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ENVE SES 5.6 Wheelset - Chris King Hubs

£2,900.00 – £3,350.00

The ENVE SES 5.6 wheelset has been designed to meet the demands of the world’s best road racers and triathletes through a peerless combination of aerodynamic performance, lightweight design, crosswind stability, increased comfort and incredible stopping power... Read more

£3,100.00
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SKU: EN00561003109058
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PRODUCT DETAILS

The ENVE SES 5.6 wheelset has been designed to meet the demands of the world’s best road racers and triathletes through a peerless combination of aerodynamic performance, lightweight design, crosswind stability, increased comfort and incredible stopping power.

An evolution of ENVE’s proven SES 4.5 design, the SES 5.6 utilises the brand’s latest technologies to increase depth and improve aerodynamics for a wheelset that’s not only faster than its predecessor, but also more stable and confidence inspiring in challenging wind conditions. All this while adding just 44g to the weight of the SES 4.5.

Utilising in-frame aero development at the Mercedes AMG Petronas wind tunnel, the SES 5.6 has been also been tested and proven at the Tour de France by Team Dimension Data, adding real-world performance validation at the sport’s highest level.

In keeping with the rest of the SES range, the 5.6 derives its name from its rim depths – 54mm at the front and 63mm 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 improved aerodynamics.

For the rim brake rider looking for uncompromised braking performance, there’s nothing better than ENVE’s full carbon moulded brake track. This textured surface with high temperature resistance achieves exceptional stopping power and equal performance in wet and dry conditions. Braking force at the levers is also decreased by 30% compared to the previous generation brake track, allowing you to control speed with confidence through the tightest switchbacks.

Unlike the SES 4.5, the clincher version of the SES 5.6 also benefits from advances in road tyre and frame technologies to add user-friendly tubeless compatibility optimised for 25mm tyres. This means real-world gains in rolling resistance, comfort, traction and reduced chances of flats.

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:
  • The ultimate all-conditions racing wheelset
  • Designed by aerodynamicist Simon Smart
  • Tested in the Mercedes GP-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 hubs and rims
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 54mm 63mm
Internal Width 20mm 20mm
External Width 29mm 28mm
Hole Count 20 24
Effective Rim Diameter 548mm 532mm
Aero Optimized Tire Size 25c 25c
Tubeless Compatible Yes Yes

 

Clincher Specification

 

 

Clincher
Front
Rear
Set
Rim 489g 513g 1002g
Wheelset - Chris King R45 695g 854g 1550g

 

 Tubular Specification

 

 Tubular
Front
Rear
Set
Rim 404g 420g 824g
Wheelset - Chris King R45 610g 761g 1372g

 

 

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.

ABOUT SADDLEBACK

Founded by real cycling enthusiasts in 2004, our passion for elite performance runs through everything we do at Saddleback. Our team of dedicated roadies, mountain bikers and triathletes practice what we preach to bring you the finest cycling products and a superior service to match. We're the official UK home of 3T, Castelli, Chris King, ENVE, Intense, Peaty's, PUSH, Sidi, Silca, Stages, Troy Lee Designs and Wolf Tooth.

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