THE RACE SLR IS OUR AWARD WINNING RACE SL OPTIMIZED FOR THE STRONGER, TALLER, OR HEAVIER RIDER!
No longer is the stronger, taller, or heavier rider penalized by a low rider weight limit. With four additional spokes on the front and rear wheels, the SLR is ideal for the rider wanting increased lateral stiffness and the compliance found in a higher spoke count wheel. Whether you're a sprinter, criterium specialist, or a rider that wants a no-nonsense, hand-built aero clincher that can take the abuse, the SLR may just be the right wheelset for you. Suggested rider weight limit to 240lbs.
// 30mm Alloy Aero Clincher Rim
// 3D Forged Alloy ROL Hubset
// SAPIM CX-Ray Spokes
// DT Swiss Alloy ProLock Nipples
// 24 Spoke Front - Radial
// 28 Spoke Rear- 2x2x
// Japanese EZO Sealed Cartridge Bearings
// Includes Skewers & Rim Tape
I had to write about these wheel. I shopped and looked and researched reviews. I almost got Easton, Mavic, HED, etc. , but finally settled on these wheel. The decision was based on the reviews, the specs, and price. I love the, and with 500+ miles - I have no troubles and can't get over the improvement in my rides. I think any upper end wheel set will improve ypur time and enjoyment, but these are a great for the price and performance!! Get them and you won't regret it. I am 6' 215# on carbon bike. .
Similar Products Used: Own; Dura ace, easton 90slx, shimano wheels too
Bike Setup: Look, SRAM Red
Date Reviewed: April 21, 2013
Strengths: LIGHT, Strong and Super Fast
Weaknesses: Graphics are Stickers
Wow what a wheel- I am a mid level rider 220 lbs. I won't say which wheelset I dumped (big name brand) I increased my mph by 2 per hour just by changing to the SLR wheel set. I am able to sustain speed longer and going uphill is not as dreadful as it used to be. I have hit just about every bump and pothole in the area where I ride and these wheels are as true as the day I purchased them. Thanks Rol for a great product!
2012 Trek Madone 3.1 - RACE SLR Rol Wheelset - Continental 4000s Tires - 100 Miles Per Week - Mesa Arizona
Date Reviewed: April 19, 2013
Strengths: Strong wheel that stays TRUE
I am a heavy rider at 200 lbs and like to put the power down. I have had them 11 months and put 2271 miles on them with absolutely NO PROBLEMS. I have had my bike in the shop for tune up 1 time and they did not have to do anything to the wheels. The other two riders i know with ROL SL or SLR wheels LOVE them. I highly recommend these wheels to anyone wanting to update.
2010 Giant TCR Advanced 3
a Recreational Rider
Date Reviewed: December 10, 2012
Strengths: Quite light for a stiff, tough wheel. I like the wide rim. The Sapim CX-ray spokes are awesome, particularly at this price range. Great customer service from Sean and his team.
Weaknesses: Nothing as yet.
These wheels are on my 2013 Roubaix SL-4 Expert. The stock wheels came off right away, and I was running some wheels I had built for myself with DT Swiss hubs and spokes, and Velocity A23 rims. Those wheels are stiff, comfy, durable, and I like the profile of the tire as it is supported by the wide rim. I was looking for a wheelset that would perform similarly, but maybe weigh a bit less and, I admit, look a little cooler. I spoke with Sean at Rol and he told me about some new rims he had coming out for his Race and Race SLR wheels that sported the wider rim profile I like. They built me a set of "pre-production" SLRs with Sapim CX-Ray spokes (24/28), and I had them in hand a few days later.
So far, the wheels have met or exceeded every expectation I had for them. They are as stiff as my 28/32 spoke A23 set, about 160g lighter (about 1540g for the set with 2 layers of Stan's tape installed), and have held up well to my 240 pounds. They climb better than I ever will and I have yet to feel any flex when cornering or when standing on the pedals. (On this front, in particular, they far outshine the Zipp 101's I rode last year.)
The cosmetics of the wheels are solid. The new decals are rather a bit more minimalist than in prior years, with a hint of reflectivity to them, which is nice as the days get short.
All in all, I couldn't be more pleased with these wheels. They are excellent wheels, and an excellent value.
Bike Setup: 2013 Roubaix Expert SL4 with Carbon short reach bars, Romin Evo Pro saddle, Turbo Pro tires. The rest of the bike is stock.
Date Reviewed: November 27, 2012
Strengths: rode them across the country this summer, still perfect (and i was riding down stairs on occasion). got back and my 170lb brother fell off his bike and into my rear wheel, only a slight knock in the true that was easy to fix. and no joke, was faster right out of the gate as soon as i put these on my bike, so cool.
Weaknesses: people complain about the hub being a little noisy but i love it
bladed spokes require a little bit of attention when truing so they don't get twisted.