ROL Wheels Volant wheelsets - clincher

4.81/5 (69 Reviews)
MSRP : $500.00

Product Description

The Volant is a modern classic: hardworking, lively and reliable. It's a wheel for putting in long training rides on questionable roads that's still quick enough for a spirited group lunch ride or a weekend race. The Volant was our first wheel model and this year we upgraded it with a wider rim for better handling, DT's double-butted stainless steel Competition spokes and our own carefully designed hubs.

The Volant is a popular upgrade wheel — at well under 1,700 grams, it's likely significantly svelter than the wheels that came on your bike, while offering reliable U.S. wheel building and a wide profile rim for better handling.

  • 28mm Alloy Aero Rim
  • 23mm Rim Width
  • 3D Forged Alloy ROL Hubset
  • DT Swiss Competition Spokes
  • 20 Spoke Front - Radial
  • 24 Spoke Rear - 2X2X
  • ABEC 5 TPI Steel Sealed Cartridge Bearings
  • ROL Skewers and Rim Tape Included

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Carl Jorgensen a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2014

Strengths:    Loud freewheel

Weaknesses:    Cheap Kinlin rims
Cheap EZO hubs

$500 wheels from $125 of parts. Short warranty period.

Bottom Line:   
Advertised to go 10k miles before service. Started breaking spokes in the rear wheel about 6k in. Rim gave out and broke at a nipple.

Good wheels if your roads aren't too bad, but priced pretty steep for the sourced parts. You could buy the parts yourself and have a wheelsmith build them and still come out way ahead.

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Similar Products Used:   Neuvation
Rolf Prima

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bob Tank a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2013

Strengths:    Stay true, stiff, and light for the price.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I have ridden a pair of ROL Volants for 1423 miles and they are as true and as round as they were on day one. Excellent value.

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Favorite Ride:   Silverthorne to Vail and back

Purchased At:   Online

Similar Products Used:   Rolf Sestriere

Bike Setup:   OCLV, full Dura Ace, ROL Volants

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by KevinT a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2013

Strengths:    Light enough for non racer types. ( Or casual racers)About a pound lighter than the stock wheels on my Madone 3.1. Roll smooth and fast. Can maintain more speed going into hills and coming off. Legs feel fresher. I'm 200 pounds and after several rides they are as true as when they came out of the box. Great value for the money! Got a second set for my wife's Madone. Two wheel sets cost about the same as one set of some others and you are not giving anything up in terms of quality.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
If you want a great upgrade whee set that won't break the bank these are a great choise. Strong, light, and fast. Great customer service with straight answers from Sean at Rol! Not often the owner calls you back to answer your questions!

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Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Rol wheels

Bike Setup:   2011 Trek Madone 3.1

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Norm

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2012

Strengths:    I'm a Pacaderm 240+ and love these wheels. Spin up nice no side flex.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Replaced Bontrager wheels that came with my 2012 ion pro. The front was damage in a high speed decent hit a big rock and the rear was hit by sprinter van. Liked the Bontragers but love these. I Need to contact Rol and had very good response.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Richard Knight

Date Reviewed: May 4, 2012

Strengths:    I've had a set of the Volant wheels for well over a year now and have absolutely no problem with them. They are strong, light and free-wheel very well. They also look rather sharp.

Weaknesses:    I can't think of a weakness with these wheels, other than there not being a local representative in Australia.

Bottom Line:   
These wheels are great value and are sent quickly and inexpensively, which is good for those if us who live outside the USA. You won't regret buying a set.

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Rol Volant RT vs Kinlin XR 279 custom build

I am getting ready to pull the trigger on a new wheel set and would appreciate some input from those who have experience with the choices that I am considering. I can get both for within about $30.00 of each other. Both would be 24 spoke front and 28 rear. Rol Volant RT (radial front and 2x rea ... Read More »

Rol Volant 2013 wheelset review

Just did my third ride on the Volants. They have been a big improvement over the stock wheels on my madone3.1. Noticeably faster and about one pound lighter than the stock wheels. True as could be out of the box. I'm not a racer. Just like to ride as fast as my fitness and 58 years allow! Legs feel ... Read More »

Boyd rouleur vs ROL volant

I've been doing a lot of research for a while now and have come down to these two wheels as upgrade potentials for my new Roubaix. My riding style is as follows: horrible climber (any weight advantage I can get Ill take), bigger rider (175), loves to sprint and haul on the downhills, no racing just ... Read More »

Anyone experienced the new 2013 Rol wheels?? The Volant or SL?

Hi..looking for some input or experiences on the new 2013 Rol Volants or SL? How are the Hubs? I believe the new rims are the wider Kinlins. ThanksRead More »

2013 Bontrager Race Lite vs ROL Volant

Hi guys, I've got some new 2013 Bontrager Race Lite Tubeless Ready wheels with R3 tyres. They weigh in at 1500g (obviously without tyres and tubes). I also have a new pair of ROL Volants - tried and tested as solid - weigh in at 1650g. They have gatorskins on them. I am finishing a new build on a ... Read More »

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