ENVE’s SES line of aero optimized products has been expanded to include a collection of tubeless-ready road tires designed to meet the needs of road racers and riders alike. ENVE’s SES products come with a “real-world fast” promise which highlights that there is more to performance than just aerodynamic efficiency. In the case of tires, hard-wearing reliability, low rolling resistance, puncture resistance, user-friendly tubeless, and lightweight. The new SES Road Tires offer a unique balance of these core performance attributes that result in a better rider experience for ENVEand Non-ENVE wheel customers alike.
“Fundamental to our success at ENVE has been developing rim shapes that work optimally with the best tires on the market. That has led to constant evolution in rim shape over the last 10 years, some of which is driven by rider feedback, and the rest by our recognition that it is possible to partially control tire shape through internal rim shape. Whilst we were driven to make our rims as stable and aerodynamically efficient as possible with other manufacturer’s tires, there was always that thought that it would be better if we could have complete control over the tire and rim,” commented aerodynamicist, Simon Smart.
“With the release of our SES Road Tires, our SES wheel customers can now achieve additive aerodynamic gains and real-world performance by simply upgrading their tires,” stated ENVE’s VP of Product, Jake Pantone.
“ENVE has advanced road-tubeless rim design with the inclusion of the hookless-bead which allows us to consistently achieve the critical bead-seat dimensions required for reliable tubeless setups. However, the path hasn’t been without its hurdles as some tire manufacturers have been behind the curve at which road-tubeless rim technology has advanced. So, aside from the on-road performance our new tires deliver, the SES Road Tires are constructed to guarantee a robust sealing interface and compatibility with our hooked and hookless rim designs alike,” Pantone continued.
Aside from leading aerodynamics, the SES Road Tires deliver competitively efficient rolling-resistance, low-weight and leading puncture protection through the use of a performance-oriented casing construction that includes Vectran™ as the primary means of puncture protection. SES Road Tires are made for “everyday race performance” and are available in four sizes (700x 25c, 27c, 29c, and 31c) to ensure there is a tire for each ENVE customer’s wheelset and more importantly ride style. Given that ENVE’s SES wheel range features rims with internal widths of 19mm, 21mm, 23mm, and 25mm, the tire’s packaging clearly communicates how each tire will measure at operating pressure when it is paired with each internal rim width option.
The 25c and 29c SES Road Tires are now shipping and available at ENVE Ride Centers and retail partners worldwide. The SES 27c and SES 31c tires are slated for delivery in early Q4 2020. ENVE SES Road Tires retail for $75.00 USD.
To learn more, visit ENVE.com.
Some may remember that ENVE has a list of safe to use tires, looks like the best tire for an ENVE might be even easier now.