The SES 6.7 Clincher Wheelset is ENVE’s medium-depth wheel. The more time you spend going pretty fast, the more this wheel is for you.
Rim depths are a subject of endless discussion among the tech crowd. It’s balancing the benefits of greater aerodynamics with the costs of greater weight and the possibility that steering precision will go down. The 6.7 is fast, among the fastest in its depth class, faster than many deeper wheels, and its stability is really impressive given the depth.
The key to the set’s impressive characteristics is Smart. Simon Smart, who is the first S in Smart ENVE System. The F1 aero guru teamed up with ENVE to rethink aero wheels. Instead of thinking of the rims as their own thing, SES treats the wheels as if they’re moving clamped into a fork and frame. As such, there are different demands placed on each wheel. The front wheel strongly affects steering, while the rear wheel needs a little more strength and can be more aero because side winds affect it less. So the shapes were tweaked to work in accordance with their position. The front wheel is 60mm deep and 26mm while. The rear 70mm deep and 24mm wide.