Volant R/T Alloy Clincher Wheelset

Volant R/T Wheelset Priced at $525 – Weight: 1,715g

Taking our award winning Volant and adding four spokes to the front and rear wheels, the R/T wheelset provides the added strength and durability for the larger, more aggressive rider to tackle any terrain.

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Volant RT

The Volant's big brother, the R/T is for aggressive riders and those who prefer a stiff yet compliant ride from their wheels. The Volant R/T is a performance wheel for pounding out training miles, slamming industrial park criterium corners or finessing bumpy cyclocross courses. This is also an idea wheel for heavier road bike riders.

Compared to the Volant, we bumped up the spoke count by four on each wheel — a small price to pay for increased stiffness and durability, and the set still comes in just a hair over 1,700 grams.

The Volant R/T wheelset shares its sibling's wide rim, improving tire performance for secure handling and all-day comfort. We hand-build the R/T in the U.S. with our own hubs and double-butted stainless steel DT Competition spokes, an industry standard for lightweight spokes for decades.

Recommended rider weight limit is 109kg/240lbs.

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Build Summary

//  Proprietary 30mm Alloy Aero Rim
//  Matte Finish, Welded Seam
//  23mm External Rim Width, 18mm Internal Width
//  Tubeless Compatible
//  3D Forged Alloy ROL Hubset - 9, 10, and 11spd
//  DT Swiss Competition Spokes - Black
//  24 Spoke Front - Radial
//  28 Spoke Rear - 2X2X
//  ABEC 5 TPI Steel Sealed Cartridge Bearings
//  ROL Skewers and Rim Tape Included

I am a big guy at 220 lbs and I crank out some serious wattage, I am one of those guys who rides on "normal gear" and will strip several spokes on a really hard sprint and/or snap top quality chains like there's no tomorrow, These things are just as light as the competition but they kick their butts on quality and strength. Not to mention service is out of the roof good.     - Ross

This wheelset makes my brakes better. I'm a fast clydesdale (220 pounds) who likes to sprint. I can run my brake pads very close to the rims, closer than I ever have, and they don't rub. Even in a sprint. Oh, yeah, the wheels are light, accelerate fast, and have stayed true here in bumpy New England. I'm glad I took a chance on the ROL brand. For me, these are great everyday wheels.     - Cyclsport45

After a frustrating experiences with multiple broken spokes on a "hi-tech" wheelset from a big name manufacturer, I just wanted a bombproof set of value wheels that would last. ROL and the Volant R/T were exactly what I was looking for. These wheels don't weigh much more than my well used Mavic Ksyrium SL which have held up for over 40K miles, and I'm confident these wheels will last at least that long. I'm a 150 lb rider, and I've found these wheels to be sturdy, reasonably light, good looking, and well made. Even more importantly, Sean and folks at ROL Wheels are wonderful to deal with… All in all, this is a solid wheel, good performing, well designed, and supported by a wonderful group of folks. - Courtnk