Control SL 29in Boost Wheelset
If you’ve ever run out of punch after slogging your way out of corner after corner in your XC race, only to watch the competition take the confetti you’ve worked for so tirelessly, you know how critical spin-up speed is to staying in the race. After extensive testing with professional riders, Roval delivers the featherweight Control SL 29 Boost Wheelset that steps on the scale with a 1248g recording — weighing less than that pumpkin pie you’ll devour after hitting your first hot lap session.
Roval’s new asymmetrical wheel shape allows for reduced spoke offset, creating improved bracing angles and closing down the non-drive side to drive side spoke tension differential. The new rear hub itself is a feat of design and engineering that makes it Roval’s lightest hub to date. Reduced overall material was shed to slim the body down — which takes care of some drag — and drop some unneeded weight. The front hub sees the loss of the axle — whose work is now given to the fork and thru axle itself — which allows for significant shedding of excess material without sacrificing strength and durability.
Careful attention is given to flat prevention, and the rim shape of the Control SL sees an increased surface area of 4mm at the top of the rim wall. This increased flat-top results in pinch-flat potential requiring 22% more force to occur than on competing rims, keeping you in the race for longer over harsher trail conditions.
The Control SL comes with limited edition graphics, which, of course, save a bit more weight than the standard edition.
- Cross-country carbon 29er for when winning is everything
- Exceptionally lightweight, racing wheelset
- Redesigned rim walls reduce pinch flat occurrence
- Asymmetrical design offers improved strength and durability
- Sleek new hubs maintain serviceability
- Limited edition rim graphics
- SRAM XD compatible freehub