Specialized Roval Traversee Disc Wheelset

3.8/5 (10 Reviews)
Weight : 1579 grams


Product Description

  • E5 alloy high strength disc rim
  • DT super comp 2.0/1.7/1.8mm round spokes
  • DT hexagonal pro lock alloy nipples
  • Roval steel quick releases


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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by EW a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2013

Strengths:    Light. Climb well. Have not completely self destructed over 5 seasons of riding.

Weaknesses:    Flexy. Broken spokes. 2 busted freehubs. Not confidence inspiring downhill.
These aren't "all-mountain" wheels.


Bottom Line:   
I weigh 210 with riding gear. I have these wheels on a 2008 SC Heckler. They just aren't strong enough and I've been too cheap to buy a burlier pair of wheels. Sure they climb great. But downhill both the front and rear are flexy as hell. The rear knocks out of true very easily just flying off water bars at speed.

After much debate I think I'm going to get a burly set of wheels and keep these around as a back up set and for XC rides.

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Duration Product Used:   5 seasons

Price Paid:    $700.00

Similar Products Used:   Mavic Crossrides. These are my current back up set and take a far bigger beating and are far more confidence inspiring that the Rovals.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by motormonkeyr6 a Downhiller from Germany

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2012

Strengths:    Cheap, light weight, fairy strong

Weaknesses:    Front is slightly flexy

Bottom Line:   
People have stated that these wheels are flexy and break, bend, snap etc. A 24 spoke front wheel is not for someone that is 190+ lbs... The rear hub has a bit more drag than other wheels I have ran in the past, but its breaking in slowly. Over the last 5-6 months I have noticed no crazy bends, still have yet to tru these wheels! They came hand assembled and tensioned. If you are looking to upgrade your AM/ Trail bike with a lighter wheelset and you are a lighter guy or gal, these wheels will work great for you! I ride hard, ex DH racer. These wheels have not let me down yet! If you can pick them up for under 300 dollars jump on it!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $275.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by scottshack a Downhiller from San Diego CA

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2011

Strengths:    I'm 215 lbs, and so far these things have taken everything I can throw at them.

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
They are great wheels for everything I do.

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Favorite Trail:   Oakridge OR

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Mavic

Bike Setup:   2011 Specialized Enuro Carbon

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by FallGirl a Cross Country Rider from SLC, UT

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2009

Strengths:    Light weight

Weaknesses:    Everything else... Killed the rim on a pure cross-country ride. Had ridden them maybe 15 times. Hadn't even done any jumps.

Bottom Line:   
I like riding everything from XC to DH. I put these wheels on my XC/All-mountain bike. They felt weak compared to the wheels they replaced. I replaced this wheelset as soom as I had the rim replaced.

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Favorite Trail:   Porcupine Rim

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $780.00

Purchased At:   Bingham

Similar Products Used:   Mavic


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fishcake a Weekend Warrior from Yorkshire

Date Reviewed: June 30, 2009

Strengths:    light and strong

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Amazing wheelset that has transformed my Pitch, Very light and very strong, and look cool as well, I highley recommend them especialy for aggresive XC / all mountain. And they were only £350 form Freeborne Cycles off the Interwebnet

Probably the best upgrade I've made to any bike

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Favorite Trail:   Guisburn

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Freeborne

Similar Products Used:   -

Bike Setup:   2008 Specialized Pitch Comp with Roval Traversee wheels, Maxxis Ignitor Tyres, Thomson seat post & stem, Ritchey bars, charge spoon saddle, shimano m540 peddles & motion control upgrade to Pikes



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex a Cross Country Rider from San Diego

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2009

Strengths:    very, very strong

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Unbelievably strong wheel. I had a tire blowout on my tubeless setup at 30mph and road the front rim down to about 10mph over 40 yrds or so on a rocky - baby-headed fire road before conducting an orderly evacuation from the bicycle. The rim looked like a crazed hellhound gnawed on them for several days yet the wheel never collapsed and was basically in true afterwords.

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Favorite Trail:   any trail that's dirty

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Mavic SLR, Roval Control

Bike Setup:   2008, 2009 S-Works FSR Stumpy

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by El Mojone a Weekend Warrior from Cameron Park

Date Reviewed: December 22, 2008

Strengths:    Light

Weaknesses:    Watch the front early on as it will try to fold in half. Takes some work to true. Seems to be holding well after initial fiasco.

Bottom Line:   
They came on the bike. Look cool. Fairly stiff and lightweight.

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Favorite Trail:   Any

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   many

Bike Setup:   Specialized S Works Enduro S Enduro

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by fredjjjj a Cross Country Rider from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2008

Strengths:    Extremely light weight.

Weaknesses:    Front wheel is flexy and needs frequent truing.
(After first ride!)
Difficult to true front due to 8+12 asymmetric spoke
design.


Bottom Line:   
Rear wheel has had no problems, but I'll probably
replace the front with XTR.

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Favorite Trail:   Canada

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   Everett Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Roval Controle, Mavic 717, 819.

Bike Setup:   2007 Specialized S-Works Enduro with stock parts, but
replaced the stock DT-Swiss wheels with Traversee for
about 1.5 lbs weight gain.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by tofast4u a Racer from Huntington Beach, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2008

Strengths:    Cheap

Weaknesses:    Light. Twitchy. Do not give you a solid footing or feedback from the trail at high speeds. Too flexy and nosiey.

Bottom Line:   
If your looking for an upgraded wheelset for all mountain riding then keep looking. These wheels are light which makes the ride up the hill easier, but if your bombing the downhill these will not instill confidence. They feel cheap at high speeds and I can hear the rim and spokes flexing more than I do my suspension. I wish I would have spent a few more dollors for some real all mountain/downhill wheels. I would mot even use these for XC.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $550.00

Similar Products Used:   Mavic, DTSwiss

Bike Setup:   Specialized Enduro 2008 - XT

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt G. a Weekend Warrior from Tampa

Date Reviewed: November 26, 2007

Strengths:    So far, everything. Light,Strong and True. They are as light as they say on the website. Look cool.

Weaknesses:    Non yet

Bottom Line:   
So far these wheels have done what they say they would. They are, in fact, lighter than the "all Mountain" Industry Nine sets and are just as "pimpy" in a more classic way (don't get me wrong, the Indy 9's are awsome)but, these cost way less and seem great. The 2bliss system from Specialized has also been flawless. They are lighter than most high-line xc wheelsets and definetly beefier. Also, the front hub is awesome, the perminent option of quick release or 2 sizes of thru-axle is great to have for future upgrading (looks like alot of xc/all-mountain forks may have through axels soon). Buy em if you can.

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Favorite Trail:   Alifia River State Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $830.00

Purchased At:   Chain Wheel Drive Clearwater

Similar Products Used:   Several mid-level Mavic sets over the years.

Bike Setup:   08 Stumpy Pro Frame, XT cranks, Juicy 5 brakes, X-9 Drivetrain, Roval Traversee Wheelset, Rival SL seat, Minute 4 fork, Egg Beaters, 2Bliss Eskar and Captain Tires, Ect. Ect.

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