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Enve Composites Smart ENVE System 8.9


Price Range :: $3,100.00 - $3,875.00
Weight Range :: 1735.00g - 1571.00g
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Known for producing the strongest, stiffest and lightest rims on the market, ENVE's SES 8.9s are no different, and...

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2016, Enve Composites, Smart ENVE System 8.9



Known for producing the strongest, stiffest and lightest rims on the market, ENVE's SES 8.9s are no different, and equally at home in the peloton as they are in Kona. With an 85mm deep front rim and a 95 mm rear, the Smart ENVE System 8.9s were developed in the wind tunnel, on a bike frame, with a mannequin rider to optimize speed and stability. The 8.9 is not only engineered to produce class leading drag numbers when installed on a bike, but the shape of the rim is optimized to ensure even and predictable airflow attachment allowing for improved handling and confidence in variable crosswinds. The perfect TT or triathlon wheelset, the Smart ENVE System 8.9s have made their mark in the history of triathlon racing with numerous Ironman and TT podiums under ENVE athletes around the world.

The Smart ENVE System (SES) flagship race wheel is also available in a clincher model. Well known for its disc defying aerodynamics the 8.9 is the wheelset of choice for riders taking every advantage they can against the clock. The SES 8.9 was designed in a bicycle frame with stability in mind. Incorporating the SES patented sidewall shapes and texturized brake tracks in this deep section wheelset means that it can be ridden confidently in the toughest conditions. The SES 8.9, like other ENVE products, is stiff, strong and light making them equally at home in the peloton as they are in Kona.

THE EVOLUTION OF SPEED. INTRODUCING THE SMART ENVE SYSTEM - The recipe for a fast wheel is no one single element; rather it is a combination of factors. When you start with in-frame development and blend proven aerodynamics, optimized stability, lightweight, stiffness and durability, the result is a revolutionary wheel design. Introducing the Smart ENVE System.

SPEED - The Smart ENVE System optimizes the interface between the frame surfaces and the wheels, creating an integrated system. The front and rear wheels interact differently with the air and the rest of the bicycle. Rim shapes are optimized to allow airflow to stay attached at higher yaw angles, thus reducing drag and improving ride performance.
  • The front wheel is wider and shallower to improve stability and reduce drag in any wind condition.
  • The rear wheel is deeper to reduce drag where stability is less affected.
  • Wheels were tested on multiple frame designs in order to produce the maximum drag reduction. The result is a wheel system, which handles predictably, and displays superior drag results when installed in multiple bicycle frame designs.


  • STABILITY - Steering feedback in variable conditions needs to be predictable to have total handling confidence. Less predictable wheels have a non-linear steering response, resulting in erratic and unpredictable handling in unsteady conditions. The shape of the Smart ENVE System rim is optimized to ensure even and predictable airflow attachment. What the rider experiences is a balanced build up of side force as the angle of crosswind changes. This allows the rider to accurately predict the handling mannerisms of the wheel and avoid dangerous over correction cycles.
  • The focus on steering stability resulted in improved handling and confidence in varying crosswinds.
  • Therefore, the wheel shape was optimized to produce a predictable and linear response.
  • The target stability gradient was 1.0.


  • STRONG, STIFF, LIGHT - THE ENVE PROCESS - ENVE is renowned for developing the strongest, stiffest and lightest rims on the market. This durability is proven across all disciplines of the sport including being the first and only carbon wheel to podium at World Cup DH events. All ENVE products, including the Smart ENVE System, share this advanced manufacturing technology. These technologies involve:
  • Highest strength to weight ratio in the industry.
  • Proprietary molded in spoke hole technology.
  • Textured braking surface allowing for a more positive engagement and better braking in wet conditions.


  • Rim Depth: 85mm front, 95mm rear
  • Rim width: 26mm front, 24mm rear
  • Rim hole count: 16 front/20 rear
  • ERD: 484 front, 469 rear
  • Finish: UNI carbon fiber
  • Tubular wheelset weight:
  • DT Swiss 180: 1,609 grams
  • DT Swiss 240: 1,656 grams
  • Chris King R45: 1,641 grams
  • Clincher wheelset weight:
  • DT Swiss 180: 1,753 grams
  • DT Swiss 240: 1,800 grams
  • Chris King R45: 1,1785 grams
  • Comes with Enve steel quick release skewers and carbon brake pads.


  • Options:
    • Enve Composites Smart ENVE System 8.9 | Chris King R45 Ceramic UNI Carbon | Campy | 11spd | TUB | 700.0c | 10x130/mm | 0.00
    • Enve Composites Smart ENVE System 8.9 | Chris King R45 Ceramic UNI Carbon | Shimano | 11spd | TUB | 700.0c | 10x130/mm | 0.00
    • Enve Composites Smart ENVE System 8.9 | Chris King R45 Ceramic UNI Carbon | Campy | 11spd | STD | 700.0c | 10x130/mm | 0.00
    • Enve Composites Smart ENVE System 8.9 | Chris King R45 Ceramic UNI Carbon | Shimano | 11spd | STD | 700.0c | 10x130/mm | 0.00
    • Enve Composites Smart ENVE System 8.9 | Chris King R45 UNI Carbon | Campy | 11spd | TUB | 700.0c | 10x130/mm | 0.00
    • Enve Composites Smart ENVE System 8.9 | Chris King R45 UNI Carbon | Shimano | 11spd | TUB | 700.0c | 10x130/mm | 0.00
    • Enve Composites Smart ENVE System 8.9 | Chris King R45 UNI Carbon | Campy | 11spd | STD | 700.0c | 10x130/mm | 0.00
    • Enve Composites Smart ENVE System 8.9 | Chris King R45 UNI Carbon | Shimano | 11spd | STD | 700.0c | 10x130/mm | 0.00
    • Enve Composites Smart ENVE System 8.9 | DT Swiss 180 UNI Carbon | Campy | 11spd | TUB | 700.0c | 10x130/mm | 0.00
    • Enve Composites Smart ENVE System 8.9 | DT Swiss 180 UNI Carbon | Shimano | 11spd | TUB | 700.0c | 10x130/mm | 0.00
    • Enve Composites Smart ENVE System 8.9 | DT Swiss 180 UNI Carbon | Campy | 11spd | STD | 700.0c | 10x130/mm | 0.00
    • Enve Composites Smart ENVE System 8.9 | DT Swiss 180 UNI Carbon | Shimano | 11spd | STD | 700.0c | 10x130/mm | 0.00
    • Enve Composites Smart ENVE System 8.9 | DT Swiss 240 UNI Carbon | Campy | 11spd | TUB | 700.0c | 10x130/mm | 0.00
    • Enve Composites Smart ENVE System 8.9 | DT Swiss 240 UNI Carbon | Shimano | 11spd | TUB | 700.0c | 10x130/mm | 0.00
    • Enve Composites Smart ENVE System 8.9 | DT Swiss 240 UNI Carbon | Campy | 11spd | STD | 700.0c | 10x130/mm | 0.00
    • Enve Composites Smart ENVE System 8.9 | DT Swiss 240 UNI Carbon | Shimano | 11spd | STD | 700.0c | 10x130/mm | 0.00

    SHIPPING

    • Free GROUND shipping for orders of $150 or more to the lower 48 states (excluding oversized items such as bike frames, wheelsets, etc.) Free shipping takes 7-10 days for delivery
    • Questions? USA call us at 1-866-497-3624; International call us at +1-510-841-4748 or email us at sales@wrenchscience.com

    RETURNS/EXCHANGE

    • 30 Days upon delivery of order – NO RESTOCKING FEES
    • Returned product(s) must be in unused, uninstalled, and with all original packaging material(s) and original packaging.
    • Wrench Science will cover return postage on faulty item(s) – Return Policy.
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