Why We Like The Control 29in Carbon Boost Wheelset
The only thing more impressive than the ride quality on the Roval Control 29in Carbon Boost Wheelset is their price point. Built stiff and lightweight, these carbon hoops are what we're outfitting to our cross-country and trail bikes. The 29in wheels easily roll over trail obstacle, and with tubeless-ready tech, we're not worried about a few rock pings on the way down. Upgradable hubs are supplied by DT Swiss.
The Roval Control comes standard in an internal 29mm width, great for our cross-country and trail bikes running tires 2.25in - 2.5in. At a svelte 1470g for the complete wheelset, our legs aren't complaining as much as usual. The wheelset is plenty light enough for our race day efforts, but strong enough to endure day-to-day riding abuse. With this new spark added to our ride, we're hoping to see a few more podiums this year with our new wheels.
- Strong and lightweight carbon wheelset built for racing
- Carbon fiber hoops stay true longer and roll fast
- 29mm internal width is great for 2.25-2.5in tires
- DT Swiss 350 hubs and spokes roll fast and smooth
- Tubeless-ready wheels shed weight and ride faster
- 28h spoke count means better compliance over chunder
- Boost spacing fits most modern bikes
- Item #RVJ000Y
- Rim Material
- Wheel Size
- Rim Type
- Rim Width
- Brake Compatibility
- DT Swiss 350
- Front Axle
- 15mm x 110mm
- Rear Axle
- 12mm x 148mm
- DT Swiss Competition Race
- Spoke Nipple
- DT Swiss Alloy Pro
- Spoke Count
- [front, rear] 28
- Claimed Weight
- Manufacturer Warranty
- cross-country, trail
5 based on 2 ratings
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March 2, 2022
Great impression so far
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
The wheels were easy to install and set up. One thing to note: the hub driver comes heavily greased, so spinning the cassette is very quiet. Everything is working as intended, but just be aware that out of the box, these are nearly silent wheels (until they get broken in a bit).
Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com
May 31, 2021
Best Value wheelset
- I've put it through the wringer
I have always ridden enve wheels, swore by them in fact. But I figured i would give these a try. I have to say, I'm completely blown away by their performance. They are a super stiff whilst cornering, compliant while riding, and really not a bad weight. If you are looking for a carbon wheelset but don't want to spend 3k this is a really solid choice. If you wanted to make these lighter, I would recommend getting new spokes, it's an upgrade I plan on making in the future.
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