Control 29 148

High performance. Highly attainable.

Control 29 148
Control 29 148
Control 29 148
Control 29 148
Control 29 148
Control 29 148
Control 29 148
Control 29 148
Control 29 148
Control 29 148

Control 29 148

High performance. Highly attainable.

$650.00

AN ALLOY-CRAFTED VALUE ADDED PROPOSITION

Our Zero Bead Hook rim takes away the dated mountain wheel design known as a bead hook. This hook is the part of the rim that crests at the top, sitting several millimeters inward from the rim’s sidewall, and it catches the tire’s bead under its hook. We know this may not sound too bad, but the hook establishes a weak spot in the rim that's easily crushed or bent. Without a hook, a rim can be manufactured to much tighter tolerances and can be made lighter due to the hook not needing to be reinforced. For these wheels, this means that we're able to nearly equal the strength of carbon, while also making them lighter than many carbon wheels. More importantly, a Zero Bead Hook all but gets rid of the aforementioned weak spot in the rim that's plagued riders with flat spots and dents for decades. If you happen to be one of those riders that enjoys riding your four-inch travel XC bike like it’s a six-inch trail bike, you’re in luck.

RELIABILITY AND SERVICEABILITY FRONT AND CENTER

Our Roval hub shell is stuffed with DT Swiss 360 hub internals. Sealed bearings, fast engaging freehub, trouble-free performance, and easy maintenance. Tried and true DT Swiss Competition J-bend spokes lace the rims to the hubs. 28 of them per wheel. Same length spokes for both sides of each wheel, same length front and rear. 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.

QUALITY COMPONENTS, HANDBUILT ATTENTION TO DETAIL

Our objective of low weight and reliability, at an accessible price, also carries into the Control 29 build. We hand-build each rim to our alloy hubs, which feature DT Swiss internals at the rear and a design that allows for the same spoke lengths at both front and rear, via perfectly tensioned DT Swiss J-Bend spokes and Pro Lock nipples. We fully support the art of hand-building and do so with our wheels, knowing that real people can catch things that a machine simply cannot.

Product Specifications

Technical specifications

Rim
Rim type

Alloy clincher, 2Bliss Ready, Zero Bead Hook design

Rim material

E5 high-strength alloy

Rim width

25mm internal

Spoke
Front spoke pattern

Two-cross

Rear spoke pattern

Two-cross

Spoke count

28h Front, 28h Rear

Spoke type

DT Swiss Competition Race J-bend

Nipple type

DT Swiss Alloy Pro Lock hexagonal

Spoke length

Front Right/Left: 287mm/287mm

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

Hub
Front hub

Roval CNC Machined 28 hole "Step Flange" design for maximum bracing angle and reduced spoke failure. 15x110mm 19mm OD end caps & 31mm end caps

Rear hub

Roval CNC Machined 28 hole "Step Flange" design for maximum bracing angle and reduced spoke failure, 12x148mm, DT Swiss 360 internals, SRAM XD driver

Other
Bearing type

Sealed cartridge

Assembly method

Handbuilt

Extras

Roval tubeless valve stems for tubeless setup

Wheelset weight

1690g

Tire pressure recommendations

Still Have Question If Our Components Are Right for You? 

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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 29 148

Configuration

Wheelset

Freehub

SRAM XD

Color

Carbon/Charcoal

Have a Question? 

Give Us a Call at 1 (877) 808 - 8154