Enve SES Road Tyre review

Is this the fastest tyre for everyday use?

Enve SES Road Tyres
(Image: © Josh Ross)

Cyclingnews Verdict

The headline feature of the Enve SES road tyre is that it's been aerodynamically optimised but that’s just one small feature. This is a tyre that sits in the goldilocks zone where it's as fast as possible without losing track of real-world performance.

Pros

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    Aero optimised

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    Excellent road feel

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    Hookless compatible

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    Reasonable pricing

Cons

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    Non-standard sizing

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Finding the right tyres for your road bike is one of those decisions that people get deeply invested in. Riders tend to find their favourites through a mix of trial and error, hearsay and luck then stick to their guns for years. Those of us here at Cyclingnews don't have that luxury though, we constantly try various tyres so that we can share with you the best of what's available. Lately, the Enve SES road tyre has popped up on both our list of the best tubeless road tyres and also the best road bike tyres and now it's time to validate that inclusion with a bit more detail. 

When a brand develops one of the best road bike wheels it's no longer in a vacuum without consideration for the rest of the system. There are countless hours of CFD and wind tunnel time spent optimising aerodynamics and the tyre is a part of that. It only makes sense to take as much control of the tyre as the wheel and that's exactly what Enve has done here. After spending a lot of time on the result of their efforts, we are ready to share with you our thoughts on the Enve SES road tyre. Keep reading to see what we think they are good at and see if you should consider making the jump for your riding.  

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