When our riders asked us for the ultimate cross country wheels, we knew that they were really asking for!

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Roval Control Carbon SL Boost 29 Wheelset

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  • We offer a 30 day returns policy.
  • We will only refund return postage costs on damaged/faulty goods. (A receipt will be needed)
  • Refunds will only be returned to the original payment method – this may take up to 10 days to appear depending on how you paid.

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  • We cannot refund your return postage if you have changed your mind or ordered incorrectly.
  • We are unable to accept returns where the goods or packaging is lost, damaged or not in the condition you received it in. Please note that bikes must be returned in a securely-packaged bike box. 
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  • We are unable to offer a refund without proof of purchase.

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  • Always hold on to your packaging (including bike boxes) until you are completely satisfied with your purchase – we cannot accept returns without this. Please note that bikes must be returned in a securely-packaged bike box.
  • Try and keep packaging intact as damaged packaging may invalidate your right to a refund.
  • When returning your order under warranty please make sure any items of clothing, footwear or bikes have been suitably cleaned – failure to do this may severely delay or invalidate your warranty claim.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that the item is returned to us in a safe and secure manner, we suggest that you use a recorded postal/courier service. Please ensure that the service you use covers the value of the goods in the parcel.

Roval Control Carbon SL Boost 29 Wheelset

Season : 2018

Brand : Specialized

Code : 30117-2209

Weight : 0KG

Ask Jaroslav Kulhavý, and he'll tell you—every gram counts in cross country racing. But with XC tracks becoming more aggressive than ever, just being a flyweight wheel is no longer sufficient. Now, wheels need to be as tough and stiff as they are light, with all of the handling characteristics that seasoned XC riders have come to expect. These days, wheels need to be more like the new Control SL 29 with 148 rear spacing. When our riders asked us for the ultimate cross country wheels, we knew that they were really asking for some pretty specific features. They had to be light in order to be low in the inertia and weight departments, strong enough to take on rocks and roots on a short-travel race bike, and wide enough so that the tyre profile was optimised for both traction and rolling resistance—not an easy feat. To check all of these design boxes, we started by looking at our Traverse SL rim to see if we could extract the wide-rim benefits while keeping the weight at, or below, the previous Control SL—the existing benchmark. Based on the width we knew was ideal for the desired ride characteristics, we tuned the rim shape to optimise the stiffness, weight, and ride quality of the system as a whole—too tall and the wheel rides too stiff, too shallow and the wheel is too flexy. Our engineers meticulously went through rim shape developments to find the perfect balance and optimal geometry, and after fine-tuning multiple layup iterations and schedules, we ended with a 25-millimetre internal width rim that's approximately the same weight as the previous Control SL. Being able to add material and width (3mm to be exact), without a weight penalty makes for a stronger XC wheel, but we weren't content settling with just an increase in strength. With our goal being the fastest race wheelset available, we took the new and old rims, paired them with a set of size 2.0 Fast Trak tyres, and performed rolling resistance tests at both 20 and 30 PSI. The result? The new, wider rim tested faster at both pressures, confirming our line-wide hypothesis that wider is not only stronger, but faster. Keeping the Zero Bead Hook design, the new Control SL rim keeps all the sought-after features that come with this design—added impact resistance, easy tubeless tyre installation, and a better tyre seal on the rim. And with a lighter rim, you're also rewarded with extremely low inertia, that translates to faster accelerations for the punchy efforts required of XC racing. Focusing on the wheels as a system, we kept with our core design tenants of lightweight and durability, so we made sure not to skimp on the build. Each wheel is built by hand, and while this is somewhat of a lost art, we know that a real person can achieve qualities that a machine simply can't. When hand-building, little discrepancies can be found that would otherwise be missed by a machine, so we took the refined 2Bliss Ready rim and matched it with our CNC-machined hubs with DT Swiss Competition Race spokes. The hub internals feature sealed bearings and DT Swiss 240 internals with a 54-tooth star ratchet in the rear, making for lightning fast engagement. Finally, with the 110/148 variant, you receive all of the benefits that Boost spacing offers. By increasing the width of the front and rear hub flanges, and in turn, increasing frame and fork clearance and stiffness, you obtain a stiffer, stronger, and more durable system at a minor weight penalty. If you're in need of sub-1400-gram, race-ready wheelset that has handling and strength of a modern trail wheel, the Control SL 29 148 is the perfect choice.

  • Rim Type: Carbon clincher, 2Bliss Ready, Zero Bead Hook design. Black graphic under clear coat.
  • Rim Material: Carbon fibre
  • Rim Width: 25mm internal
  • Front Spoke Pattern: Radial/Three-cross (2:1)
  • Rear Spoke Pattern: Three-cross (1:1)
  • Spoke Count: 24-hole Front, 28-hole Rear
  • Spoke Type: DT Swiss Competition Race
  • Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagonal
  • Front Hub: DT Swiss Internals, 15x110mm thru-axle, 15mm end caps included (19mm & 31mm OD)
  • Rear Hub: CNC-machined alloy body, high-quality DT 240 internals and 54t quick engagement ratchet system cassette, includes SRAM XX1 11-speed freehub and 148 end caps
  • Includes 148 drive-side end cap for 10-speed freehub body—freehub sold separately
  • Bearing Type: Sealed cartridge
  • Assembly Method: Hand-built
  • Includes Roval Tubeless Plugs for the lightest possible tubeless setup and tubeless valve stems in order to make tubeless set-up a touch easier.
  • Total Wheelset Weight: 1330g
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