Specialized Roval CLX 50 Carbon Wheelset
Specialized Roval CLX 50 Carbon Wheelset

£1,850.00

When we set out to create the CLX 50, we had clear goals in mind—create wheels that are 45 to 55mm deep, 2Bliss Ready, 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

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Description

When we set out to create the CLX 50, we had clear goals in mind—create wheels that are 45 to 55mm deep, 2Bliss Ready, 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." We implemented every lightweight trick in the book without sacrificing anything to durability. And from there, we performed a variety of studies on different wheel depths, ultimately deciding that meeting our strict weight and stiffness targets would be a big gamble with something too deep, which is where 50mm was born from. After the depth was determined, we jumped headlong into Computational Fluid Dynamics computer modeling to arrive at various rim shapes that could make the CLX 50 as fast 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 our Win Tunnel. In the tunnel, we tested every wheel, ours and the competition's, with a 24C (measuring ~26mm wide) Specialized S-Works Turbo tire inflated to 100 PSI, as tires can drastically affect performance. Testing wheels by themselves, not on a bike, is often seen as malpractice, but in our years of testing experience, the numbers have shown that the deltas between bike and wheel, and wheel alone, to be consistent. After finding the most optimized rim shape that supported our svelte weight requirements, we opted to lace the rims to our Aero Flange (AF) hub, which features the legendary CeramicSpeed bearings, via 16 DT Swiss Aerolite spokes. Now it was time for final testing validation. The result? A 50mm-deep, 1375-gram clincher wheelset that's not only ~200 grams lighter than the competition’s similar depth wheel, but is also measurably faster in every conceivable test than every wheel in its category.

FRONT

  • Rim Type: Carbon clincher, tubeless-ready
  • Rim Material: Carbon
  • Braking Surface: Carbon Fibre
  • Brake Track Height: 12mm
  • Rim Depth: 50mm
  • Rim Width: 20.7mm internal, 29.4mm external
  • Spoke Pattern: Radial
  • Spoke Count: 16
  • Spoke Type: DT Swiss Aerolite T-head
  • Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagonal
  • Front Hub: Roval AF1, CeramicSpeed bearings
  • Assembly Method: Hand-built
  • Extras: Roval padded wheelbag, Roval steel QR, Roval tubeless plugs and tubeless valve, SwissStop Black Prince brake pads
  • Weight: 607g

REAR

  • Rim Type: Carbon clincher, tubeless-read
  • Rim Material: Carbon
  • Braking Surface: Carbon Fibre
  • Brake Track Height: 12mm
  • Rim Depth: 50mm
  • Rim Width: 20.7mm internal, 29.4mm external
  • Spoke Pattern: Radial/Two-cross (2:1)
  • Spoke Count: 21
  • Spoke Type: DT Swiss Aerolite T-head
  • Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagonal
  • Rear Hub: Roval AF1, CeramicSpeed bearings, DT Swiss 240 internals, 11-speed
  • Assembly Method: Hand-built
  • Extras: Roval padded wheelbag, Roval steel QR, Roval tubeless plugs and tubeless valve, SwissStop Black Prince brake pads
  • Weight: 768g
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  1. Jonny smith

    very aero and very light

    amazing wheel set, i've tried a few wheels but these are just incredible. They get up to speed and hold it with minimal effort. Peter Sagan uses them 80% of the time and has gotten a lot of success on them! (Posted on 24/10/2017)

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This item is available for International delivery. For orders outside the UK, please contact us for a quote. Read more.

UK orders are sent using Royal Mail Tracked 48, Royal Mail Recorded or Royal Mail letter post for small, light orders and Parcelforce for heavier, bulky orders. Please allow approx 2-3 days for delivery after the order has been despatched. Large and heavy items, e.g turbo trainers and work stands, will be sent by Parcelforce (UK Mainland only). Overseas orders are sent using Royal Mail International Signed For service and Royal Mail Airsure service (where permitting). Heavier items e.g. bicycles are sent using Parcelforce Worldwide. Delivery times will vary depending on destination, customs clearance, local postal service etc. Please allow up to 14 working days for delivery. Postage costs include Insurance for the value of the order. Bicycles sent within the UK are sent by Parcelforce 48 Hour Service.

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