ENVE SES 3.4 AR | The Ultimate Race Wheel of the Spring Classics.

The SES 3.4 AR Disc is an uncompromising aero wheel designed specifically for disc brake equipped bikes from 28c -32c mm tyres. (ONLY TUBELESS-READY TYRES MAY BE USED ON THESE RIMS)

These are priced as a standard as a PAIR with DT Swiss 350 hubs, ENVE SES rims, black CX Ray spokes or our in-house F1 Sprint Spoke, 4x brake pads, rim tape + valve extenders, Lifetime rim warranty and UK delivery. Hub upgrades via the dropdown.

Hand built to order by Strada.

 

Description

What is the Enve SES 3.4 AR?

The Enve SES 3.4 AR Disc is a versatile, climber friendly aero wheelset, designed specifically for disc brake equipped bikes. Aerodynamically optimised for high volume tires (28-32mm), lightweight for long days in the mountains, high volume for all roads… Some are saying that the 3.4AR is the most versatile wheelset Enve has ever made. (ONLY TUBELESS-READY TYRES MAY BE USED ON THESE RIMS) 

Who is it for?

Enve has designed this wheelset around higher volume 28-32mm tubeless tyres for both mountain and mixed surface riding. The 3.4 AR is perfect for riders seeking more confidence when tackling technical mountain descents.

The additional tire volume means more traction thus inspiring confidence over the most variable road surfaces. To further ensure mixed and all-road performance, the SES 3.4 AR has been optimised for road tubeless performance and features a hookless bead design that allows for the precise rim dimensions required to achieve the best tubeless performance.

Why did they make it?

The introduction of road frames with disc brakes and increased tire clearance has allowed us to take an unconventional approach to wheel design. The result is a wheel that brings new levels of confidence and performance to the road cycling experience.

The Enve SES 3.4 AR Disc represents the future of disc specific road wheel development and innovation. The ENVE 3.4 AR Disc is available in a tubular model aerodynamically optimised for use with 30c tubular tyres and a hookless-bead tubeless clincher model designed for use with 28c clincher style tubeless road tyres.

RIM SPECS: FRONT / REAR

  • Depth: 39mm / 43mm
  • Width: 32mm / 32mm
  • Hole Count: 24 / 24
CLINCHER SPECS: FRONT / REAR
  • Rim Weight:  387g / 394g
Here’s the introduction video from ENVE –

Enve on how the 3.4 AR was Developed

The SES 3.4 AR is the definitive modern road wheelset and is aerodynamically optimised to maximise drag reduction when paired with high volume 28mm to 32mm tubeless compatible road tires. While frontal area is increased slightly with these wider tires, the coefficient of rolling resistance is reduced to a level that more than counteracts the losses in aero efficiency due to the dimensions of the wheel and tire combination. Like all SES wheelsets, the SES 3.4 AR is developed on a foundation of real world performance and was optimised at speeds as low as 20mph/32kph to ensure aero efficiencies are attained by riders of all abilities.

The SES 3.4 AR features a full carbon fiber disc brake specific construction to maximise weight savings, making it an excellent choice for riders seeking an adept climbing wheel. Consequently, the SES 3.4 AR is the lightest road wheel on the market in its category.  To further tubeless tire and rim reliability, the full carbon wheelset features ENVE’s patent pending Wide Hookless Bead which is a design element at the leading edge of the rim that provides a surface that when impacted, will reduce the likelihood of pinch flatting a tubeless tire. With these features, and an internal rim width of 25mm the SES 3.4 AR may also be used with tires greater than 32mm and ridden in mixed surface road events like the Belgian Waffle Ride or even gravel events such as Dirty Kanza when aerodynamics are prioritised.

In Summary

The SES 3.4 AR Disc utilises ENVE’s innovative wide hookless bead anti-pinch flat technology. A wider leading edge on the rim construction means that any impact between the tyre and rim is dissipated over a larger surface area, not only reducing the chance of pinch flats but protecting the rim from impact damage. This leads to less time spent fixing punctures on the roadside and greater rim longevity.

  • Real world aerodynamics, optimised around 28mm to 32mm tubeless tires
  • Wide Hookless Bead Anti-Pinch Flat Technology
  • Disc brake specific materials and construction
  • Low weight leader in category
  • Tubeless only design – Hookless beads

 

Rim Specification
Front
Rear
Depth 39mm 43mm
Internal Width 25mm 25mm
External Width 32mm 32mm
Hole Count 24 24
Effective Rim Diameter 558mm 547mm
Aero Optimised Tyre Size 28-32c 28c-32c
Tubeless Compatible* YES YES
*please note the AR3.4 can only be used with tubeless clinchers

 

Clincher
Front
Rear
Set
Rim 387g 394g 781g
Wheelset – Chris King R45 CL 657g 780g 1436g

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