When the race is against the wind and the clock the Enve SES 7.8 Wheelset is optimized for the task. By reducing the tradeoffs between aerodynamics, stability, weight, and stiffness, the SES 7.8 carbon fiber aero wheel is the perfect tool for road racing and triathlon alike. The SES 7.8 features asymmetric rim geometries front to back. The front rim is 71mm deep and 29mm wide while the rear rims is 80mm deep and 27.5 mm wide. The dissimilar rim geometries improve the efficiency of the airflow in the system of bike frame and wheels. Because running 25mm tires is now standard, the SES 7.8 was designed with larger tires in mind. Additionally, frame manufacturers are now producing frames that have more clearance between wheel and frame which has opened up the design scope for a wheelset. The SES 7.8 is optimized for these frames. In addition to changes in shape and structure, the SES 7.8 features the latest molded in carbon fiber brake track texture and is compatible with road tubeless tires. The Enve SES 7.8 Wheelset when built with the ENVE Carbon Road Hub comes in at a weight of 1632 grams in the tubeless clincher and 1342 grams for the tubular making it a viable choice for courses that feature flat to hilly terrain.
The Enve 7.8 comes in two different rim types tubular and tubeless clincher. It also has three different hub choices: the DT Swiss 240, the Chris King R45, and the Chris King R45 Ceramic with Shimano/SRAM and Campagnalo freehub bodies. The Tubeless clincher DT 240 wheelset weighs in at 1738 grams. The Chris King R45 tubeless clincher wheelset weighs in at 1725 grams. The Chris King R45 Ceramic Tubeless Clincher Wheelset weighs in at 1717 grams. The DT 240 Tubular wheelset weighs in 1442 grams. The Chris King R45 tubular wheelset weighs in at 1427 grams. The Chris King R45 Ceramic wheelset weighs in at 1419 grams.