ENVE Smart System 6.7 Tubular Wheelset
If you are seeking a race worthy tubular wheelset you can ride every day, stop here. The Smart Enve System (SES) 6.7 Tubular Wheelset is one of the top mid-section aerodynamic wheelsets on the market. Enve partnered with Simon Smart, a true aerodynamic guru with bike and F1 experience, to develop the rim shapes, depths, and widths that best match the all around purpose of these wheels. Combine that level of aerodynamic input with Enve's proven, proprietary molded carbon rims with continual UD fibers and molded spoke holes for maximum strength. As always, Enve uses the completely removable bladder system during construction to keep your wheels clean and light, inside and out. The SES rims feature a molded-in textured braking surface that helps to modulate power and keeps braking optimal in wet or dry conditions. Enve designed the SES 6.7 with road racers and triathletes in mind, and with the understanding that if you are making such a wheel investment, you will want to ride them every day. Go ahead, Enve believes you should expect that level of durability and resilience from such an investment.
The SES 6.7 system is specifically designed as a multi-purpose wheelset that can be used in virtually all weather conditions, on all terrain, and in any discipline. SES mates a 60mm deep front rim with a 70mm deep rear to provide maximum performance characteristics for 6.7. Whether you are cruising on the flats, climbing or descending, the 6.7 wheel system is capable of producing very low drag numbers while creating a greater stability than comparable depth wheels in windy conditions, in corners, and while braking. In addition to the rim depth, SES produces complementary rim widths: a 26mm wide front and a 24mm wide rear. The additional width improves handling by delivering more direct tire support. This is particularly noticeable in the front, where the cyclist must rely on the leading cornering edge. The 26mm and 24mm width rims are optimized to work on all bike frames and brake caliper designs with a 23mm tire. With a tubular tire, the rider can truly maximize the grip and feel of the tire thanks to the wider tire footprint. The Smart Enve System also optimizes the rim shape to maintain aerodynamic principles at all common yaw angles, as well as how the wheels interface with frame surfaces. Enve and Smart tested wheels on multiple frame designs in order to ensure the maximum drag reduction in the broadest set of circumstances. The result is a wheel system that minimizes drag, is incredibly stable at all times, and performs no matter the situation, giving the rider ultimate confidence.
SES provides design and aerodynamics, but don't forget about the details of the wheel build. Enve constructs wheels with the essential balance of lateral, torsional, and vertical stiffness. Laterally, your wheel must track perfectly, especially under power load or cornering force. Torsional stiffness is a representation of power transfer from the hub to the rim, often referred to as wind-up. All wheels must have some vertical compliance to be able to handle road impact or compaction. The level of this deflection is your vertical stiffness. In this wheelset, DT Swiss 240 hubs are laced to the Enve rims using lightweight, stiff, slightly bladed Sapim CX-Ray spokes. This combination, laced radially in the front with 20 spokes, and two-cross in the rear with 24 spokes, truly creates a tunable ride quality and impressive acceleration when matched to the DT star ratchet engagement system. The hubset is easy to service, and the j-bend replacements are widely available. All together, the SES 6.7 Carbon Tubular Wheelset featuring DT Swiss weighs less than 1530 grams.
With all the proven technology and aerodynamics, the Enve 6.7 has quickly surpassed many other mid-section aero wheels. Triathletes rave about the ability to ride these tubulars while training and racing, and road cyclists love the speed, feel, and excellent braking. If you want no compromise aero race wheels, the Enve SES 6.7 cannot be overlooked. Enve backs these US made rims with a five year warranty from manufacturing defect and offers a lifetime crash replacement program. The tubular wheelset comes with lightweight Enve Skewers, specific rimstrips, and Enve's specially formulated brake pads. Making an investment in high-performance wheels is now much easier thanks to Enve's commitment to ride-every-day excellence.
- Exceptional mid-section, aerodynamic, lightweight UD carbon tubular wheelset
- SES wind tunnel proven and patented aerodynamic rim shape, depth, and width
- Stable, sure, immediate handling an acceleration from this engineered wheelset
- Molded-in textured braking surface for excellent wet or dry performance
- Rim width: Front 26mm, Rear 24mm
- Rim depth: Front 60mm, Rear 70mm
- Hubset: DT Swiss 240 F/R QR type 100/130, Shimano/SRAM 9, 10, 11
- Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray (black) with Enve-specific brass inverted spoke nipples
- Spoke count/lacing: Front 20h/radial, Rear 24h/2 cross
- Enve Quick Releases and Enve Brake pads for Shimano/SRAM included
- Weight: 1523 grams per set
- Made in the US
Enve recommends a 23-25mm tire for optimal aerodynamics