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    Specialized-branded Mtb wheels?

    Looks like Specialized is moving their "Roval" wheels to the Mountain bike wheels. Interesting, I still have a set of 2002-esque S-Works wheels (just hugi hubs with mavic rims, but bombproof build).

    "The rig sported a new Specialized Roval Contrôle cross-country wheelset. It's said to weigh about 1400 grams. It will be tubeless-compatible by way of a sealing tape and will be available in 2008 for $800." (from velonews)

    Anyone have any info on these?

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    Nice wheels, I'm also curious about them. But I wanna know about that saddle! I like the toupe, but I don't like the rear plastic tail fins, nor the front pointy plastic tip. When riding techy mtb stuff, I think it gets in the way. The design shown in the picture appears to be an improvement for sure, assuming the rest of the saddle is the same.

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    wheels sorta look like Stan's no tubes rims. I do like silver wheels! So rare these days.

    Also very interested in the new Sauser and Ned designed tires!

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    I have 2 S works wheelsets

    a 99 rim brake version-red anondized mavic X517's with satin Hugi hubs, and an all black 2003 disc set with Mavic X317's and Hugi's. Love that Hugi sound.

    I agree, terriffic, light, and strong wheelsets. The 03's are on my 06 FSR, the 99's are hanging lovingly on the spare part rack.

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    The Other Dude
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    those wheels look really cool, and not flashy, but very functional, which i think is cool since alot of companies go super flashy on their high end stuff now. 1400g for $800.....if thats true, i wouldnt mind finding a set for myself. That seat does look sweet too, but i am in love with my toupe saddle, it just fits so great, i run one my epic and tarmac, and if it wasent so fragile (i havent broken one, but can only imagine) , i would run one my sx trail also.
    Sponsors: Specialized, Honey Stinger, The Hive, Twenty6, 661, Elka Suspension, www.Chainsmokeracing.net

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    I can't wait for these to go on sale...

    Been looking for a new, light wheelset for my Epic. I have a set of FSA XC 300, great set, but a rather heavy...over 1600 grams (maybe more).

    The saddle is the Phenom...Toupe w/out the plastic front and rear pieces...constantly get caught on my shorts! I love my Toupe, but I'll be changing it to the Phenom.

    Now, I just need a good, light Specialized crank/bottom bracket!

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