ENVE SES 3.4 Clincher Rear Wheel (Chris King Hub/ Campag Freehub)
ENVE's 45mm Carbon clincher rear wheel to be paired with the 35 SES front wheel for a lightweight aero race wheelset. This system creates a great climbing and all round race wheel with aero properties. Great for everything from mountain stages to sportives. Ideal time trial or triathlon wheel for smaller riders on windy days. Chris King R45 hub with Campagnolo freehub.
THE ENVE PROCESS – STRONG, STIFF, LIGHT
In designing ENVE wheels, engineers set out to produce the strongest, fastest, stiffest, lightest and most durable and reliable wheels on the planet. Through materials, tooling and finite processes, ENVE's engineers were able to design features into each wheel that addressed all the major historical issues carbon wheels have been renowned for: low spoke tension, spoke pull through, spoke breakage, low hoop strength and poor, uneven braking.
So what are the differences between an ENVE wheel and other carbon wheels?
Perhaps the major difference is that ENVE have a patented process where we mold in the spoke holes. Carbon fiber gets its strength from running continuous, not broken fibers. Routing the fibers around the hole effectively increases the strength of the area around the spoke hole, thus allowing us to build a higher tensioned wheel. That's up to 130kg in the front and 150kg on the drive side rear. A stronger spoke hole also reduces the possibility of spoke pull through. A conical surface is molded into the inside of the rim to optimize the interface with the Pillar nipple. This allows the spoke to articulate as it exits the spoke hole, ensuring that it won't bind on the rim; greatly reducing the possibility of spoke breakage.
Since all tooling is machined in-house to extremely tight tolerances, ENVE's proprietary moulding process can incorporate extreme pressure in the tooling. This creates a flat, round part straight out of the mold, and further, the raised braking surface is then machined to eliminate any irregularities. ENVE's proprietary grey pads are recommended with their rims as testing has proven that these achieve the best results in dissipating the heat generated when braking.
Finally, ENVE haven't had to "reinforce" any areas in the part to account for drilling. That, along with the high pressure moulding, yields an incredibly light and strong rim - an altogether superior quality product that delivers everything you could possibly expect from a top of the line, pro level race wheel.
Please note: Does not include quick release skewer.