The revamped SES Aero Road Bar is the stiffest and most race-orientated in their line-up, say Enve themselves.
While it's not immediately apparent how the latest bar is different from the current version, the biggest difference is that you can now house a electronic shifting junction box in the bar ends, which Enve have achieved by lengthening the drops. If you don't require this then the bars come ready to go with Enve's own integrated bar end plugs. The bars are aero-optimised in the wind tunnel and are made from 100% uni-directional carbon fiber for ultimate stiffness. All your wires can be routed fully through the bars to create the cleanest front end possible for optimised aero efficiency, and Enve have improved the routing to make fitting easier.
Enve's integrated bar ends can be swapped out for Shimano's bar end Di2 junction box solution
While it's all very well making the bars themselves aero, Enve pay attention towards making the rider aero too being as that's what will cause most of your drag on-bike; so the bars have been kept narrow at the top to ease the rider into a more aero position. The drops have 25mm of flare either side for wrist clearance and confident handling.
They weigh in at 249g and are also compatible with Enve's SES clip-on extensions for TT efforts, and have a standard 31.8 clamp size. They're available in 40, 42, 44 or 46cm, and the UK RRP set at a whopping £400.
The new skewers have a clean look and are titanium for max strength
Enve have also announced the release of a new titanium quick release skewer, purported to be super strong and easy to use. It's available for both rim and disc brake wheelsets, with the rim version weighing 87g and the disc version 89g. US prices are set at $89 each.
Arriving at road.cc in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of road.cc in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.