Traverse 38

Super-sized for the trail. Easy on the wallet.

Traverse 38 wheelset
Traverse 38 wheelset
Traverse 38 front wheel
Traverse 38 rear wheel
Detail of Traverse 38 wheel rim
Traverse 38 front wheel
Traverse 38 rear wheel
Detail of Traverse 38 wheel
Traverse 38 front hub
Traverse 38 wheelset
Traverse 38 wheelset
Traverse 38 front wheel
Traverse 38 rear wheel
Detail of Traverse 38 wheel rim
Traverse 38 front wheel
Traverse 38 rear wheel
Detail of Traverse 38 wheel
Traverse 38 front hub

Traverse 38

Super-sized for the trail. Easy on the wallet.

$650.00

Durability and precision

The Traverse 38 rim is extruded from our E5 aluminum alloy, meaning it is tough enough to handle backcountry rock gardens and questionable line choices at the bike park with confidence. It features a super-wide 38mm internal width, making it ideal for providing modern plus-size tires with enough support to corner and jump with precision, minimizing tire roll and squirmy deformation, even at lower pressures.

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 are at the core of the Traverse.

Elegant utility

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. Brass nipples, too. Solid stuff, unlikely to creak or corrode or fail. 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.

Product Specifications

Technical specifications

Rim
Rim material

E5 High Strength Alloy

Rim width

38mm internal

Spoke
Front spoke pattern

Two-cross

Rear spoke pattern

Two-cross

Spoke Count

Front/Rear: 28/28

Nipple type

DT Swiss Brass

Spoke length

Front Right/Left: 267mm/267mm

Rear Drive-Side/Non-Drive: 267mm/267mm

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

Bearing type

Sealed cartridge

Other
Assembly method

Handbuilt

Extras

Tubeless valve stems

Wheelset weight

2000g

Tire pressure recommendations

General

Roval is consistently trying to improve our system weight limits. Our newest wheels and components now have an industry leading system weight limit of 275lbs (125Kg) and our older generation of wheels has a system weight limit of 240lbs (109Kg).

275lbs (125Kg) - Rapide CLX, Rapide C, Alpinist CLX, Alpinist CL, Terra Evo CLX, Terra CLX, Control SL (2020), Alpinist Cockpit, Alpinist Seatpost, Terra Seatpost, Traverse SL Handlebar.
240lbs (109Kg) - All products not referenced above.

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.

Solid modeling
Solid modeling

Before they ever exist in the physical world, every Roval component from hub to rim to complete wheel assembly is designed as a “solid model” and optimized using Finite Element Analysis. This allows our engineers to rapidly advance their designs before committing to the laborious process of building prototypes

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Traverse 38

Configuration

Wheelset

Size

27.5

Freehub

SRAM XD

Color

Carbon/Black

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