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Dave Tozer

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Looking to retire my Specialized Roval SL carbon 29er wheels
« on: September 02, 2017, 04:34:05 PM »
Looking to retire my Specialized Roval SL carbon 29er wheels (too many spoke breaks after 5 years).

What do you think about the Stans Valor Team wheel set? They are a little heavier than the Spechy. 1441g v. 1380g.

Any other suggestions? I'd like to keep it light.

This would be only for cross country race type use.

Raleighguy29

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Re: Looking to retire my Specialized Roval SL carbon 29er wheels
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2017, 05:06:41 PM »
I just put atomik carbons laced to i9s on my riot with sapim spokes and man they are awesome


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Re: Looking to retire my Specialized Roval SL carbon 29er wheels
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2017, 05:31:53 PM »
What do they weigh?

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Re: Looking to retire my Specialized Roval SL carbon 29er wheels
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2017, 08:12:14 PM »
Not sure but they are light as hell


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Re: Looking to retire my Specialized Roval SL carbon 29er wheels
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2017, 10:48:06 PM »
What do they weigh?
Just looked it up about 435 grams per wheel in trail form


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Re: Looking to retire my Specialized Roval SL carbon 29er wheels
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2017, 06:22:17 AM »
Just looked it up about 435 grams per wheel in trail form...

FWIW...I believe that is the rim weight, not the wheel weight.

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Re: Looking to retire my Specialized Roval SL carbon 29er wheels
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2017, 07:19:59 AM »
I agree couldn't find complete wheel weight but they're laced to i9s with sapim spokes so very light and stiff as shit


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Re: Looking to retire my Specialized Roval SL carbon 29er wheels
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2017, 08:38:22 AM »
Is it an option to get them relaced, or are the hubs and rims at the point you prefer a new build?


I see how they are built.  Stan's you mentioned would be more reliable.
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Re: Looking to retire my Specialized Roval SL carbon 29er wheels
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2017, 08:30:41 AM »
I've been on Light Bike carbon rims (built to King hubs & DT Revolution spokes) for 3+ years and couldn't be happier.  I've beaten the snot out of them and haven't even had to true them up.  With that said, my opinion would be to buy the rims & hubs that you want and have a local wheel builder take it from there.  A GOOD hand built set of wheels is the only way to go IMHO.  I'll give a personal shout out to Tim at Shelbyville Bike Shop.  Also, Light Bike recently came out with a new carbon rim that weighs something like 280G!  Not sure there's anything on the market that can match that. 

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Re: Looking to retire my Specialized Roval SL carbon 29er wheels
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2017, 01:32:32 PM »
I've loved my Enve wheels for the last three years or so... (with the exception of melting one pair... lol).  I don't know where the weights fall for your stuff or even how the budget compares to what you're looking at, but mine are definitely light and super strong.

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Re: Looking to retire my Specialized Roval SL carbon 29er wheels
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2017, 03:41:37 PM »
Just looked it up about 435 grams per wheel in trail form


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435 gr for a race rim is not especially light.  I have used Light Bicycle's rims for several years:

https://www.lightbicycle.com/bead-hook-less-rims-carbon-29er-light-bike-rim-tubeless-compatible.html. Lace them up to DT Swiss 240s and you have a bulletproof race wheelset. Use Xrays or Revo spokes
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Re: Looking to retire my Specialized Roval SL carbon 29er wheels
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2017, 04:57:40 PM »
I'll second the Enve XC's.  I've ridden mine for a year now and they are a phenomenal wheel set if you want slight and super stiff.  So stiff that I'm not sure I'd want them on a hard tail.  I'm a big guy, 215, and am an aggressive rider.  The wheels are laced to DT Swiss 240's and are still just as good as the day I put them on my bike.

 

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