Enve SES 5.6 Road | Aero, Lightweight and Stable in Crosswinds.

For those Road racers and Triathletes looking to maximise speed and efficiency through class leading aerodynamics paired with rolling resistance defying road tubeless technology. The Enve SES 5.6 is road tubeless compatible and embodies the spirit of the SES 4.5 by taking its position in the SES lineup as the best road racing wheelset on the market. While disc brakes are commonplace on the road, we acknowledge that they’re not necessary or desired by everyone.

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.

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.


The ENVE SES 5.6 Wheelset is rim brake specific meets the demands of the world’s best road racers and triathletes through a peerless combination of aerodynamic performance, lightweight design, crosswind stability, increased comfort, and incredible stopping power.

The SES 5.6 utilises the ENVE’s latest technologies to increase depth and improve aerodynamics. It is not only faster than its predecessor, but also more stable and confidence inspiring in challenging wind conditions.

In keeping with the rest of the SES range, the 5.6 derives its name from its rim depths: 54mm at the front and 63mm at the rear. Each wheel features patented SES rim geometries tailored to the different ways air flows over front and rear wheels. The wider front rim aids crosswind stability while the narrower rear rim improves overall airflow attachment for improved aerodynamics.

ENVE’s full carbon moulded brake track is perfect for rim brake riders looking for the ultimate stopping power. The textured surface with high temperature resistance achieves exceptional braking performance in wet and dry conditions. Braking force at the levers is decreased by 30% compared to the previous generation brake track, allowing you to control speed with confidence.

The SES 5.6 is tubeless compatible and optimised for 25mm tyres. This means reduced chances of flat tyres and real-world gains in rolling resistance, comfort, and traction.

Industry leaders in carbon fibre, every ENVE rim is handmade from raw uni-directional carbon. The bespoke construction process utilises rim-specific carbon laminates, moulded spoke holes, and removable bladders. The paint-free finish keeps weight low, maintains strength and stiffness, and shows off the carbon too.

Tech Specs:

Rim Weight 494g 517g 1010g
ENVE Carbon 660g 821g 1481g
ENVE Alloy 698g 894g 1593g
King R45 700g 858g 1559g


Depth 54mm 63mm
Internal Width 20mm 19mm
External Width 29mm 28mm
Hole Count 20 24
Effective Rim Diameter 548mm 532mm
Aero Optimised Tyre Size 25c 25c
Tubeless Compatible? Yes Yes

Additional information


Rim Material


Rim or disc brake