SES 7.8

When pushing the highest speeds in time trial and triathlon racing, the SES 7.8 will provide you an unmistakable aero advantage.

• Intended Use: Triathlon & Time Trial
• Inner rim width: 19mm
• Aero Optimized Tire Size: 25c
• Rim and Disc Brake Models Available
• Tubeless Optimized; Tube Compatible
• Starting at $2,550

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“The ENVE’s were a full 10 seconds faster than the Zipps over our ten mile test.”




No-holds-Barred Aero Rim Shape

no watt left behind

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. Aerodynamically optimized for 25c tires, the SES 7.8 is fastest when paired with an SES Tire. 


go fast; stop fast

Nearly all modern road bikes are now equipped with disc brakes and the triathlon superbikes are quickly following suit. 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.


keeping rim brakes cool

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 rim model, 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.


speed, comfort, protection

Greater speed, comfort, grip and puncture resistance – what’s not to like about road tubeless? With the selection of a high performance tire at the right pressure, you can achieve lower rolling resistance and more speed. Tubeless also allows you to run much lower tire pressures for far greater comfort, traction, and efficiency, especially over poor road surfaces and gravel, all without sacrificing speed. The potential for pinch flats and, with sealant, debris punctures is all but eliminated.

ENVE recognized early that road tubeless technology is here to stay and we drew on our years of experience making the world’s best mountain bike wheels to optimize the SES range for tubeless (excluding the current SES 4.5). With rims going wider and frames giving more tire clearance, the key aspects of bike design were aligned to make tubeless the best choice: wider rims make it easier to mount tubeless tires. Disc brakes add even more benefits for tubeless, typically allowing larger tires as well as removing issues of heat at the rim.

Need to know:
• Tubeless optimized design
• Faster rolling
• Higher grip
• Greater comfort
• Outstanding puncture resistance

unrestrained power and speed

You, the discerning triathlete, can feel the difference a truly aero wheelset makes. The 7.8 was designed to let the racer be unrestrained at speed on the race course, while retaining stability through SES rim shaping.

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. 

 When the race is against the wind and the clock the SES 7.8 is optimized for the task.


The outright fastest wheelset in ENVE’s line is well proven in the world’s biggest races. From the Tour de France to Kona, the SES 7.8 is the go-to when aerodynamics is the priority. When paired with the ENVE SES Tire in 25c, there’s nothing aerodynamically faster. The SES 7.8 features the latest technology in disc brake construction for disc models and the best carbon fiber brake track texture for rim brake models. Both rim and disc models are compatible with road tubeless tires. 

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. 


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  1. Vic Tex

    All about the wheelset

    Vic Tex

    I was looking to purchase the ENVE 5.6, but after finding that the wheelset was not in stock anywhere, I started research on the ENVE 7.8. With the only difference being a matter of an inch difference and the ENVE 7.8 ratings being 1 point lower than the 5.6, I purchased the 7.8 wheelset. I have never been happier!! The only time I feel the wind is if it is a heavy side gust or a big truck going fast by me from the opposite direction. Once you get the wheels up to speed, you are rolling hot. Climbing is not an issue as you roll into the climb then maintain your pace and keep on going. I would certainly purchase these again for my next bike.
    Bike: 2020 Pinarello Gan Disc
    Group: Shimano 11s Di2
    Power meter: Pioneer
    Wheelset: ENVE 7.8 Disc
    Tires: Continental 5000 700c X 25 with tubes

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