We’ve been sent Enve’s new SES 5.6 and 7.8 Disc wheelsets, their first deep-section carbon race wheels for disc brake-equipped road bikes, and they look pretty darn special.
The SES 7.8 wheelset is a redesigned version of Enve’s existing 7.8 rim-brake wheelset intended for time triallists and triathletes. It has redesigned profiles and adjusted dishing to accommodate the rotors and mounts at the hubs. The SES 5.6 wheels are an all-new disc-specific addition to the Enve line-up.
Prices for both of the new disc wheelsets start at $2,900 (approx. £2,050).
Differential rim depths and profiles for the front and back wheels are the defining characteristic of Enve’s road range, and the company has continued to employ this approach with its new disc-brake rims.
- Enve’s new SES 2.2 tubs with carbon hubs: may need tying down
- Enve 7.8 aero clinchers the ‘fastest SES wheels yet’
- Enve purchased by Mavic’s parent company
No more brake tracks
The SES 5.6 wheelset is optimised for 25mm-wide tyres and aimed at road racers. It uses a 54mm-deep front rim and a rear rim that’s 63mm deep. Aside from the new depths, the biggest difference between this wheelset and its rim-brake stablemates is the lack of brake tracks.
Redesigned, curvier profiles
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