today's hyper competitive environment IP is all we have between wheels that are 1 watt faster or slower than our competitors wheels. We're not about to share all our secrets, sorry. That said, we better than anyone understand and are looking at wheel design as holistically as possible. @ThomasGerlachProTri there are many 3rd party aero tests out there that show we make a great shape and many many more athletes who ride our wheels that know they are special based on ride quality alone. We recently launched a new 3.4 and if you read the media reviews, you'll see that I didn't tell them we just made a wheel that is X% faster than the old wheel. In fact I said just the opposite. We intentionally sacrificed a few watts of drag reduction in favor of more tire volume, for reduced rolling resistance, more traction, and comfort. We are looking at the whole package. Rim shape for stability, and aero efficiency, tire bed shape and width for max rolling resistance. All SES wheels are tubeless now because tubeless is amazingly fast and also very safe...No more sketchy unpredictable latex tubes to deal with. At ENVE we are completely comfortable not being the fastest in a wind tunnel test as long as we are the fastest wheel on the road. When I say the results speak for themselves, I'm not referring to uber bikers on ENVE although we have a few... I'm referring to the fact that everyone I've heard from or talked to that rides an ENVE wheelset in triathlon confirms that they are amazed they can ride that deep of a wheel and not get blown off the road. They are amazed how smooth and fast they feel. They tell me their average speed went up a mile an hour and they are consistently riding PRs. The result of ENVE is that people have a better ride experience and we are fully invested in being the best wheel on the road. Again, we're an open book, not trying to hide anything. We spend 4-6 weeks a year in one of the best windtunnels in the world, we design, and cut tooling for dozens of prototypes, we make them in carbon and ride them. In full transparency, we had/have a shape that tests much faster than the current SES 7.8, but we didn't bring that shape to market because we didn't care for how it rode. What good is an aero result if riding it doesn't make you excited to be on your bike?

    Sorry for the long post. Anyone that ends up in Ogden is welcome to stop by and see what we do. We love giving tours!
    AaronWebsteyMattCraig_DTad_MkjrunninwchevronBrew_Tri
  • Share screenshots of your best ad placements on TriRoost

    Not here, but timely:

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