ENVE SES 4.5 Wheelset - Rim Brake

£2,900.00 – £3,350.00

The ENVE 4.5 SES Wheelset is the ultimate for every occasion. This carbon fibre cycling wheelset is the choice of Team Dimension Data, the SES 4.5 is a wheelset road cyclists and triathletes alike can enjoy if they are looking to minimize the tradeoff between aerodynamics, lightweight, and stability... Read more

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The ENVE 4.5 SES Wheelset is the ultimate for every occasion. This carbon fibre cycling wheelset is the choice of Team Dimension Data, the SES 4.5 is a wheelset road cyclists and triathletes alike can enjoy if they are looking to minimize the tradeoff between aerodynamics, lightweight, and stability.

Please note the 4.5 SES wheelset is not tubeless compatible.

Because from the moment, the first prototypes made the rounds at ENVE, it's been the house favourite. The SES 4.5 rounds out the Smart ENVE System wheel line as a true mid-depth everyday cycling race wheelset. Additionally, the SES 4.5 features a refined shape and construction that yields better acceleration, cornering, impact resistance, and weight savings.

The SES (Smart ENVE System) 4.5 is a road racer's dream wheelset. The SES 4.5 is lightweight and like all ENVE products are durable enough to be used on a daily basis.

The SES 4.5 is an evolution of ENVE's patented SES rim shape that reduces drag while at the same time reducing depth. The SES 4.5, like all wheels in the SES line-up, features dissimilar rim geometries front to rear because the front of the bike and the back of the bike interact with the airflow in very different manners.

The front wheel is wider and shallower to maximize cross-wind stability and handling. The rear wheel is slightly narrower and deeper to maximize drag reduction off the back end of the bicycle.

The SES 4.5 offers more aerodynamic performance than the SES 3.4 at a more manageable depth and weight than the now discontinued SES 6.7.

In addition to the gains in aerodynamic efficiencies made with the shape of the SES 4.5, it is also the stiffest wheel in the SES line of wheels. The increase in stiffness, as well as aerodynamic performance, make the SES 4.5 the perfect wheelset for road and criterium racing where acceleration and cornering are the names of the game.

To further enhance performance out on the road, the SES 4.5 features ENVE's patented moulded spoke hole technology, removable bladders, and moulded in brake track textures. Each SES rim features a textured brake track that is moulded into the full carbon fibre braking surface. This texture provides for superior modulation, heat management, and wet weather performance. The SES 4.5 is proudly manufactured in the USA. 


Wheelsets supplied with
  • Tubeless Kit (Clincher only)
  • Skewers 100/130mm
  • Brake pads 2x Pair (SRAM/Shimano or Campy as per freehub choice)
  • Warranty/Information Book


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



      All images used are for illustrative purposes only. We may show a wheelset image that has a hub or spoke count that differs slightly from the options list. We may show a single image to cover several 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
      Depth 48mm 56mm
      Internal Width 18.5mm 17mm
      External Width 27mm 25.5mm
      Hole Count 20 24
      Effective Rim Diameter 563mm 543mm
      Aero Optimized Tire Size 25c 25c
      Tubeless Compatible No No


      Clincher Specification



      Rim 469g 489g 958g
      Wheelset - Chris King R45 678g 833g 1511g


       Tubular Specification


      Rim 361g 399g 760g
      Wheelset - Chris King R45 569g 709g 1312g




      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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