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    Difference between specialized Carbon wheels?

    Whats the difference between the Roval Control Trail SL 29 142+ and the Roval Control SL 29 142+ ?

    Specialized Bicycle Components : Roval Control SL 29 142+
    Specialized Bicycle Components : Roval Control Trail SL 29 142+

    As far as I can tell, the only difference is the spokes. I want to install them on my 2012 Stumpjumper FSR.

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    I have a set of the 26 Roval Control Trail SL and they are very stiff, roll great and came in at about
    75 grams under the listed weight.
    I'm running them tubeless and have not had any problems whatsoever.

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    Awesome! Great alternative to those easton carbon wheels which for me would cost me a limb! LOL!
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    There was no need to scare potential buyers and burn bridges "buddy"
    Tell me now, what's Product testing all bout then?

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    So no one knows the difference between the two?

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    There is no way they are saving 130 grams just on spokes alone.

    It looks like the front hub is different, the trail version is 20mm compatible and the other one is not.

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    the actual rim on the trail version is an AM rim, while the sl version is mainly geared for xc racing.
    I have the trail sl in 26 and it is incredibly light ... both without skewers weigh 1285

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    I thought one had a thinner rim but they both have the same outside measurement. I called specialized and they couldn't really give me a clear answer. I'm just going to order the lighter ones.

    I think last year they had 2 rim widths but this year they both look to be the same.

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    I got the same reply from specialized also.

    Quote Originally Posted by infanterene View Post
    I thought one had a thinner rim but they both have the same outside measurement. I called specialized and they couldn't really give me a clear answer. I'm just going to order the lighter ones.

    I think last year they had 2 rim widths but this year they both look to be the same.

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    I have a set of each. The rims appear identical. The Trail versions have thicker spokes, both front and rear. The front Trail can be used with a QR, 15 mm TA, or 20 mm TA (all adapters included). The front SL can only be used with a QR or 15 mm TA. The hub diameter is too small to allow for a 20 mm TA. The rear hubs appear identical, and come with the new "improved" 36 tooth DT star drives. Both sets of mine failed, and were replaced with the time-tested 18 tooth versions, no questions asked. Other than that, both wheelsets have been free of any problems, and required very minimal and infrequent touch-up truing.

    I'm hard on stuff. I recommend them. If I had to own just one set, it would be the Trails, no question.
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    Well my wheels are supposed to get here tomorrow. Im not sure hich ones I ended up with. Now I have to decide what tires to run. Im leaning toward Racing Ralphs or Rocket Rons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by infanterene View Post
    Whats the difference between the Roval Control Trail SL 29 142+ and the Roval Control SL 29 142+ ?

    Specialized Bicycle Components : Roval Control SL 29 142+
    Specialized Bicycle Components : Roval Control Trail SL 29 142+

    As far as I can tell, the only difference is the spokes. I want to install them on my 2012 Stumpjumper FSR.
    Answer is clear from specifications on links
    1.Spoke Type: DT Super Comp
    Nipple Type: DT Pro Lock hexagonal
    Front Hub: carbon/alloy body, 15/20mm thru-axle, and 24/28mm QR end cap options included
    2. Spoke Type: DT Revolution/Aerolite
    Nipple Type: DT Pro Lock hexagonal
    Front Hub: carbon/alloy body, 15mm thru-axle, and 24/28mm QR end cap options included

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    I ordered my wheels on Sept 30th and they still havent arrived. My LBS said they would arrive on Friday but now they are telling me maybe Wednesday. I am bummed.

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    Gee! That's a bummer! Don't worry before you even know it they're at your doorsteps! Where'd u get 'em & how much if you don't mind me askin'?
    Quote Originally Posted by jcatienza
    There was no need to scare potential buyers and burn bridges "buddy"
    Tell me now, what's Product testing all bout then?

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    my lbs has a set for 1450

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    That's what I paid, $1450 plus tax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CreativeEdge View Post
    my lbs has a set for 1450
    Where? Which ones are they?

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    In Miami and its the roval carbon trail my set weighed 1280 which was about 70 grams less than the published weight

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    Who in Miami? I ordered mine through big wheel cycles on 163st.

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    Actually in Weston, and the lbs is Megacycle, great service

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