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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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)
-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.

Product Specs

Clincher Front Rear Wheelset
Rim Weight 541g 578g 1119g
DT240 784g 954g 1738g
King R45 779g 944g 1723g
ENVE Carbon 750g 921g 1671g
Tubular Front Rear Wheelset
Rim Weight 436g 468g 904g
DT240 636g 806g 1442g
King R45 631g 796g 1427g
ENVE Carbon 602g 773g 1375g
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 Front Length (NDS/DS) Rear Length (NDS/DS) Spoke Type* Spoke Cross
ENVE 244mm / 244mm - Sapim CX Ray Radial
ENVE - 246mm / 244mm Sapim CX Ray 2X
DT180 / DT240 / DT350 / R45 240mm / 240mm - Sapim CX Ray Radial
DT180 / DT240 / DT350 - 242mm / 240mm Sapim CX Ray 2X
Chris King R45 - 242mm / 238mm Sapim CX Ray 2X
Power Tap G3 / G3C - 240mm / 238mm Sapim CX Ray 2X
*Wheelsets built before May 2018 may use a DT Swiss spoke equivalent. DT Swiss spoke heads are stamped with a "DT".

Pressure Recommendations

Rider Weight Rim Model SES 2.2, 3.4, 4.5, 5.6, 7.8 SES 4.5AR
Inner Width 18mm-20.5mm 25mm
Tire Size 23mm 25mm 28mm 32-35mm 38-42mm 42-45mm 47-55mm
1.95-2.1"
< 90 lbs. 40 38 32 29 25 23 18
100 lbs. 44 43 36 33 28 25 19
110 lbs. 48 47 39 36 31 28 21
120 lbs. 52 50 42 38 33 30 23
130 lbs. 56 54 45 41 35 32 25
140 lbs. 59 57 48 44 37 34 26
150 lbs. 63 60 50 46 40 36 28
160 lbs. 66 63 53 48 41 37 29
170 lbs. 68 66 55 50 43 39 30
180 lbs. 71 68 57 52 45 40 31
190 lbs. 73 71 59 54 46 42 32
200 lbs. 75 73 61 55 48 43 33
210 lbs. 77 74 62 57 49 44 24
220 lbs. 79 76 64 58 50 45 35
230 lbs. 80 77 65 59 51 46 35
240 lbs. 82 79 66 60 52 47 36
250 lbs. 83 80 67 61 52 47 36

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
Inner Width 18mm-20.5mm 25mm
Tire Size 23mm 25mm 28mm 32-35mm 38-42mm 42-45mm 47-55mm
1.95-2.1"
< 41 Kg 2.75 2.65 2.22 2.03 1.74 1.57 1.21
45 Kg 3.05 2.94 2.46 2.24 1.93 1.74 1.34
50 Kg 3.33 3.21 2.68 2.45 2.11 1.90 1.47
55 Kg 3.60 3.47 2.90 2.65 2.27 2.05 1.59
59 Kg 3.85 3.71 3.10 2.84 2.43 2.20 1.70
64 Kg 4.09 3.94 3.29 3.01 2.58 2.33 1.80
68 Kg 4.31 4.15 3.47 3.17 2.72 2.46 1.90
73 Kg 4.52 4.35 3.64 3.33 2.85 2.58 1.99
77 Kg 4.71 4.54 3.79 3.47 2.98 2.69 2.07
82 Kg 4.89 4.71 3.94 3.60 3.09 2.79 2.15
86 Kg 5.05 4.86 4.07 3.72 3.19 2.88 2.22
91 Kg 5.20 5.00 4.19 3.82 3.28 2.97 2.29
95 Kg 5.33 5.13 4.29 3.92 3.36 3.04 2.35
100 Kg 5.45 5.24 4.38 4.01 3.44 3.11 2.40
105 Kg 5.55 5.34 4.47 4.08 3.05 3.16 2.44
109 Kg 5.63 5.42 4.53 4.14 3.56 3.21 2.48
114 Kg 5.70 5.49 4.59 4.20 3.60 3.25 2.51

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

7.8 Rim Shape Explained

Tubular Version Available

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Textured Full Carbon Brake Track

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Road Tubeless Compatible

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Resources + Support

Gluing A Tubular Tire

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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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