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Building up my 2014. S-Works Epic and the final decision would be the wheels. Looking for feedback on these two wheel sets the 2014 no beadhook models.
 

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I'm super happy with my Sl's easy to set up tubeless, stiff, track well, look good very comparable to my Enves
 

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Go with the 15TA/142x12 Control Carbon SL. At under 1500g/set...you can even run a lightweight, 2.0" tire and it will have nearly the same comfort, volume and tread footprint as a 2.2 tire!
 

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If you can afford it go for the SLs. I have the control carbon on my Epic and they are great wheels,but I've previously owned the 2012 SL's on my 2012 Epic and I currently have the SLs Trail on my Stumpy FSR. If you can splurge on it do it right. I'll get the SLs later on for my Epic. Worth the money to replace a pair of very similar wheels but just 200gr ligther ? I don't think so but hey....we are riders.
 

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Control Carbon is a lot less expensive so that is what I went for on my Stumpy. If you have the $$ the SLs would be great on a bike like the Epic.
 

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went with the SL. Snow on the ground review forthcoming (once the weather changes).
 

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Roval control sl 2014 owners: I don't trust in the 2bliss tape and those roval valves I will install stans tape and stans valves too.

My question is do you think the 35mm valve is enough for the rim profile or Is better the 44mm valve??
 

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Just installed my 14 SL's. Some thoughts:

-super light
-super wide
-super stiff

If you're having trouble mounting tires tubeless, take some Stan's sealant and coat the bead of the tire with it. They'll seat up immediately with a compressor.

PS Looking to sell a new set of Control Carbons for the right price... which is $800
 

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Just installed my 14 SL's. Some thoughts:

-super light
-super wide
-super stiff

If you're having trouble mounting tires tubeless, take some Stan's sealant and coat the bead of the tire with it. They'll seat up immediately with a compressor.

PS Looking to sell a new set of Control Carbons for the right price... which is $800
makes me feel happy I got some barely used Carbon Controls for 500 (with tires and cassette at that!)
 

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have controls on my s-works epic. love them and have abused the S##t out of them. look new. Wouldn't waste money upgrading to SL's...wait that's because I'm broke after buying the frame!
 

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I'm ready to upgrade the OEM Roval alloy rims on my 2013 Epic Comp Carbon. Right now I'm riding a set of demo Roval Carbon Control 29 wheels. I raced last season on my stock wheels, and after putting about 40 miles on these carbon rims I can definitely see a difference in handling, acceleration, everything. Now, that I've seen the difference I'm considering the Control SL 29s. They are even lighter, but I'm wondering if I'd be giving anything up in stiffness when dropping to fewer spokes on the SLs. I weigh in at 220 and the weight limit is around 240 on them I believe.

Any experience or recommendations between the two carbon rims? Is the .5 lbs weight difference worth $600?

Thanks!
 

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I started the thread. For the record I ended up with Control SL's. They have been excellent. The only bummer is the "new standards" are coming up (148 rear and 110 front) and that would be threatening their usage on future products.
 
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