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SES 3.4

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A climbing wheel with an aero advantage, designed to be ridden in the mountains.

SES 3.4

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A climbing wheel with an aero advantage, designed to be ridden in the mountains.

Road cyclists who require maximum versatility for riding in mountainous terrain and variable weather conditions.

Since the introduction of the original SES 3.4 we’’ve implemented new design concepts across the SES lineup that result in a faster wheel and improved ride experience. The SES 3.4 features road tubeless compatibility, 25mm tire optimization, molded carbon brake track technology, and optimized SES aero rim shaping to ensure maximum efficiencies for a shallow aero wheel. Equally at home in the mountains as in the valleys, the SES 3.4 is the most versatile Smart ENVE System aero wheel.

-Tubeless Kit (Clincher only)
-Skewers 100/130mm
-Brake pads 10mm (SRAM/Shimano or Campy)
-Valve Extenders (34mm set)
-Accessory Bag
-Wheel Manual
-Wheelbuild Card

“The best all-round wheelset I’ve ridden. It’s never the wrong wheel.”

-Bikeradar

“Light, fast, stiff, good braking, unaffected by crosswinds… the new ENVE SES 3.4 wheels are exceptional.”

-BR

“Those ENVE 3.4s are so smooth and quick they would probably make a Huffy ride like a Pinarello.

-Outside

Since its introduction in 2009, the Smart ENVE System 3.4 has established itself as ENVE’s most versatile and consequently most popular carbon fiber aero road wheelset amongst road cyclists of all abilities. As such, it’s no surprise that ENVE’s first stage victory at the Tour de France was delivered by Steve Cummings aboard the SES 3.4. The SES 3.4 is wider than its predecessor (29mm wide external, 21mm internal) to improve rolling resistance and improve aerodynamics for use with 25mm tires. In addition to added width, the versatile and reliable nature of the SES 3.4 has been augmented by incorporating road tubeless tire compatibility. Road tubeless compatibility means improved rolling resistance, comfort, traction, and a reduced propensity for flat tires. Like all SES wheel models, the SES 3.4 features dissimilar rim shapes and geometries between front and back wheels to maximize aerodynamic efficiency and rideability in variable wind and weather conditions. The front rim is 38mm deep and shallower than the rear rim to aid in cross wind stability while rear rim is 42mm deep and therefore improves overall airflow attachment. For riding in mountainous terrain where heavy braking is required, the SES 3.4 features a high temperature resistant resin system and ENVE’s molded in brake track technology to ensure rim integrity and precision braking when and where it is needed most, in mountainous terrain.

Product Specs

Clincher Front Rear Wheelset
Rim Weight 432g 439g 871g
DT 240 674g 802g 1477g
King R45 679g 812g 1491g
ENVE Carbon 646g 745g 1392g
Tubular Front Rear Wheelset
Rim Weight 402g 409g 811g
DT 240 610g 762g 1372g
King R45 605g 752g 1357g
ENVE Carbon 577g 695g 1272g
Rim Specs Front Rear
Depth 38mm 42m
Internal Width 21mm 21mm
External Width 27.5mm 27.5mm
Hole Count 20 24
Effective Rim Diameter 580mm 573mm
Aero Optimized Tire Size 25c 25c

Technology

3.4 Rim Shape Explained

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Tubular Version Available

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Textured Full Carbon Brake Track

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Road Tubeless Compatible

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Resources + Support

Road Tubeless Installation
Gluing A Tubular Tire

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SES 3.4

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Rim Size

29 Inch Wheels

  • Best speed holding
  • Best traction
  • Smoothest rolling over rough terrain and obstacles
  • Good lateral stiffness
  • Slowest accelerating
  • Best for hard tails and short travel suspension bikes

27.5 Inch Wheels

  • Best features of 29 inch and 26 inch wheels
  • Smoother than 26 inch over rough terrain and obstacles
  • Quicker acceleration than 29 inch wheels
  • Better traction than 26 inch wheels
  • Agility and handling on par with that of a 26 inch wheel
  • Best for medium to long travel suspension bikes

Rim Volume - Each M Series rim is optimized for specific tire volumes. Your preferred tire size should guide your decision between standard and high volume M Series wheels

  • M525 – 2.1-2.4" Tire Width
  • M630 – 2.3-2.5" Tire Width
  • M635 – 2.5-2.8" Tire Width
  • M640 – 2.8-3.2" Tire Width
  • M730 – 2.3-2.5" Tire Width
  • M735 – 2.5-2.8" Tire Width
  • M930 – 2.35-2.6" Tire Width

Rim Style

Clincher

  • Great for training and racing.
  • Quick and easy flat repair

Tubular

  • The ultimate, lightweight, racing setup
  • Please see our Support Guide for proper tubular rim prep and gluing technique

Spoke Count

20 Hole Front, 24 Hole Rear

The ultimate combination of aerodynamics, stiffness, ride quality, and durability

24 Hole Front, 24Hole Rear

The best utilization of spokes for driving and braking forces, while providing light-weight and durable builds.

Front Axle

ENVE supports standard 100mm and boost 110mm front wheel 15mm thru-axle systems on all wheels except the M90 which uses a 20mm front axle. We can convert thru-axles to accommodate quick releases if your fork requires the use of a quick release. Front axle specifications are provided by your fork manufacturer.

Standard = 15mm x 100mm Thru-axle
Boost = 15mm x 110mm Thru-Axle

Rear Axle

Rear axle configuration is determined by your frame. You can find most in the specs section of the manufacturer website.

12x142
The most common current rear axle configuration for all-mountain bikes.
12x148
This is boost. Frames 2015 model year and newer will most likely have a "boost" rear axle configuration.
12x150
Common rear axle on DH bikes model year 2013 and older.
12x157
Most common rear axle configuration on model year 2014 and newer DH bikes.

Freehub

Shimano/SRAM 10
All Shimano 10/11 speed and SRAM 10 speed component groups
XD
All SRAM 1x11

Hub Model

DT240

  • DT Swiss’ most popular and reliable hub

Chris King R45

  • Chris King road specific, lightweight, hub

ENVE

  • Full carbon shell with CeramicSpeed bearings

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SES 3.4

Carbon Fiber Wheelset

$250.00
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Demo this Wheelset

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Step 1
ENVE Customer Service will contact you to give a brief wheel specification consultation.
Step 2
ENVE will deliver your demo wheelset within 3 business days.
Step 3
Upon receipt you will have 14 days to demo your wheelset.
Step 4
Upon completion of 14 day demo period, repackage and return wheelset to ENVE using provided return shipping label.
Step 5
Purchase within 60 days and demo fee will be credited back to you.

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Demo Cost
$250.00
  • Includes shipping to and from ENVE
  • Wheelset delivered complete & ready to ride
    (Includes: Installed Tires, Rotors, Cassete & Emergency Repair Kit)

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