SURVIVAL OF THE STRONGEST More Than the Strongest Carbon Wheelset In Our Known Universe, Traverse HDs deliver unbeatable control and pinch-flat resistance in severe terrain, unlocking progression in the bike park, on a trail ride, or on an Enduro World Series track. STRONG LIKE BULL (NO BULL) Our strongest off-set rim shape molded with optimized carbon fibers for front and rear specific characteristics, add up to our strongest carbon trail wheels we have ever made. SMOOTH AND STRONG Front layup delivers a smooth, control-enhancing ride, while the rear optimizes stiffness & impact strength. HIGH PRECISION HANDLING The fusion of control and durability; where stiffness meets grip, HD glues you to your line and snaps you to the next with precision and speed. SAYONARA PINCH FLATS Optimized "Flat Top" bead profile requires 85% more force to pinch flat compared to a standard round bead, virtually eliminating "snake bites." AIR TIME Thank our genius engineer, Chuck Teixeira, for inventing the the "AirChuck;" a valve that threads directly into the rim eliminating compression nuts, air loss from rim flex, makes tire set-up easier, and reduces sealant clogs. INTENDED USE Aggressive Trail, Park, Enduro WEIGHT (29): 1,706g 240 EXP (with valve and tape) WHEEL SIZES 29 (F/R) 27.5 (R) FOR LIFE Lifetime warranty on Roval Wheels when registered within the first 90 days of purchase. 2 YEAR "It Happens" No Fault Crash Replacement - If you damage your Roval product while riding within the first two years of ownership and it's not covered under warranty, we'll still replace or repair. USA Only and wheels must be registered. STRUCTURAL WEIGHT LIMIT (Rider & Cargo) - 125kg / 275lbs
Designed to handle everything from backcountry rock gardens to heavy days at the bike park, the Traverse is the definitive all-mountain wheel. A super-light, super-tough alloy rim is combined with refined and ultra-dependable hub and spoke technology for a wheel that can conquer any mountain. - Rim Type: Traverse Alloy, 27.5, Disc Brake, Tubeless Ready, Zero Bead Hook Design - Rim Details: 22mm Depth, 34mm External Width, 30mm Internal Width - Hub: Roval Step Flange Hub (SP19151/JFM02R) 6-Bolt, DT Swiss Ratchet LN 18t (20 deg), 148x12mm thru-axle, SRAM XD Freebub, (Convertible freehub and endcaps) - Bearing Type: Sealed Steel Cartridge Bearing - Spokes: DT Swiss Competition Race J-Bend, Two-cross 28 count, L: DS 266mm NDS 266mm - Nipple: DT Swiss Hex Prolock Brass 2.0x14mm - Tire Size: 1.95" – 3.0"; Max Pressure: 40 psi - Weight: Wheelset 1,830g (including tubeless rim tape and tubeless valve) - Assembly Method: Hand built at every step; to the last nipple turn - Extras: 19 and 31mm OD end cap options included, Roval tubeless tape and tubeless valve, Spare Spoke and Nipple Kit - System Weight Limit: 240lbs / 109kg
Trail wheels often fall into two categories—they're either heavy and durable or light and flexy. And because of this, a lightweight, wide-profile, and enduro-ready carbon wheel seems like something only found in a fairytale, but lucky for you, we made it a reality. The Traverse SL Fattie 27.5 puts all the flickable, nimble features you need in an all-mountain wheel into one package, and it has the results to prove it. Along with light overall weight, stiffness, and durability, another top priority for the Traverse SL was ease of use. First off, we got rid of the creaky straight-pull spokes and corrosion-prone alloy nipples. Next up, we landed on 28 J-bend spokes, for both the front and rear wheels, that are all the same length—making it easy to find replacements if needed. And finally, we engineered a new hub design, with a wider profile and higher flange to aid in overall stiffness. What's with the big-boned name, you ask? The Traverse SL Fatties may be wide, but with a 30mm inner rim width, they're far from the girth of a fat bike rim. But let's talk width. You've probably noticed that mountain bike rim widths have hovered between 19 and 23 millimeters for decades, and they've been long overdue for a change. In the search for a better wheel design, our engineers began testing 2.3- to 2.5-inch tires on 45-millimeter-wide fat bike rims to see what, if any, benefits could be found. It only took them a few rides to realize that the wider rims offered a variety of advantages, like adding additional tire volume, which better supports the tires in hard cornering, greatly improves traction because of the ability to run lower pressures, and noticeably increases rim stiffness. They did note that there is an occurrence of diminishing returns with increasing width, however, and after testing everything from 25 to 45mm, determined that a 30mm inner width is optimal. After determining the width, we began designing the rim using the knowledge that we gained when developing the Control SL. With this, we started with our Zero Bead Hook technology that gets rid of the weak spot found in a traditional wheel and combined it with the wider profile to make a carbon rim that effectively dissipates forces. This way, you can take abuse from rocks without the worry of cracks or dents. Ok, so they're strong, impact-resistant, and tire supporting-they must be heavy, right? Wrong. Even though "fattie"? is in their name, they're far from fat. To achieve this weight, we hand-build our rims to our own alloy hubs, using only the highest quality DT Swiss Competition Race spokes. Inside our hubs, you'll find DT Swiss 240 internals with a quick engaging 54t DT Swiss star ratchet system in the rear that allows you to power over rocks and roots without delay. And while machines do a pretty good job of building wheels, we choose professionally trained humans because they do so with an artistic touch that makes for minimal flaws. Whether you need a carbon wheelset to get you through an enduro stage or one to shred your local rock garden, the Traverse SL Fattie has you covered. - Assembly Method: Hand-built - Bearing Type: Sealed cartridge - Every wheel includes tubeless valve stems in order to make tubeless set-up a touch easier. - Nipple Type: DT Swiss Brass Pro Lock hexagonal - Rear Hub: CNC-machined alloy body, high-quality DT 240 internals, and 54t quick engagement ratchet system cassette, includes SRAM XX1 11-speed freehub and 148 end caps. - Rear Spoke Pattern: Two-cross - Rim Material: Carbon fiber - Rim Type: Carbon clincher, 2Bliss Ready, Zero Bead Hook design. Black graphic under clear coat. - Rim Width: 30mm internal - Roval Engineered J-bend hubshells have a single spoke length for each wheelset. - Spoke Count: 28h Rear - Spoke Type: DT Swiss Competition Race J-bend
650b wheels are notorious for their playful handling, which is why the ultra-wide design of the Roval Traverse SL Fattie 650b wheels are the perfect complement to this style of riding. The reason behind this is simple: Aside from an immaculate, lightweight, and bombproof carbon layup, with a wide, 30mm carbon rim (internal width), these wheels dramatically increase both stability and traction. Ultimately, this all boils down to more control. The extra width also allows for more tire volume, which means more suppleness in the ride quality. And not only this, but the ample width also better supports the tire, meaning that you'll experience less "burping" when riding tubeless. These wheels also include the Roval tubeless plug system, which is an easy and super lightweight solution for tubeless setups. At the front hub, you'll get a thru-axle design with 15/20mm compatibility (end cap options included), and at the rear, the hub features DT Swiss internals for lightening-fast engagement and acceleration. And to top everything off, these wheels are hand-built to ensure a painstaking attention to detail.
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