Dive into the deep end.
When you're thinking you might just want to go the whole race off the front, the SES 7.8 Disc Brake Clincher Wheelset is on your side. With a smart construction that pairs handsome wind-slicing carbon fiber rims with ENVE's own full carbon hubset, this stable and agile high-performance wheelset slays flat and hilly road and time trial courses.
ENVE's number-one priority is functionality, and that commitment shines through in the SES 7.8's rims. With the highest strength-to-weight ratio in the industry, proprietary molded in spoke hole technology, and a textured braking surface that allows for a more positive engagement and better braking in wet conditions, ENVE's carbon rims stand out in more ways than just their sleek aesthetics. Both the front and rear rims were shaped using data collected by Smart Aero Technology, a third party research and design group run by former Formula One engineer Simon Smart. Extensive wind tunnel testing is used to determine the optimal rim width and depth for reduced drag and confident handling in a variety of conditions. They were modeled on today's modern aero frames that are built around larger 25 mm tires. ENVE took advantage of the increased frame clearance and designed a front rim that is 29 mm wide and 71 mm deep, and a rear that is 27.5 mm wide and 78 mm deep to provide optimized efficiency and stability that works on the bike, not just in the wind tunnel.
This version includes the iconic Chris King R45CL Center Lock disc hubset, made right here in Portland, Oregon. Both hubs feature an extremely lightweight hub body paired with a 6-bolt rotor mount. With the front hub, heat-treated steel bearings sit inside surgical-grade steel races for a smooth rolling, highly efficient riding experience. Designed to roll fast out of the box, as the R45D's bearing tracks burnish these hubs actually spin faster, and with a fully-serviceable rebuildable design, the R45D's are designed for a lifetime of use, and built-to-last. Out back, the iconic 45-tooth RingDrive system provides lightning-fast engagement with virtually no drag.
Hand-built in Utah. This wheelset includes quick release skewers, Tubeless kit, 75mm valve extenders, an accessory bag, a wheelbuild card, and the wheel manual.
Front wheel is 29 mm wide, 71 mm deep. Rear is 27.5 mm wide, 78 mm deep. 24 hole front / 24 hole rear. Claimed weight is 1657 g.
Rim Material: Carbon fiber.
Wheel Size: 700c.
Tire Type: Clincher, tubeless ready.
Rim Depth: 71mm front / 78mm rear.
Rim Width: 19mm (internal), 29mm (front), 27.5mm (rear) (external).
Brake Compatibility: Disc, Center Lock.
Hubs: Chris King R45CL.
Front Axle: Quick release.
Rear Axle: Quick release.
Spoke Count: 24 front and rear.
Manufacturer Warranty: Five year.