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ENVE SES 7.8 Rim - Rim Brake

£1,100.00

The ENVE SES 7.8 rims are ready to be built into ENVE's fastest aero wheelset, perfect for experienced triathletes and road racers seeking maximum aero performance, stability and stopping power... Read more

Clincher/TubelessClincher/Tubeless
TubularTubular
Front 71mm/20hFront 71mm/20h
Rear 78mm/24hRear 78mm/24h
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SKU: EN213711
DESCRIPTION

PRODUCT DETAILS

The ENVE SES 7.8 rims are ready to be built into ENVE's fastest aero wheelset, perfect for experienced triathletes and road racers seeking maximum aero performance, stability and stopping power.

Designed by aerodynamicist Simon Smart and utilising in-frame aero development at the Mercedes AMG Petronas wind tunnel, the SES 7.8 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 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 rim brake rider looking for uncompromised braking performance, there's nothing better than ENVE's full carbon moulded brake track. This textured surface with high temperature resistance achieves exceptional stopping power and equal performance in wet and dry conditions. Braking force at the levers is also decreased by 30% compared to the previous generation brake track, allowing you to brake late with confidence through sweeping bends.

The clincher version of the SES 7.8 also 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.

Key features:
  • The ultimate time trial and triathlon wheelset
  • 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
  • Full carbon moulded brake track
  • Moulded spoke holes
  • Natural uni-directional carbon paint-free finish
  • 5-year warranty
Rims are sold as single units and are packaged with the following:
  • Nipples
  • Tubeless setup kit (clincher only)
  • Valve extenders (where applicable)
  • Warranty/information book
  • 1 pair of specially formulated brake pads
PLEASE NOTE

All images used are for illustrative purposes only. We may show a rim image to cover several spoke count options. However, the options listed are correct. Please contact us if you want more details on a specific option.

 

Rim Specification
Front
Rear
Depth 71mm 78mm
Internal Width 19mm 19mm
External Width 29mm 27.5mm
Hole Count 20 24
Effective Rim Diameter 516mm 504mm
Aero Optimized Tire Size 25c 25c
Tubeless Compatible Yes Yes
Clincher Specification

Clincher
Front
Rear
Set
Rim 541g 578g 1119g
Tubular Specification

Tubular
Front
Rear
Set
Rim 436g 468g 904g

ABOUT ENVE

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.

ABOUT SADDLEBACK

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