What It Is
The SES 5.6 is the evolution of the proven SES 4.5. By implementing the latest SES technologies, the SES 5.6 is not only faster than its predecessor, but also more stable and confidence-inspiring in challenging wind conditions. Other changes include tubeless tire compatibility for improved traction, rolling efficiency, and fewer flat tires.
Who It's For
Road racers and triathletes looking to maximize speed and efficiency through class-leading aerodynamics paired with rolling resistance-defying road tubeless technology.
Why We Made It
The SES 4.5 has been a staple in the Smart ENVE System family of wheels since its launch in 2014. Since then, nearly everything in road racing has changed; among them, the realization that more volume can equate to more speed and efficiency on the road. The SES 5.6 is road tubeless-compatible and embodies the spirit of the SES 4.5 by taking its position in the SES lineup as the best road racing wheelset on the market. While disc brakes are commonplace on the road, we acknowledge that they're not necessary or desired by everyone. For the rim brake rider looking for uncompromised braking performance, our textured full-carbon brake track features industry-leading heat resistance and uncontested stopping power and modulation in wet or dry weather conditions. By employing the latest Smart ENVE System aero technologies, the SES 5.6 is faster, more stable, and designed to seamlessly pair with modern road bikes to improve your performance and ride experience.
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||20mm|
|Outer Rim Width||29mm|
|Hub||Chris King R45|
|Extras||Tubeless Kit: 2x valve stems, 1x roll of tape (good for taping 3 wheels), 2x Pressure Relief Valve Stem Nuts; Skewers 100/130mm; Brake pads 10mm (SRAM/Shimano or Campy); Valve Extenders (45mm set); Accessory Bag; Wheel Manual; Wheelbuild Card|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Shimano/SRAM / Black Decal / QR / QR / 700c||818801025630||100-3109-058|
|Campagnolo / Black Decal / QR / QR / 700c||818801025647||100-3109-059|