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

Lifetime warranty & 30 day satisfaction guarantee

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

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