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2019 Specialized Roval Traverse 29 148 Carbon MTB Wheels

The 2019 Specialized Roval Traverse 29 148 Carbon MTB Wheels are designed to be fast and tough. They can take a big drop and get you to the top of the next climb with ease. With the inclusion of Specialized’s Zero Bead Hook design, they were able to implement a continuous fibre layup across the sidewall and rim bed. And when paired with a whopping 30-millimeter internal rim width, this wheel is super resilient to impact with low rolling resistance and incredible traction. You’ll also find that it helps prevent "burping" during hard cornering, while also making tubeless set up quick and easy. Along with light overall weight, stiffness, and durability, another top priority for the Traverse SL was ease of use. First off, Specialized got rid of the creaky straight-pull spokes and corrosion-prone alloy nipples. Next up, they have used 28 J-bend spokes, for both the front and rear wheels, that are all the same lengthโ€”making it easy to find replacements if needed. And finally, they have engineered a new hub design, with a wider profile and higher flange to aid in overall stiffness. A wider rim does a variety of things for ride performanceโ€”it better supports the tire for increased confidence and grip, and it affords you the ability to run lower pressures that help spread impact out over a larger surface area to reduce the risk of damage. And when you combine this girth with the notoriously fast rolling 29 platform, you’re left with an incredibly stiff, quick to accelerate wheelset that climbs just as well as it shreds descents. After designing the perfect trail rim, Specialized kept their lightweight and durable design properties in mind with the wheel build, hand-lacing the rims with DT Swiss 350 Classic hubs via 28 DT Swiss Competition Race spokes and brass Pro Lock nipples. Inside, you’ll find sealed cartridge bearings and a 36t quick engagement ratchet system for quick accelerations. Each wheelset comes packaged with a SRAM XD driver, 11-speed freehub, and a tubeless valve stem in order to make tubeless set up a touch easier. *Please note that Shimano freehubs are sold separately. Features Rim Type: Carbon clincher, 2Bliss Ready, Zero Bead Hook design. Black graphic under clear coat. Rim Material: Carbon fibre Rim Width: 30mm internal Front Spoke Pattern: Two-cross Rear Spoke Pattern: Two-cross Spoke Count: 28h Front, 28h Rear Spoke Type: DT Swiss Competition Race J-bend Nipple Type: DT Swiss Brass Pro Lock hexagonal Front Hub: DT Swiss 350 Classic, 28h, 15x110mm thru-axle, 6-bolt, includes 15x110mm 19mm OD end caps. Rear Hub: DT Swiss 350 Classic, 28h, 36t quick engagement ratchet system cassette, includes SRAM XX1 XD freehub. Includes 31mm OD end caps for front hub Bearing Type: Sealed cartridge Every wheel includes a tubeless valve stem in order to make tubeless set-up a touch easier. Assembly Method: Hand-built Total Wheelset Weight: 1800g