New for 2012, the 8.9 is the third installment of the Smart ENVE System (SES) aero wheel line. With an 85mm deep front rim and a 95mm 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. A perfect TT or triathlon wheelset, the Smart ENVE System 8.9s have already made a mark with a 5th place finish under Timo Bracht at the 2011 Ironman World Championship and 1st place finish at the 2011 Australian Ironman.
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.
Available in both Clincher & Tubular wheelsets.
– Fastest in class when installed in a bike with mannequin
– Shape allows for predictable response to transient cross winds
– Extensive wind tunnel and ride testing
– Molded Spoke Hole Technology allows for higher spoke tensions and more durable wheel builds
– Molded in braking surface for optimal braking power and modulation
– Best Strength and Stiffness to Weight in Class
|Smart ENVE System 8.9 Technical Spec|
|Weight: Rim (set)||500g / 545g|
|Weight: DT 180*||1423g|
|Weight: DT 240*||1458g|
|Depth:||85mm / 95mm|
|Width: (outer)||26mm / 24mm|
|Hole Count:||16 / 20|
|ERD:**||484 / 469|
* Weights calculated using 16/20 hole count and DT Aerolite bladed spokes.
**ERD includes additional length for Pillar internal nipples (16mm)
Tubular recommended tyre pressure: 100 – 140 psi
Warning: when using Non-Locking brake holders, DO NOT apply the brakes while simultaneously rotating the wheel backwards. Failure to do so may result in ejection of the brake pad resulting in serious harm, accident, bodily injury or death. Note: Campy has redesigned their brake pad holder from 2010 (non-locking) to 2011 (locking). Make sure you are using the correct pad at all times.
Smart ENVE system 8.9 wheels (SES 8.9) Clincher & Tubular
Before you make your purchase, visit the below links to learn more about which hubs are best for you.
Our wheels are usually made to order and can take up to 10 business days to be despatched. If timing is likely to vary from this, we will contact you. UK Delivery (mainland) free. International delivery available on request.
All orders are built with Shimano rear free hub. If you require Campagnola, please contact us.
Built wheel sets are supplied with skewers, ENVE brake pads, valve extenders and rim strips (clinchers only).