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

This limited-edition Control SL Team wheelset is obscenely light at 1240 grams, but light weight alone is no longer enough on today's aggressive XC terrain. So, we pushed into new frontiers to deliver sharp handling, smooth riding, extra durability, 22% greater force to pinch flat in addition to the category-leading light weight. No punches were pulled. These wheels use the lightest hubs Roval has ever made, along with a 29mm internal-width 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, with exclusive 54-tooth star ratchet, and blue foil decals.

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

Fastest XC wheels in the real world

Lightweight
Ride Quality

What it’s for, why it’s great

1240 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 engineered the new Control SL wheels to be sharp handling, smooth riding, extra durable, and 22% less likely to pinch-flat your tires, in addition to being some of the lightest weight production wheels on the planet.

Who rides it

Annika Langvad

Christopher Blevins

Simon Andreassen

Jaroslav Kulhavy

Alan Hatherly

Control SL

Fastest XC wheels in the real world

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 29 148

High performance. Highly attainable.

Lightweight
Ride quality

What it's for, why it's great

When you think of lightweight XC wheels, aluminum probably doesn't come to mind. In reality, though, high-grade alloy wheels have all of the tremendous performance properties found in carbon, like light overall weight, durability, and resilience to impact. And when made with the right hands, they're perfect for competitive racers and everyday trail riders alike. The problem is that, while many carbon wheels can check these boxes with ease, most alloy wheels don't live up to these expectations. In the case of the Control 29 wheels, however, there’s finally an aluminum wheelset that's truly ready to race.

Control 29 148

High performance. Highly attainable.

Lightweight
Ride quality