The ENVE SES 2. 2 wheelset, built feather light to fly up the mountains of the Tour, was the biggest news of the climbing wheel world this year. Now laced with ENVE's new carbon hubs, the SES 2. 2 Tubular Wheelset with ENVE Hubs is available to us all whether we're conquering our favorite local passes or lining up with the pro peloton. Mountain roads bring with them a special set of specifications and necessary robustness in braking capabilities. ENVE tackles those requirements head on with a brand new, molded in, textured brake surface and new, black brake pads for a claimed 30% improvement in braking performance over ENVE's previous models. The new combination also makes for more consistent braking across both wet and dry conditions. When you're sweeping through switchbacks, you can trust the braking surface to do what it's supposed to do: get you through the descent on two wheels. While designing the SES 2. 2, ENVE's primary focus was on stiffness and low weight essential qualities while pedaling up steep grades. Rather than create two separate rim profiles for the front and rear as it does in the rest of the SES line, ENVE chose to keep the 2. 0 rim dimensions uniform. This means 25mm of depth and 27mm of external width across both wheels. They're specifically made to be used with on trend 25mm tires for a smooth, forgiving, and more efficient ride. Though the 2. 2 has a different profile than its SES siblings, it has the same solid construction and attention to detail we expect from ENVE. ENVE wheels enjoy the reputation of having one of the highest strength to weight ratios in the industry because of a jealously guarded process of molding in spoke holes, nipple seats, and valve stem holes rather than drilling them after the fact. ENVE routes the carbon fibers around each hole to maintain continuous fiber integrity, which results in both increased rim rigidity and lower weight. This system facilitates higher, more uniform spoke tension than standard bl...