SES 7.8 Disc Brake Wheelset
In the world of time trials and triathlon, aerodynamics is everything and eking out a few extra seconds can make all the difference between race-day glory and just another finish in the pack. Get an advantage with the SES 7.8 Disc Brake Wheelset. These rims are hand built to provide maximum aerodynamic benefit when shod with 25mm tires and they're laced to ENVE's new Alloy hubs, which improve upon existing models by providing quicker engagement and better durability.
While going forward fast is of utmost importance, ENVE recognizes that aerodynamics amount to naught if poor braking sends you off the road. To address this, the 7.8 uses Centerlock rotor mount splines for impressive power and modulation in wet or dry conditions. When you're carrying speed into corners and rolling into unexpected weather, it's comforting to know you can trust a dedicated braking surface to do what it's supposed to do.
Like the rest of ENVE's SES line, the 7.8 rims aren't subjected to static, arbitrary NACA shapes. Instead, the engineers let each wheel's depth requirements dictate the ideal dimensions in order to reduce lateral forces and increase aerodynamic benefits across a wide range of yaw angles. This approach is apparent in everything from the rim's rounded inner face to the different dimensions of the front and rear wheels.
Of course, we also recognize that aerodynamics and handling are absolutely meaningless if a wheelset crumbles at the first sign of less-than-optimal road conditions, so we expect ENVE's obsessive engineering to carry over into the wheels' materials and layup. ENVE routes the fibers around each hole in a 100% intact design, no cutting, machining, or drilling required. By continuously wrapping the fibers, ENVE adds strength, boosts rigidity, and allows for less material and a lighter rim. The use of a removable bladder also keeps weight down compared to other wheels, so the SES series boasts the highest claimed strength-to-weight ratio on the market.
As mentioned above, these SES 7.8 rims are laced to the all-new ENVE Alloy hubs, which feature Mavic's venerable ID 360 ratchet engagement system. Using robust NTN stainless steel bearings and a Perfect Preload system, the hubs will stay smoother for longer and require less maintenance, and the geometry of the hub improves lateral and torsional wheel stiffness. As always, no tools are needed for disassembly keeping the time in the repair stand to a minimum.
- ENVE's fastest non-full disc wheelset for speed on the tri or TT course
- Unidirectional carbon construction blends light weight and strength
- Rim depth is extremely fast yet still remarkably stable
- Smooth, reliable ENVE Alloy hubs spin freely with little maintenance
- Centerlock disc rotor mount improves power and modulation
- Wider rim designed is aero-optimized for 25mm tubeless tires
- Choose between Shimano 11-sp, SRAM XDR, or Campagnolo freehubs
- ENVE continues to build fast wheels that minimize tradeoffs