The ENVE SES 3.4 AR Disc Wheelset is at once aerodynamically refined and perfectly optimised for higher volume road tyres, giving you maximal stability, comfort and confidence over a wide range of surfaces. This is a truly modern feat of technical engineering that sets a new precedent for the performance capability of all-road wheelsets.
Taking its cues from ENVE’s bestselling SES 4.5 AR Disc Wheelset, the 3.4 AR is ideal if you’re looking for all road versatility in a shallower depth. On all-day road rides where you’re likely to encounter some poorer road surfaces and even gravel, this wheelset offers luxurious comfort. Running lower tyre pressures means smooth riding, and smooth riding means greater enjoyment on the bike. Because the 3.4 AR is also aerodynamically optimised for 28-32mm tyres you’ll still roll super-fast, enabling you to perform at your best on every ride. Why cut comfort or speed when you can enjoy both?
As with the rest of the SES range, the 3.4 AR derives its name from its rim depths –39mm front, 43mm rear – each with patented dissimilar SES rim geometries which better manage airflow around wider tyres, significantly reducing flow separation.
In a remarkable feat of carbon craftsmanship, the 3.4 AR Disc Rim also weighs the same as the standard 3.4 despite utilising a wider construction. The lightweight composition means that the 3.4 AR Disc is perfectly primed for climbing, giving you yet another performance boost on longer mountain rides.
The SES 3.4 AR Disc utilises ENVE’s innovative wide hookless bead anti-pinch flat technology. A wider leading edge on the rim construction means that any impact between the tyre and rim is dissipated over a larger surface area, not only reducing the chance of pinch flats but protecting the rim from impact damage. For you this means less time spent fixing punctures on the road side and greater rim longevity.
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 R45D 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. R45D hubs are synonymous with silky-smoothness, unbeatable quality and of course that distinctive angry bee sound that resounds from the hub body.
R45D 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 R45D 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, R45D 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 SES 3.4 AR Disc Wheelset is one of the most versatile wheelsets ENVE have produced to date and enables you to unlock a whole new level of performance, comfort and stability on every ride.
This option is built up with black Chris King R45D hubs and Sapim CX-Ray spokes – if you'd prefer another colour or different spoke options then give us a call.
- The ultimate all-road disc wheelset
- Aerodynamically optimised for 28-32mm tyres
- Superior comfort on poorer road surfaces and gravel
- Lightweight construction for fast climbing
- Wide hookless bead anti-pinch flat technology
- Rims handmade at ENVE’s headquarters in Utah, USA
- Hubs handmade at Chris King headquarters in Oregon, USA
- Five year warranty for rims and hubs
- Tubeless kit, wheel manual, wheelbuild card and accessory bag included
Images show wheels with ENVE alloy hubs, but Chris King R45D hubs will be supplied.
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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