Take an Inside Look at Specialized’s New Hookless Bead Tubeless Wheels – Say What?

Riding a tubeless wheel with no bead hook to hold the tire on sounds downright scary, but Specialized claims these new wheels are ready to shred your local trails. The new technology allows them to decrease the cost of the wheel, and make stiffness and impact strength gains at the same time. We have a set in the queue for testing, so keep your eyes peeled to the upcoming pages of Mountain Bike Action for the full report.

From Specialized:
Wheels are perhaps the most noticeable component that determines the “feel” of your ride, so having a good set is critical to improving the overall rider experience. Our Roval wheels seek to optimize every facet of that experience, from durability and handling to compliance and efficiency. Whether a full-carbon or alloy model, every Roval wheelset is built around the same experience-specific philosophy as our other Specialized products.

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