Roval Rapide CLX II Wheelset
ROVAL RAPIDE CLX II WHEEL INFORMATION
The Roval Rapide CLX II Wheel amalgamates a rim profile gleaned from World TT wins seamlessly with Tour de France mountain conquering low weight. This blend bestows speed within any real-world riding scenario, from flat valleys to punchy climbs alike.
A full carbon rim is realised with a rear-wheel specific profile that is 60mm in depth and 30mm in external width. The rim silhouette is verging on being V-shaped with this yielding lower drag within the dirty, churned up airflow experienced at the rear of the bike.
A broad internal rim width of 21mm complements by facilitating a superior tyre cross-section. This increased tyre girth enhances aerodynamic performance, lowers rolling resistance and increases cornering grip.
Only clincher tyres are catered for within this wheel, with no tubeless tyre compatibility offered. This brave move by Roval has been actioned to allow the lightest and fastest possible rim and tyre configuration. This wouldn’t have otherwise been possible with the additional carbon needed to counter the extra compressive forces experienced when using a tubeless tyre set up.
The AeroFlange hub promotes increased lateral stiffness via its wide bracing angles while the DT Swiss Aerolite spokes link everything together via a traditional hand build. A weight of 751 grams and a rider weight limit of 109kg opens up use to a full spectrum of cyclists and riding styles.
|RIM TYPE||Rapide CLX Cabon Clincher, 700c, Disc Brake, Tubeless|
|RIM DETAILS||F: 51mm Depth, 35mm External Width, 21mm Internal Width; R: 60mm Depth, 30.7mm External Width, 21mm Internal Width|
|SPOKE FRONT||DT Swiss Aerolite T-head, Radial/One-cross (2:1) 18 count, DS: 257mm, NDS: 252mm|
|SPOKE REAR||DT Swiss Aerolite T-head, One-cross/Two-cross (2:1) 24 count, DS: 243mm NDS: 249mm|
|NIPPLE TYPE||DT Swiss Hex Prolock Al 2.0x14mm|
|FRONT HUB||Roval AFD (AFD01) Center Lock, 100x12mm|
|REAR HUB||Roval AFD (AFD02R) Center Lock, DT Swiss Ratchet EXP 36t internals (10 degs), 142x12mm, Shim. RD. 11SP HG freehub|
|BEARINGS||DT Swiss SINC Ceramic Bearings|
|ASSEMBLY METHOD/ EXTRAS||Hand Built / Roval Rim Tape, Spare Spoke & Nipple Kit|
|WEIGHT||Wheelset 1,520g, Front 710g, Rear 810g (including 15g, tubeless rim tape and tubeless valve)|
|SYSTEM WEIGHT LIMIT||275lbs / 125kg|
|TIRE SIZE||24mm - 38mm|