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    Roval Control Carbon or Control Carbon SL?

    Building up my 2014. S-Works Epic and the final decision would be the wheels. Looking for feedback on these two wheel sets the 2014 no beadhook models.

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    I'm super happy with my Sl's easy to set up tubeless, stiff, track well, look good very comparable to my Enves

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    Go with the 15TA/142x12 Control Carbon SL. At under 1500g/set...you can even run a lightweight, 2.0" tire and it will have nearly the same comfort, volume and tread footprint as a 2.2 tire!
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    If your getting an S-Works get the SL's, light weight is why you went with S-Works, yes?

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    If you can afford it go for the SLs. I have the control carbon on my Epic and they are great wheels,but I've previously owned the 2012 SL's on my 2012 Epic and I currently have the SLs Trail on my Stumpy FSR. If you can splurge on it do it right. I'll get the SLs later on for my Epic. Worth the money to replace a pair of very similar wheels but just 200gr ligther ? I don't think so but hey....we are riders.
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    Control Carbon is a lot less expensive so that is what I went for on my Stumpy. If you have the $$ the SLs would be great on a bike like the Epic.

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    I got the SLs installed on my Ibis Ripley. I'm very happy with my decision.

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    anyone knows how to remove the Roval decals from the rim?

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    any full review out yet of the 2014 roval SL?

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    went with the SL. Snow on the ground review forthcoming (once the weather changes).

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    Roval control sl 2014 owners: I don't trust in the 2bliss tape and those roval valves I will install stans tape and stans valves too.

    My question is do you think the 35mm valve is enough for the rim profile or Is better the 44mm valve??

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    Just installed my 14 SL's. Some thoughts:

    -super light
    -super wide
    -super stiff

    If you're having trouble mounting tires tubeless, take some Stan's sealant and coat the bead of the tire with it. They'll seat up immediately with a compressor.

    PS Looking to sell a new set of Control Carbons for the right price... which is $800

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    Quote Originally Posted by dypeterc View Post
    Just installed my 14 SL's. Some thoughts:

    -super light
    -super wide
    -super stiff

    If you're having trouble mounting tires tubeless, take some Stan's sealant and coat the bead of the tire with it. They'll seat up immediately with a compressor.

    PS Looking to sell a new set of Control Carbons for the right price... which is $800
    makes me feel happy I got some barely used Carbon Controls for 500 (with tires and cassette at that!)

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    have controls on my s-works epic. love them and have abused the S##t out of them. look new. Wouldn't waste money upgrading to SL's...wait that's because I'm broke after buying the frame!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamrok View Post
    makes me feel happy I got some barely used Carbon Controls for 500 (with tires and cassette at that!)
    Nice, where did you find those?
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    Looking at popping for a set of Carbon sl's.Everyone still happy with these?

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