SES 7.8

Carbon Fiber Wheelset

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The fastest carbon fiber Smart ENVE System aero wheel yet.

SES 7.8

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Who it's for
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Tire Compatibility

The fastest carbon fiber Smart ENVE System aero wheel yet.

Experienced triathletes and road racers seeking maximum aero performance and stability.

We made the SES 7.8 to achieve two things: more speed and more stability. The SES 7.8 embodies the latest SES technologies and includes our newest molded in brake track and tubeless clincher tire compatibility. The SES 7.8 is wider and specifically optimized to perform best when used with a modern aero frame and large 25mm tires.

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

Skewers 100/130mm

Brake pads 10mm (SRAM/Shimano or Campy)

Brake pads 8mm (SRAM/Shimano)

Valve Extenders (75mm set)

Accessory Bag

Wheel Manual

Wheelbuild Card

When the race is against the wind and the clock the SES 7.8 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 SES 7.8 when built with the ENVE Carbon Road Hub comes in at a weight of 1562 grams making it a viable choice for courses that feature flat to hilly terrain.

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 603g 596g 1199g
ENVE Carbon 769g 901g 1670g
ENVE Alloy 799g 964g 1763g
King R45 799g 930g 1729g
Tubular Front Rear Wheelset
Rim Weight 466g 491g 956g
ENVE Carbon 632g 795g 1427g
ENVE Alloy 662g 858g 1520g
King R45 661g 825g 1486g
Quick Specs Front Rear
Rim Depth 71mm 78mm
Internal Rim Width 19mm 19mm
External Rim Width 29mm 27.5mm
Hole Count 20 24
Effective Rim Diameter (ERD) 516mm 504mm
Aero Optimized Tire Size 25c 25c
Spoke Information* Spoke Cross (Front/Rear) Front Length (Radial) Rear Length (NDS/DS)
ENVE Carbon Radial/2X 244mm 246mm / 242mm
ENVE Alloy Radial/2X 242mm 244mm / 242mm
DT180 / DT240 / DT350 Radial/2X 240mm 242mm / 240mm
Chris King R45 Radial/2X 240mm 242mm / 238mm
*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 SES 4.5AR G23 G27
Inner Width 18mm-20.5mm 25mm 23mm 27mm
LBS KG Tire Size 23mm 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 33 30 26 23 17 34 30 29 27 23 26 23 17
100 45 60 51 43 36 32 28 25 18 37 33 31 29 25 28 25 19
110 50 65 55 46 39 35 31 27 20 40 36 34 31 27 31 27 20
120 54 70 59 50 42 38 33 29 21 43 39 37 34 30 33 29 22
130 59 75 63 53 45 40 35 31 23 46 41 39 36 32 35 31 23
140 64 80 68 57 48 43 38 33 25 49 44 42 38 34 38 33 25
150 68 85 72 60 51 45 40 35 26 52 46 44 41 36 40 35 26
160 73 89 75 63 53 48 42 37 27 55 49 47 43 38 42 37 28
170 77 93 79 66 56 50 44 38 29 57 51 49 45 39 44 39 29
180 82 97 82 69 58 52 46 40 30 60 54 51 47 41 46 40 30
190 86 101 85 72 60 54 47 42 31 62 55 53 49 42 48 42 31
200 91 104 88 74 62 56 49 43 32 64 57 54 50 44 49 43 32
210 95 107 91 76 64 57 50 44 33 66 59 56 51 45 51 44 33
220 100 109 92 77 65 59 51 45 34 67 60 57 53 46 52 45 34
230 104 111 94 79 66 60 52 46 34 68 61 58 53 47 53 46 34
240 109 112 95 80 67 60 53 46 34 69 62 59 54 47 53 46 35
250 113 113 95 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 SES 4.5AR G23 G27
Inner Width 18mm-20.5mm 25mm 23mm 27mm
LBS KG Tire Size 23mm 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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Resources + Support

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SES 7.8

Carbon Fiber Wheelset

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Rim Size

700c

  • The Road Standard
  • Best matched with road-tires 25-28mm in width

Rim Style

Clincher

  • Great for training and racing.
  • Quick and easy flat repair

Tubular

  • The ultimate, lightweight, racing setup
  • Please see our 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

24 Hole Front, 24Hole Rear

The best utilization of spokes for driving and braking forces, while providing light-weight and durable builds.

Front Axle

ENVE supports standard 100mm and boost 110mm front wheel 15mm thru-axle systems on all wheels except the M90 which uses a 20mm front axle. We can convert thru-axles to accommodate quick releases if your fork requires the use of a quick release. Front axle specifications are provided by your fork manufacturer.

Standard = 15mm x 100mm Thru-axle
Boost = 15mm x 110mm Thru-Axle

Rear Axle

Rear axle configuration is determined by your frame. You can find most in the specs section of the manufacturer website.

12x142
The most common current rear axle configuration for all-mountain bikes.
12x148
This is boost. Frames 2015 model year and newer will most likely have a "boost" rear axle configuration.
12x150
Common rear axle on DH bikes model year 2013 and older.
12x157
Most common rear axle configuration on model year 2014 and newer DH bikes.

Freehub

Shimano/SRAM 10
All Shimano 10/11 speed and SRAM 10 speed component groups
XD
All SRAM 1x11

Hub Model

DT240

  • DT Swiss’ most popular and reliable hub

Chris King R45

  • Chris King road specific, lightweight, hub

ENVE

  • Full carbon shell with CeramicSpeed bearings

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SES 7.8

Carbon Fiber Wheelset

$250.00
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