Over the top.
The ENVE SES 2.2 Carbon Clincher Wheelset is practically your own Sherpa to the top of the mountain. It takes the load off with a claimed weight of just 1275 g for the pair, and the rims are 27 mm wide and 25 mm deep with a profile that was optimally shaped in the wind tunnel to provide the highest stability in gusty alpine winds, which is no small detail considering these wheels were developed for getting world class riders over HC climbs at the Tour de France.
For further weight savings and increased performance, the rims are tubeless compatible and are designed to be most efficient when mated to a 25 mm tire. ENVE's molded-in brake track features an improved texture that grips better in the wet for shorter stopping distances, and the included carbon-specific brake pads make sure you get from 60 to naught in the minimum time possible.
Making this SES 2.2 wheelset all the more spectacular is ENVE's own full-carbon hubset. Typically, hub flanges made of carbon fiber would be too weak to handle the myriad stresses from spokes under tension, but ENVE's unrivaled knowledge and ability when it comes to working with carbon fiber has resulted in a one-piece design that is carbon from flange to flange. Spoke holes that are molded-in instead of drilled out increase the hubs' strength to withstand ENVE's demanding lab and field testing, even with the entire hubset weighing just 232 g. While the experts at ENVE have handled the carbon, they've let the experts at DT Swiss handle the internals and left it up to the wizards at Ceramic Speed to provide the bearings. Such high-level collaboration was the only choice to have the speed, strength, and reliability to match up with ENVE's superior fabrication.
Made in Utah. 20 spoke count front / 24 rear. Claimed weight is 1275 g. Includes skewers and ENVE carbon-specific brake pads.
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