The Roam 60 is SRAM’s top tier carbon wheelset. When they debuted in 2013, it was at the cusp of the wider-is-better revolution. Since then, however, wheels and tires have only gotten bigger.
The latest from SRAM sports a 30mm wide internal diameter. They’ve also stepped away from the UST rim-and-bead-hook design, instead embracing hookless rim construction. And unlike the previous generation, which was available in three different sizes, the new Roam 60 is available in 27.5 only. MSRP is $1900 ($900 front/$1000 rear) and they will be available starting in April.
Axle spacing options are standard or boost, with standard wheelsets including convertible axle caps for QR, 15x100mm, 20x110mm, and 12x142mm. The Boost version includes 21mm and 31mm RockShox torque thru-axle caps.
Both versions of the wheelset come stock with stealthy black graphics, but also include a decal pack with eight different color sticker sets. They’re also available with either XD or Shimano 10/11 driver bodies. Weights are 750 grams front, 875 grams rear in the lightest configuration.
On the hub side, SRAM had been using DT Swiss internals, but their new 900 series use their own Double Time System. It has a 4-pawl design that turns a 26-tooth ratchet ring into 52 points of engagement.
The hubs are available in most current standards and can be spec’d with 24, 28, or 32 spoke holes. Weight is 150 grams for the front, 275 grams for the rear.
For more information visit www.sram.com.