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Sta-Tru 20-inch Front Wheel
$43.49 - $48.49
Sta Tru Front Wheel - Single Wall rim - Hub/Brake Compatibility: Rim Brake - Wheel Size: 20-inch - ISO Diameter: 406 / 20-inch BMX - Front Axle: 3/8-inch x 100mm - Valve: Schrader - Tire Type: Clincher
Specialized Stout XC SL 29 Front
$115.00
The new Stout XC SL 29 front wheel includes a strong, double-wall alloy rim, stainless steel spokes, brass nipples, and a reliable Shimano Center Lock hub. Charcoal decals complete the look, making this a perfect OE replacement or XC-ready upgrade. - Lightweight and reliable Shimano hub. - Double-wall, disc-specific rim is strong and durable. - Brass nipples hold spoke tension securely and resist rust for added durability. - Stainless spokes won't rust, easing long-term maintenance.
Specialized Stout XC SL 29 Rear
$140.00
The new Stout XC SL 29 rear wheel features 141mm hub spacing and a 9mm QR axle for increased wheel stiffness and improved riding performance. It includes a strong, double-wall alloy rim, stainless steel spokes, brass nipples, and a reliable Shimano Center Lock hub. Charcoal decals complete the look, making this a perfect OE replacement or XC-ready upgrade. - Lightweight and reliable Shimano hub. QR Boost 141x9mm spacing. - Double-wall, disc-specific rim is strong and durable. - Brass nipples hold spoke tension securely and resist rust for added durability. - Stainless spokes won't rust, easing long-term maintenance.
Roval Alpinist CLX Front
$1,100.00
Conquer mountains, flatten hills, and feel your bike come alive with this ultra-light, 1365 gram wheelset. Mass is the enemy of performance, and the Alpinist CL is the lightest wheelset in its class. Weight has been pared to the absolute minimum to make the make the most of every watt and deliver incredible responsiveness without sacrificing any of the strength, ride quality, or durability that are crucial to long-term performance and satisfaction. - Assembly Method: Hand-built - Braking Surface: Disc brake only - Extras: Roval padded wheelbag. NoFault crash replacement policy. Lifetime warranty - Front Hub: Roval AeroFlange Disc, Center Lock, Sealed Cartridge bearings - Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagonal - Rim Depth: 33mm - Rim Material: Carbon - Rim Type: Carbon, clincher (tube-type) - Rim Width: 21mm internal - Spoke Count: 21 - Spoke Pattern: Radial/Two-cross (2:1) - Spoke Type: DT Swiss Aerolite T-head - Weight: 562g
Roval Alpinist CLX Rear
$1,400.00
Conquer mountains, flatten hills, and feel your bike come alive with this ultra-light, 1365 gram wheelset. Mass is the enemy of performance, and the Alpinist CL is the lightest wheelset in its class. Weight has been pared to the absolute minimum to make the make the most of every watt and deliver incredible responsiveness without sacrificing any of the strength, ride quality, or durability that are crucial to long-term performance and satisfaction. - Assembly Method: Hand-built - Braking Surface: Disc brake only - Extras: Roval padded wheelbag. NoFault crash replacement policy. Lifetime warranty. - Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagonal - Rear Hub: Roval AeroFlange Disc, Center Lock, Sealed Cartridge bearings, DT Swiss EXP internals, HG Freehub, 142x12mm thru-axle compatible - Rim Depth: 33mm - Rim Material: Carbon - Rim Type: Carbon, clincher (tube-type) - Rim Width: 21mm internal - Spoke Count: 24 - Spoke Pattern: One-cross/Two-cross (2:1) - Spoke Type: DT Swiss Aerolite T-head - Weight: 686g
Roval Terra CLX 700c Front Wheel
$1,100.00
One wheel to rule all roads. Road light, off-road tough, smooth as butter, Terra CLX wheels bring leading-edge performance to the diverse needs of mixed-terrain rides. These are the lightest gravel wheel on the market. They sport 25mm internal-width rims, deliver a durable and exceptionally smooth ride, are compatible with 28-42mm tires at up to 90 PSI, and they come with a lifetime warranty and no-fault crash replacement. - Rim Type: Carbon Clincher, tubeless-first - Rim Material: Advanced Carbon Composite - Rim Width (internal): 25mm - Rim Depth: 32mm - Front Spoke Pattern: Radial/Two-cross (2:1) - Spoke Count: 21 - Spoke Type: DT Swiss Aerolite T-head - Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock Alloy hexagonal - Spoke Length: Right/Left: 276mm/274mm - Front Hub: Roval AFD1, Center Lock, 12mm thru-axle end cap - Assembly Method: Handbuilt - Extras: Roval padded wheelbag, Roval tubeless rim tape and valves (pre-installed) - Wheelset Weight (front and rear with rim tape and tubeless valves): 1296g
Roval Terra CLX 700c Rear Wheel
$1,400.00
One wheel to rule all roads. Road light, off-road tough, smooth as butter, Terra CLX wheels bring leading-edge performance to the diverse needs of mixed-terrain rides. These are the lightest gravel wheel on the market. They sport 25mm internal-width rims, deliver a durable and exceptionally smooth ride, are compatible with 28-42mm tires at up to 90 PSI, and they come with a lifetime warranty and no-fault crash replacement. - Rim Type: Carbon Clincher, tubeless-first - Rim Material: Advanced Carbon Composite - Rim Width (internal): 25mm - Rim Depth: 32mm - Rear Spoke Pattern: One-cross/Two-cross (2:1) - Spoke Count: 24 - Spoke Type: DT Swiss Aerolite T-head - Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock Alloy hexagonal - Spoke Length: Drive-Side/Non-Drive: 272mm/277mm - Rear Hub: Roval AFD2, Center Lock, DT Swiss EXP internals, Shimano HG, 142x12mm thru-axle end cap - Assembly Method: Handbuilt - Extras: Roval padded wheelbag, Roval tubeless rim tape and valves (pre-installed) - Wheelset Weight (front and rear with rim tape and tubeless valves): 1296g
Roval Terra CLX Evo 650B Wheelset
$2,500.00
Where in the world can you ride these brutes? Anywhere you damn well please. Road light, off-road tough, smooth as butter, Terra CLX EVO wheels bring leading-edge performance to the diverse needs of aggressive gravel rides. Available in 700c and 650B with 30mm internal-width rims to deliver optimal handling with up to 2.1-inch tires, so you’re the master of any terrain. Durability delivered through unsurpassed toughness-to-weight, thanks to leading composite technology rims. Lifetime warranty and no-fault crash replacement. - Rim Type: Carbon Clincher, tubeless-first - Rim Material: Advanced Carbon Composite - Rim Width (internal): 30mm - Rim Depth: 25.3mm - Front Spoke Pattern: Radial/Two-cross (2:1) - Rear Spoke Pattern: One-cross/Two-cross (2:1) - Spoke Count: Front/Rear: 24/24 - Spoke Type: DT Swiss Aerolite T-head - Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock Alloy hexagonal - Spoke Length (front): 650B Right/Left: 264mm/260mm - Spoke Length (rear): 650B Drive-Side/Non-Drive: 259mm/265mm - Front Hub: Roval AFD1, Center Lock, 12mm thru-axle end cap - Rear Hub: Roval AFD2, Center Lock, DT Swiss EXP internals, Shimano or SRAM XDR, 142x12mm thru-axle end cap - Assembly Method: Handbuilt - Extras: Roval padded wheelbag, Roval tubeless rim tape and valves (pre-installed)
Zipp 30 Course Disc Brake Front Wheel (Clincher)
$445.00
Upgrade your road bike with Zipp’s 30 Course Disc wheels. Featuring stiff, light 26mm-deep Zipp aluminum rims, Zipp's precision 77D/177D disc hubs and Sapim's outstanding CX-Ray spokes, these hoops maximize your power transfer for superior acceleration, climbing and handling. They also boast a 25mm-wide tire bed for running wider tires to improve the ride even more and minimize pinch flats.
Zipp 30 Course Rim-brake Clincher
$555.00
Performance, durability, and versatility. Zipp checks all the boxes with its 30 Course Rim-brake Clincher wheelset. A wide 21mm internal rim profile delivers speed, stability and comfort over a variety of surfaces, and Zipp's 71/177 hubset provides smooth and efficient power transfer. Sapim CX-Ray spokes and redesigned ergonomic skewers round out this excellent all-around package. Each wheel includes rim tape, a tubeless valve, and a 1.85mm spacer for use with 10-speed cassettes.
Whisky Parts Co. No.9 36w Front 27.5-inch
$725.00
Whisky No.9 36w carbon wheels are made for all-around trail riding and off-road touring; striking a balance between width and weight. Intended to support a wide range of modern mountain bike tires, the No.9 36w rims have a 30mm internal width, feature hookless beads for easy tubeless setup and impact resistance. The wider rim width creates a broad base for the tire casing to support side knobs better, for increased comfort and traction. - Centered around DT Swiss 350 hubs, well-known for their balance of performance, weight and tool-free serviceability - Laced with j-bend DT Aerolite spokes and brass nipples for durability and serviceability - Each wheel includes a Whisky tubeless valve and tape
Vision SC55 Wheelset
$1,099.00
Vision SC40 is the newest range of light and versatile carbon racing wheels, featuring 40mm deep rims, and disc brake hubs. They’ve been developed using extensive wind tunnel testing and on the road with professional cyclists of our sponsored teams, offering a great balance of performance and light weight at a competitive price. The full carbon rims are tubeless ready, while the alloy freehubs are compatible with Shimano 10-11 speed systems. Hand built to artisanal standards, with direct pull aero bladed spokes and ABS self-locking nipples for reliable performance and a clean rim design. - Full Carbon 40mm depth rim - Tubeless ready - Clincher rim (Max: 7 bar; 100 psi) - Centerlock rotor mount - 6 sealed cartridge bearings (2F + 4R) - DP Spokes - 24F / 24R - Includes rim tape (clincher) and spoke protector - Includes adapters for (front) QR and TA-15, and (rear) QR - Alloy Shimano 10-11sp driver
Strider Ultralight Replacement Wheel
$15.00
• Strong Custom Strider Rim • Durable No-Flat Tire • Tread pattern and bearings matches the ST-4, and will fit on any ST-Model
Stan's NoTubes Baron S1
$479.00
Stan’s S1 wheelset line brings patented tubeless technology to an even wider range of riders. Built for long life, low maintenance, and outstanding value, the S1 series wheels feature 6061 series alloy rims and are available in six different widths suited to a wide range of tire sizes and riding styles. With an emphasis on value and durability, the S1 alloy wheelsets join a mountain wheel line-up that currently includes Stan’s successful MK3 premium alloy wheels and innovative Valor and Bravo carbon series wheelsets. While MK3 wheelsets are built to balance strength, light weight, and stiffness, S1 wheelsets focus on maximum strength and durability. The deeper profile and thicker walls of the S1 rims result in a 50-70g weight increase over MK3 rims, but offer greater impact strength for an even wider range of use. “The new S1 series wheels were developed from rims ridden in Redbull Rampage and raced on the World Cup DH circuit for years,” said Creative Director, Chris Currie. “The goal was to take everything we’ve done for tubeless technology, and put it into a truly bombproof and affordable wheel.” Designed according to Stan’s WideRight rim and tire fit system, S1 series wheelsets are available in six different rim models, with internal widths ranging from 23mm to 38mm. Combined with Stan’s low-profile, high-volume Bead Socket Technology rim design, these widths let the new S1 range accommodate tires from 2-inch to 3.5-inch. All S1 wheelsets are built with 32 spokes front and rear, Sapim’s proven Race spokes, Secure Lock brass nipples, and Stan’s faster-engaging Neo hubs. Hubs are available to fit most axle systems, including Boost. The S1 series includes reinforced versions of the classic Crest, Arch, and Flow--names already familiar to fans of Stan’s tubeless rims. In addition to the Crest S1, Arch S1, and Flow S1, three entirely new wider wheelsets will be available. The Sentry S1, Baron S1, and Major S1 bring Stan’s patented Bead Socket Technology to Plus bikes. Baron S1 Wheelset - Use: Plus Tire Performance, Adventure, and Trail - Internal Rim Width: 35mm - Optimal Tire Size: 2.8 to 3.2-inch - Hubs: Stan’s Neo 32-hole Front, 32-hole Rear - Spokes/Nipples: Sapim Race Black 2.0/1.8/2.0mm, Secure Lock - Brass Silver Nipples - Wheel Sizes and Weights: 26-inch (1,998g), 27.5-inch (2,060g), and 29-inch (2,162g)
Sta-Tru 16-inch Front Wheel
$35.99
Sta Tru Front Wheel - Hub/Brake Compatibility: Rim Brake - Wheel Size: 16-inch - ISO Diameter: 305 / 16-inch - Front Axle: 3/8-inch x 100mm - Tire Type: Clincher
Sta-Tru 18-inch Front Wheel
$46.49
Sta Tru Front Wheel - Single Wall rim - Hub/Brake Compatibility: Rim Brake - Wheel Size: 18-inch - ISO Diameter: 355 / 18-inch BMX - Front Axle: 3/8-inch x 100mm - Tire Type: Clincher
Sta-Tru 24-inch Front Wheel
$57.99 - $60.99
Sta Tru Front Wheel - Single Wall rim - Hub/Brake Compatibility: Rim Brake - Wheel Size: 24-inch - ISO Diameter: 507 / 24-inch BMX - Valve: Schrader - Tire Type: Clincher
Sta-Tru 26-inch Double Wall Front Wheel
$62.49
Sta-Tru Double Wall Front Wheels. - Hub/Brake Compatibility: Rim Brake - Wheel Size: 26-inch x 1 3/8 - ISO Diameter: 590 / 26 x 1 3/8-inch - Front Axle: 3/8-inch x 100mm - Valve: Schrader - Tire Type: Clincher
Sta-Tru 27-inch Rear Wheel
$65.49
Sta Tru Rear Wheels - Hub/Brake Compatibility: Rim Brake - Wheel Size: 27" - Cassette Body Type: Threaded Standard 1.37" x 24tpi - ISO Diameter: 630 / 27" - Tire Type: Clincher
Sta-Tru 27.5-inch Rear Wheel
$88.99
Sta Tru Rear Wheels - Single Wall rim - Hub/Brake Compatibility: Rim Brake - Wheel Size: 27.5" - Cassette Body Type: Shimano/SRAM 8, 9, 10 Speed - ISO Diameter: 584 / 650b / 27.5" - Tire Type: Clincher - Rear Axle: QR x 135mm
Sta-Tru 700c Double Wall Front Wheel
$66.99
Sta-Tru Double Wall Front Wheels. - Hub/Brake Compatibility: Rim Brake - Wheel Size: 700c - ISO Diameter: 622 / road / 29" - Front Axle: QR x 100mm - Valve: Schrader - Tire Type: Clincher
Sta-Tru 700c Double Wall Rear Wheel
$69.99 - $74.99
Sta-Tru Double Wall Rear Wheels - Hub/Brake Compatibility: Rim Brake - Wheel Size: 700c - Cassette Body Type: Threaded Standard 1.37" x 24tpi - ISO Diameter: 622 / road / 29" - Valve: Schrader - Tire Type: Clincher
Specialized Stout XC 90 Wheels
$278.95 $600.00 54% Off
Utilizing a 90mm wide alloy rim, sealed cartridge bearings, and butted spokes, the Stout XC 90 wheelset confidently balances lightweight with durability and quality to perform in the elements. - Single-wall alloy rims are 90mm-wide and have been mated with aggressive weight cut-outs and a hookless bead design to create a lightweight, fast-rolling wheel. - Front hub body features an alloy construction for added durability, two sealed cartridge bearings for all-weather performance, and oversized 24mm end caps. - Alloy rear hub body includes four sealed cartridge bearings for reliable, all-weather performance, as well as a lightweight alloy cassette body to keep the overall weight down. - Rear hub is convertible to be compatible with standard alloy cassette freehub body for use with 10-speed drivetrains - Lightweight butted spokes are strong and hold their tension through rough riding. - Lightweight alloy nipples hold spoke tension securely and resist rust for added durability.
Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 C40 Carbon Clincher Rear 700c
$838.99
The lightweight Dura-Ace C40 Carbon Clincher wheel is the ultimate all-rounder. Yet, it’s still aero thanks to the wide rim you’ll see at the C40. This carbon wheel has an increase in rigidity for improved aerodynamic performance, while maintaining a comfortable riding experience. Its braking, handling and acceleration are top notch. - Responsive acceleration - Wide section rim - Carbon laminate rim
Roval CLX 32 Disc Tubular Front
$1,100.00
When we set out to create a lightweight tubular disc wheel, we didn't want it to be "just another climbing wheel." We wanted to provide the lightest disc wheelset available with the aerodynamic attributes of something twice its depth. It was a tall order, but in the end, our CLX 32 Tubular Disc not only not only delivers on this in spades, but it also provides incredible brake modulation and power in all conditions, increased impact resistance, and a disc-specific carbon layup that increases strength while decreasing weight. Our design process started with a low overall weight at the forefront, as we knew what weight we could hit with the information and technology we had available. With that weight in mind, we then turned our focus to aerodynamics and began an iterative process of designing and testing over 150 individual rims to find the optimal shape. These innumerable Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) models, Win Tunnel hours, and shots of espresso left us with a 32mm-deep shape that boasts more logged wind tunnel time than any other wheel in its category. Once we found the most aerodynamic shape, at the 32-millimter depth, we came back to the weight focus and proceeded to experiment with over 40 different layup methods to reach our desired weight. And this made the CLX 32 lighter and faster than every other competitor in the lightweight wheel category. For this CLX 32, we mated the rim to our Aero Flange (AF) series hub with DT Swiss Aero spokes to create the best overall system. This results in a 550-gram, front wheel with an extremely low inertia value. In cycling, inertia relates to the amount of force it takes to accelerate or decelerate, so wheels that are built with lightweight rims, like the CLX 32, result in a lower inertia value that creates a lively wheel that allows you to accelerate, decelerate, and change direction with less effort. But why so wide? Well, additional width does three primary things for a rim, it provides additional structural strength, it allows for a clean rim and tire interface when using wide tires (resulting in enhanced aerodynamics and faster rolling properties), and it better supports the tire in hard cornering. This boosts both predictable grip and confidence when things get twisty on the descents. Each front wheel also employs the legendary CeramicSpeed bearings and comes with our padded wheelbag, quick-release, tubeless plugs, tubeless valve, and SwissStop Black Prince brake pads. - Assembly Method: Hand-built - Braking Surface: Disc brake only - Extras: Roval padded wheelbag, Roval steel quick-release, 12mm thru-axle, quick-release end caps - Front Hub: Roval AFD1, Center Lock, CeramicSpeed bearings, quick-release or 12mm thru-axle end cap - Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagonal - Rim Depth: 32mm - Rim Material: Carbon - Rim Type: Carbon tubular - Rim Width: 27.1mm external - Spoke Count: 21 - Spoke Pattern: Two-cross/Radial (2:1) - Spoke Type: DT Swiss Aerolite (L)/Aerocomp (R) T-head - Weight: 550g
Roval CLX 32 Disc Tubular Rear Wheel
$1,400.00
When we set out to create a lightweight tubular disc wheel, we didn't want it to be ""just another climbing wheel."" We wanted to provide the lightest disc wheelset available with the aerodynamic attributes of something twice its depth. It was a tall order, but in the end, our CLX 32 Tubular Disc not only not only delivers on this in spades, but it also provides incredible brake modulation and power in all conditions, increased impact resistance, and a disc-specific carbon layup that increases strength while decreasing weight. Our design process started with a low overall weight at the forefront, as we knew what weight we could hit with the information and technology we had available. With that weight in mind, we then turned our focus to aerodynamics and began an iterative process of designing and testing over 150 individual rims to find the optimal shape. These innumerable Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) models, Win Tunnel hours, and shots of espresso left us with a 32mm-deep shape that boasts more logged wind tunnel time than any other wheel in its category. Once we found the most aerodynamic shape, at the 32-millimter depth, we came back to the weight focus and proceeded to experiment with over 40 different layup methods to reach our desired weight. And this made the CLX 32 lighter and faster than every other competitor in the lightweight wheel category. For this CLX 32, we mated the rim to our Aero Flange (AF) series hub with DT Swiss Aero spokes to create the best overall system. This results in a 680-gram, front wheel with an extremely low inertia value. In cycling, inertia relates to the amount of force it takes to accelerate or decelerate, so wheels that are built with lightweight rims, like the CLX 32, result in a lower inertia value that creates a lively wheel that allows you to accelerate, decelerate, and change direction with less effort. But why so wide? Well, additional width does three primary things for a rim, it provides additional structural strength, it allows for a clean rim and tire interface when using wide tires (resulting in enhanced aerodynamics and faster rolling properties), and it better supports the tire in hard cornering. This boosts both predictable grip and confidence when things get twisty on the descents. Each rear wheel also employs the legendary CeramicSpeed bearings and comes with our padded wheelbag, quick-release, tubeless plugs, tubeless valve, and SwissStop Black Prince brake pads. - Assembly Method: Hand-built - Braking Surface: Disc brake only - Extras: Roval padded wheelbag, Roval steel quick-release, Roval tubeless plugs and tubeless valve,142x12mm thru-axle ; quick-release end caps - Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagonal - Rear Hub: Roval AFD2, Center Lock, CeramicSpeed bearings, DT Swiss 240 internals, 11-speed, quick-release or 142x12mm thru-axle end cap - Rim Depth: 32mm - Rim Material: Carbon - Rim Type: Carbon tubular - Rim Width: 27.1mm external - Spoke Count: 24 - Spoke Pattern: One-cross/Two-cross (2:1) - Spoke Type: DT Swiss Aerocomp (L)/Aerolite (R) T-head - Weight: 680g
Roval CLX 32 Tubular Wheel
$659.95 - $999.99 $1,100.00 - $1,400.00 Up to 40% Off
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 40 Tubular Wheels
$599.95 $1,000.00 40% Off
Slice through the wind on Roval's Rapide CLX 40 Wheelset. They feature 40mm-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, 1240-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 50 Tubular Front
$659.95 $1,100.00 40% Off
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 50 Tubular Rear
$559.99 $1,400.00 60% Off
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.
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