A look inside ENVE's new carbon facility

Why the carbon wheel maker goes through a lot of metal

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

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.

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