Traverse SL 38

The ultimate plus-size trail wheel

Traverse SL 38
Traverse SL 38
Traverse SL 38
Traverse SL 38
Traverse SL 38
Traverse SL 38
Traverse SL 38
Traverse SL 38
Traverse SL 38
Traverse SL 38
Traverse SL 38
Traverse SL 38
Traverse SL 38
Traverse SL 38
Traverse SL 38
Traverse SL 38
Traverse SL 38
Traverse SL 38

Traverse SL 38

The ultimate plus-size trail wheel

$1,900.00

Lifetime warranty & 30 day satisfaction guarantee

Big tires demand wide rims

The zero-bead-hook rim bed of the Traverse SL 38 has a massive 38mm internal width. This offers superior sidewall support for plus-size tires, leading to less tire deformation and squirm at lower pressures - especially when cornering or jumping - resulting in more predictable and surefooted handling, allowing the potential of big footprint tires to be fully realized.

Sometimes tried and true is the best way forward

We use J-bend spokes on the Traverse SL 38. For a wheel chock-full of forward thinking, this may seem out of step, but bear with us here. J-bend spokes are strong, proven, and available just about anywhere. And these aren’t just any spokes. DT Swiss Competition spokes are the most refined spokes you could hope to hold a wheel together with. The best. No compromise.

This step flange hub is subtle wizardry

Look closely here. Notice how many of the spokes run “head-in”, meaning that the spokes pull from the outside of the hub, maximizing the wheel’s bracing angle. This increases strength and improves handling. Additionally, the angle the spokes exit the hub is such that there is less load on each spoke where it crosses another, in turn eliminating a notorious spoke breakage stress point.

Trickness hides in the details

You’ll find the same length spokes throughout the Traverse SL 38 wheelset—drive side or non-drive, front or rear, all the same length spokes. 28 of them per wheel. Brass nipples. Strength and durability are front and center, weight is still incredibly low, and in the rare case that you go harder than your wheels, replacement spokes can be easily sourced just about anywhere, and your wheels can be easily serviced.

Product Specifications

Technical specifications

Rim
Rim material

Carbon Fiber

Rim width

38mm internal

Spoke
Front spoke pattern

Two-cross

Rear spoke pattern

Two-cross

Spoke count

Front: 28

Rear: 28

Nipple type

DT Swiss Brass

Spoke length

Front Right/Left: 264mm/264mm

Rear Drive-Side/Non-Drive: 264mm/264mm

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 240 Freehub 54t engagement, SRAM XD driver

Bearing type

Sealed cartridge

Other
Assembly method

Handbuilt

Extras

Tubeless valve stems

Wheelset weight

1830g

Tire pressure recommendations

How we made it

Field testing
Field testing

Matt Hunter, Matt Mile, Hannah Barnes, and so many other obsessed trail riders have been a part of testing and developing the Traverse SL 38 wheels. Not only have our sponsored riders schralped the gnarliest trails on earth, their continual feedback enables us to constantly improve the performance of our products.

Prototyping
Prototyping

The Traverse SL 38’s step flange hub,  a feature which improves reliability and ride quality, was born in our state of the art machine shop. The world class machinists and machines here perform a kind of alchemy, turning solid billets of metal into ride-enhancing prototype hubs, rim molds, and anything else we need to make.

Select variant

Traverse SL 38

Size
Configuration

Wheelset

Freehub

SRAM XD

Color

Carbon/Black