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.
Control SL - Torque Tube
The ultimate XC race wheels
Control SL - Torque Tube
The ultimate XC race wheels
Chasing the holy trinity: stiff, light, strong
The Control SL rim is carefully designed to optimize stiffness, ride quality and durability, while keeping rotational mass to the bare minimum. In this case, we designed a rim that is deep enough to deliver the requisite strength, but not so deep as to ride too stiff. By eliminating the bead hook, we managed to increase impact strength and save weight at the same time.
Rim width optimized for modern mountain bike tires
25mm, zero-bead-hook inner rim width plays well with contemporary wider tires. In rolling resistance tests, wider tires are proven faster than narrow tires. A stiff, stable, optimally-shaped rim eliminates flex and smooths the ride, while the generous rim bed supports tire sidewalls and helps prevent unwanted tire squirm.
Swiss precision internals
A DT 240 54-tooth star-ratchet freehub graces the inside of the Roval hub shell. This helps keep weight shaved to a bare minimum, while at the same time ensuring lightning fast engagement and positive power transfer.
Straight pull spokes: the shortest distance between two points
In our quest to deliver the lightest performance wheelset possible, we left no stone unturned. DT Swiss Competition Race straight pull spokes are shorter and use less metal than comparable J-bend spokes. They are held securely in place by ultra-lightweight alloy Pro Lock nipples.
Carbon clincher, 2Bliss Ready, Zero Bead Hook design
DT Swiss Competition Race
DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagonal
Front Right/Left: 277mm/286mm
Rear Drive-Side/Non-Drive: 292mm/294mm
Roval hub shell, DT Swiss internals or Torque Tube hub
CNC-machined alloy body, high-quality DT 240 internals and 54t quick engagement ratchet system cassette, includes SRAM XX1 11-speed freehub and 142 end caps
142 or 148 drive-side end cap for Shimano freehub body (freehub sold separately), Roval tubeless plugs and valve stems for tubeless setup
Tire pressure recommendations
The right tire pressure for your ride is personal and depends on your riding style, the terrain you'll be riding, and the conditions of that terrain on the day you're riding. What you see below is a recommended starting point, a "ballpark." You'll also see a decal on your wheels indicating max pressure. Never exceed the max pressure. Enjoy your ride!
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Roval wheel small parts are available through your local Roval dealer. For technical questions please contact email@example.com.
The spoke lengths and type vary by wheel. Please contact your local dealer or firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll get you sorted.
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
Hours of punishing lab testing - simulating exaggerated real-world forces - ensures that Control SL wheels are up to the task. Comparing this test data against every respected XC wheel in the market demonstrates that the deflection and durability of Control SL wheels meets or beats anything out there.
Field testing: name that pro
Annika Langvad, Sam Gaze, Jaroslav Kulhavý, and many other top pros have tested (and won on) Control SL wheels. Their continual feedback from prototype through production enables us to perpetually improve the performance of our products. All the victories they’ve racked up: UCI world championships, Olympics, and UCI worlds cups are the ultimate proof of concept.