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The ENVE SES 2.2 Wheelset is the ultimate climber's wheel, giving you lightweight performance for conquering the biggest mountains... Read more

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The ENVE SES 2.2 Wheelset is 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. 

Rims

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.

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.

Hubs 

The ENVE Alloy Road Hub blends a high-strength machined hub shell with premium components to deliver exceptional performance and virtually no maintenance.

Taking cues from ENVE's award-winning carbon hub design this rim-brake specific alloy hub has been five years in development to ensure a superior ride experience and low weights of just 100g front and 252g rear. Made entirely in ENVE's Utah headquarters, the hub shell is machined from a forged billet with geometry designed to create a responsive and optimally stiff wheel.

ENVE has chosen a paired spoke hole setup in the hub flange, which allows more material to be removed, reducing weight. The design also improves bracing angles, enhancing drive stiffness, efficiency and ride feel for more confidence-inspiring accelerating and cornering. 

The hub's axles have also been designed from the ground-up by ENVE and feature the brand's pioneering Perfect Preload system. By positioning a calibrated wave washer between the bearing and a snap ring installed on the axle, bearing pre-load is consistently optimised. This eliminates bearing play and the need to adjust pre-load yourself, reducing premature wear.

Also increasing reliability are the custom, premium stainless steel bearings and races, which outperformed ceramic bearings in ENVE's lab tests and are ideal for British riding conditions. These long-life components are enhanced by full-contact bearing seals on outboard bearing faces and non-contact seals on internal faces to improve rolling efficiency. All this means the hubs roll with utter smoothness from day one and maintain their performance for thousands of miles without the need for servicing. This makes the ENVE Alloy Road Hub virtually maintenance free.

The proprietary freehub body is machined from strong 7075 alloy and anodised to reduce cog bite. ENVE has created a 40-tooth, nine-degree ratchet design with a single spring that gives exceptional drive response under power. A removable rubber gasket also changes the tone of the freehub when freewheeling.

The freehub body can be swapped from Shimano to Campagnolo or SRAM XD-R versions without the need for tools or re-dishing the wheel.

Key features
  • The ultimate climbing 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
  • Wheelset weighs 1399g
  • Full carbon moulded brake track
  • Rim and hub handmade at ENVE headquarters in Utah, USA
  • Premium-grade stainless steel bearings and races
  • Virtually maintenance-free
  • 5-year warranty

Wheelset supplied with:

  • Tubeless setup kit (clincher only)
  • Skewers 100/130mm
  • Two pairs of specially formulated brake pads (SRAM/Shimano or Campagnolo as per freehub choice)
  • Warranty/information book

PLEASE NOTE

All Saddleback-supplied wheelsets are built with Sapim CX-Ray spokes unless stated otherwise.

All images used are for illustrative purposes only. We may show a wheelset image to cover several options. However, the options listed are correct. Please contact us if you want more details on a specific option. Wheelsets do not come with disc rotors or cassettes.

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

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, Intense, Peaty's, PUSH, Sidi, Silca, Stages and Troy Lee Designs.

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