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    ROVAL CONTROL TRAIL SL 29 carbon wheelset

    I have a 13 Carve Pro and I'm considering upgrading the stock wheels
    to the Roval Control Trail SL 29 Carbon Wheel-set, because I was
    under the impression from other posters here that a good set of
    wheels are the most noticeable and best investment you can do
    to a bike. I'm a 210# rider.

    Now, if I'm going to invest that kind of money on a set of wheels,
    should they be through axle design? I know I know, that means
    up-grading my fork as well. Please advise. Thanks.

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    No need to change the fork.
    •Front Hub: alloy body, 15/20mm thru-axle, and 24/28mm QR end cap options included. Spec says their QR is as good as other options.
    I'd be looking at the $1200 instead of $1700 hookless Control 29 Carbons with 22 instead of 21mm internal rim width and the same weight limit.
    Alloy nipples may be a potential galvanic corrosion risk after 1 year and are not covered under warranty.
    Enve has switched to brass.
    ENVE wheel nipple corrosion.

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    Thanks for this important and unrealized data. Will look into it when I get home and have more of my time. At work now. ...Later

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    Ok, I'm assuming ENVE makes wheels for Specialized? Or they both use Alloy nipples?

    Not sure where you are going by throwing ENVE into the equation. Thanks.

    Both wheel sets you mentioned from Spec use DT Pro Lock hexagonal.
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    I think he is just mentioning the problem of galvanic corrosion occurring when alloy nipples are used on carbon rims. There have been some issues w/ ENVE rims in a few threads covering this.

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    Enve was using Pillar nipples. Initially they said nipples were not warrantied. Then they saw these. Now they have changed to a brass nipple. Specialized is aware of this problem and a brass version of the pro lock nipple is available. You may want to request a brass nipple build. Specialized makes their own wheels.
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    Thanks eb for explaining. I understand now.

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    From the website:

    „ Roval wheels are made to be lightweight, and are not suitable for all riders and all possible uses. The rider (plus cargo) weight limit is 240lb (109Kg).
    Failure to follow this warning may result in a catastrophic failure of the wheel.

    That is to say that if you ride with a pack, water bottles and tools you are approaching the maximum weight limit of this wheelset.... I would think that a different rim material might be in order....

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    Funny you just posted this because I been thinking about this just now.
    With my weight of 210#'s I aint in no position to be a weight weenie with
    my bike. I good set of alloys are in order I do believe. Any suggestions for
    a Carve Pro?

    Thanks SpecialWarr!

    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialWarr View Post
    From the website:

    „ Roval wheels are made to be lightweight, and are not suitable for all riders and all possible uses. The rider (plus cargo) weight limit is 240lb (109Kg).
    Failure to follow this warning may result in a catastrophic failure of the wheel.

    That is to say that if you ride with a pack, water bottles and tools you are approaching the maximum weight limit of this wheelset.... I would think that a different rim material might be in order....

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    The 1200 dollar version are my next set of wheels. Respect the weight limit but don't be afraid of it.

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    Enlighten me. Which ones are you refering to? XC or Trail model?
    Your weight? Whats your rig? Thanks man.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    The 1200 dollar version are my next set of wheels. Respect the weight limit but don't be afraid of it.

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    Never mind. They still have the alloy DT Pro Lock hexagonal nips.
    With my gear and weight I'm 25#'s away from the max. I also
    read they are harder to keep true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StJoeRider View Post
    Enlighten me. Which ones are you refering to? XC or Trail model?
    Your weight? Whats your rig? Thanks man.


    Roval Control 29 Carbon model, going on a TBC.

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    For a Carve I would have no hesitation going for a Traversee wheelset.... I like them and have yet to kill one. I can't say that same for a Control SL. I blew the tire off of one set (at different times) and warped both badly enough that I know they are going to keel over and die shortly.... my bad but that's the first time I've done that to a wheel in 15 years of tubeless installs.

    But that's just my opinion.... and I ride a lot in the woods three times a day and have no compunction about plowing into things!!

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    I'm doing this now with the stock wheels. I know I'm probably asking for it.
    Going to my LBS this weekend to solve this problem. Thanks for posting.

    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialWarr View Post
    and I ride a lot in the woods three times a
    day and have no compunction about plowing into things!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    No need to change the fork.
    •Front Hub: alloy body, 15/20mm thru-axle, and 24/28mm QR end cap options included. Spec says their QR is as good as other options.
    I'd be looking at the $1200 instead of $1700 hookless Control 29 Carbons with 22 instead of 21mm internal rim width and the same weight limit.
    Alloy nipples may be a potential galvanic corrosion risk after 1 year and are not covered under warranty.
    Enve has switched to brass.
    ENVE wheel nipple corrosion.
    The DT Swiss Pro-lock's are hard anodized which, would make the corrosion a non-issue I believe. The pillar nipples ENVE was using were not anodized. I had read through the ENVE thread previously as, I was considering those.

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