Few manufacturers live up to their names like ENVE, whose rims not only redefined race wheel aesthetics but inspire envious glances the world over. Last year, the brand turned that same lust inducing engineering to the world of hubs, and the 2016 SES 3. 4 Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset with ENVE Ceramic Hubs is the result. Carbon rims, carbon hubs, and ceramic bearings: that's a sandwich that'll turn heads on race day, and the fact that the hubs still feature DT Swiss' star ratchet internals means those heads may get whiplash trying to keep up. The only difference between the newest SES 3. 4 and the old is that ENVE has seen fit to improve the brake track, bringing an unexpected boost to stopping in a wheelset that we associate primarily with going. We've been able to spend enough time with the original SES 3. 4 to state definitively that the SES wheel design successfully improves the quality of our rides. With the introduction of the all new Gen 2 brake track, that quality extends to include the ride's end, too. The brake track's 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. If the wheelset as sandwich metaphor were extended to include the brake track, we'd call it the condiments, because any sandwich is only as good as its sauce. 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 also accounts for the different behaviors of front and rear wheels. The front wheel is 35mm deep and 26mm wide, while the rear wheel is deeper and skinnier at 45mm...