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Mavic Aksium Wheelset
$249.99
Designed with features and technologies that are typically reserved for premium race wheels, Aksium delivers quality performance for everyday road riding. Features include straight-pull spokes for added strength and stiffness, and lightweight rims for a lively ride quality. The rims are now wider, which allows for increased air volume and a better fit for larger diameter tires (up to 32mm). The hubs are incredibly tough, delivering high mileage with no servicing needed. And the QRM bearings are the smoothest in the category. This all adds up to a wheelset that delivers the high-quality ride that Mavic is known for.
Mavic Crossmax Light 29-inch Wheelset
$449.99
With a proven design and a new 22mm wide (internal) UST-welded rim that’s lighter without compromising strength, this wheel is for XC riders seeking the benefits of tubeless technology. The user-friendly UST system offers all the benefits of tubeless including better traction, comfort and a reduced risk of punctures. Built with 24 straight-pull, double-butted spokes to save weight and maximize wheel strength, you get just the right balance of efficiency and durability. Power transfer is handled by Mavic's alloy TS-2 freehub, which is compatible with all common axle standards. It’s available in Boost or non-Boost hub widths and can be used with quick-release or thru-axle setups with optional adapters.
Mavic Allroad Elite Disc Centerlock WTS Wheelset
$799.99
This new purpose-built wheel system is designed for reliable performance on rough roads and variable terrain. Lightweight, stiff and responsive, it features many of the same technologies as the more expensive Allroad Pro Disc model, including Mavic's new UST Road Tubeless technology. Super-wide rims (22mm internal) give you a smooth ride even on rugged roads and dirt, and you can choose either 30mm or 40mm Yksion Elite Allroad UST tubeless tires. Mavic's proven UST system lets you run lower tire pressure to improve comfort and handling with no risk of pinch flats. And with the wider rims, you can choose tires up to 40mm. The lightweight rims feature ISM 4D technology (Inter Spoke Milling), which strategically removes material from the rim where it’s not needed but keeps it around the spokes, where the tension is applied. This disc-brake specific wheelset features 24 steel spokes front and rear to distribute the brake torque efficiently and evenly. The wheels are compatible with 6-Bolt or Center Lock rotors. The front hub comes with a 12mm thru-axle and can convert to 15mm or quick release. The rear wheel is 12x142 thru-axle and can also convert to quick release.
Mavic Ksyrium Pro Exalith WTS Wheelset
$1,399.99
All the best features of the Ksyrium Pro with the added benefit of Mavic's exclusive Exalith rim surface treatment. This wheel system delivers incredible versatility and all-rounder capabilities plus stunning looks and braking performance. Exalith is a special chemical treatment that penetrates deep within the aluminum rim material for multiple benefits. First, the rim is reinforced, notably at the brake track, so there’s very low wear over time. Braking power is greatly improved, reducing stopping distances by up to 20% compared to traditional aluminum rims, in both dry and wet conditions. Specific Exalith brake pads ensure quiet braking and limited wear. The rim has a stunning all-black finish that lasts for thousands of kilometers. Mavic use Fore drilling to keep the rim light and strong, plus Zicral spokes that are stiffer and lighter than traditional steel spokes. Isopulse lacing improves stability and stiffness under high loads, and a new wider rim (17mm internal width) features ISM 4D technology (Inter Spoke Milling) to further reduce weight to just 405g. Excess material is removed from the lower bridge and sidewalls, so the rim is super light but still strong. Matching Yksion Pro tires, specifically designed for front and rear use, offer an ideal balance of efficiency, grip and light weight. Made with a supple 127 TPI casing, they weigh only 205g in 25mm. The Ksyrium Pro Exalith system is available with 23mm or 25mm tires.
Roval Hardrock 29 Front Wheel
$80.00
Roval's Hardrock 29 Front Wheel is a great replacement hoop, spare wheel, or a great way to update an older mountain bike. This durable, alloy front wheel has a disc-compatible hub as well as a machined rim braking surface on the double-wall rim so it's ready for almost any mountain bike, no matter your brake setup. Non-rusting, stainless-steel spokes round out this high-quality, high-value wheel.
Roval Hardrock 29 Rear Wheel
$90.00
Roval's Hardrock 29 Rear Wheel is a great replacement hoop, spare wheel, or even a great way to update an older mountain bike. This durable, aluminum rear wheel has a disc-compatible hub and a machined rim braking surface on the double-wall rim so it's ready for almost any mountain bike, no matter your brake setup. Non-rusting, stainless-steel spokes round out this high-quality, high-value wheel.
Roval Hardrock 29 Wheelset
$120.00
29ers are all about speed, and the Hardrock 29 wheelset delivers on this in spades—no matter if you're just getting started or you're a seasoned trail rider. The wheels have been built tough to meet the rigors of mountain biking head-on, while the ample wheel size guarantees a fast-rolling good time. They features a durable, double-wall alloy rim construction that adds strength without stacking on the weight, and to ensure that you'll be able to stop once you get motoring, the wheels are both disc- and rim-brake compatible. High value just met high performance. - Disc-compatible hubs can also be used with traditional rim brakes. - Double-wall rims are strong and durable. - Machined braking surface creates superior stopping power in any condition. - Stainless spokes won't rust, easing long-term maintenance. - 8-/9-speed cassette rear hub provides plenty of gearing options for climbing and riding the flats.
Roval Fatboy SL Wheelset
$600.00
Get rowdy aboard Roval's Fatboy SL Wheelset while keeping your fat bike trim. This set stays lightweight thanks to 90mm-wide, hookless-bead aluminum rims with aggressive cut-outs, butted spokes and aluminum nipples. Since you'll likely be riding it through snow, sand, and any other obstacle Mother Nature throws your way, they're also durable. Sealed cartridge bearings—two in the front hub and four in the rear—ensure these hoops roll for miles. The rear hub is convertible to an optional SRAM XD driver to set your steed up 1x11.
Roval Traverse Fattie 650B Wheelset
$600.00
Traverse means to ride up, across and down, which is exactly what Roval's Traverse Fattie Wheelset does best. Made with tough Specialized E5 aluminum rims laced with pro-level DT Swiss spokes and nipples, these wheels are a sure fire way to supercharge your trail riding. The 29mm internal rim width supports tire sidewalls better for increased volume, allowing lower pressures, more grip, less air burping, and a ride that feels like your bike gained an extra inch of travel. You can run them with or without tubes and the front hub is compatible with 20mm or 15mm through-axles. The rear hub, replete with DT Swiss 360 internals, comes with end caps for a 135mm quick release or a 12x142mm through axle.
Roval CLX 32 Clincher Wheels
$1,100.00 - $1,400.00
Roval's CLX 32 full-carbon clincher is the perfect all-around race wheel, proven by multiple grand tour wins. The aerodynamic, optimized rim shape slices through the wind, while preserving the confident, stable handling of a box section rim. A wide internal rim width provides an optimal tire profile for incredibly precise handling and stiffness.
Roval CLX 32 Disc Tubular Wheels
$1,100.00
The Roval CLX 32 Disc Tubular wheels are some of the lightest carbon wheels ever made, but this doesn't come at the expense of fundamental performance. Instead, painstaking engineering and lab testing helped Roval achieve a 550 gram front and 680-gram rear wheel that's tough enough for cyclocross racing, yet light enough for the demands of a GC climber. The low inertia and ample stiffness help the wheel accelerate and change direction on a dime. We didn't skimp on aerodynamic benefits either, despite this wheel's low rim profile. The CLX 32 was engineered in CFD around a 26mm-wide tire shape, and honed in Specialized's very own Win Tunnel, in order to be as aerodynamic as some rims almost twice its depth. Meanwhile, a disc-first engineered design, Roval aero hubs, fitted with DT 240 star-ratchet internals, and CeramicSpeed bearings complete the fast engaging ensemble. Truly, the CLX 32 ushers in a new era of lightweight performance road wheels.
Roval CLX 32 Disc Wheels
$1,100.00 - $1,400.00
The Roval CLX 32 Disc full-carbon clincher is the perfect performance disc wheel; light, stiff, and fast. The wide internal rim width provides an optimum tire profile for precise handling, stiffness, and aerodynamics. The Center Lock hub makes this an ideal wheel for the muddiest cross-race or fast paced ride. This wheel offers a non-SCS rear hub for traditional QR or 12mm thru-axle compatibility.
Roval CLX 32 Tubular Wheel
$1,100.00 - $1,400.00
The Roval CLX 32 Tubular wheels are some of the lightest carbon wheels ever made, but this doesn't come at the expense of fundamental performance. Instead, painstaking engineering and lab testing helped them achieve a 490-gram front and 665-gram rear wheel that's tough enough for cyclocross racing, yet light enough for the demands of a GC climber. The low inertia and ample stiffness help the wheel accelerate and change direction on a dime. We didn't skimp on aerodynamic benefits either, despite this wheel's low rim profile. The CLX 32 was engineered in CFD around a 26mm-wide tire shape, and honed in Roval's very own Win Tunnel, in order to be as aerodynamic as some rims almost twice its depth. Meanwhile, Roval aero hubs and CeramicSpeed bearings complete the fast-engaging ensemble. Truly, the CLX 32 ushers in a new era of lightweight performance road wheels.
Roval CLX 50 Clincher Wheels
$1,100.00 - $1,400.00
Specialized's CLX 50 full-carbon clincher is the perfect all-around race wheel, proven by multiple grand tour wins. The aerodynamic, optimized rim shape slices through the wind while preserving the confident, stable handling of a box section rim. A wide internal rim width provides an optimal tire profile for incredibly precise handling and stiffness.
Roval CLX 50 Tubular Front
$1,100.00
First came our CLX 64. Then the 32s. And after racking up multiple wins in Grand Tours, Worlds, and everything in between, we knew that our best bet was to take the line to new heights, or well, new depths. We needed to design one wheel that was a true quiver killer. One wheel that had all the aerodynamic benefits of the 64 in a package that climbed like the 32, and that’s where the all-new CLX 50 comes in. When we set out to create the CLX 50, we had clear goals in mind—create wheels that are 48 to 54mm deep, aerodynamically optimized, ultra-wide, and under 1400 grams. This meant that they'd have to borrow some weight savings techniques that we developed for the CLX 32, while taking some aero guidance from the CLX 64, if we were going to create what we like to call “the unicorn wheel." Even though the CLX 50 is similar in weight to many wheels in the “lightweight” category, aerodynamics came at the forefront of the development. With this, we jumped headlong into Computational Fluid Dynamics computer modeling to arrive at various rim shapes that could make the CLX 50 as fast and light as possible. It took a while, but we narrowed the rim shape down to three contenders that were then CNC machined into rims, built into wheels, and put into the Win Tunnel. The tubular version of the CLX 50 also features a rim design that differs from the clincher version, in order to be aerodynamically optimized for tubular tires. And to prove our concepts, we tested every wheel, ours and the competition's, with a 24C tire (measuring 26C), as tires can drastically affect testing. We chose a modern-width tire to design our rims around because they not only allow for less tire pressure (which results in more comfort and less rolling resistance) but are also just as aerodynamically efficient when paired with the correct rim width. After finding the optimized rim shape that supported our svelte weight requirements, we opted to lace this front rim, via 16 DT Swiss Aerolite spokes, to our Aero Flange (AF) hub with the legendary CeramicSpeed bearings. And when it was time for final testing validation, we were left with a 50mm-deep, 1230-gram tubular wheelset that's not only ~ 275 grams lighter than the competition’s similar depth wheels, but is also measurably faster in every conceivable test than each wheel in its category.
Roval CLX 64 Disc Wheel
$1,100.00
Developed in Specialized's Win Tunnel and designed to interface with the world’s fastest tire, the S-Works Turbo, the Roval CLX 64 Disc is the fastest disc road race wheel/tire system ever developed. The 21mm tubeless-ready internal rim width further increases tire volume, in turn creating a larger contact patch. Our wheel system comes complete with the Win Tunnel Engineered S-Works Turbo Aero Front tire, which measures 24mm wide for enhanced stability and traction in corners and on descents.
Roval CLX 64 System Wheels
$1,100.00 - $1,400.00
Developed in Specialized's Win Tunnel and designed to interface with the world’s fastest tire, the S-Works Turbo, the Roval CLX 64 is the fastest road race wheel/tire system Specialized has ever developed. The 20.7mm tubeless-ready internal rim width further increases tire volume, in turn creating a larger contact patch. Specialized's wheel system comes complete with the S-Works Turbo tire, which measures 24mm wide for enhanced stability and traction in corners and on descents. Throw these on and watch the competition flail helplessly in your wake.
Roval CLX 64 Tubular System Wheels
$1,100.00 - $1,400.00
Slice through the wind on Roval's CLX 64 System Wheels. They feature 64mm-tall aero carbon rims, and DT Swiss Revolution straight-pull spokes laced to sealed ceramic cartridge bearings Roval hubs. The rear hub is adorned with DT Swiss's renowned 240 star ratchet internals. The wide, carbon rim provides a round tire profile and greater lateral stiffness for precise handling. This feathery, 1375-gram wheelset spins up with ease so you can bolt out of corners and breeze up the climbs. With your favorite tubular tires, these wheels roll as smooth as silk.
Roval CLX 40 Disc SCS Tubular Rear Wheel
$1,200.00
The Roval CLX 40 Disc full-carbon tubular with the SCS hub is the perfect performance disc wheel; light, stiff, and fast. The SCS rear hub allows for a proper chainline on short chainstay performance road and cyclocross bikes. The wide rim width provides an optimum tire profile for precise handling, stiffness, and aerodynamics. The AFD1 SCS aero Center Lock hub is 12mm thru-axle or QR compatible and makes this an ideal wheel for the muddiest 'cross race or fast-paced ride.
Roval CLX 64 Disc SCS System Rear Wheel
$1,375.00
Developed in Specialized's Win Tunnel, and designed to interface with the world’s fastest tire, the S-Works Turbo, the Roval CLX 64 Disc is one of the fastest disc brake road race wheel/tire system ever developed. The SCS hub allows for a proper chainline on short chainstay performance road and 'cross bikes. This wheel system comes complete with the S-Works Turbo tire which measures 24mm wide for enhanced stability and traction in corners and on descents. This rear wheel uses an AFD1 SCS Center Lock aero hub that's compatible with a QR or 12mm thru-axle.
Roval CLX 50 Tubular Rear
$1,400.00
First came our CLX 64. Then the 32s. And after racking up multiple wins in Grand Tours, Worlds, and everything in between, we knew that our best bet was to take the line to new heights, or well, new depths. We needed to design one wheel that was a true quiver killer. One wheel that had all the aerodynamic benefits of the 64 in a package that climbed like the 32, and that’s where the all-new CLX 50 comes in. When we set out to create the CLX 50, we had clear goals in mind—create wheels that are 48 to 54mm deep, aerodynamically optimized, ultra-wide, and under 1400 grams. This meant that they'd have to borrow some weight savings techniques that we developed for the CLX 32, while taking some aero guidance from the CLX 64, if we were going to create what we like to call “the unicorn wheel." Even though the CLX 50 is similar in weight to many wheels in the “lightweight” category, aerodynamics came at the forefront of the development. With this, we jumped headlong into Computational Fluid Dynamics computer modeling to arrive at various rim shapes that could make the CLX 50 as fast and light as possible. It took a while, but we narrowed the rim shape down to three contenders that were then CNC machined into rims, built into wheels, and put into the Win Tunnel. The tubular version of the CLX 50 also features a rim design that differs from the clincher version, in order to be aerodynamically optimized for tubular tires. And to prove our concepts, we tested every wheel, ours and the competition's, with a 24C tire (measuring 26C), as tires can drastically affect testing. We chose a modern-width tire to design our rims around, because they not only allow for less tire pressure (which results in more comfort and less rolling resistance) but are also just as aerodynamically efficient when paired with the correct rim width. After finding the optimized rim shape that supported our svelte weight requirements, we opted to lace this rear rim, via 21 DT Swiss Aerolite spokes, to our Aero Flange (AF) hub with the legendary CeramicSpeed bearings and DT 240 hub internals. And when it was time for final testing validation, we were left with a 50mm-deep, 1230-gram tubular wheelset that's not only ~ 275 grams lighter than the competition’s similar depth wheels, but is also measurably faster in every conceivable test than each wheel in its category.
Roval Traverse 38 SL Fattie 650b 148 Wheels
$1,500.00
The age of traction, stability, and speed has arrived, and its name is the Roval Traverse 38 SL Fattie 650b wheels. They feature 148mm rear and 110mm front axle widths, but to turn them into descending machines is the 38mm internal rim width. The extra width also allows for more tire volume, which means increased suppleness in the ride quality. And not only this, but the ample width also better supports the tire, meaning that you'll experience less "burping" when riding tubeless. These wheels also include the Roval tubeless plug system, which is an easy and super lightweight solution for tubeless setups. At the front hub, you'll get a 15x110mm thru-axle (end cap options included), and at the rear, the hub features DT Swiss internals for quick engagmenet. And to top everything off, these wheels are hand-built to ensure a painstaking attention to detail. -Please note that this 148 version is exclusively designed for use with bikes designed with 110x15mm front axle and 148mm rear axle standards.
Roval Traverse SL Fattie 29
$1,500.00
Fattie, big-boned—titles aside, just think of Roval's Traverse SL 29 mountain bike wheels as wide. The reason is behind this simple: With a wide, 30mm internal carbon rim, these wheels dramatically increase both stability and traction, which all boils down to more control. The extra width allows for more tire volume, which means more suppleness in the ride quality. And not only this, but the ample width also better supports the tire, meaning that you'll experience less "burping" when riding tubeless. These wheels also include the Roval tubeless plug system, which is an easy and super lightweight solution for tubeless setups. At the front hub, you'll get a thru-axle design with 15/20mm compatibility (end cap options included), and at the rear, the hub features DT Swiss internals for lightning-quick engagement and acceleration. And to top everything off, these wheels are hand-built to ensure a painstaking attention to detail.
Roval Traverse SL Fattie 650b
$1,500.00
650b wheels are notorious for their playful handling, which is why the ultra-wide design of the Roval Traverse SL Fattie 650b wheels are the perfect complement to this style of riding. The reason behind this is simple: Aside from an immaculate, lightweight, and bombproof carbon layup, with a wide, 30mm carbon rim (internal width), these wheels dramatically increase both stability and traction. Ultimately, this all boils down to more control. The extra width also allows for more tire volume, which means more suppleness in the ride quality. And not only this, but the ample width also better supports the tire, meaning that you'll experience less "burping" when riding tubeless. These wheels also include the Roval tubeless plug system, which is an easy and super lightweight solution for tubeless setups. At the front hub, you'll get a thru-axle design with 15/20mm compatibility (end cap options included), and at the rear, the hub features DT Swiss internals for lightening-fast engagement and acceleration. And to top everything off, these wheels are hand-built to ensure a painstaking attention to detail.
Roval Traverse SL Fattie 650b 142+ Wheelset
$1,500.00
650b wheels are notorious for their playful handling, which is why the ultra-wide design of the Roval Traverse SL Fattie 650b wheels are the perfect complement to this style of riding. The reason is behind this simple: Aside from an immaculate, lightweight, and bombproof carbon layup, with a wide, 30mm carbon rim (internal width), these wheels dramatically increase both stability and traction. Ultimately, this all boils down to more control. The extra width also allows for more tire volume, which means more suppleness in the ride quality. And not only this, but the ample width also better supports the tire, meaning that you'll experience less "burping" when riding tubeless. These wheels also include the Roval tubeless plug system, which is an easy and super lightweight solution for tubeless setups. At the front hub, you'll get a thru-axle design with 15/20mm compatibility (end cap options included), and at the rear, the hub features DT Swiss internals for lightening-fast engagement and acceleration. And to top everything off, these wheels are hand-built to ensure a painstaking attention to detail. Please note that these wheels were developed exclusively for use with 142+ compatible Specialized frames, and accordingly, they're stiffer than their non-142+ counterparts in order to provide maximum all-mountain performance.
Roval Traverse SL Fattie 650B 148 Wheels
$1,500.00
The Roval Traverse SL Fattie 650b 148 wheels work to provide more traction, stability, and speed. The extra width also allows for more tire volume, which means increased suppleness in the ride quality. And not only this, but the ample width also better supports the tire, meaning that you'll experience less "burping" when riding tubeless. These wheels also include the Roval tubeless plug system, which is an easy and super lightweight solution for tubeless setups. At the front hub, you'll get a 15x110mm thru-axle design (end cap options included), and at the rear, the hub features DT Swiss internals for lightning-quick engagement. And to top everything off, these wheels are hand-built to ensure a painstaking attention to detail. Please note that this 148 version is exclusively designed for use with bikes designed with 110x15mm front axle and 148mm rear axle standards. -Rider Weight Limit: 240lb (108kg)
Roval Traverse SL Fattie 650b Wheelset
$1,500.00
650b wheels are notorious for their playful handling, which is why the ultra-wide design of the Roval Traverse SL Fattie 650b wheels are the perfect complement to this style of riding. The reason is behind this simple: Aside from an immaculate, lightweight, and bombproof carbon layup, with a wide, 30mm carbon rim (internal width), these wheels dramatically increase both stability and traction. Ultimately, this all boils down to more control. The extra width also allows for more tire volume, which means more suppleness in the ride quality. And not only this, but the ample width also better supports the tire, meaning that you'll experience less "burping" when riding tubeless. These wheels also include the Roval tubeless plug system, which is an easy and super lightweight solution for tubeless setups. At the front hub, you'll get a thru-axle design with 15/20mm compatibility (end cap options included), and at the rear, the hub features DT Swiss internals for lightening-fast engagement and acceleration. And to top everything off, these wheels are hand-built to ensure a painstaking attention to detail.
Roval CL 50 Disc Wheelset
$1,750.00
After designing the CLX 50s, we realized that an affordable, race-worthy carbon wheelset was nowhere to be found—until the CL 50 Disc was developed, that is. We paired our quiver-killing CLX 50 Disc rim with DT Swiss Competition round spokes, our Aero Flange Disc hubs with DT Swiss 350 internals, and steel bearings to deliver you an exceptional wheelset at a more than accessible price. Why disc you ask? With our disc-specific rims, you not only ditch the brake track, but you get a stronger, more impact-resistant rim. This comes at the hands of a disc-specific carbon layup that optimizes stiffness and keeps weight as close to its rim-brake brethren as possible. And all the while, you get incredible brake modulation and power in all conditions. Sharing rims with the CLX 50s, the CL 50s feature many of the benefits as their higher-end siblings. Even though the CL 50 is similar in weight to many wheels in the “lightweight” category, aerodynamics came at the forefront of the development. With this, we jumped headlong into Computational Fluid Dynamics computer modeling to arrive at various rim shapes that could make the CL 50 as fast and light as possible. It took a while, but we narrowed the rim shape down to three contenders that were then CNC machined into rims, built into wheels, and put into the Win Tunnel. In the tunnel, we tested every wheel, ours and the competition's, with a 24C tire (measuring 26C), as tires can drastically affect testing. We chose a modern-width tire to design our rims around, because they not only allow for less tire pressure (which results in more comfort and less rolling resistance) but are also just as aerodynamically efficient when paired with the correct rim width. Now it was time for final testing validation. The result? A 50mm-deep, 1515-gram clincher wheelset that's race-ready and wallet-friendly. - Rim Type: Carbon clincher, 2Bliss-Ready - Rim Material: Carbon - Braking Surface: Disc brake only - Rim Depth: 50mm - Rim Width: 20.7mm internal, 29.4mm external - Front Spoke Pattern: Two-cross/Radial (2:1) - Rear Spoke Pattern: One-cross/Two-cross (2:1) - Spoke Count: 21 front, 24 rear - Spoke Type: DT Swiss Competition Race T-head - Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro LockBrass hexagonal - Front Hub: Roval AFD1, Centerlock, sealed cartridge bearings, quick-release or 12mm thru-axle end cap - Rear Hub: Roval AFD2, Centerlock, sealed cartridge bearings, DT Swiss 350 internals, 11-speed, quick-release or 142x12mm thru-axle end cap - Assembly Method: Hand-built - Extras: Roval steel quick-releases, Roval tubeless plugs and valves, Front quick-release & 12mm endcaps, Rear quick-release & 142x12 thru-axle endcaps - Total Wheelset Weight: 1,515g
Roval CL 50 Wheelset
$1,750.00
After designing the CLX 50s, we realized that an affordable, race-worthy carbon wheelset was nowhere to be found—until the CL 50 was developed, that is. We paired our quiver-killing CLX 50 rim with DT Swiss Competition round spokes, our Aero Flange hubs with DT Swiss 350 internals, and steel bearings to deliver you an exceptional wheelset at a more than accessible price. Sharing rims with the CLX 50s, the CL 50s feature many of the benefits as their higher-end siblings. Even though the CL 50 is similar in weight to many wheels in the “lightweight” category, aerodynamics came at the forefront of the development. With this, we jumped headlong into Computational Fluid Dynamics computer modeling to arrive at various rim shapes that could make the CL 50 as fast and light as possible. It took a while, but we narrowed the rim shape down to three contenders that were then CNC machined into rims, built into wheels, and put into the Win Tunnel. In the tunnel, we tested every wheel, ours and the competition's, with a 24C tire (measuring 26C), as tires can drastically affect testing. We chose a modern-width tire to design our rims around, because they not only allow for less tire pressure (which results in more comfort and less rolling resistance) but are also just as aerodynamically efficient when paired with the correct rim width. Now it was time for final testing validation. The result? A 50mm-deep, 1465-gram clincher wheelset that's race-ready and wallet-friendly. - Rim Type: Carbon clincher, 2Bliss-Ready - Rim Material: Carbon - Braking Surface: Carbon Fiber - Brake Track Height: 12mm - Rim Depth: 50mm - Rim Width: 20.7mm internal, 29.4mm external - Front Spoke Pattern: Radial - Rear Spoke Pattern: Radial/Two-cross (2:1) - Spoke Count: 16 front, 21 rear - Spoke Type: DT Swiss Competition Race T-head - Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro LockBrass hexagonal - Front Hub: Roval AF1, sealed cartridge bearings - Rear Hub: Roval AF1, sealed cartridge bearings, DT Swiss 350 internals, 11-speed - Assembly Method: Hand-built - Extras: Roval steel quick-releases, Roval tubeless plugs and valves, SwissStop Black Prince brake pads
Roval Control SL 29 Torque Tube Wheelset
$1,800.00
Gravity's grasp just got a little weaker. With Roval's Control SL 29 Torque Tube Wheelset coming in at an impressive 1,440 grams, you'll climb with ease. The lightweight, 30mm-wide carbon rims respond almost telepathically to accelerations, changes in direction, and the ins and outs of the trail. To add durability to the mix, DT Swiss's legendary 240 rear hub internals, SRAM's super-stiff Torque Tube front hub, and DT Swiss spokes make these wheels as ready for epic miles as they are light. And for versatility, the rear hub is compatible with a standard 135mm quick-release or a 142mm thru-axle. Please note: The front wheel only fits RockShox's RS-1 fork and the wheelset has a rider weight limit of 240 pounds.
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