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ENVE SES 4.5 AR Rim - Disc Brake


The ENVE SES 4.5 AR Disc rim is ready to be built into an uncompromising aero wheelset that's perfect if you're seeking more speed, comfort, and traction over old, broken or poor road surfaces and even the occasional gravel track... Read more

700c – Clincher Disc Front 24H700c – Clincher Disc Front 24H
700c – Clincher Disc Rear 24H700c – Clincher Disc Rear 24H
SKU: EN214491


The ENVE SES 4.5 AR Disc rim is ready to be built into an uncompromising aero wheelset that's perfect if you're seeking more speed, comfort, and traction over old, broken or poor road surfaces and even the occasional gravel track.

Designed as the ultimate race wheel for Team Dimension Data's Spring Classics campaign, the SES 4.5 AR brings aerodynamics to all-road performance, giving pro riders the superior grip, rolling resistance and comfort of 30mm tyres over cobbled sections and an aero boost between them.

As with the rest of the SES range, the 4.5 AR derives its name from its rim depths –49mm front, 55mm rear – each with patented dissimilar SES rim geometries. With the SES 4.5 AR, the introduction of road-disc frames with increased tyre clearance has allowed ENVE to take an unconventional approach to wheel design and create front and rear rim shapes that better manage airflow around wider tyres, significantly reducing flow separation.

In addition to dissimilar geometries, the SES 4.5 AR Disc features disc brake specific construction. ENVE has removed the brake track and its heat management material entirely to save weight, improve strength and create an unprecedented ride quality.

The SES 4.5 AR Disc is available as a tubeless clincher and tubular model rim. The tubeless version utilises ENVE's hookless bead design – technology created for the brand's M Series MTB wheels that improves aerodynamic performance by aiding airflow from tyre to rim. This design also provides real-world gains in rolling resistance, comfort, traction and a reduced chance of flats.

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:
  • Aerodynamics and comfort for poor roads and cobbles
  • Designed by aerodynamicist Simon Smart
  • Tested in the Mercedes GP-Petronas wind tunnel
  • Developed with Team Dimension Data
  • Disc-specific rim design and construction
  • Optimised for 30mm tyres
  • Rim handmade at ENVE headquarters in Utah, USA
  • 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

The SES 4.5 AR is only suitable for tubeless tyres and cannot be used with a regular tube. This is a disc-brake only wheelset and cannot be used with rim brakes.

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
Depth 49mm 55mm
Internal Width 25mm 25mm
External Width 31mm 30.5mm
Hole Count 24 24
Effective Rim Diameter 558mm 547mm
Aero Optimized Tire Size 28c 28c
Tubeless Compatible* YES YES
*please note the AR4.5 can only be used with tubeless clinchers
Clincher Specification (Tubeless Only)

Rim 440g 450g 890g
Tubular Specification

Rim 388g 396g 784g


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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