1,240 grams is obscenely lightweight when it comes to mountain bike wheelsets—the kind of weight that XC racers dream about—but light weight alone is no longer enough on today’s aggressive XC tracks. So, we sweated all the details and engineered the new Control SL Team LTD wheels to be sharp handling, smooth-riding, extra durable, and less prone to pinch flats. Oh yeah, they’re also some of the lightest production wheels on the planet. We didn’t pull any punches creating the Control SL Team LTD. Built around the lightest hubs Roval has ever made, its completely new rim design with a 29mm internal width provides a better tire profile for improved traction and ride quality. An all-new bead-hook design with wider hooks results in a flat profile that not only offers greater impact strength by distributing impact force over a larger area but also increases the impact force needed to pinch flat by 22 percent. Finally, offset spokes and an asymmetric rim profile paired with two-cross lacing not only provides a better bracing angle for increased lateral stiffness but allows for the use of a single spoke length across the entire wheelset. The end result is a featherweight XC race wheel that excels everywhere from the racecourse to the backcountry. Incredibly low weight matched with above-category toughness and durability, razor-sharp handling, and exceptional ride quality brings out the very best in modern mountain bike performance. Available in very limited numbers, the Control SL Team LTD is meticulously hand-built and finished with a special graphic treatment. - Rim Type: Carbon clincher, 2Bliss Ready, Zero Bead Hook 4mm FlatTop design. Cobalt Blue Metallic graphic under clear coat. - Rim Width: 29mm internal - Roval Engineered Control SL hubshells have a single spoke length for each wheelset. - Bearing Type: SiNC Ceramic Sealed cartridge - Assembly Method: Hand-built - Every wheel includes custom anodized tubeless valve stems and individual spoke hole plugs to make tubeless set-up easier. - Total Wheelset Weight: 1240g
What you're looking at here is gravity's nemesis: Roval's Control SL 29 Wheelset 148. At 1,330 grams, you'll climb XC courses with ease on these lightweight, hookless-bead, carbon hoops. They're built to withstand grunting up climbs, descending with abandon, and blasting in and out of corners with Specialized carbon rims, DT Swiss spokes, and DT Swiss's legendary 240 rear hub internals. The Boost spacing offers increased width on the front and rear hub flanges, and in turn, increased frame and fork clearance and stiffness. This combines to deliver a more durable wheel system at a minor weight penalty. Plus, these sweet race-ready wheels are tubeless-compatible so you are ready for anything that the trail throws at you.
Gravity's grasp just got a little weaker, because you're rolling on Roval's Control SL 29 142+ Wheelset. At 1,450 grams, you'll climb with ease on these carbon hoops. The lightweight, 28mm-wide carbon rims respond almost telepathically to accelerations, changes in direction and the ins and outs of the trail. DT Swiss spokes and hub internals, oversize axles and DT Swiss spokes make these wheels as stiff as they are light. And, for versatility, the front hub is compatible with standard or 15mm through-axles. The 142+ rear hub is wider than a standard 135mm hub to create a stiffer, more responsive wheel. Plus, these sweet race-ready wheels are tubeless-compatible for incredible traction and to shave even more weight. This wheelset fits only Specialized 142+ bikes.
The incredibly light, extra-wide carbon fiber rims of Roval's Traverse SL Fattie 29 wheels let you scale the climbs and push the limits on the downs. Up or down, the 30mm internal rim width supports tire sidewalls better for increased volume, allowing lower pressures, more grip, less air burping, and a ride that feels like your bike gained an extra inch of travel. The sealed bearing hubs roll smooth as the terrain around you gives way to the blur. Connected, responsive, incredible. An entire vocabulary lesson of adjectives cloud your thoughts as you shove these stiff, wide hoops into a corner and they launch you out all the while begging for more. Momentarily, you sever your bond with gravity for the sweet sensation of floating. Upon touch down, solid, dependable, awesome rush into your mind. These words resound as you resume your connection to the soil, feel the quick engagement of the DT Swiss hub internals and rip on the pedals.
One ride on a set of Roval's Control Carbon 29 wheels and you'll see what the hype around carbon wheels is all about. Stiffer, lighter, faster; what's not to love? This 1580 gram wheelset uses DT Swiss Revolution spokes and locking DT Swiss nipples laced to a 27mm-wide carbon rim. DT Swiss hub internals are always ready whenever you need to put the power down, and the 15mm/QR front hub and 135mm/142mm rear hub axle compatibly makes it easy to upgrade any bike.
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