Control

High performance. Highly attainable.

Control wheelset
Control front wheel
Control rear wheel
Detail of Control wheel
Control wheelset
Control front wheel
Control rear wheel
Detail of Control wheel

Control

High performance. Highly attainable.

$650.00

An alloy-crafted value added proposition

Carbon fiber may be all the rage these days, but when it comes to engineering a premium ride characteristic and hitting desirable durability, weight and affordability targets, aluminum is still a very desirable material. The E5 alloy we use in the Control yields a stiff, dependable, and competitively light rim.

Trouble-free power transmission

Ride quality and durability were defining goals with the Control. Each wheel is hand built, with the centerpiece being our alloy hubs. They feature DT Swiss 360 internals for smooth, quick engagement and a long, trouble-free life.

Quality components, handbuilt attention to detail

In spite of the killer price tag, the Control gets all the attention to detail that is lavished upon our premium wheels. That means DT Swiss Revolution spokes and Pro Lock alloy nipples, built and tensioned by hand, every single wheel checked out thoroughly and carefully with an attention to detail that machines can’t match.

Product Specifications

Technical specifications

Rim
Rim type

Alloy clincher, tubeless-ready, Zero Bead Hook design

Rim material

E5 high-strength alloy

Rim width

21mm internal

Spoke
Front spoke pattern

Three-cross/Radial (1:1)

Rear spoke pattern

Three-cross (1:1)

Spoke count

Front/Rear: 32/32

Spoke type

DT Swiss Revolution

Nipple type

DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagonal

Spoke length

Front Right/Left: 287mm/287mm

Rear Drive-Side/Non-Drive: 287mm/287mm

Hub
Front hub

Alloy body, 15mm thru-axle, and 28mm QR end cap options included

Rear hub

CNC machined alloy body, high quality DT Swiss 360 internals, 135/142 end cap options included, compatible with SRAM XX1 11-speed (freehub sold separately)

Other
Bearing type

Sealed cartridge

Assembly method

Handbuilt

Extras

Roval tubeless valve stems for tubeless setup

Wheelset weight

1550g

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

Handbuilt
Handbuilt

There's no substitute for the hands-on experience and meticulous attention to detail that a human being brings to the craft of wheel building. While many wheels on the market are built by machines, Roval wheels are always built by people: from lacing the hubs, to equalizing spoke tension, to truing the wheel to lateral and radial perfection.

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.

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Control

Configuration

Wheelset

Freehub

SRAM XD

Color

Carbon/Charcoal

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