Journal

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Sam Bennett rode the sprinter’s green jersey into Paris on Sunday, resplendent aboard a matching green Specialized Tarmac SL7, and sealed a hard fought campaign with an emphatic final sprint victory on the famous Champs-Élysées. More

The Ultimate Test

The Ultimate Test

There is no greater reward for us at Roval than to see our wheels crossing the finish line beneath a victorious rider. We care deeply about competition. We accept the losses. We understand the sacrifice. We know the hard miles, the dedication, the pain. They are all part of racing.... More

Taking the Inside Line: A Technical Conversation With Chuck Texeira

Taking the Inside Line: A Technical Conversation With Chuck Texeira

Our new Control SL is the lightest, fastest and most cutting edge mountain bike wheel we’ve ever made. In addition to feathery weight and awesome ride characteristics, it is also incredibly strong. We put an insane amount of work into each and every Roval product, from the first design briefs, through an... More

Dot Dot Dot, Dash Dash Dash, Dot Dot Dot

Dot Dot Dot, Dash Dash Dash, Dot Dot Dot

There is no comfortable, sunshine-y way to parse the current global pandemic and the effect it is having on the world’s economy without resorting to some already much abused language. And there is no clear path forward for a business trying to look ahead to a brighter future. More

A Peloton Of One

A Peloton Of One

The streets are empty, and an eerie calm has descended on cities and towns everywhere. This weekend would have been the 118th running of the Hell of The North – the legendary Paris-Roubaix. More

Diesels Run Forever

Diesels Run Forever

Yuri Hauswald refers to himself as a diesel when describing power output and his propensity for chewing up insane distances. That’s a fitting, if somewhat self-deprecatory, description for a riding style that has served him well. More

Between the Cactus and the Deep Blue Sea

Between the Cactus and the Deep Blue Sea

This is a love song about a thousand-mile-long crooked finger of dust and rocks and cactus. It’s also about the enduring power of friendship, and about the connective power of bicycles. More