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ENVE SES 7.8 Wheelset - Tubular

ENVEENVE SES 7.8 Wheelset - Tubular

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  • Clincher/XDR
  • Clincher/Shimano
  • Clincher/Campagnolo
  • Tubular/Shimano
  • Tubular/XDR
  • Tubular/Campagnolo
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The ENVE SES 7.8 Wheelset is ENVE's fastest aero wheelset. The rim brake specific wheelset is perfect for experienced triathletes and road racers seeking maximum aero performance, stability and stopping power.

Designed by aerodynamicist Simon Smart and utilising in-frame aero development at the Mercedes AMG Petronas wind tunnel, the SES 7.8 brings together dissimilar front and rear rim depths, widths and sidewall curvatures. This combination optimises the aero efficiency of the wheels and bike as a whole, giving blistering real-world speed and outstanding crosswind stability.

Like all ENVE SES wheels, the SES 7.8 gets its name from its rim depths: 71mm front and 78mm rear. The wider front rim shape features the best compromise between steering stability and drag reduction when taking into account the relatively clean oncoming flow of air. The rear sees a more turbulent flow and larger frame interaction, negating stability concerns and allowing for a narrower wheel that improves overall airflow attachment for reduced drag.

For the rim brake rider looking for uncompromised braking performance, there's nothing better than ENVE's full carbon moulded brake track. This textured surface with high temperature resistance achieves exceptional stopping power and equal performance in wet and dry conditions. Braking force at the levers is also decreased by 30% compared to the previous generation brake track, allowing you to brake late with confidence through sweeping bends.

The clincher version of the SES 7.8 also utilises advances in road tyre and frame technologies to add user-friendly tubeless compatibility optimised for 25mm tyres. This gives real-world gains in rolling resistance, comfort, traction and reduced chances of pinch punctures.

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, removable bladders, and a gorgeous paint-free finish to reduce weight while maintaining strength, stiffness and allowing the beautiful handmade quality to shine through.

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 allows 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.

Key Features

  • The ultimate time trial and triathlon wheelset
  • Rim brake design with full carbon moulded brake track
  • Designed by aerodynamicist Simon Smart
  • Tested in the Mercedes-AMG Petronas wind tunnel
  • Optimised for 25mm tyres
  • Rim handmade at ENVE headquarters in Utah, USA
  • Moulded spoke holes
  • Natural uni-directional carbon paint-free finish
  • 5-year warranty
  • ENVE’s Lifetime Incident Protection

Wheelset supplied with:

  • Tubeless setup kit (clincher only)
  • Skewers 100/130mm
  • 2 pairs of specially formulated brake pads (SRAM/Shimano or Campagnolo as per freehub choice)
  • Warranty/information book
Rim Specification
Internal Width19mm19mm
External Width29mm27.5mm
Hole Count2024
Effective Rim Diameter516mm504mm
Aero Optimized Tire Size25c25c
Tubeless CompatibleYesYes
Tubular Specification
Wheelset - Chris King R45631g796g1427g

ENVE Tyre Compatibility guide