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ENVE Smart System 3.4 Carbon Road Wheelset - Clincher
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The ENVE Smart System 3. 4 Carbon Clincher Wheelset is the result of a holy union between aero-engineering legend Simon Smart and ENVE Composites working together towards one common goal: producing the best wheelset on the planet. To do this, they agreed that the ultimate wheelset needs to meet specific criteria: an outstanding weight-to-strength ratio, durability, aerodynamic stability, and minimal drag when fitted to a bike. The Smart System 3. 4 Clincher Wheelset meets every design goal, and shows what's possible when a wheel is manufactured across the hall from the engineering office. The ENVE Smart System 3. 4 Carbon Clincher is part of the SES series. ENVE used its most sophisticated technology and engineering techniques to create this fast, stiff, and aerodynamic wheelset. The 3. 4's aerodynamic design starts with the size differential of the wheels. ENVE accounted for the different behaviors of front and rear wheels, and designed the 3. 4s with the front wheel that's 35mm deep and 26mm wide, while the rear wheel is 45mm deep and 24mm wide. The front wheel's shallow profile and wide stance helps decrease drag in windy conditions. On the other hand, the rear wheel's depth decreases drag because stability is less affected at the aft position of the bike. According to ENVE, the 3. 4s create a low drag number rivaling many competitors' 50mm- and 60mm-depth wheels. Outside of consistent aerodynamic performance, the most noticeable advantage of the 3. 4 carbon clincher wheelset is its enhanced stability. The 3. 4 demonstrates stellar results under the ENVE Stability Index, a series of tests that incorporates the measurement of transient aerodynamics. In the wind tunnel, the front wheel is subjected to quick changes in wind degree at set yaw angles, and the steering torque of user-correction is then measured. The test represents real-world conditions, and surprisingly, ENVE is one of the only non-Formula One manufacturers to conduct it. The 3. 4 shape that was ...