Specialized Roval Echappee wheelsets - clincher

3.25/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $675.00

Product Description

  • E5 alloy mid-profile aero seamless, machined rim
  • Cold forged low-profile hubs, aluminum front axle
  • 20/24 spoke pattern, DoubleDrive rear pattern
  • Equipped with Shimano 9-10 spd compatible cassette body

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bruce Eavns

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2012

Strengths:    Pretty

Weaknesses:    Poor rear axle design

Bottom Line:   
Bought two sets of these fitted as standard a few years ago on two Carbon Audax Pro bikes.

Both sets of wheels were supplied without the proper drain holes in the deep aero section rims so that one of them when ridden in the rain filled up with water. (No longer as lightweight as advertised then!) Had to be retro-drilled by Specialized under warranty. Both rear wheels had axle/bearing failures at low mileage (<1000miles). Local bike mechanic was unimpressed and said the hubs were of a very strange design.

Could not reccommend these wheels for rides beyond rescue/walk home distance.

Gave up and bought some less exotic but more reliable wheelsets (OpenPro/XT).

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rinaldo a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2010

Strengths:    Stiffness, Durability, very good look with the black and red spokes

Weaknesses:    weight for long uphills

Bottom Line:   
Very stiff and fast wheel, as a result of the 28 mm rim high and the dt swiss new aero spokes. Fits very well to my Lynskey Helix for fast and still very comfy riding

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Duration Product Used:   in the alps

Purchased At:   in Switzerland

Similar Products Used:   Campagnolo Eurus, Mavic Ksyrium SL, Fulcrum Racing 1, DT swiss Mon Chasseral

Bike Setup:   Lynskey Helix Custom, Campy Record 11, Fsa Plasma Handlebar, Fsa Seatpost

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Anonymous a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2009

Strengths:    Durable, Lightweight, True

Weaknesses:    Not super lightweight

Bottom Line:   
Great set of all-around wheels. I've used them for training for the past year and began racing in them. Really durable. Never have had a problem. Stay true

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Duration Product Used:   Skyline Santa Clara

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Easton Ea90 Sl, Easton Ea90 Aero sl, mavic ksyrium

Bike Setup:   2010 Specialized Tarmac Pro SL, full 7800 Dura Ace

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Travis Field a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2009

Strengths:    Round. That's about it.

Weaknesses:    Front wheel developed many hairline cracks at the spoke entry to the rim. Apparently Specialized changed the shape of the inserts so this wont happen again. They were very good about replacing the wheel.
The rear wheel has an annoying amount of play in it that can not be gotten rid of. My local shop (Open Road, Fleming Island) has excellent customer service and the owner has tried his best to get rid of it but no use. It is enough that if the brake pads are set up relatively close to the rim they will drag in a sprint as the wheel flexes. I set my pads out so that the brake gets maximum leverage just before the lever touches the handlebar. Not good. I've only seen one other set and that rider had the same play in the rear wheel.

Bottom Line:   
Put these wheels on a Specialized Tarmac along with Shimano components. Overall, not impressed. Read the weaknesses. Money could be better spent on other wheels. I'll be upgrading soon.

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Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   open road fleming is

Similar Products Used:   Mostly Shimano wheels. I've heard good word of mouth reviews from the Fulcrum owners around here.

Bike Setup:   2006 S-Works Tarmac SL

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