As the name would imply, XC (cross country) race wheels are about going fast. The wheel of choice for Specialized Racing riders on the World Cup circuit, the light weight leads to quick acceleration, lateral stiffness makes for snappy handling, while torsional stiffness counteracts brake wind-up.
Every trail rider—whether new to singletrack or seasoned adventurer —can feel the difference of better wheels. Roval XC trail wheels are a versatile choice, hitting that sweet spot between light weight and high durability.
Wheels designed to conquer the most technical terrain require the highest level of technology. These wheels need to be built to withstand high-speed runs through rock gardens and trail “features” that would give many riders pause.
If you ride in a pack at high speed or stick your nose into a stiff headwind for any length of time, you’ll appreciate wheels engineered for aerodynamic efficiency. Extensive testing—in the wind tunnel and on the road—has helped us build wheels for real world performance
Many of us need one set of high performance road wheels to handle all kinds of conditions: climbing/descending, windy/calm, and rolling/flat. These are your go-to wheels when weight and versatility are critical.
What qualifies as a “road” is often up for debate. Not all are paved. Some would be better off if they weren’t paved at all. If your rides take you over rough asphalt, dirt roads, or double- track, you need wheels built to be bombproof and hold true on a variety of road surfaces.
Logging your wet, winter training miles or locking up your bike at the pub probably aren’t the best way to treat $2,000 race wheels, so pick up a wheelset that rides well and won’t let you down.
Every moving part will eventually wear out. Mishaps occur. Wheels get stolen (hate to say it, but it happens). These high-value, reliable wheels will get your mountain bike rolling again.