Specialiazed Roval Traversee – thoughts/opinions?
They are great wheels. Mine have taken a hammering for over a year, and only required true-ing after I stuck my size 8’s into the front wheel in a bizarre over-the-bars accident! This includes a week in the Lakes, and a severe casing of the rear wheel trying to clear a surpise ditch, which I was sure would cause the wheel to collapse.Posted 8 years ago
With a light tubeless tyre, they are noticaby quicker than other “all-mountain” wheelsets I’ve used, incuding CK + Stans Flows. Go for it!
Just splashed out on a set of these from Freeborn (hopefully they’ll honour their ‘with frame only deal’ of £350!). Only issue is that they won’t be in stock till June, though not a huge issue as I’m away in Oz all of May 🙂
Anyway, just having a couple of second thoughts now that I’ve ordered them, so thought I’d just throw it out to the STW massive for thoughts & opinions on them (real world usage would be nice 😉 )
For £325 I could get Hope II hubs with Stans Flow rims, which I’m tempted by… what do ya’ll think? BTW I have to have a 25mm thru-bolt compatible front hub (due to the E150SL fork on my Enduro).
Cheers folks, appreciate your time as always 😀Posted 8 years ago
Coolbies, nice to hear some real world opinions. I’ll stick with my choice then 🙂
I think I’ll buy some Flow rims and get them built onto my existing hubs (stock specialized front and DT Swiss 240 rear), I don’t have much faith in the DT Swiss 4.1 rims (why do Spesh spec these as stock on an Enduro? Why not 5.1’s??)
anyone else want to say nice things about Traversee’s and make me feel still better in my purchase? 😉Posted 8 years agosimonmMember
what worries me about these wheels are why are they so much lower cost, given the weight, than the competition ? Is it just Spesh making moves on the wheel market ? Or are they good on paper….poor over a year type product ? also-given that not many people have run these for very long.Posted 8 years agorichcMember
that and they ripped off Stans rims R&D to keep the costs down, once they have paid for the patent dispute I am sure the price will go up.Posted 8 years agoenmacMember
There was a discussion on here about the rim tape a few weeks ago. Basically, after a while they start to leak if you run them tubeless. I now run mine with Joes’ strips which have much better sealing. Apart from that they seem pretty good, altough I did ding the rear rim due to too low a pressure before I realised they were leaking.Posted 8 years agomartinxyzMember
Ive got a pair that are in veryyyy good condition.Not a mark on them.not dents/flat spots. They look like they are a month old.
I am running another set of wheels on the bike right now so i cant afford to have another pair of wheels hanging around.Theres unused valves,skewers and axle options for the front hub all bagged and unused.
mail me if interested.Posted 8 years ago
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