This are cost-effective and super light wheels, but they’re only recommended for smooth, careful riders.
The E5 alloy is from Specialized’s frame program to produce an ultra light, tubeless-compatible rim. Even with violin string tight lacing of the 24 front/28 rear spokes there’s still a lot of ﬂex. The low ﬂanges add to the ﬂex, but also make these impressively light (the lightest we’ve tested recently), so speed ﬁends will love them.
The smooth, fast-engaging DT Swiss internals used in the rear hub are a longevity bonus too, and they still feel silky smooth despite some proper stormwash/mud fests during testing.
Lightweight titanium quick release skewers are a great inclusion for the money, though again stiffness isn’t a strong point.
|Name||Roval Controle XC Race Disc Wheelset (08)|
|Accessories Supplied With Wheel||Q/R Skewer Rim Tape|
|No of Holes (Front)||24|
|No of Holes (Rear)||28|
|Rear Hub Brand||DT Swiss|
|Rear Spoke Count||28|
|Rim Description||E5 alloy lightweight disc rim with eyelets|