XC tracks becoming more aggressive than ever, so just being light doesn't cut it anymore. Wheels need to be as tough and stiff as they are light, with all the handling characteristics that trail riders have come to expect. These days, wheels need to be more like the new Roval Control SL. Learn More
We got your back. If you're the original purchaser, your Roval wheels are warrantied for as long as you own them. If you're the subsequent owner (meaning that you're the second, or an even later, owner), then your Roval wheels are covered under warranty for two years from the date of the original retail purchase. Full Terms
CONTROL SL 29
Control for the Modern Age of XC Racing
Wide is Beautiful
We tuned the rim shape to optimize stiffness, weight, and ride quality—too tall is too stiff; too shallow is too flexy. We landed on a 25mm internal width rim that's approximately the same weight as the previous Control SL.
Being able to add material and width, without a weight penalty, makes for a stronger XC wheel. Now, it's optimized for brutal World Cup courses and tough singletrack alike.
Zero Bead Hook
We removed the dated bead hook—the part of the rim that crests at the top, sitting inward from the rim’s sidewall. They create a weak spot in the rim, and without it, we made stronger, lighter wheels.
Faster by Design
We performed rolling resistance tests at both 20 and 30 PSI on 2.0 tires. The result? The new, wider rim tested faster at both pressures, confirming our line-wide hypothesis that wider is indeed faster.
Carbon clincher, 2Bliss Ready, Zero Bead Hook design
Front Spoke Pattern
Rear Spoke Pattern
DT Swiss Competition Race
DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagonal
Roval hub shell, DT Swiss internals or Torque Tube hub
CNC-machined alloy body, high-quality DT 240 internals and 54t quick engagement ratchet system cassette, includes SRAM XX1 11-speed freehub and 142 end caps
142 or 148 drive-side end cap for Shimano freehub body (freehub sold separately), Roval tubeless plugs and valve stems for tubeless setup
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Good news: We've partnered with STIKRD, which means that we're proud to introduce custom Roval decals. Our partnership started when we saw what these guys were doing, and how rad they were making bikes look with our wheels and custom decals. We know we're not alone in our love to make our bikes look rad, and STIKRD helps us do just that.
How does it work? Just follow the link over to STIKRD.com and select the Roval wheelset that you have. Design your own decals, and then hang tight for a couple of days while they're printed and delivered to your doorstep. It’s that easy.