SES 7.8

Carbon Fiber Wheelset

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The fastest carbon fiber Smart ENVE System aero wheel yet.

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SES 7.8

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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".

Technology

7.8 Rim Shape Explained

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Full Carbon Laminate

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Textured Full Carbon Brake Track

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Road Tubeless Compatible

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Resources + Support

Tubeless Installation Instructions
Gluing A Tubular Tire

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

5 reviews

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    Fast, light, and impressively durable

    Chad Brumbaugh

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

    What is your age bracket? 46-55

    I live in the PNW and every ride comes with lots of climbing, wind, and road debris. The Enve 7.8’s have been better than advertised. I was a little worried to make them my everyday wheels on my sunny day bike as living near the ocean means lots of crosswind, but they have delivered very good stability and exceptional braking. I was very surprised how well the textured brake track performed. It allows me to use the back brake much more on unfamiliar descents. They even stop better than the standard rims on my rain bike. My Canon Speedmax CF SLX came with wheels, but the Enve’s perform much better in my opinion. Put these wheels on your bike, you won’t be sorry.

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    Terrrific

    Charlie Brockus

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

    What is your age bracket? 56+

    Have been racing on ENVE Wheels for years. Light and fast with very little maintenance needed. Won many age group races on these wheels.

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    Top set of aero wheels!

    Diana Hassel

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

    What is your age bracket? 46-55

    I purchased these about a year ago and they are my go-to wheels for every race where I need an aerodynamic advantage without compromising stability in the crosswinds. They are also bombproof wheels that I sometimes leave in place on my racing bike for training. This is my 3rd set of ENVE wheels over many years, and all remain in excellent shape over years of use. Highly recommended!

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    SES 7.8

    Michael

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

    What is your age bracket? 26-35

    Some of the fastest and lightest wheels I have used in comparison with other brands. Saving them for those tough workout days or race days is surely an awesome way to boost performance and mental game by adding these to your arsenal!

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    Stable and Fast

    Jenna-Caer Seefried

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

    What is your age bracket? 26-35

    I bought the Enve SES 7.8 last year for my triathlon race season. Where I train is consistently windy with gusts and mountain descents, I was impressed with how stable the wheels were even with the depth. It gave me the confidence to race on them in Kona and I had no trouble riding in the Kona wind even as a small female. They are fast and smooth and I couldn’t be happier.

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