SES 7.8 Disc

Carbon Fiber Wheelset

Description

A revolutionary new disc brake specific, aerodynamic, carbon fiber triathlon and time trial wheelset. The SES 7.8 Disc is both aerodynamically and structurally optimized for use with disc brakes.

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SES 7.8 Disc

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A revolutionary new disc brake specific, aerodynamic, carbon fiber triathlon and time trial wheelset. The SES 7.8 Disc is both aerodynamically and structurally optimized for use with disc brakes.

Road racers and triathletes on modern disc brake equipped aero road and triathlon bikes will benefit from the SES 7.8 Disc’s reduced drag, light weight, and rim shape optimized for larger volume road tires.

Many modern road bikes are now equipped with disc brakes and the triathlon superbikes of tomorrow will be as well. The elimination of a braking surface opens up the realm of aerodynamic and structural possibilities. When you don’t have to engineer a flat braking surface that must manage high temperatures from braking you can reduce the rim’s weight, adjust the rim shape for improved aerodynamics and provide better tubeless performance.

Tubeless Kit (Clincher only):
-2x valve stems
-1x roll of tape (good for taping 3 wheels)
-2x Pressure Relief Valve Stem Nuts

Valve Extenders (75mm set)

Skewers 100/135mm (QR only)

Accessory Bag

Wheel Manual

Wheelbuild Card

Disc brakes are beginning to appear on the most aerodynamic bikes in the world and the SES 7.8 is ready. While most wheel manufacturers simply repurpose their rim brake optimized wheel models into disc brake wheels by covering brake tracks with decals and adding disc hubs and more spokes, this leaves substantial amounts of performance on the table. Removing the constraints of a braking surface on the rim allow us to completely rethink the shape of the rim and more specifically the brake track area itself. The SES 7.8 Disc features patented SES rim curvature that has been optimized for disc brakes. Additionally, the SES 7.8 Disc carbon fiber clinchers and tubulars are much lighter because the material used for heat management has been eliminated. With no braking surface, the rim can be made more aerodynamically efficient and impact resistant. Finally, the SES 7.8 carbon clincher is tubeless compatible and can also be run with standard inner tubes and tires. Like all of the current generation SES carbon clinchers and tubulars, the SES 7.8 Disc has been aerodynamically optimized around fast rolling 25mm tires.

ENVE SES 2.2, 3.4, 5.6, 7.8, 3.4 Disc, 5.6 Disc, 7.8 Disc, SES Rear Disc Wheel – There are no limitations on tire compatibility with these wheel models. Your ENVE SES wheels may be set up and run with inner-tubes and non-tubeless tires or tubeless (TL) and tubeless ready (TLR) tires alike. We recommend the use of a Tubeless (TL) or Tubeless Ready (TLR) 700x25c tire set up tubeless to maximize aerodynamics, rolling resistance, crosswind stability, and your ride experience.

Non-Tubeless Setup (i.e. I want to run inner-tubes) – Each ENVE SES wheelset is delivered with one roll of RED, model specific, ENVE tested and approved tubeless rim tape. This tape should be installed regardless of whether you intend to run your wheels tubeless or not. Do not run cloth or plastic (including ENVE) non-tubeless compatible rim tape or strips. Plastic rim strips and cloth tapes are too thick, bridge the drop-center rim channel, and will make installation and removal of tires extremely difficult. Click here for our tubeless tape installation video.

Cotton and/or Natural Fiber Sidewall TiresENVE does NOT RECOMMEND the use of cotton or natural fiber sidewall non-tubeless tires with ENVE SES wheelsets for EVERYDAY USE. These tires are intended for high-performance racing applications only. If you choose to run these tires, please inspect your tires after each ride for cuts, tears, and any signs of abrasion and/or wear in the sidewall and at the location of the rim/tire interface. If any wear and/or damage is identified, replace before riding. Riders who choose to run tires with cotton or natural fiber sidewalls do so at their own risk.

Product Specs

Clincher Front Rear Wheelset
Rim Weight 502g 533g 1035g
ENVE Alloy 754g 909g 1651g
i9 Torch Road CL 731g 898g 1628g
King R45 CL 755g 906g 1661g
Rim Specs Front Rear
Rim Depth 71mm 78mm
Internal Rim Width 19mm 19mm
External Rim Width 29mm 27.5mm
Hole Count 24 24
Effective Rim Diameter 516mm 504mm
Aero Optimized Tire Size 25c 25c
Spoke Information* Spoke Cross Front Length (NDS/DS) Rear Length (NDS/DS)
ENVE Alloy 2X 250mm / 252mm 246mm / 244mm
DT240 CL QR, 12mm, 15mm /142mm 2X 248mm / 250mm 242mm / 240mm
Chris King R45 CL 2X 246mm / 246mm 240mm / 238mm
Chris King R45 2X 244mm / 246mm 238mm / 236mm
*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".

Technology

7.8 Rim Shape Explained

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Full Carbon Laminate

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Disc-specific construction

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Road Tubeless Compatible

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Resources + Support

Tubeless Installation Instructions

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

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    Perfect aero wheel set

    Alexander-Maximilian Ernst

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

    What is your age bracket? 46-55

    Having been very happy with the ZIPP 808 for many years I thought there is nothing better…until I tested the SES 7.8 disc. In every aspect of handling, weight and overall performance this is the new standard! Excellent!

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    Charles Teng

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

    What is your age bracket? 46-55

    Amazing wheels! Fast and stable.

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