What It Is
The ultimate disc brake-specific, aerodynamic, lightweight road race wheelset.
Who It's For
The SES 5.6 Disc is optimized aerodynamically and structurally for disc use with tubular tires. Road cyclists and triathletes on disc brake bikes will benefit from the SES 5.6 Disc's reduced drag, lightweight design, and rim shape optimized for larger-volume road tires.
Why We Made It
Most "disc brake" wheelsets are simply repurposed rim brake wheels with disc hubs. The elimination of a braking surface opens up the realm of aerodynamic and structural possibilities. When you don't have to engineer a flat braking surface and manage high temperatures from braking, you can reduce the rim's weight, adjust shape for improved aerodynamics and provide better tubeless performance.
Disc brake technology offers improved braking performance for amateur and professional road cyclists alike. Carbon fiber braking surfaces are a major design constraint that limits weight savings and rim design. By removing the constraints of a braking surface, we can completely rethink the shape of the rim. The SES 5.6 Disc features patented SES rim curvature, but has been further optimized for disc brakes. Additionally, the SES 5.6 Disc carbon fiber clinchers and tubulars are very lightweight, because the material used for rim brake heat management has been eliminated. This allows for a more structurally efficient and impact-resistant rim. Finally, the SES 5.6 Disc carbon clincher is road tubeless-compatible and can still be run with standard inner tubes and tires. Like the current generation SES carbon clinchers and tubulars, the 5.6 Disc has been aerodynamically optimized around 25mm tires.
|Brake Compatibility||Center Lock Disc|
|Outer Rim Width||
|Hub||Chris King R45 CL|
|Extras||Tubeless Kit (Clincher only): 2x valve stems, 1x roll of tape (good for taping 3 wheels), 2x Pressure Relief Valve Stem Nuts; Valve Extenders (45mm set); Skewers 100/135mm (QR only); Accessory Bag; Wheel Manual; Wheelbuild Card|
* Subject to change without notice.