Traverse Carbon

Performance to the people

Traverse Carbon wheelset
Detail of Traverse Carbon wheel
Traverse Carbon front hub
Traverse Carbon rear hub
Traverse Carbon wheelset
Detail of Traverse Carbon wheel
Traverse Carbon front hub
Traverse Carbon rear hub

Traverse Carbon

Performance to the people

$1,200.00

Fashionably wide, tough as nails, and hook-free

The zero-bead-hook rim bed of the Traverse Carbon has a generous 30mm internal width. This offers better sidewall support with modern wider tires, leading to less tire deformation and squirm—especially when cornering or jumping - resulting in more predictable and surefooted handling.

Swiss precision and long haul dependability

DT Swiss 350 Classic hubs handle the abuse front and rear, with sealed cartridge bearings prevailing through seasons of dust and muck, and a tough-as-nails, 36-tooth rapid engagement freehub ratchet ensuring responsive and reliable power transfer.

Elegant utility

Tried and true DT Swiss Competition J-bend spokes lace the rims to the hubs. 28 of them per wheel. Spokes of the same length for both sides of each wheel, same length front and rear. Brass nipples, too. Solid stuff, unlikely to creak or corrode or fail. Easy to replace if you happen to jam a stick through the spokes (this is mountain biking; these things happen sometimes). Durable, serviceable, hassle-free.

Product Specifications

Technical specifications

Rim
Rim material

Carbon fiber

Rim width

30mm internal

Spoke
Front spoke pattern

Two-cross

Rear spoke pattern

Two-cross

Spoke count

Front/Rear: 28/28

Nipple type

DT Swiss Brass

Spoke length

29 Front Right/Left: 282mm/279mm

29 Rear Drive-Side/Non-Drive: 280mm/281mm

27.5 Front Right/Left: 264mm/260mm

27.5 Rear Drive-Side/Non-Drive: 261mm/262mm

Hub
Front hub

DT Swiss 350 Classic, 28h, 15x110mm thru-axle, 6-bolt, includes 15x110mm 19mm OD end caps & 31mm end caps

Rear hub

DT Swiss 350 Classic, 28h, 36t quick engagement ratchet system cassette, includes SRAM XX1 XD freehub

Bearing Type

Sealed cartridge

Other
Assembly method

Handbuilt

Extras

Tubeless valve stems

Wheelset weight

29: 1800g

27.5: 1700g

Tire pressure recommendations

General

Roval wheelsets with carbon rims are designed for a maximum rider weight of 240lbs (109kg). Our alloy wheelsets, however, do not have a weight limit.

All Roval wheels are designed and tested as a system. This allows us to tune each wheelset specifically for the intended ride experience and deliver the highest quality wheels. For this reason, we do not offer individual components for sale.

Roval Road Wheels

Our CLX 32, 50, 64, Terra CLX, Terra CLX EVO, C38, SLX 24 and all Contol and Traverse models are compatible. Rapide CLX and Alpinist CLX wheels are not compatible with tubeless road tires. By making them tube-type specific we were able to create lighter and better complete wheels systems for performance road riders. To render these wheels tubeless would have required extra materials, and that extra mass would have outweighed the benefits of tubeless tires.

The wider CL(X) 32, 50, and 64 are compatible with tires between 22-47C. The previous CL(X) 40 and 60 models are compatible with tires up to 38C. Note that many Roval road wheels have a larger inner width than traditional road rims. Most road tires end up about 2mm wider on these wheels than on a traditional road wheel.

The wider CL(X) 32, 50, and 64 are compatible with tires between 22-47C. The previous CL(X) 40 and 60 models are compatible with tires up to 38C.

All Roval road wheels use DT Swiss internals. Stock DT Swiss replacement freehub parts are compatible with the rear wheels. Freehub bodies for virtually all component groups are available from your local Roval dealer. Please direct questions for specific part numbers to support@rovalcomponents.com

SCS is a system developed by Specialized Bicycle Components to ensure an ideal chainline and crisp shifting on disc brake road bikes with short chainstays. Wheels with SCS hubs move the cassette inboard (closer to the center of the bike). Select Roval models – CL(X) 40 and CLX 64 – are available with SCS rear hubs for use on certain Specialized Tarmac, Roubaix, Diverge, and CruX Disc models. Endcaps are available to use these wheels in both QR and SCS thru-axle configurations.

Our current generation CL(X) 32, 40, 50, and 64 wheels, along with SLX 24 disc wheels, are compatible with traditional QR and thru-axle configurations. In the front, this is 9x100mm QR and 12x100mm thru-axle. In the rear, this is 9x135mm QR and 12x142mm thru-axle. The end caps for these configurations all ship with each aftermarket wheel.

We have partnered with Swiss Stop and optimized our brake tracks for their Black Prince brake pads. These brake pads are available for Shimano/SRAM and Campagnolo configurations, and they're easy to find at either your local bike shop or online. Use of a brake pad other than the Swiss Stop Black Prince or the Roval “Red” pads will void your warranty and can be unsafe.

Roval Mountain Wheels

All Roval Mountain wheels use DT Swiss internals. Stock DT Swiss replacement freehub parts are compatible with the rear wheels. Freehub bodies for virtually all component groups are available from your local Roval dealer. Please direct questions for specific part numbers to support@rovalcomponents.com.

All Roval wheel small parts are available through your local Roval dealer. For technical questions please contact support@rovalcomponents.com.

This depends on a ton of variables. Trail type and conditions, rider weight and style, tire casing, and internal rim width all play a part in choosing the proper combination. As a general baseline, we recommend the following: 22mm internal rim width – 2.0 - 2.3” tire; 29-30mm internal rim width – 2.3 - 3.0” tire; 38mm internal rim width – 2.6 - 3.0” tire

Current generation Control and Traverse wheels (all wheel diameters and hub spacing types) are compatible with the plugs.

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How we made it

Systems approach
Systems approach

Roval wheels are engineered and built as an integrated whole. This “Systems Approach” delivers performance that can’t be achieved by designing a rim and sourcing third party parts for the rest. Example? We layup our rims and drill spoke holes precisely where and at precisely the angle that the nipple will interface with the rim, ensuring reliability and no creaking.

Test lab
Test lab

Thousands of hours of punishing lab testing—simulating exaggerated real world forces - ensures that the Traverse Carbon wheels are up to the task. Comparing this test data against every respected trail wheel in the market demonstrates that the deflection and durability of Traverse Carbon wheels meets or beats anything out there.

Select variant

Traverse Carbon

Size
Configuration

Wheelset

Freehub

SRAM XD

Color

Carbon/Black

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