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

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