Enve has expanded the SES AR lineup to include the new SES 3.4 AR.
The SES 3.4 AR is designed to deliver aero efficiency when used with 28mm to 32mm tyres. It also has improved rolling resistance efficiency, wide hookless bead anti-pinch flat technology and disc brake specific materials and construction for ride feel, durability, and weight savings. It also features a road tubeless optimised design for “uncompromising reliability”.
Like all SES rims, it features asymmetric rim geometries between the front and rear rims which “maximise aerodynamic performance for the airflow unique to the front and back of the bicycle”. In this case, the front rim measures in at a depth of 39mm with an external width of 31.2mm, while the rear comes in at 43mm deep and 30.5mm wide. The internal rim width of both the front and rear rim comes in at 25mm.
“The SES 3.4 AR comes in response to the requests from our customers who love the SES AR platform but desired a wheelset that was shallower, delivered greater versatility, and maximised weight savings. In other words, the people wanted an SES 3.4, but with the features and benefits inherent to the SES AR platform. Moreover, the SES 3.4 AR, despite its greater width and Wide Hookless Bead design, comes in at the same weight as the standard SES 3.4 Disc,” said VP of commercial, Brandt Furgerson.
Enve has said the new SES 3.4 AR is the “most versatile road wheel in its lineup given its lightweight full carbon construction and ability to achieve top shelf aerodynamic performance with 28mm tyres”. It features a tubeless only hookless bead construction and can only be paired with a compatible tubeless ready road tyre. According to Enve, the SES AR wheelsets can still be run using inner tubes as long as the tyre is designated as ‘tubeless ready (TLR)’.
Enve is offering the SES 3.4 AR as a rim set or complete wheelsets built with either an Enve Disc or Chris King R45 hub set. The SES 3.4 AR is in stock today at select Enve retail partners and is now shipping worldwide. Availability from Saddleback is estimated to be May.