SES 4.5

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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.”– aerogeeks.com“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.”– bdc-mag.com

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".

Pressure Recommendations

Rider Weight Rim Model SES 2.2, 3.4, 4.5, 5.6, 7.8 ENVE 45, ENVE 65 SES 3.4 AR, SES 4.5 AR G23 G27
Inner Width 18mm-20mm 21mm 25mm 23mm 27mm
LBS KG Tire Size 23mm 25mm 28mm 25mm 28mm 28-30mm 32-35mm 38-42mm 42-45mm 47-55mm
1.95-2.1"
28-30mm 32-35mm 35-38mm 38-42mm 42-45mm 38-42mm 42-45mm 47-55mm
90 41 55 47 39 47 39 33 30 26 23 17 34 30 29 27 23 26 23 17
100 45 60 51 43 51 43 36 32 28 25 18 37 33 31 29 25 28 25 19
110 50 65 55 46 55 46 39 35 31 27 20 40 36 34 31 27 31 27 20
120 54 70 59 50 59 50 42 38 33 29 21 43 39 37 34 30 33 29 22
130 59 75 63 53 63 53 45 40 35 31 23 46 41 39 36 32 35 31 23
140 64 80 68 57 68 57 48 43 38 33 25 49 44 42 38 34 38 33 25
150 68 85 72 60 72 60 51 45 40 35 26 52 46 44 41 36 40 35 26
160 73 89 75 63 75 63 53 48 42 37 27 55 49 47 43 38 42 37 28
170 77 93 79 66 79 66 56 50 44 38 29 57 51 49 45 39 44 39 29
180 82 97 82 69 82 69 58 52 46 40 30 60 54 51 47 41 46 40 30
190 86 101 85 72 84 72 60 54 47 42 31 62 55 53 49 42 48 42 31
200 91 104 88 74 86 74 62 56 49 43 32 64 57 54 50 44 49 43 32
210 95 107 91 76 88 76 64 57 50 44 33 66 59 56 51 45 51 44 33
220 100 109 92 77 89 77 65 59 51 45 34 67 60 57 53 46 52 45 34
230 104 111 94 79 90 79 66 60 52 46 34 68 61 58 53 47 53 46 34
240 109 112 95 80 90 80 67 60 53 46 34 69 62 59 54 47 53 46 35
250 113 113 95 80 90 80 67 61 53 46 35 69 62 59 54 47 53 47 35

Red = Maximum Recommended Tire Pressure for Given Rim & Tire Volume Combo on Paved Road Surfaces

Note: Tire pressures are intended as a starting recommendation based on the listed wheel being set up with tubeless tire. The pressure value is calculated considering a tubeless set up, intended road surface, rider's weight, average bike weight, inner rim width, and tire volume.

Rider Weight Rim Model SES 2.2, 3.4, 4.5, 5.6, 7.8 ENVE 45, ENVE 65 SES 3.4 AR, SES 4.5 AR G23 G27
Inner Width 18mm-20mm 21mm 25mm 23mm 27mm
LBS KG Tire Size 23mm 25mm 28mm 25mm 28mm 28-30mm 32-35mm 38-42mm 42-45mm 47-55mm
1.95-2.1"
28-30mm 32-35mm 35-38mm 38-42mm 42-45mm 38-42mm 42-45mm 47-55mm
90 41 3.80 3.22 2.70 3.22 2.70 2.28 2.04 1.79 1.56 1.17 2.33 2.09 1.99 1.83 1.60 1.80 1.57 1.17
100 45 4.14 3.51 2.94 3.51 2.94 2.48 2.23 1.95 1.70 1.27 2.54 2.28 2.17 1.99 1.74 1.96 1.72 1.28
110 50 4.49 3.80 3.18 3.80 3.18 2.68 2.41 2.11 1.85 1.38 2.75 2.47 2.35 2.16 1.89 2.12 1.86 1.39
120 54 4.83 4.09 3.43 4.09 3.43 2.89 2.59 2.27 1.99 1.48 2.96 2.66 2.53 2.32 2.03 2.28 2.00 1.49
130 59 5.17 4.38 3.67 4.38 3.67 3.09 2.78 2.43 2.13 1.59 3.17 2.84 2.70 2.49 2.18 2.45 2.14 1.60
140 64 5.51 4.66 3.90 4.66 3.90 3.29 2.96 2.59 2.26 1.69 3.37 3.03 2.88 2.65 2.32 2.60 2.28 1.70
150 68 5.83 4.93 4.13 4.93 4.13 3.49 3.13 2.74 2.40 1.79 3.57 3.21 3.05 2.80 2.45 2.76 2.41 1.80
160 73 6.14 5.20 4.36 5.20 4.36 3.67 3.30 2.88 2.53 1.88 3.76 3.38 3.21 2.95 2.59 2.90 2.54 1.90
170 77 6.44 5.44 4.56 5.44 4.56 3.85 3.46 3.02 2.65 1.97 3.94 3.54 3.36 3.09 2.71 3.04 2.67 1.99
180 82 6.71 5.68 4.76 5.68 4.76 4.01 3.60 3.15 2.76 2.06 4.11 3.69 3.51 3.22 2.82 3.17 2.78 2.07
190 86 6.96 5.89 4.94 5.80 4.94 4.16 3.74 3.27 2.86 2.14 4.26 3.83 3.64 3.35 2.93 3.29 2.88 2.15
200 91 7.18 6.08 5.09 6.00 5.09 4.30 3.86 3.37 2.95 2.20 4.40 3.95 3.75 3.45 3.02 3.40 2.97 2.22
210 95 7.38 6.24 5.23 6.07 5.23 4.41 3.96 3.46 3.03 2.26 4.52 4.05 3.86 3.54 3.11 3.49 3.05 2.28
220 100 7.53 6.37 5.34 6.13 5.34 4.51 4.05 3.54 3.10 2.31 4.61 4.14 3.94 3.62 3.17 3.56 3.12 2.33
230 104 7.66 6.48 5.43 6.24 5.43 4.58 4.11 3.59 3.15 2.35 4.69 4.21 4.00 3.68 3.22 3.62 3.17 2.37
240 109 7.74 6.55 5.49 6.24 5.49 4.63 4.16 3.63 3.18 2.37 4.74 4.25 4.04 3.72 3.26 3.66 3.20 2.39
250 113 7.77 6.58 5.51 6.24 5.51 4.65 4.18 3.65 3.20 2.38 4.76 4.27 4.06 3.74 3.27 3.68 3.22 2.40

Red = Maximum Recommended Tire Pressure for Given Rim & Tire Volume Combo on Paved Road Surfaces

Note: Tire pressures are intended as a starting recommendation based on the listed wheel being set up with tubeless tire. The pressure value is calculated considering a tubeless set up, intended road surface, rider's weight, average bike weight, inner rim width, and tire volume.

Technology

4.5 Rim Shape Explained

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Full Carbon Laminate

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Tubular Version Available

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Textured Full Carbon Brake Track

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Resources + Support

Gluing A Tubular Tire

Reviews

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    Rated 5 out of 5
    The Ultimate All 'Rounder

    Rustin Gramm

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

    What is your age bracket? 36-45

    Bought these to replace my wonderful ROLF Aeres 4 wheelset. Those wheels were light, fast rolling, and easy to maintain. but they were a little noodly under big load (high torque climbing, sprinting). The ENVE 4.5 are everything those wheels were and more. they spin up to speed effortlessly, and once rolling they want to keep holding speed. they almost never flex under big load, and since they are slightly wider, my tires grew even more plush. and they look the business. super fly, fast, light, stiff. and with the Chris King hubs, and the amazing warranty, these wheels should be in my stable for a long time to come.

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    Rated 5 out of 5
    SES 4.5 Rim Review

    Tim S.

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

    What is your age bracket? 26-35

    I built up a set of SES 4.5 rims in the past year and have been very impressed with their performance. I use them for a rides of varying lengths and intensity. They spin up very easily, and are much more stable in cross winds to other deeper section rims that I’ve ridden. The braking performance is very good as well, especially for a carbon surface. They built up very nicely, the rims were round and came to tension nicely. The internal nipples are not my favorite, but worthwhile for the articulating nipple/rim bed interface. And finally, having the Enve guarantee is a nice peace of mind for those potholes that seem to come out of nowhere.

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    Rated 5 out of 5
    Wicked Wheels

    Sam

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

    What is your age bracket? 26-35

    I spent the bulk of last season training and racing on these wheels. Previously, I had been riding Roval CLX32s, which are shallower and wider. The 4.5s certainly carry speed better than the Rovals. It’s hard to tell the aerodynamic benefit while riding, the only noticeable difference is that the 4.5s get knocked around a little more in a crosswind. I will say the narrower rim makes them ride a little harsher than the Rovals, but I believe these downsides are made up for by the gains in aerodynamics. They’ve withstood two crashes, and make my bike look badass (IMHO).

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    Rated 5 out of 5
    The One Wheelset to Rule them All

    Benjamin Cook

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

    What is your age bracket? 26-35

    Not only are these reliable, they preform phenomenally. Im not a heavy guy buy Ive never had issues in wind, and boy is it windy here in the Midwest. Also these are the perfect blend of aero and weight making it the ideal 1 wheel quiver. I used these wheels for the P/1 Green Mountain Stage race, Crit Nationals, even a local dirt road race and I never thought I needed another option.

    In summary to quote Ferris “I love riding it, its so choice… I highly recommend picking one up”

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  5. SES 4.5 Cobbles

    Benjamin Cook

    Cobbles on the 4.5s? No problem!

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Rim Size

700c

  • The Road Standard

Rim Style

Clincher

  • Great for training and racing.
  • Quick and easy flat repair
  • All ENVE clincher wheels are tubeless compatible, except for the SES 4.5

Tubular

  • The ultimate, lightweight, racing setup
  • Please see ENVE's Support Guide for proper tubular rim prep and gluing technique

Spoke Count

20 Hole Front, 24 Hole Rear

  • The ultimate combination of aerodynamics, stiffness, ride quality, and durability
  • Specific to all rim-brake wheelsets
  • 24 Hole Front, 24Hole Rear

  • The best utilization of spokes for driving and braking forces, while providing light-weight and durable builds.
  • Specific to all disc-brake wheelsets
  • Front Axle

    ENVE supports all road-specific front fork axle configurations, including QR (Quick Release), 12x100mm thru-axle systems and 15x100mm thru-axle systems. Most hub systems can be quickly converted to any of these combinations. Front axle specifications are provided by your fork manufacturer.

    QR - Quick Release
    12 x 100 - 12mm x 100mm Thru Axle
    15 x 100 - 15mm x 100mm Thru Axle

    Rear Axle

    ENVE Supports all road specific rear axle configurations, including QR (Quick Release), and 12x142mm thru-axle systems. Most hub systems can be quickly converted to either of these combinations. Rear axle specifications are determined by your frame manufacturer.

    QR
    Quick Release
    12x142
    12mm x 142mm Thru-Axle

    Freehub

    S-11 or Shimano 11
    All Shimano 11 Speed and Shimano and SRAM 10 Speed component groups
    XDR - SRAM
    All SRAM 12 Speed component groups, and SRAM 11 Speed groups
    CA - Campagnolo (Campy)
    All Campy 11 and 12 Speed component groups, as well as 8, 9, and 10 speed groups

    Hub Model

    ENVE Hub

    • ENVE Hub offering featuring durable and smooth stainless steel bearings

    Chris King R45

    • Chris King road specific hub, made in the USA

    Industry Nine

    • Industry Nine durability, made in the USA

    Decal Colors

    SES 4.5

    Carbon Fiber Wheelset

    $250.00
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    Step 3
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    Step 4
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    Step 5
    Purchase within 60 days and demo fee will be credited back to you.

    Demo Start Date

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    Demo Cost
    $250.00
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    • Wheelset delivered complete & ready to ride
      (Includes: Installed Tires, Rotors, Cassete & Emergency Repair Kit)

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