1240 grams is obscenely light weight when it comes to mountain bike wheelsets?the kind of weight that XC racers dream about?but light weight alone is no longer enough on today?s aggressive XC tracks. So, we sweated all the details and engineered the new Control SL Team LTD wheels to be sharp handling, smooth riding, extra durable, and less prone to pinch flats. Oh yeah, they?re also some of the lightest weight production wheels on the planet.
We didn?t pull any punches creating the Control SL Team LTD. Built around the lightest hubs Roval has ever made, its completely new rim design with a 29-millimeter internal width provides a better tire profile for improved traction and ride quality. An all-new bead-hook design with wider hooks feature a flat profile that not only offers greater impact strength by distributing impact force over a larger area, but also increases the impact force needed to pinch flat by 22 percent. Finally, offset spokes and an asymmetric rim profile paired with two-cross lacing not only provides a better bracing angle for increased lateral stiffness but allows for the use of a single spoke length across the entire wheelset.
The end result is a featherweight XC race wheel that excels everywhere from the racecourse to the backcountry. It?s incredible light weight matched with above-category toughness and durability, razor-sharp handling and exceptional ride quality brings out the very best in modern mountain bike performance. Available in very limited numbers, the Control SL Team LTD is meticulously hand-built and finished with a special graphic treatment.