With the edition of the 148mm rear and 110mm front axle widths, the Roval Traverse Fattie 650b 148 mountain bike wheels went from nimble to downright stiff, traction machines. The reason is behind this simple: Aside from a lightweight, bombproof E5 alloy construction, by combining a wide, 29mm rim with wider hub flanges, these wheels dramatically increase stiffness, stability, and traction. You see, the extra width 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 aren't just one-trick ponies, however. At the front hub, you'll get a 15x110mm thru-axle (end cap options included), and at the rear, the hub features DT Swiss internals for lightening-fast engagmenet and acceleration. And to top everything off, these wheels are hand-built to ensure the perfect tension and a long lifespan. Please note that the 148 version is exclusively designed for use with bikes designed with 110x15mm front axle and 148mm rear axle standards.
Rim Type: Alloy clincher, Zero Bead Hook design, tubeless-ready, 29mm internal width
Rim Material: E5 high-strength alloy
Rim Width: 29mm internal
Front Spoke Pattern: Radial/Three-cross (1:1)
Rear Spoke Pattern: Three-cross (1:1)
Spoke Count: 24-hole Front, 28-hole Rear
Spoke Type: DT Swiss Revolution
Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagonal
Front Hub: Alloy body, 110x15mm thru-axle only—15mm end caps included
Rear Hub: CNC machined alloy body, high quality DT 360 internals, includes SRAM XX1 11-speed freehub and 148 end cap
Compatible with Shimano 10- and 11-speed freehub bodies—sold separately
Bearing Type: Sealed cartridge
Assembly Method: Hand-built
Every wheel includes a tubeless valve stem in order to make tubeless setup a touch easier.