The Classic, Only Better
Meet the all-new ENVE SES 4.5 Carbon Disc Wheelset, the high volume optimized aero road wheel that started the performance all road, tubeless, hookless revolution. This generation loses the "AR" moniker and gains greater compliance, lower weight, and ENVE's proven Wide Hookless Bead pinch-flat prevention technology. It's the same, but better in every way.
Real-world aero performance to ENVE means developing wheels and components that perform not just in the wind tunnel, but on the open road, on any bike at any speed. To deliver on this promise, the SES wheel lineup continues to feature front and rear wheels that are developed for the specific flow field for which they are intended. Front wheels are designed to maximize stability and handling while rear wheels are optimized for drag reduction.
New for 2022, is ENVE's refined SES wheel lineup that maintains SES aero excellence and raises the bar for the weight, strength, tubeless optimization, and versatility requirements of the modern road cyclist.
- 700c tubeless ready carbon fiber wheelset
- Front is engineered for stable handling
- Wind tunnel developed
- Rear is optimized for drag reduction
- Rim depth: 49mm(F), 55mm(R)
- ETRTO standard wide hookless bead pinch-flat prevention technology
- Internal rim width: 25mm
- 12x100/12x142mm thru axle
- Spoke count: 24
- Centerlock disc brake compatible
- Compatible tire range: 27-50mm
- ENVE Premium Road Hubs w/ 40t ratchet drive
- Available in Shimano HG 11/12 or XDR options
- Handmade in Ogden, Utah, USA
- Weight: 1452g
- ENVE makes swapping freehub bodies simple. For alternate standards to fit your drivetrain check out our Enve Freehub Body product page for available options.
FREE Cassette Installation - Order a cassette along with a wheelset and we can install the cassette for free. Cassette installation requires special tools that not all our customers have. The cassette will be professionally installed and torqued to spec. Just add "Please install cassette" to your order notes at checkout and we'll take care of you. Please Note: If our inventory allocation requires that we ship your wheels and cassette from different warehouses, we will not be able to offer this service.
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Brake Compatibility: Centerlock Disc
Internal Rim Width: 25 mm
Tire Compatibility: Hookless
Wheel Features: Disc Brake Compatible
Shimano HG 11/12 Speed - 12x100/12x142, Centerlock
Cassette Type: Shimano 11
Mfg PartNum: 100-3119-001
Sram XDR - 12x100/12x142, Centerlock
Mfg PartNum: 100-3119-002
Cassette Type: XDR
Campagnolo N3W - 12x100/12x142, Centerlock
Cassette Type: N3W (Ekar)
Mfg PartNum: 100-3119-003
I love, love, love this wheelset. I ride in flat/ hilly area. I was thinking about getting ENVE 3.4, but I am glad I bought 4.5. This wheelset is fast, stiff, and does really well in cross winds. Fast and stiff doesnï¿½t usually translate to compliant or comfortable, but this wheel is 25mm internal and 32mm external, and it can hold large volume of air, which translates to lower tire pressure and comfort. I highly recommend this wheel to anyone that are looking for high performance wheelset.
Bought a set of these wheels last fall after spending a week riding them on a rental bike during vacation. From the first ride I was absolutely in love and had placed my order with BTD before I had even returned my rental bike or flown home from vacation. They are stiff, fast, and really, really fun.
No one would ever accuse me of being a fast descender or corner-er, but after one group ride on the rental bike I received the extremely unexpected (and unsolicited) complement that I was ripping the descent on the way home. I give 100% of the credit to the wheels, fitted with Enve's 29mm road tire btw. Absolutely love the tires as well.
To address the tubeless/hookless concerns that many people (justifiably) have, these have been incredibly easy to set up. So far I've run the Enve 29mm road tire and the Pirelli Cinturato Velo 28mm tire. I have been able to remove them by hand (no tools needed) and replace them with a single tool to help get that last 6 inches over the rim. Individual results may vary.
Lastly, and this might be the only "criticism" of the wheel, is that at 50+mm depth they can be a bit more susceptible to cross wind instability (but if you aren't prepared for this you probably shouldn't buy a wheel of this depth). That said, I've put in several rides this winter under extremely windy conditions and the wheels behaved very politely given their depth.
This is by far the best set of wheels that I have used. They are super smooth when accelerating and the crosswinds hardly affect them if at all. The tubeless set up was very straight forward. Also, the freehub sound is very low key which I prefer over a loud one.