Enve SES 5.6 Carbon Clincher Road Disc Wheelset - Chris King R45 Ceramic Hubs
What it is?
The ultimate disc brake specific, aerodynamic, and lightweight road race wheelset.
Who it’s for?
The SES 5.6 Disc is optimized aerodynamically and structurally for disc use. Road cyclists and triathletes on disc brake bikes will benefit from the SES 5.6 Disc’s reduced drag, lightweight design, and rim shape optimized for larger volume road tires.
Why we made it?
Most “disc brake” wheelsets are simply repurposed rim brake wheels with disc hubs. The elimination of a braking surface opens up the realm of aerodynamic and structural possibilities. When you don’t have to engineer a flat braking surface and manage high temperatures from braking, you can reduce the rim’s weight, adjust shape for improved aerodynamics and provide better tubeless performance.
Disc brake technology offers improved braking performance for amateur and professional road cyclists alike. Carbon fiber braking surfaces are a major design constraint that limits weight savings and rim design. By removing the constraints of a braking surface, we can completely rethink the shape of the rim. The SES 5.6 Disc features patented SES rim curvature but has been further optimized for disc brakes. Additionally, the SES 5.6 Disc carbon fiber clinchers and tubulars are very lightweight because the material used for heat management can been eliminated. This allows for a more structurally efficient and impact resistant rim. Finally, the SES 5.6 Disc carbon clincher is road tubeless compatible and can still be run with standard inner tubes and tires. Like the current generation SES carbon clinchers and tubulars, the 5.6 Disc has been aerodynamically optimized around 25mm tires.
- Rim Depth: Front 54mm, Rear 63mm
- Internal Width: Front 19mm, Rear 19mm
- External Width: Front 28.75mm, Rear 28mm
- Hole Count: Front 24, Rear 24
- Effective Rim Diameter: Front 550mm, Rear 533mm
- Aero Optimized Tire Size: Front 25c, Rear 25c
- Rim Weight: Front 449g, Rear 477g, Wheelset 926g
- With Chris King R45 CL Ceramic Hub: Front 711g, Rear 856g, Wheelset 1567g
- With ENVE Alloy Hub: Front 637g, Rear 788g, Wheelset 1426g
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. The 3.4 is light weight and relatively shallow which makes managing big mountain passes and gusty canyon winds a breeze. Over rolling and flat terrain the Smart ENVE System aero technologies come into play reducing drag and improving efficiencies.