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ENVE SES 4.5AR Disc Carbon Clincher Wheelset
ENVE SES 4.5AR Disc Carbon Clincher Wheelset
ENVE SES 4.5AR Disc Carbon Clincher Wheelset
ENVE SES 4.5AR Disc Carbon Clincher Wheelset
ENVE SES 4.5AR Disc Carbon Clincher Wheelset

ENVE SES 4.5AR Disc Carbon Clincher Wheelset

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The ENVE SES 4.5AR Carbon Clincher wheelset features a wider design to deliver maximum performance both on and off the road, optimized for 28 mm tires for confidence over rough terrain and compatible with disc brakes and 12 mm thru-axles. The asymmetrical profiles are 49 mm deep in the front and 55 mm deep in the rear to provide the optimum balance of weight, stability, and aerodynamic efficiency, and the rims have hookless beads and are tubeless-ready for the best traction and reliability on rough terrain.

Note: Because these wheels have a straight sidewall, also known as a hookless bead design, they will only work with certain tire designs and constructions. While many well known models will work, the following are incompatible and may result in catastrophic failure. The following list and expanded requirements can also be viewed on ENVE's site under the Tire Compatibility tab. If you have further questions, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Incompatible Tires

  • Any Tube-Type/Non-Tubeless Tire
  • Continental GP5000 TL, 28mm variant
  • Hutchinson Sector 32, 32mm variant
  • Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance 11Storm, 28mm variant
  • Hutchinson Fusion 5 All Season 11Storm, 28mm variant
  • Mavic Yksion Pro UST, 28mm variant
  • Specialized S-Works Turbo 2Bliss Ready, 28mm variant


  • Features:

    • AR All-Road design for on- and off-road use
    • Unidirectional carbon construction
    • Wider rim profile optimized for 28 mm clincher tires
    • Tubeless ready with hookless bead and tire-bed bead seat lock
    • Asymmetrical rim geometries provide maximum stability, handling and drag reduction
    • 49 mm depth front / 55 mm depth rear
    • 31 mm outer / 25 mm inner width front
    • 30.5 mm outer / 25 mm inner width rear
    • 440 g rim weight front / 450 g rim weight rear
    • 24 spoke count front / rear
    • Wheelset weight is 1508 g with DT 240 hub / 1583 g with Chris King hub
    • Compatible with 12 mm thru-axles front and rear
    • Disc brake only

    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.

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    Rim Diameter: 622 

    Wheel Features: Disc Brake Compatible 

    Disc Bolt Pattern: Center Lock 

    Front Hub Spacing: 12x100 mm

    Rear Hub Spacing: 12x142 mm

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    Reviewed 11/1/2018
    by Jess Johnson
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Houston, TX
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    Simply Fantastic!

    These are my third set of Enve wheels...Got tired of reliability and warranty issues of Zipp and their dodgy hubs and have never looked back.

    These Enve AR4.5's in particular Put them on a Trek Boone. My first tubeless rimset. Tubeless for a cross bike is the way to go! Light, fast, stiff, and backed by support from Biketiresdirect and Enve helping me through interface issues of disc mounting, etc. As good as the product itself is, I can't say enough good about the staff and support from these two companies. Thank You!!!

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    Reviewed 6/12/2018
    by GrantM
    Cycling Enthusiast
    California
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    4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
    Best Aero wheels for wider tires

    Got them with the DT240's and I'm running them with a couple of bikes that have a mix of QR, 12mm Rear and 15mm front thru axles (bought the adapters for about $30 each and are very easy to switch). So far have only ran the Schwalbe Pro One's 28mm which measure out at right near 32mm on these rims making them the same size at the outer rim. The mounting was one of the easiest I've had for tubeless, used the Lezyne Pressure Over Drive and it had no problems seating.

    I have about 1000 miles on them so far mostly on road with some amount of light gravel. They are very fast, handle well in the wind especially given the depth. I'm running about 50-55 PSI and the combination of tires and wheels is very comfortable at that pressure even on really bad roads. They are not inexpressive but so far I'm very happy from a value performance perspective.

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    Reviewed 3/18/2018
    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Long Island
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    0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Great wheels

    Got the Chris king hub option. BTD had a super sale on Black Friday. Only way I would get them. For price resons. Put them on a 2018 trek Boone 7. Truly a go anywhere wheel set. Go on road, gravel, and even hardcore single track . They are so wide internally(25mm) that you have account for the increased sidewall gerth. I used wtb crossboss (35m)at about 35 psi. They measure 38-39mm. And tried Panaracer gravel king 38mm. They are almost 41mm. Sick. Also for group rides tried Schwalbe g one speed 30mm measures 32-33. Obviously all tubeless, envy recommends only tubeless tires. Only thing give some lead time on tire mounting. Try to put a new tubeless tire on a regular rim with a tube for at least a day or longer to loosen it a bit. You will need a charger reservoir pump. Super fast , light and strong. The ultimate dream wheel-set.

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