XC

XC

Choose the fastest line, stomp the climbs, own the descents, rail the singletrack, feast on heart rate and adrenaline like they are your bread and butter.

The evolution of modern cross-country mountain bikes has led to lightweight, sophisticated machinery that smudges the old boundaries about where and how you should ride. Today’s XC experience is far more capable of getting rowdy than in times past. Your wheels better be up to the task—light enough to enhance your acceleration, stiff enough to ensure your bike handles well, wide enough to pair with current tire offerings and designed with precision and durability foremost in mind.

Control SL Team LTD

Fastest XC wheels in the real world

Lightweight
Ride Quality

What it’s for, why it’s great

1248 grams is an obscenely light weight when talking about mountain bike wheelsets, the kind of weight that XC racers dream about. But light weight alone is no longer enough. So, we sweated the details and engineered the new Control SL Team LTD wheels to be sharp handling, smooth riding, extra durable, and less likely to pinch-flat your tires, in addition to being some of the lightest weight production wheels on the planet. No punches were pulled. These wheels use the lightest hubs Roval has ever made, period, along with a rim that has been designed from the ground up to meet the rigors of modern high performance XC riding and racing. This is a very limited production run, carefully hand-built and finished with a special graphic treatment.

Who rides it

Annika Langvad

Christopher Blevins

Simon Andreassen

Jaroslav Kulhavy

Alan Hatherly

Control SL Team LTD

Fastest XC wheels in the real world

Lightweight
Ride Quality

Control SL

The ultimate XC race wheels

Lightweight
Ride Quality

What it’s for, why it’s great

It’s one thing to build a featherweight wheel. It’s another thing entirely to build that featherweight wheel tough enough to withstand the rigors of modern XC racing. At an unbeatable 1330 grams, this is a World Cup caliber wheelset that delivers a sure-handling ride in all conditions, wherever, however you ride.

Who rides it

Annika Langvad

Christopher Blevins

Simon Andreassen

Jaroslav Kulhavy

Alan Hatherly

Control SL

The ultimate XC race wheels

Lightweight
Ride Quality

Control Carbon

Working-class hero with World Cup lineage

Lightweight
Ride quality

What it's for, why it's great

A high-performance wheel that excels everywhere and smashes the price barrier for carbon wheels, the Control Carbon combines the strength and stiffness found in our world-beating Control SL rim with rugged DT Swiss hubs and dependable J-bend spokes. This level of quality, precision and performance has previously been found only on wheels costing twice as much.

Who rides it

Maghalie Rochette

Alan Hatherly

Christopher Blevins

Annika Langvad

Jaroslav Kulhavy

Control Carbon

Working-class hero with World Cup lineage

Lightweight
Ride quality

Control

High performance. Highly attainable.

Lightweight
Ride quality

What it's for, why it's great

Real-world performance from trail ride to racecourse is easily attained with the Control. Its alloy rim and rugged DT Swiss hub internals offer an unbeatable combination of affordability, light weight, durability and ride quality.

Control

High performance. Highly attainable.

Lightweight
Ride quality