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ENVE reintroduces SES Aero Road Bar with new cable routing, adds titanium QR skewers

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Considering the fact that brands like Merida are claiming the cockpit area can be one of the biggest gains in aerodynamics, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing more aero road bars. To be fair, ENVE has had their SES Aero Road bar out for a while now, but now they’re reintroducing it to keep it compatible with current drivetrains. That means improved cable routing and the ability to stash a Di2 junction box inside the bars…

 

Internal cable routing (especially through the bars) is one of those things that makes a bike look super clean – but also makes mechanics silently curse the bike when it comes time to run cables. To make their lives a little easier, and to offer better compatibility across the spectrum of drivetrains, the SES Aero Road bar features a new dual internal routing for both mechanical and electronic drivetrains. While the bars ship with ENVE’s integrated bar end plugs, the bars are listed as compatible with the Shimano EW-RS910 bar end junction box which we assume means you’ll have to cut off the end of the drop at the white line to make it work (checking on this, and will update with the answer). – Update: ENVE confirmed that the white lines are indeed cut marks to open up the end of the bar to work with the Di2 junction box. We’re also told that they will soon have a solution to provide a similar finish aesthetic to the stock bar end to be used with the junction box.

Compared to the previous ENVE SES Aero bar (above), you can see that the cable entry port on the back side of the transition area has been removed, and the inner entry point has been drastically enlarged. This should eliminate some of the headache from setting up internal routing on the bar with certain drivetrain set ups.

Built with a healthy 25mm drop flare, the bars remain 31.8mm at the clamp area and are compatible with SES clip on extensions. Available in 40, 42, 44, and 46cm widths measured center to center, the bars have a 77mm reach, and a 127mm drop. Meant for both road or triathlon use, the 233g bars sell for $400.

 

Quick release skewers aren’t the most exciting part of a bike, but they’re incredibly important. Get a bad QR skewer or one that doesn’t hold the wheel tightly enough and you might just find your wheel exiting your frame at the most inopportune moment. To go along with their wheels, ENVE is introducing a new internal cam quick release skewer. They may not feature a carbon fiber lever, but they do use a titanium shaft which gives them a combined weight of 87-88g. Available in 100/130mm or 100/135mm for rim or disc brake bikes, the skewer sets will sell for $89.

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Mayhem
6 years ago

Those new quick release skewers sure look a whole lot like they came out of the Mavic factory…

Tom
Tom
6 years ago
Reply to  Mayhem

could be, but at least that means they’ll work. Internal cam skewers for the win!

Seraph
Seraph
6 years ago
Reply to  Tom

No “could be” about it. Mavic owns Enve.

Nathan Balsdon
Nathan Balsdon
6 years ago
Reply to  Seraph

** Mavic and Enve are owned by the same company…

Kernel Flickitov
Kernel Flickitov
6 years ago
Reply to  Nathan Balsdon

Nathan, isn’t it amazing that people are clever enough to comment on a website but can’t lift a finger when it comes to facts. Yes of course [head slapping forehead] AMER SPORT owns Enve and Mavic, and 10 others. Seraph, aren’t you industry, dude?

FFM
FFM
6 years ago

Stoked on new cable routing, not stoked on Mavic pawning their skewers off on ENVE.

AB
AB
6 years ago
Reply to  FFM

https://www.amersports.com/brands/

Just like how Mavic came up with the Speed release thru-axle and enve makes. Lets take a breather here.

FFM
FFM
6 years ago
Reply to  AB

Point was that ENVE needs to stay ENVE, that’s why we love them. If I wanted Mavic I’d buy Mavic.

Seraph
Seraph
6 years ago

Good to see they left the “foreskin” bar plug design intact.

Skittles
Skittles
6 years ago

These bars seem fit for a Cosmic Stallion.

Matty
Matty
6 years ago

How could you use these for triathlon when there is no room to bolt clip-ons to them?
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Gillis
Gillis
6 years ago
Reply to  Matty

My guess is that you wouldn’t. Or you can go to their website like I did and see they have a specific aerobar clip-on for this handlebar.

Matty
Matty
6 years ago
Reply to  Gillis

I was referring to the text in the article. “Meant for both road or triathlon use”

Hexsense
Hexsense
6 years ago
Reply to  Matty
Matty
Matty
6 years ago

Or I could read your comment properly :/ nevermind.

Argh
Argh
6 years ago
Reply to  Matty

Why do You need road racing handlebar on triathlon bike? If You want to use bike for both disciplines then choose the standard handlbar and do not ask how to use car as a tractor.

Bike scientist
Bike scientist
6 years ago
Reply to  Argh

Short course and Olympic triathlon both use road bikes with short clipons and full time trillion bikes are not allowed.

daveridescos
6 years ago

How long until the UCI bans aerodynamic handlebar plugs?

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