ENVE SES 2.2 Carbon Tubular Road Wheelset - Chris King R45 Ceramic Hubs
What is it?
An SES featured climbing wheel featuring the latest in ENVE brake track technology, available as a tubeless clincher or tubular
Who is it for?
Climbing specialists seeking a wheelset that inspires confidence regardless of terrain or weather conditions
Why did we make it?
To give you and the climbing specialists on Team Dimension Data–Qhubeka every advantage when riding through mountainous terrain and unpredictable weather conditions.
The Smart ENVE System 2.2 is the ultimate climbing wheel with aerodynamic properties that refine stability in the most extreme wind and weather conditions. As such, lightweight trumps drag reduction with the SES 2.2. The SES 2.2 underwent in-frame development in the Mercedes GP-Petronas wind tunnel in order to define the final shape of the rim. Unlike the other SES wheel sets, the SES 2.2 features the same rim geometry front to rear whereas its SES counterparts have dissimilar rim width and depth front to rear in order to maximize aerodynamic efficiency. In terms of tire fitment, the SES 2.2 is developed to be used with 25mm tires and the clincher version of the rims is tubeless compatible. Because the SES 2.2 is designed to be ridden through the mountains, it was important up the performance levels of our molded brake track texture technology. As such, the SES 2.2 is the first SES rim to feature our new molded in brake track texture. This new brake track texture improves braking performance by as much as 30% over the previous brake track and performs as well in wet conditions as it does in dry. Each SES 2.2 wheel set includes 2 pair of our new black brake pads which have been specially formulated to improve braking power, modulation, and wet weather performance. The combination of the new brake track and black brake pad compound deliver the ultimate in rim brake technology. The SES 2.2 debuted in the pro peloton at the 2015 Tour de France under Team Dimension Data (formerly Team MTN-Qhubeka).
- Rim Depth: Front 25mm, Rear 25mm
- Internal Width: Front 18.5mm, Rear 18.5mm
- External Width: Front 27mm, Rear 27mm
- Hole Count: Front 20, Rear 24
- Effective Rim Diameter: Front 608mm, Rear 608mm
- Aero Optimized Tire Size: Front 25c, Rear 25c
- Rim Weight: Front 281g, Rear 281g, Wheelset 562g
- With Chris King R45 Ceramic Hub: Front 494g, Rear 629g, Wheelset 1123g
- With DT240 Hub: Front 499g, Rear 638g, Wheelsey 1137g
- With Enve Carbon Hub: Front 466g, Rear 571g, Wheelset 1037g
ENVE is located in Ogden, Utah which features the Wasatch Mountain Range to the East and Western Desert to the West. This geographic location is diverse and we wanted to make a wheelset that provides aero performance and stability over all types of terrains and through all weather conditions. Over rolling and flat terrain the Smart ENVE System aero technologies come into play reducing drag and improving efficiencies.