A revolutionary new disc brake specific, aerodynamic, carbon fiber triathlon and time trial wheelset.
The SES 7.8 Disc is both aerodynamically and structurally optimized for use with disc brakes, which means road racers and triathletes on modern disc brake equipped aero road and triathlon bikes will benefit from the SES 7.8 Disc's reduced drag, light weight, and rim shape optimized for larger volume road tires.
Many modern road bikes are now equipped with disc brakes and the triathlon super-bikes of tomorrow will be as well. The elimination of a braking surface opens up the realm of aerodynamic and structural possibilities. When you don't have to engineer a flat braking surface that must manage high temperatures from braking you can reduce the rim's weight, adjust the rim shape for improved aerodynamics and provide better tubeless performance.
Disc brakes are beginning to appear on the most aerodynamic bikes in the world and the SES 7.8 is ready. While most wheel manufacturers simply repurpose their rim brake optimised wheel models into disc brake wheels by covering brake tracks with decals and adding disc hubs and more spokes, this leaves substantial amounts of performance on the table. Removing the constraints of a braking surface on the rim allow you to completely rethink the shape of the rim and more specifically the brake track area itself. The SES 7.8 Disc features patented SES rim curvature that has been optimised for disc brakes. Additionally, the SES 7.8 Disc carbon fibre clinchers and tubulars are much lighter because the material used for heat management has been eliminated. With no braking surface, the rim can be made more aerodynamically efficient and impact resistant. Finally, the SES 7.8 carbon clincher is tubeless compatible and can also be run with standard inner tubes and tires. Like all of the current generation SES carbon clinchers and tubulars, the SES 7.8 Disc has been aerodynamically optimized around fast rolling 25mm tires.
All our wheelsets are built with Chris King R45 hubs with steel bearings and Sapin CX-Ray spokes unless stated otherwise. 6 bolt rotor fitment is standard please contact us if you require CL
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 option. 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
|Internal Rim Width||19mm||19mm|
|External Rim Width||29mm||27.5mm|
|Effective Rim Diameter||516mm||504mm|
|Aero Optimized Tire Size||25c||25c|
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.
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, Alchemy, Castelli, Chris King, ENVE, Sidi, Silca, Stages and Troy Lee Designs.