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ENVE SES 3.4 Wheelset - Chris King Hubs

£2,900.00 – £3,350.00

The ENVE 3.4 SES Wheelset is a climbing wheel with an aero advantage, ideal for road cyclists and racers who require maximum versatility for riding fast in the mountains or valleys. And with build options starting below 1,400g, aero doesn't need to cost you on the climbs... Read more

£3,100.00
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SKU: EN00341003110005
Description

PRODUCT DETAILS

The ENVE 3.4 SES Wheelset is a climbing wheel with an aero advantage, ideal for road cyclists and racers who require maximum versatility for riding fast in the mountains or valleys. And with build options starting below 1,400g, aero doesn't need to cost you on the climbs.

Since the introduction of the original SES 3.4 in 2009, the wheel has established itself as ENVE's most versatile and consequently most popular wheelset amongst road cyclists of all abilities. As such, it's no surprise that ENVE's first stage victory at the Tour de France was delivered by Team Dimension Data’s Steve Cummings aboard the SES 3.4.

The latest version of the SES 3.4 has been completely redesigned to balance speed, stability and rolling resistance to refine performance in all terrain and weather conditions. This includes the addition of ENVE’s full carbon moulded brake track, a textured surface with high-temperature resistance that achieves exceptional stopping power and equal performance in wet and dry conditions. The design also means braking force at the levers is decreased by 30% compared to the previous generation brake track, allowing you to control speed with confidence on twisting descents.

Like the rest of the SES range, the 3.4 derives its name from its rim depths – 38mm at the front and 42mm at the rear. Each wheel features patented dissimilar SES rim geometries that favour the airflow at the front and back of the bike respectively. The wider front rim aids crosswind stability while the narrower rear rim improves overall airflow attachment for better aerodynamics. Like all ENVE wheels, the SES 3.4 is handmade at ENVE headquarters in Utah, USA. 

The clincher version of the SES 3.4 also utilises advances in road tyre and frame technologies to add user-friendly tubeless compatibility optimised for 25mm tyres. This gives real-world gains in rolling resistance, comfort, traction and reduced chances of pinch punctures. 

Industry leaders in carbon fibre, every ENVE rim is handmade from raw uni-directional carbon at ENVE’s headquarters in Utah, USA. The bespoke construction process utilises rim-specific carbon laminates, moulded spoke holes, removable bladders, and a gorgeous paint-free finish to reduce weight while maintaining strength, stiffness and allowing the beautiful handmade quality to shine through.

Every single R45 hub is engineered, manufactured and assembled in-house at Chris King’s HQ in Portland, Oregon. Fully serviceable and with a five-year warranty, you can be confident that you’re investing in an elite performance product that has been built to last. R45 hubs are synonymous with silky-smoothness, unbeatable quality and of course that distinctive angry bee sound that resounds from the hub body.

R45 hubs utilise an innovative 45-tooth RingDrive system for minimal drag and almost instant engagement, translating power from your legs directly into forward propulsion. As engagement systems go, this really is the best of the best. The legendary bearings and heat-treated, surgical grade steel races employed in the R45 not only form a super-smooth integrated system but actually become faster as they burnish with use – wearing in, rather than wearing out. Because every R45 is fully serviceable, you can enjoy peak performance for years to come.

Available in a wide variety of colours, R45 hubs enable you to give your bike a truly custom flair. Please note that some colours may require bespoke shipment for the USA and may take a little longer to acquire.

Key features:
  • Climbing wheel with an aero advantage.
  • Designed by aerodynamicist Simon Smart
  • Tested in the Mercedes-AMG Petronas wind tunnel
  • Used by Team Dimension Data at the Tour de France
  • Optimised for 25mm tyres
  • Rims handmade at ENVE headquarters in Utah, USA
  • Hubs handmade in Oregon, USA
  • Full carbon moulded brake track
  • Moulded spoke holes
  • Natural uni-directional carbon paint-free finish
  • 5-year warranty for both rims and hubs
Wheelset supplied with:
  • Tubeless setup kit (clincher only)
  • Skewers 100/130mm
  • 2 pairs of specially formulated brake pads (SRAM/Shimano or Campagnolo as per freehub choice)
  • Warranty/information book
PLEASE NOTE

All Saddleback-supplied wheelsets are built with black Chris King R45 hubs with steel bearings and Sapim CX-Ray spokes unless stated otherwise.  

All images used are for illustrative purposes only. We may show a wheelset image to cover several hub or spoke count options. However, the options listed are correct. Please contact us if you want more details on a specific option. Wheelsets/wheels do not come with disc rotors or cassettes.

 

 Rim Specification
Front
Rear
Depth 38mm 42mm
Internal Width 21mm 21mm
External Width 27.5mm 27.5mm
Hole Count 20 24
Effective Rim Diameter 580mm 573mm
Aero Optimized Tire Size 25c 25c
Tubeless Compatible Yes Yes
Clincher Specification

Clincher
Front
Rear
Set
Rim 432g 439g 871g
Wheelset - Chris King R45 679g 812g 1491g
 Tubular Specification

 Tubular
Front
Rear
Set
Rim 402g 409g 811g
Wheelset - Chris King R45 605g 752g 1357g

 

 

ABOUT ENVE

Known for the fastest, strongest and lightest handmade-in-the-USA carbon wheels, ENVE has had a spectacular rise to the top of the cycling world. Truly made for riders by riders, ENVE's product range of full carbon wheels, carbon stems, bars, seatposts and forks is the result of the team's desire to make the sport we love even more enjoyable. Meanwhile strong ties to the top levels of road cycling, mountain biking and triathlon mean pro feedback has helped hone ENVE's products into the ultimate performance upgrades. Read more about ENVE.

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