Over the span of just a few years, the ENVE brand has become synonymous with all things aerodynamic. This is due largely in part to its collaboration with Simon Smart, the renowned dodger of wind who lends his name to the Smart ENVE System SES. Of the multiple wheelsets that collaboration has produced, the SES 3. 4 Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset with DT Swiss 240 Hubs may be the one that best embodies everything we associate with cycling. It's mix of low and mid depth rims recommend it for bumping shoulders in a nervous bunch, grinding up long climbs that we always regret until we hit the top, sweeping through weightless descents, and knocking out solitary morning workouts where dawn marks the turn around point. Regardless of the situation on the road, the SES 3. 4 provides the answer, and the only change ENVE makes to the latest model is the introduction of the all new Gen 2 brake track. We've been able to spend enough time with the original SES 3. 4 to state definitively that the SmartENVE partnership successfully improves the quality of our rides. With the introduction of the Gen 2 brake track, that quality extends to include the ride's end, too. The brake track's new, molded in patterning combines with newly minted caliper pads for a claimed 30% increase in stopping power that manifests in both wet and dry conditions. We suppose that, since it had already pretty much perfected the art of going, it was only appropriate for ENVE to turn its attention to the under appreciated art of stopping. With the exception of the brake track changes, the SES 3. 4 returns with all the same aerodynamic black magic that has inspired so much starting line envy in competitors the world over. The SES 3. 4's rims aren't subjected to static, arbitrary widths and shapes. Instead, the engineers let each wheel's depth requirements dictate the ideal dimensions in order to reduce lateral forces and increase aerodynamic benefits across a wide range of yaw angles. The 3. 4's design ...