The ENVE SES 2.2 Wheelset is the ultimate rim brake specific climber's wheel, giving you lightweight performance for conquering the biggest mountains.
Designed to give pro riders the biggest advantage when races head into the mountains, the SES 2.2 wheelset inspires confidence regardless of terrain or weather conditions thanks to its strength, aerodynamic optimisation, incredible crosswind stability and unmatched braking power.
The SES 2.2 underwent in-frame development in the Mercedes GP-Petronas wind tunnel in order to define the final shape of the rim, optimising aerodynamics and stability in real-world conditions.
The SES 2.2 derives its name from the depths of its front and rear rims (25mm). Unlike other ENVE SES wheelsets that have deeper section rear wheels, symmetric rim geometries were chosen for the SES 2.2 to best achieve the goal of lightweight climbing performance.
To match the wheelset's uphill prowess on fast descents, the SES 2.2 features ENVE's full-carbon moulded braking track. The textured surface achieves incredible stopping power and equal performance in wet and dry conditions. The design means required braking force at the levers is decreased by 30% compared to the previous generation brake track, allowing you to control speed with ease.
The SES 2.2 has a rim weight of 410g, with a wheelset weighing 1360g (tubeless) or just 1200g (tubular) when built around Chris King R45 hubs.
Industry leaders in carbon fibre, every ENVE rim is handmade from raw uni-directional carbon at ENVE’s headquarters in Utah, USA. The bespoke construction process utilises rim-specific carbon laminates, moulded spoke holes, and removable bladders. The paint-free finish allowing the beautiful handmade quality to shine through.
Saddleback hand builds its ENVE wheels in-house, ensuring superb build quality and oversight from the moment components arrive at our in-house wheel building facilities to when the completed wheels are sent out for delivery.
For SES wheels, our number one choice for hubs is Chris King R45s. The Chris King R45 rear hub combines a redesigned RingDrive™ system with 45 teeth for lower drag and near instant engagement. It has a lightweight hub body and Chris King’s legendary made-in-house bearings, in either steel or ceramic. Fully serviceable and with a five-year warranty, you can be confident that you’re investing in an elite performance product that has been built to last.
Saddleback also offers bespoke wheel builds with a variety of hubs. These include DT Swiss and Industry Nine. Contact our wheel builders to find out more about your bespoke build.
The ultimate climbing wheelset
Designed by aerodynamicist Simon Smart and tested in the Mercedes-AMG Petronas wind tunnel