High volume tires roll faster, provide more traction, and absorb more bumps, giving you speed on tarmac with freedom to explore the backroads. The SES 3.4 AR’s width and shape is optimized for wide tires, pushing the limits of road riding and making every ride better.
Points of Differentiation • Real world aerodynamics, optimized around 27mm 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
In 2016 we launched the SES 4.5 AR, a wheelset ahead of its time. Since then, road riders, frame manufacturers, and tire makes have all caught the high volume vision which has propelled the one of its kind 4.5 AR to be our most popular selling wheel in North America, where the high volume all road movement has gained the most traction. As more bikes are created that can accommodate tire clearances up to 32mm, we saw the need to create a more versatile, climber friendly SES AR wheelset and the SES 3.4 AR was born.
The SES 3.4 AR is the definitive modern road wheelset and is aerodynamically optimized to maximize 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 optimized 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 maximize 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. Given the wheel’s intent for mountain and mixed surface riding on high volume tires, riders who seek more confidence when descending technical mountain descents will find their solution in the SES 3.4 AR. The additional tire volume means more traction that inspires confidence over the most variable road surfaces. To further ensure mixed and allroad performance, the SES 3.4 AR 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. 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 Unbound Gravel when aerodynamics are prioritized.
Tubeless Rim Type: Hookless/Straight-Sidewall Inner-Tube Compatible: Yes, Only with Tubeless/Tubeless Ready Tire Inner Rim Width Dimension: 25mm Aero Optimized Tire Size Recommendation: 27-28mm Tire Size Range Compatibility: ≥ 27mm Rim’s Maximum Tire Pressure: 80psi/5.5bar (28mm tire), 67psi/4.6bar (32mm tire)
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