Monday, March 4, 2013

Mountain Bike Monday - ROVAL CARBON WHEELSET

Time to clear up a few tidbits before we get to the information on an awesome wheel set that we just received at the shop.

First off: 

We have new hours
Tom had been hearing from his customers that it was not always possible to get to the shop with his hours that he had been using since the shop opened.  So he listened to his customers and effective March 1st here is the new schedule (yes they are in effect now!)

Monday: 10-8
Tuesday: 10-8
Wednesday: 10-6
Thursday: 10-8
Friday: 10-6
Saturday: 10-6

You will not that we are now open on Wednesday and later on every other day.  So if you had a difficult time making it to the shop during the week check out our new schedule and come and see us at the shop!


1 - Clothing Sale

Tom has extended his wheelset sale until March 15th!  So if you are looking for a new wheelset for the upcoming season stop by and check out our inventory.  This week's posts will focus around some of the wheelsets that we have in stock but don't worry there are many other options available.  As a matter of fact I just picked up a new set for my Single Speed Commuter and took them out for a test ride Saturday evening after work and they were great.  I am also testing a set of Specialized Infinity Tires on the commuter as well so I will keep you posted as to my thoughts on them.

Now onto the Roval Control SL 29'er Carbon Wheelset that is available for $1,700 for front and rear tire.

Let's see what Specialized has to say about their wheelset:

The 29" version of our Control SL, with unique molded carbon rim, is an insanely light and stiff, 29er-specific XC race wheelset.
  • Rim Material: carbon fiber
  • Rim Width: 28mm, external
  • Front Spoke Pattern: radial/3-cross (1:1)
  • Rear Spoke Pattern: 3-cross (1:1)
  • Spoke Count: 32 front and rear
  • Spoke Type: DT Revolution/Aerolite
  • Nipple Type: DT Pro Lock hexagonal
  • Front Hub: carbon/alloy body, 15mm thru-axle and 24/28mm QR end cap options included
  • Rear Hub: CNC machined alloy body, high-quality DT 240 internals with ratchet system cassette, 135/142 end cap options included
  • Compatible with SRAM XX1 11-Speed
  • Bearing Type: sealed cartridge
  • QR: Roval Ti
  • Assembly Method: hand-built
  • Total Wheelset Weight: 1,450g
  • Rider Weight Limit: 240lb (108kg)
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Rim Type: clincher, tubeless ready
This is a high level carbon wheelset that will give you many years of solid usage.  Here is an independent review from  This is a site that specializes in reviewing mountain bike equipment manufactured for 29'er mountain bikes.

If you would like some more information on the wheelset or to order a nice carbon mountain bike frame to go along with this beautiful wheelset stop by the shop and don't forget our extended hours!

Tom's Pro Bike Service
3687 Walden Avenue
Lancaster, New York 14086
F: (716)651-0858


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