SES 3.4
SES 3.4
SES 3.4
SES 3.4
SES 3.4

SES 3.4

100-3318-007

Regular price $1,282.50
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Versatile, aero, light, and fast. The SES 3.4 has been a staple in the SES wheel family, and the newest iteration takes the best features of the previous generation SES 3.4 and 3.4 AR to make the ultimate modern road wheelset. There’s simply nothing more versatile than the SES 3.4.
Wheel
Hub
Freehub Body
  • In stock, ready to ship
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  • The one wheel quiver
  • 1380-gram wheelset weight (+/- 2%)
  • Inner rim width: 25mm
  • Aero optimized tire size: 27mm-28mm (Labeled)
  • Minimum labeled tire size: 27mm
  • For Use With Tubeless Tires Only
Hub Offering ENVE INNERDRIVE Premium Straight-Pull
Spacing Front: 12x100 | Rear: 12x142
Wheelsize 700c
Brake Type Disc Brake Centerlock (lockrings not included)

FRONT REAR
Depth 39mm 43mm
Internal Width 25mm 25mm
External Width 32mm 32mm
Hole Count 24 24
Effective Rim Diameter 578 571

  Front Rear Set
Rim Weight 370g 378g 748g
ENVE INNERDRIVE Premium 627g 753g 1380g

Aero Optimized Tubless-Ready Tire Size 29mm
Minimum Tire Size (Labeled) 27mm
Maximum Tire Pressure for Min. Tire (psi | bar) 80 | 5.5
Tire Type Tubeless Ready
Tubeless Tape Width 29mm

Purpose Built

As the most versatile wheel in the line, the SES 3.4 is the go-to for just about any terrain or surface conditions. From the Dolomites of the Giro d’Italia to the gravel of Unbound to the town sign sprint on the lunch ride, the 3.4 has proven time and time again that there are no limits on its capabilities. The new SES 3.4 shares many similarities with the previous SES 3.4 AR, such as the 38mm front and 42mm rear rim profiles and 25mm inner width, while receiving a laminate update that reduces weight to 1390 grams for the wheelset.

The high-volume design of the rim and Wide Hookless Bead technology not only makes the SES 3.4 a modern road wheel that is raced at the World Tour level, but it’s also a favorite for mixed surface events due to its feature benefits that clearly separate it from other wheels in the same depth category. Pinch-flat resistance, low weight, and an aero profile optimized around high-volume tires are key features of the SES 3.4, making it the most adept all-around wheelset.

Falling between the SES 2.3 and SES 4.5, the SES 3.4 is a clear choice for the rider seeking a lightweight option for any terrain, on any road. With an internal width of 25mm, the confidence in handling that comes with the rim and tire volume makes it a game-changer on technical descents and rough pavement. Like the rest of the SES wheel line, the SES 3.4 has been optimized for road tubeless performance and features a hookless bead design that allows for the precise rim dimensions required to achieve the best tubeless performance. 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. 

"I am constantly looking for marginal gains and equipment that can do it all. The new SES 3.4 is a quiver killer for me. They seamlessly transition from my road bike with 28mm tires, to 40mm gravel tires without losing anything from the asphalt to the singletrack. If you are only getting one wheelset, this is it."

– Alexey Vermeulen, Professional Cyclist

Innerdrive Premium Road Hub

Featured in all SES and G Series wheels is the ENVE Premium Straight Pull hub, an all-new, 100% ENVE drive mechanism. Oversized steel ratchets are positioned inboard and over the bearings, reducing stress on the axle and bearings while ensuring positive and reliable engagement. Key benefits of the INNERDRIVE™ Premium hub include:

  • Weight Savings: The new ENVE INNERDRIVE™ Premium straight pull hub offering delivers 60 grams of weight savings over ENVE’s previous generation hub offering.
  • Four Engagement Options: Interchangeable ratchets allow riders to tune their rides for their personal performance needs. Whether it be maximizing efficiency, response, or reliability, we have a solution. Ratchet options include: 40 tooth, 60t, 80t, 100t.
  • Consistent Spoke Lengths: The all-new straight-pull hubshell allows for the use of a single spoke length for any given rim diameter, creating an easy user experience for service and maintenance.
  • Anti-twist Spoke Hole: To further improve the quality of the wheel build, spoke tension consistency, and to prevent spoke damage during wheel build, an anti-twist feature has been included to prevent the spoke from twisting during wheel build or while riding. 
  • Silent Spoke Crossings: The straight-pull hubshell puts space between each spoke ensuring that your ENVE wheelset cannot experience spoke creak.

REAL-WORLD FAST

ENVE’s aero wheel development program is driven by our Real-World Fast mantra. This means that each wheel is developed under consideration of airflow efficiency, crosswind stability, handling, weight, tire integration, and much more. The result is a refined collection of wheels that are purpose built to be best-in-class and provide the maximum speed and efficiency benefit available for their intended discipline application.

Over time, the SES 4.5 has redefined the bar by which all other aero wheels are judged. Faster than nearly all our competitor’s deeper wheels, while also being lighter, and more confidence inspiring in gusting crosswinds, the SES 4.5 is the ENVE house favorite for a reason. If you’re a speedfreak looking for the perfect race wheelset, look no further.

THE SES DIFFERENCE

There’s a simple reason why SES wheels consistently score “best in test” in nearly any third-party aero test. We’re committed to sweating the small stuff and chasing the marginal gains that others will not.

In-frame development and ride testing have taught us that unique rim shapes and constructions between the front and back wheels optimize efficiency and the ride experience.

  • Front wheels are designed to maximize crosswind stability. A rider's stability on the bike, especially in time trial and triathlon, is critical for aero efficiency and overall performance.
  • Rear wheels are designed to recapture air flow as it passes from the front of the bike to the back, which maximizes drag reduction.

Aerodynamically optimized around modern high-volume tubeless tires.

  • The all-new SES lineup was developed around the ENVE SES 27mm tire.

Tested at 20 mph (32 kph) and 30 mph (48 kph). Our SES promise of Real-World Fast isn’t limited only to cycling’s elite.

Weighted Average Drag - All wind angles are not created equally. Anemometer data shows that most of your ride time will be spent in wind at less than 12 degrees yaw. Weighted average drag is a tool that helps a rider understand the aero efficiency of a wheelset in real-world wind and riding conditions.

TUBELESS OPTIMIZED

Greater speed, comfort, grip and puncture resistance – what’s not to like about road tubeless? With the selection of a high performance tire at the right pressure, you can achieve lower rolling resistance and more speed. Tubeless also allows you to run much lower tire pressures for far greater comfort, traction, and efficiency, especially over poor road surfaces and gravel, all without sacrificing speed. The potential for pinch flats and, with sealant, debris punctures is all but eliminated.

Tubeless represents the pinnacle of road wheel and tire performance, and the hookless bead design plays a significant role. A hookless rim design allows for machined metal tooling to establish a precise and consistent bead seat diameter that meets the defined requirement by ETRTO. That precision fitment between the tubeless tire bead and the rim’s bead seat ensures air and tire retention.

Customer Reviews

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James Barnes
Accelerate, retain speed, and climb well.

Excellent choice by ME! Now my bike is finally all it can be, well despite the rider. Great wheels solid as a rock fast AF descending feel stable and confident at 45-50 mph. I’m Conty Pro S TRT (obviously) 32 at 50-55 psi

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rjk7211

Wow! Did a lot of research on wheelsets for the next upgrade on my recently purchased Specialized Aethos. Settled on three top-end models with excellent independent reviews supported by extensive road testing. Tough choice but in the end one stood above the rest, in my mind, and that was the ENVE 3.4s.

I am late in life to endurance riding, a passion I have only come to realize, so my reasons for choosing a particular wheelset was based on comfort, weight, durability and responsiveness; in that order.

So when I had the wheels installed at a local bike shop in Portsmouth, NH, Papa Wheelies, I was on mile 75 of my century for that day. They had the wheels and if they could install them right then and there, I would purchase them on the spot. They did, so I did.

Even for the remainder of the century with a steep climb at the end, I immediately noticed the difference with tired legs. The climb was easier to ride and the feel of the road was so much smoother, especially when you feel every bump and pothole at the end of a century.

I've had the wheels for a couple of weeks now, and I can state that I am breaking a few PRs with a little more ease, that my backside does not fear badly conditioned tarmac as it once had before, and that I actually enjoy riding gravel with the 3.4s matched to the 29mm ENVE tubeless tires set at 60psi! Yes! That's right! 60psi and what a difference that makes on very long rides! I also did a 40x repeat of that same steep climb recently that totaled 12.5K ft of climbing that I would not have been able to do on my previous alloy wheels.

Overall, the 3.4s are everything they claim to be. It offers a very smooth ride over tough terrain, yet is quite laterally stiff when jumping on the pedals for a guy my weight at over 190 lbs. And because of my weight combined with these wheels, my descents are frighteningly faster and pleasantly unexpected. And don't get me going on the flats. Just check out my recent PRs!

I do not regret the purchase at all. A purchase of this magnitude takes a lot of consideration and research before pulling the trigger. But in the end for me, the ENVE 3.4s are a beautiful design and well engineered construction that offers everything this cyclist likes to do from breaking PRs on local segments to endurance riding on weekends that I would want from a high-end carbon wheelset.

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