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SES 7.8 Tubular

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Reg: $2850-$3600

PRICES

DT SWISS 350 hubs - $ 2850
DT SWISS 240 hubs - $ 3250
CHRIS KING hubs    - $ 3600

 When the race is against the wind and the clock the SES 7.8 is optimized for the task. By reducing the tradeoffs between aerodynamics, stability, weight, and stiffness, the SES 7.8 carbon fiber aero wheel is the perfect tool for road racing and triathlon alike.

The SES 7.8 features asymmetric rim geometries front to back. The front rim is 71mm deep and 29mm wide while the rear rims is 80mm deep and 27.5 mm wide. The dissimilar rim geometries improve the efficiency of the airflow in the system of bike frame and wheels.

Because running 25mm tires is now standard, the SES 7.8 was designed with larger tires in mind. Additionally, frame manufacturers are now producing frames that have more clearance between wheel and frame which has opened up the design scope for a wheelset. The SES 7.8 is optimized for these frames. In addition to changes in shape and structure, the SES 7.8 features the latest molded in carbon fiber brake track texture and is compatible with road tubeless tires.

The SES 7.8 when built with the ENVE Carbon Road Hub comes in at a weight of 1562 grams making it a viable choice for courses that feature flat to hilly terrain.

 

TUBULAR FRONT REAR WHEELSET
Rim Weight 436g 468g 904g
DT240 636g 806g 1442g
King R45 631g 796g 1427g
ENVE Carbon 603g 739g 1342g

QUICK SPECS FRONT REAR
Rim Depth 71mm 80mm
Internal Rim Width 19mm 19mm
External Rim Width 29mm 27.5mm
Hole Count 20 24
Effective Rim Diameter (ERD) 516mm 504mm
Aero Optimized Tire Size 25c 25c

 

TUBULAR VERSION AVAILABLE Tubular tires feature a rubber tread sewn onto a tube and they’re glued or taped onto specifically designed rims. Tubulars rims are significantly lighter because the reinforced walls that support a clincher tire are not necessary and the overall wheel and tire system is lighter. Tubular tires are more expensive than their clincher equivalents, harder to change because they’re glued in place and they usually go in the trash after one puncture, negatives that rule them out for most riders most of the time. However, the lower system weight makes a tubular wheelset more responsive when accelerating, climbing, cornering and braking. For this reason, tubulars remain the default choice of professional racers and also many amateurs, and that’s why ENVE is committed to offering the tubular format.

*Bikes and components may not be exactly as shown, specifications are subject to change without notice.