SES 4.5

Carbon Fiber Wheelset


The ultimate everyday carbon fiber cycling wheelset and choice of Team Dimension Data.

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SES 4.5

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The ultimate everyday carbon fiber cycling wheelset and choice of Team Dimension Data.

Road cyclists and triathletes looking to minimize the tradeoff between aerodynamics, lightweight, and stability.

Because from the moment the first prototypes made the rounds at ENVE, it’s been the house favorite. The SES 4.5 rounds out the Smart ENVE System wheel line as a true mid-depth everyday cycling race wheelset. Additionally, the SES 4.5 features a refined shape and construction that yields better acceleration, cornering, impact resistance, and weight savings.

Skewers 100/130mm

Brake pads 10mm (SRAM/Shimano or Campy)

Rim Strip

Valve Extenders (45mm set)

Accessory Bag-Wheel Manual

Wheelbuild Card

“The ENVEs are also some of the best all-rounders we’ve ridden; they’re light, stable, and plenty fast when you ask them to be. If we had to own just one wheelset for the rest of our life, these could be it.”–“This wheelset surprised me fundamentally due to how well balanced they are and the wide range of use. You can use them for practically everything. They are very light and can be easily used for climbing. On flats, they are very aero.”–

Product Specs

Clincher Front Rear Wheelset
Rim Weight 477g 489g 966g
ENVE Carbon 651g 803g 1455g
ENVE Alloy 681g 867g 1548g
King R45 683g 837g 1520g
Tubular Front Rear Wheelset
Rim Weight 362g 395g 757g
ENVE Carbon 537g 709g 1246g
ENVE Alloy 567g 773g 1340g
King R45 569g 743g 1312g
Rim Specs Front Rear
Depth 48mm 56m
Internal Width 18.5mm 17mm
External Width 27mm 25.5mm
Hole Count 20 24
Effective Rim Diameter 563mm 545mm
Aero Optimized Tire Size 25c 25c
Tubeless Compatible? No No
Spoke Information* Spoke Cross (Front/Rear) Front Length (Radial) Rear Length (NDS/DS)
ENVE Carbon Radial/2X 264mm 268mm / 264mm
ENVE Alloy Radial/2X 266mm 268mm / 266mm
DT180 / DT240 / DT350 Radial/2X 262mm 264mm / 262mm
Chris King R45 Radial/2X 262mm 264mm / 260mm
*This wheelset is built with Sapim CX Ray spokes. Those built before May 2018 may use a DT Swiss spoke equivalent. DT Swiss spoke heads are stamped "DT".


4.5 Rim Shape Explained


Full Carbon Laminate


Tubular Version Available


Textured Full Carbon Brake Track


Resources + Support

Gluing A Tubular Tire


5 out of 5 stars

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    ONLY ENVE for me.


    How many hours/week do you ride? 6-15

    What is your age bracket? 46-55

    Fast and Sexy. What more can you ask for?

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    Martin Barkashki

    How many hours/week do you ride? 16-25

    What is your age bracket? 46-55

    I am a satisfied owner and user of these magnificent wheels made in ENVE,USA ! Thank you very much! My old pair wheels were good medium-grade aluminum, low profile (22 mm), 100 grams lighter than this pair of ENVE SES 4.5(Chris King) , but when climbing this american product performs even better than them, and their holding in strong crosswinds is very good, they are stable and secure! On flat terrain they show their aero benefit, but since I am a recent owner, it feeling that with as more is increasing of riding , the faster they become … They give very good safety when riding and in corners, in general the bike is more balanced and more stable than before, you feel more secure when driving! I can recommend them everybody who want to increase quality of riding and his results ! I give highest evaluation of ENVE SES 4.5 Chris King, world top wheels, excellent work ENVE Composites !

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