The SES 3.4 is the best all around wheelset for road cycling in the Smart ENVE System line of wheels. The SES 3.4 features dissimilar rim geometries front to rear to maximize aero and handling performance between the front and back of the bicycle. The SES line of wheels are never tested alone (without a bicycle frame) in a wind-tunnel because of the simple fact that this does not represent the real world. As such, all SES wheels are tested on a variety of bicycle frames and styles to ensure that each SES wheel model will produce a faster system as a whole when compared to other aero wheel options on the market. The objective with the SES 3.4 was to create an aerodynamic wheel that climbed with the lightest wheels on the market but still offered an aero advantage and confidence inspiring handling in even the most severe wind and weather conditions. The SES line of wheels improves upon carbon fiber braking surfaces as well. This is accomplished through a molded in braking surface that creates a carbon texture that helps modulate power and improve performance in wet weather. In addition to the improvements made upon aerodynamics, handling and braking, the SES 3.4 is very light weight and strong. These gains in strength and weight are due in part to ENVE’s patented molded in spoke hole technologies which eliminate excess material by running continuous uninterrupted carbon fibers around and throughout the entire rim. Further weight savings are found by removing all bladder materials from within the rim and eliminating the use of paint and fillers as part of the finishing process. Each SES 3.4 is handmade in the USA.
|Rim||35 mm front / 45 mm rear|
|Hubs||DT Swiss 240|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 years|
|Recommended Tire Width||25 mm|