The ENVE SES 2.2 Wheelset is a rim brake specific design and the ultimate climber's wheel, giving you lightweight performance for conquering the biggest mountains.
Designed to give pro riders on Team Dimension Data the biggest advantage when races head into the mountains, the SES 2.2 wheelset inspires confidence regardless of terrain or weather conditions thanks to its strength, aerodynamic optimisation, incredible crosswind stability and unmatched braking power.
The SES 2.2 underwent in-frame development in the Mercedes GP-Petronas wind tunnel in order to define the final shape of the rim, optimising aerodynamics and stability in real-world conditions.
As with all ENVE rims, the SES 2.2 derives its name from the depths of its front and rear rims (25mm), but unlike other wheels in the range, symmetric front and rear rim geometries were chosen to best achieve the goal of lightweight climbing performance.
To match the wheelset's uphill prowess on fast descents, the SES 2.2 features ENVE's full-carbon moulded braking track, a textured surface that achieves incredible 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 technical descents.
The SES 2.2 has a rim weight of 410g, with a wheelset weighing 1360g (tubeless) or just 1200g (tubular) when built around Chris King R45 hubs.
With 27mm wide rims, the SES 2.2 has been developed for 25mm tyres. For the clincher version, ENVE has utilised advances in road tyre and frame technologies to add user-friendly tubeless compatibility, giving real gains in rolling resistance, comfort, traction and a reduced chance of flat tyres.
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 Chris King 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 from the USA and may take a little longer to acquire.
- The ultimate climbing wheelset
- Rim brake design with full carbon moulded brake track
- 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
- Rim handmade at ENVE headquarters in Utah, USA
- Chris King hubs engineered, manufactured and assembled in Oregon, USA
- Moulded spoke holes
- Natural uni-directional carbon paint-free finish
- 5-year warranty on 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
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.
|Effective Rim Diameter||608mm||608mm|
|Aero Optimized Tyre Size||25c||25c|
|Wheelset - Chris King R45||615g||745g||1360g|
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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