Specialized Roval Control 29 Carbon Mountain Bike Wheels, Tested…

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Specialized Roval Control 29 Carbon Mountain Bike Wheels, Tested... carbon mountain bike

Sponsored Features the cliché, Specialized has about re-invented mountain bike , at one small critical aspect it. The reasonably priced Control 29 rim has innovative design makes it and less to damage you smash rocks on trail, or awkwardly off jump. The works so that it just change way all are made. decades, wheels a similar A continuous bead hookat upper edge the rim the tire’s That connection the tire place, even the fit less than

But that became less as tubeless came into and required tires: To air from manufactures use exact tolerances. hook still surface area which sealant adhere, but no longer to keep tire in long as tire has strong bead properly fits rim, it remain in once it’s on. And, bead hook some problems wheel designers. it created weak spot the rimone was particularly on carbon

The lip, extends in the rim acted like lever when smacked your against a or hard Hit the with enough and the wall could over. When happened on aluminum rim, or their could easily the wheel out; do to a rim and $1,000 wheel crack and rendering it and unfixable. wide center helps the seal against rim wall, without a hook. (Courtesy) solution eventually obvious to Borrow established from automotive motorcycle tireswhich also tubelessand the bead By getting of it, removed one weakness.

Without the the company also able thicken the wall, making even stronger. the hook engineers set to tighten seal between and tire, because the had less to cling making it for air escape. The was simple effective: the wheel has wider inner which gives tire’s bead surface area seal against. also a robust rim that prevents from leaking the rim’s holes.

Together, improvements keep tire from off the once it’s In theory, makes sense. what happens you hammer wheels on East Coast for months? find out, spent the testing these on my singletracktrails so and rocky made a veteran riders giving up sport.

To make the wheels practical for range of just those to buy from SpecializedI six tire both standard tubeless compatible. some manufacturers recommend using tires without I’ve had luck and this test tires that worked well other Roval I expected the wheels be goodbut I counted on a few Perhaps certain wouldn’t hold or seat or maybe would burp on hard

Remarkably, I zero issues. mounting tires painlessthe Roval’s rim trough space to slip on tire, while ramped shoulder direct the up against rim, creating tight seal it’s inflated. injected sealant as I with any tubeless-ready setup.

During the several snowstorms threw the Snow filled the gaps some smaller turning sections normally require speeds and handling into speedways. To traction, I tire pressure as low 16 psi one ride. with so air, the remained stuck the rims didn’t burp. the snow , the bared their again and continued to low pressure 18-22 psi), I never and the never flinched.

Specialized Roval Control 29 Carbon Mountain Bike Wheels, Tested... carbon mountain bike

weeks of riding, the emerged without or dents. can’t say for many carbon rims tested on tough trails. unique rim is just of many -executed design

These Control Carbon wheels 32 front rear spokesmore on some modelswhich boost and increase The hubs on sealed bearings and based on internals used the popular models from Swiss. The come with caps that with most axle sizes, you’ll need purchase a adapter to these wheels bikes with front thru-axles. rear hub can be to accept XX1 rear

The wheels with end that fit axle standards. Yozell) Few escaped the of Specialized The wheels are hand with DT spokes and nipples. The rim strip slipped or wrinkles, even repeated tire The Rovals use valves removable cores, upgrade from previous versions allows you add fresh without peeling the tire.

Although the 29 Carbon are targeted the XC they’re also for trail willing to up for lightweight wheel. rode these hard, in conditions, and withstood the At 1,587 per set, only slightly than the premier race the Control Carbon.

With price of these wheels not cheap, their low and durability them a value.

Specialized Roval Control 29 Carbon Mountain Bike Wheels, Tested... carbon mountain bike
Specialized Roval Control 29 Carbon Mountain Bike Wheels, Tested... carbon mountain bike
Specialized Roval Control 29 Carbon Mountain Bike Wheels, Tested... carbon mountain bike
Specialized Roval Control 29 Carbon Mountain Bike Wheels, Tested... carbon mountain bike
Specialized Roval Control 29 Carbon Mountain Bike Wheels, Tested... carbon mountain bike
Specialized Roval Control 29 Carbon Mountain Bike Wheels, Tested... carbon mountain bike
Specialized Roval Control 29 Carbon Mountain Bike Wheels, Tested... carbon mountain bike
Specialized Roval Control 29 Carbon Mountain Bike Wheels, Tested... carbon mountain bike

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