ENVE SES 34 Carbon ENVE Ceramic Wheelset - Clincher - Road Bike Shop

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ENVE SES 3.4 Carbon ENVE Ceramic Wheelset - Clincher
Price: $3500.00
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The combination of carbon rims, carbon hubs, and ceramic bearings found when ENVE's SES 3. 4 Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset meets ENVE's Ceramic Hubs is one that'll turn heads at the Tuesday night group ride and have the peloton charging on the rivet just to keep up. The hubs harness ENVE's renowned engineering and feature DT Swiss' star ratchet internals for lightning fast engagement and silky smooth speed, while the versatile 3. 4 rim gets some updates for 2017. Gaining tubeless compatibility and a wider profile, the 3. 4's updated rim shape pushes its predecessor's famed versatility even further with increased stability, more confident handling, and an overall faster, smoother ride. The new rim profile features a mammoth 21mm internal rim width for both front and rear, dwarfing the previous 3. 4's 18. 5mm front and 16. 5mm rear combination. ENVE says this wide stance optimizes aerodynamics with a 25mm tire while also boosting tire volume, which in turn allows lower tire pressure for a smoother, more efficient ride. We'd also happily run even wider tires for an extra dose of plush, and swapping the tubes for tubeless will take full advantage of the new rim width by reducing pinch flat risk while further reducing pressure and rolling resistance. The rim depth continues ENVE's commitment to a shallower front and deeper rear rim pairing, but brings the numbers closer together with the front rim gaining 3mm to a 38mm depth and the rear dropping 3mm to land at a 42mm depth compared to the previous rim profile. ENVE claims that this new combination improves handling and stability in variable wind conditions without sacrificing any aerodynamics, which means you'll be riding smooth instead of wrestling to keep your bike in line at speed. At the brake track, the 3. 4 carries over 2016's in-molded Gen 2 finish, which offers 30% stronger stopping power and the ability to retain 95% of its braking power when being used in wet conditions. As with all its SES wheels, ENVE ...