The ENVE SES 3.4 Disc Wheelset is now available laced to Industry Nine's smooth spinning and fast engaging Torch Classic Center Lock hubs. The SES 3.4's rim design starts with ENVE's bombproof, featherweight carbon composite and proprietary molded in spoke hole technology, but drops nearly 50 grams per rim by going disc specific. Both the front and rear rims are shaped using data collected by Smart Aero Technology™, a third party research and design group run by former Formula One engineer Simon Smart. Their process relies on extensive wind tunnel testing to determine the optimal rim width and depth for reduced drag and confident handling. In the case of the SES 3.4 Disc wheelset, the front rim is 26mm wide and 35mm deep, while the rear is 24mm wide and 45mm deep, allowing these wheels to obtain drag numbers which rival other manufacturer's 50-60mm rims, without the additional weight.
The ultra light, fast-engaging Torch Classic Center Lock hubs feature dual Thru Axles, 12x100mmm front and 12x142mm rear. With Center Lock rotor compatibility, the all-weather braking performance of disc brakes is put at your fingertips. The Torch road hubs use the same drivering and pawls as the mountain hubs. However, we reduced the pawl count to 3 instead of 6 for lower drag and weight while still achieving an industry leading (for road hubs) 6 degree engagement. Relocated bearings, and a new freehub seal reduce freehub drag while coasting. The Torch road hubs now feature custom Teflon contact seals for the endcaps, which we manufacture in-house. They fully seal the hubs from mud and water - tight enough for a muddy CX season, but smooth enough for drag-free road miles.
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