Because the new SES 5.6 rims are extremely wide, ENVE is still
providing the previous SES 4.5 wheels, ideal for older frames that
aren't designed with the modern wide rims and tyres in mind.
In addition to the aerodynamic improvements that accompany the
SES 5.6, the new wheelset is also road tubeless compatible. Given
the racing bias of the wheelset, it has been optimized around
labelled 25mm tyres. By replacing the SES 4.5, all ENVE SES
wheelsets are now road tubeless compatible.
"While the bulk of SES development has swung towards disc brakes
in recent years, we've spent the better part of the last 11 years
refining the art of carbon brake track design and continue to do so
today," explains Jake Pantone, VP of Product and Consumer
"As such, we believe that for riders, who are on the fence about
a disc brake upgrade, should consider the additional performance
available by upgrading to an ENVE SES rim brake wheelset versus
buying a new disc bike without ENVE wheels. Specifically, the SES
5.6 offers more speed, more stability, and inspires confidence
unlike any other wheelset we've produced to date, it's the pinnacle
of road racing rim technology."