What It Is
A climbing wheel with an aero advantage designed to be ridden in the mountains.
Who it's for
Road cyclists who require maximum versatility for riding in mountainous terrain and variable weather conditions.
Why we made it
Since the introduction of the original SES 3.4, we’ve implemented new design concepts across the SES lineup that result in a faster wheel and improved ride experience. The SES 3.4 features road tubeless compatibility, 25mm tire optimization, molded carbon brake track technology, and optimized SES aero rim shaping to ensure maximum efficiencies for a shallow aero wheel. Equally at home in the mountains as in the valleys, the SES 3.4 is the most versatile Smart ENVE System aero wheel. Like all SES wheel models, the SES 3.4 features dissimilar rim shapes and geometries between the front and back wheels to maximize aerodynamic efficiency and rideability in variable wind and weather conditions. The front rim is 38mm deep and shallower than the rear rim to aid in crosswind stability while rear rim is 42mm deep and therefore improves overall airflow. For riding in mountainous terrain where heavy braking is required, the SES 3.4 features a high-temperature-resistant resin system and ENVE's molded-in brake track technology to ensure rim integrity and precision braking when and where it is needed most.
Going tubeless allows you to run lower tire pressures without the added weight of a tube. Lower tire pressure has many benefits, including greater traction, lower rolling resistance over rough surfaces, and decreased risk of a puncture-related flat.
Tubeless-ready rims and tires are parts of a complete system that eliminate the need for tubes by creating an airtight chamber between the rim and tire. Liquid sealant is added to the chamber to fill small punctures and maintain air pressure while you ride.
UST (Universal Standard for Tubeless) is a specific type of tubeless system that dictates the shape of the rim and tire beads. UST rims should be paired with UST-specific tires for best results.
|Brake Compatibility||Rim brake|
|Inner Rim Width||21mm|
|Outer Rim Width||27.5mm|
|Hub||Chris King R45 Ceramic|
|Extras||Skewers 100/130mm, Brake pads 10mm (SRAM/Shimano or Campy), Valve Extenders (34mm set), Accessory Bag, Wheel Manual, Wheelbuild Card|
* Subject to change without notice.