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2019 Specialized Roval Traverse 38 SL Fattie 148 650 Carbon Wheels

2019 Specialized Roval Traverse 38 SL Fattie 148 650 Carbon Wheels give you the space you need to run wider tyres. Having a 2.8", or high-volume, tyre mated to a narrow rim makes for a squirmy, poor handling experience. Lucky for you, the new age of traction, stability, and speed has arrivedโ€”and its name is the Traverse 38 SL Fattie 27.5. 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. The 38-millimeter Traverse SL is already wider than most offerings. A 38-millimeter internal rim width that turns the Traverse 38 SL Fatties into descending machines. A wide internal rim width endows riders with a variety of advantages that are exemplified even more with plus-sized tires. The extra width allows for more tyre volume, translating into more supple ride qualities, and better support for the tyre, meaning that you’ll experience less "burping" when riding tubeless and a drastic increase in traction. The Zero Bead Hook design effectively eliminates the biggest weak spot found in traditional rims, and high-modulus carbon fibre keeps the weight down. And to further this theme, the wheels also include the Roval tubeless plug system, which sheds an additional 50 grams-per-wheel compared to a rim strip. Each Traverse 38 SL Fattie is hand-built using alloy hubs with DT Swiss Competition Race spokes. Inside the hubs, you’ll find sealed cartridge bearings all-around, and a quick-engaging 54t DT Swiss star ratchet system in the rear that allows you to power over rocks and roots without delay. Features Rim Type: Carbon clincher, 2Bliss Ready, Zero Bead Hook design. Black graphic under clear coat. Rim Material: Carbon fibre Rim Width: 38mm 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: Alloy body, 15mmx110 thru-axle, 19 and 31mm OD end cap options included. 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. Roval Engineered J-bend hubshells have a single spoke length for each wheelset. Bearing Type: Sealed cartridge Assembly Method: Hand-built Every wheel includes tubeless valve stems in order to make tubeless set-up a touch easier. Total Wheelset Weight: 1830g