Specialized Roval Control SL 29 Wheelset

5/5 (2 Reviews)
Weight : 1440g MSRP : $1700.00

Product Description

The 29" version of our Control SL, with unique molded carbon rim, is an insanely light and stiff, 29er-specific XC race wheelset.

  • Rim Type: clincher, tubeless ready
  • Rim Material: carbon fiber
  • Rim Width: 28mm, external
  • Front Spoke Pattern: radial/3-cross (1:1)
  • Rear Spoke Pattern: 3-cross (1:1)
  • Spoke Count: 32 front and rear
  • Spoke Type: DT Revolution/Aerolite
  • Nipple Type: DT Pro Lock hexagonal
  • Front Hub: carbon/alloy body, 15mm thru-axle and 24/28mm QR end cap options included
  • Rear Hub: CNC machined alloy body, high-quality DT 240 internals with ratchet system cassette, 135/142 end cap options included
  • Bearing Type: sealed cartridge
  • QR: Roval Ti

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2014

Strengths:    Strong(I am 200lbs with gear on)
Lightning fast engagement, low rolling resistance
Great looking

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
These wheels will make your bike faster lighter and better looking
Isn't that what we all want
I have four sets of Roval Carbon 29 wheels
No I do not work for Specialized
Buy these if you want a great wheel set and still have some money left for other cool stuff
Don't buy these If you have to have to have the E wheels and spend twice as much

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Favorite Trail:   all of them

Price Paid:    $1050.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Roval Control 29 wheelset

Bike Setup:   2014 S-Works Enduro built from frame set
2014 Pike 160 , XO1 drive train , 2014 RF Next SL 26t , Enve bars/stem , Phenom expert saddle , R1 w/ 203/180 ,
Shimano PD M980. Weight with pedals and Swat tools 26.5 lbs
I have the Control version on three other bikes they rock as well

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cyclingmagnet a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2012

Strengths:    Super strong and durable wheels, Light weight and stable/stiff. High strength to weight ratio.

Weaknesses:    only one small thing I could find, can not remove valve core to add more stans. no big deal though.

Bottom Line:   
I have ridden these 29er wheels hard and they have withstood the punishment. Amazing light weight wheel set. (1440 gr) This is the best upgrade you good do for you self. saved 2 lbs of rotating weight going to these and they ride stable/stiff. No flex like on some lighter weight alloy wheels. Priced competitively or lower than some of the other carbon wheels out there on the market. Don't be afraid to pull the trigger on carbon wheels. They are here to stay. I rode these 112 miles in rocky technical terrain and they held up beautifully. Totally sold on these wheels. I weigh 150, but I think they make even more sense for heavier riders looking for a light weight wheel set and get the strength and stiffness.

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Bike Setup:   Epic Sworks

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Roval Control SL 29 Carbon

Hi, Is there any problem to have higher pressure in the wheel than recomended on the rim (3.1 bar)....i think this is not that much, and i like having a hard tire. I think up to 4 bar i good. Off course i will not do this if i will damage the rim...ThanksdRead More »

Roval Control SL 29 Failure

Received my new 2014 Epic S-Works Dec 5th, and on the 24th I noticed the front rim deformed. After going back and forth with my Spec dealer for a week finally received a reply from Spec that I had to buy a new rim because the damage was caused by heat from my car's exhaust. Yes, I verified the po ... Read More »

2012 Roval Control SL 29

Can a 2012 Roval Control SL 29 front wheel be used on a fork with standard 9mm axle dropouts, or does it require a fork designed for the OS24/28 endcaps? Currently the wheel only has the 15mm endcap. Which endcap would I need to make it work with a standard 9mm axle dropout fork? Also, will the DT S ... Read More »

Roval Control SL Trail wheels worth it ? ( bike stumpy FSR Elite 29 2013)

Toying with the idea of getting them for my Stumpy. Using Sun Ringle Black Flag Pro 29er,great wheels so far but want to give my ride a bit of a bling and shave some weight. Loved them on my Epic Expert (the xc,skinnier Roval Control ones),would they be a waste of cash on an M5 Stumpy FSR ? I'm gain ... Read More »

ROVAL CONTROL TRAIL SL 29 carbon wheelset

I have a 13 Carve Pro and I'm considering upgrading the stock wheels to the [I]Roval Control Trail SL 29[/I] Carbon Wheel-set, because I was under the impression from other posters here that a good set of wheels are the most noticeable and best investment you can do to a bike. I'm a 210# rider. No ... Read More »

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