The ENVE SES 5.6 Disc Wheelset is the ultimate disc-specific wheelset for road racers or triathletes seeking a peerless combination of aerodynamic performance, lightweight design, crosswind stability and increased comfort for every event distance.
The SES 5.6 disc is built upon the foundational principles of the Smart ENVE System. This patented technology, designed by renowned aerodynamicist Simon Smart, features different rim geometries on the front and rear wheel to favour the airflow at the front and back of the bike respectively.
Like the rest of the ENVE SES range, the 5.6 gets its name from its rim depths: 54mm at the front and 63mm at the rear. The wider front rim aids crosswind stability while the narrower rear rim improves overall airflow attachment for better aerodynamics.
For the SES 5.6 Disc, ENVE has removed the constraints and weight created by the need for a brake track, opening up a realm of aerodynamic and structural possibilities. This has allowed ENVE to use a completely different rim construction and laminate for a lighter wheel without sacrificing stiffness or strength while also improving aerodynamics.
The 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, and removable bladders. The paint-free finish reduces weight while maintaining strength, stiffness and lets the beautiful handmade quality to shine through.
The SES 5.6 is tubeless compatible and optimised for 25mm tyres. This means reduced chances of flat tyres and real-world gains in rolling resistance, comfort, and traction.
Saddleback hand builds its ENVE wheels in-house, ensuring superb build quality and oversight from the moment components arrive at our in-house wheel building facilities to when the completed wheels are sent out for delivery.
For SES wheels, our number one choice for hubs is Chris King R45s. The Chris King R45 rear hub combines a redesigned RingDrive™ system with 45 teeth for lower drag and near instant engagement. It has a lightweight hub body and Chris King’s legendary made-in-house bearings, in either steel or ceramic. Fully serviceable and with a five-year warranty, you can be confident that you’re investing in an elite performance product that has been built to last.
Saddleback also offers bespoke wheel builds with a variety of hubs. These include DT Swiss and Industry Nine. Contact our wheel builders to find out more about bespoke builds.
- The ultimate disc-specific racing wheelset
- Designed by aerodynamicist Simon Smart
- Tested in the Mercedes-AMG Petronas wind tunnel
- Disc-specific rim design and construction
- Optimised for 25mm tyres
- Rims handmade at ENVE headquarters in Utah, USA
- Hubs handmade in Oregon, USA
- Moulded spoke holes
- Natural uni-directional carbon paint-free finish
- 5-year warranty
- ENVE’s Lifetime Incident Protection
Wheelset supplied with:
- Tubeless setup kit
- Warranty/Information Book
This is a disc-brake only wheelset and cannot be used with rim brakes.
All Saddleback-supplied disc wheelsets are built with black Chris King R45 Disc hubs (steel bearings) with Centerlock disc mountings and Sapim CX-Ray spokes unless stated otherwise.
|Effective Rim Diameter||550mm||533mm|
|Aero Optimized Tire Size||25c||25c|
|Wheelset - Chris King R45 CL||646g||781g||1427g|
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.
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 Castelli, Chris King, ENVE, HJC, Moots Cycles, PUSH, Sidi, Silca, Sportful, Stages, Troy Lee Designs and Wolf Tooth.