Enve’s recently-launched SES 2.3 road wheelset sets off for the summit with a sub-1200g weight, real-world aero advantages, and some clever engineering that makes for a way more versatile package than the ‘mountain’ marketing makes out.
A pared-down model from Enve’s SES 3.4, the 2.3 retains the well-regarded Smart ENVE System design elements of dissimilar front and rear rim depths for managing the complicated airflow path from the front to the back of the bike. As well as providing impressive crosswind stability and flatland aerodynamic efficiency courtesy of its 28mm and 32mm front and rear rim depths, the SES 2.3 also benefits from the brand’s hookless bead tubeless technology. Enve has long believed that tubeless is the pinnacle of road performance, so it should be no surprise that the SES 2.3 is a tubeless-only wheel.
Enve’s hookless bead tech allows its engineers to trim weight, tune comfort, maintain strength, and ensure an exacting rim bead seat diameter to provide the most precise tubeless interface. But it’s not just about a better tire and rim connection. It reduces the likelihood of pinch flatting, too.
Between the stats and the headline-grabbing tech, the Enve SES 2.3 is a light, high-performance disc wheelset, ideally suited to the big mountains, mixed-condition Sunday socials and all manner of blisteringly quick group rides.
- Hub: ENVE Premium Road Disc
- Tubeless only
- Brake type: Disc
- Spacing front: 12 × 100 | Rear: 12 × 142
- Wheel size: 700c
- Minimum tire size (Labeled): 25mm
- Depth front: 28mm | Rear: 32mm
- Internal width front: 21mm | Rear: 21mm
- External width front: 25mm | Rear: 25mm
- Hole count: 24, front and rear
- Effective rim diameter front: 605 | Rear: 599
- Wheelset weight: 1197g