The ENVE SES 7.8 Disc is ENVE's fastest disc-specific aero wheelset, giving triathletes, time triallists and road racers maximum aerodynamic performance and crosswind stability.
Designed by aerodynamicist Simon Smart and utilising in-frame aero development at the Mercedes-AMG Petronas wind tunnel, the SES 7.8 Disc brings together dissimilar front and rear rim depths, widths and sidewall curvatures. This combination optimises the aero efficiency of the wheels and bike as a whole, giving blistering real-world speed and outstanding crosswind stability.
Like all ENVE SES wheels, the SES 7.8 Disc gets its name from its rim depths – 71mm front and 78mm rear. The wider front rim shape features the best compromise between steering stability and drag reduction when taking into account the relatively clean oncoming flow of air. The rear sees a more turbulent flow and larger frame interaction, negating stability concerns and allowing for a narrower wheel that improves overall airflow attachment for reduced drag.
For the SES 7.8 Disc, ENVE has removed the constraints and weight of a traditional brake track on the rim, opening up a realm of aerodynamic and structural possibilities. This has allowed ENVE to use a completely different rim construction, laminate and curvature for a lighter, more aerodynamic wheel compared to the rim-brake SES 7.8 – without sacrificing stiffness or strength.
The rim's clincher design 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 CL 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 CL hubs are synonymous with silky-smoothness, unbeatable quality and of course that distinctive angry bee sound that resounds from the hub body.
R45 CL 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 CL not only form a super-smooth integrated system but actually become faster as they burnish with use – wearing
Available in a wide variety of colours, R45 CL 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.
- The ultimate time trial and triathlon wheelset
- Designed by aerodynamicist Simon Smart
- Tested in the Mercedes-AMG Petronas wind tunnel
- Tested and used by Team Dimension Data
- Optimised for 25mm tyres
- Rims handmade at ENVE headquarters in Utah, USA
- Hubs handmade in Oregon, USA
- Moulded spoke holes
- Natural uni-directional carbon paint-free finish
- 5-year warranty for both hubs and rims
Wheelset supplied with:
- Tubeless setup kit
- Warranty/Information Book
This is a disc-brake only wheelset and cannot be used with rim brakes.
All Saddleback-supplied disc wheelsets are built with black Chris King R45 Disc hubs (steel bearings) with Centerlock disc mountings 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.
|Effective Rim Diameter||516mm||504mm|
|Aero Optimized Tire Size||25c||25c|
|Wheelset - Chris King R45 CL||755g||902g||1657g|
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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