Improving on their SES 4.5, the new SES 5.6 delivers ENVE's latest-and-greatest in SES aerodynamic technology for a faster, more stable road race wheel. Optimized for 25mm tires, the ENVE SES 5.6 Chris King Wheelset features a variable front/rear rim depth for optimal aerodynamic performance, textured full carbon brake track, tubeless compatibility, and increased volume, delivering what serious road racers and triathletes need to maximize their speed and efficiency.
Measuring 54mm deep up front and 63mm deep in the rear, the SES 5.6 embodies the spirit of the Smart ENVE System of aerodynamics. Aero testing shows that the SES 5.6 wheels provide nearly 115 watts of savings at race pace, and those savings extend into crosswinds as well. For the rim brake rider looking for uncompromised braking performance, ENVE's textured full carbon brake track features industry leading heat resistance, uncontested stopping power, and modulation in wet or dry weather conditions.
Utilizing Chris King's R45 hubs, utilizing heat-treated steel bearings that refuse to bind or grind, even when things heat up – like during prolonged descents. These bearings sit inside surgical-grade steel races for a smooth rolling, highly efficient riding experience. Designed to roll fast out of the box, as the R45's bearing tracks burnish these hubs actually spin faster, and with a fully-serviceable rebuildable design, the R45's are designed for a lifetime of use, and built-to-last. The rear hub might just be the most iconic part of this puzzle. Featuring their iconic 45-tooth RingDrive system, every pedal stroke will stir up an angry swarm of bees that propels the bike down the road.
The ENVE SES 5.6 Chris King Wheelset includes front and rear wheels, quick release skewers (100/135mm), Brake Pads 10mm (SRAM/Shimano), valve extenders (45mm set), tubeless kit, accessory bag, wheel manual, and a wheelbuild card.
- Rim Material: Carbon fiber.
- Wheel Size: 700c.
- Tire Type: Clincher, tubeless ready.
- Rim Depth: 54mm front / 63mm rear.
- Rim Width: 20mm (internal), 29mm (external).
- Brake Compatibility: Rim.
- Hubs: Chris King R45.
- Front Axle: Quick release.
- Rear Axle: Quick release.
- Spoke Count: 20 front / 24 rear.
- Manufacturer Warranty: Five-year warranty, lifetime loyalty guarantee.
- Claimed Weight: 695g front / 854g rear / 1,550g wheelset.
FREE Cassette Installation - Order a cassette along with a wheelset and we can install the cassette for free. Cassette installation requires special tools that not all our customers have. The cassette will be professionally installed and torqued to spec. Just add "Please install cassette" to your order notes at checkout and we'll take care of you.
Signature will be required when taking delivery of this product.
Articles will open in new tab.
Comparing bottom bracket types and standards.
You wanna go fast? Join the ceramic revolution!
Make your upgrades count. Here's the equipment that will help you ride your bike faster.
Good wheels make you ride faster.
Campagnolo vs. Shimano vs. SRAM: demystifying groupsets.
What to consider when selecting a crankset for your road bike.