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Roval CLX 50 Disc Clincher Rear
$1,375.00
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 Disc, 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, take some aero guidance from the CLX 64, and keep all of the disc brake benefits that we've come to love if we were going to create what we like to call "the unicorn wheel." Why discs you ask? With our disc-specific rims, we ditch the brake track making for a stronger, more impact-resistant rim. This way, you get a disc-specific carbon layup that optimizes stiffness, a weight as close to its rim-brake brethren as possible, and incredible brake modulation and power in all conditions. 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. 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. After finding the optimized rim shape that best supported our svelte weight requirements, we opted to lace the rims to our Aero Flange (AF) hub, via 24 DT Swiss Aerolite spokes, which features the legendary CeramicSpeed bearings. This way you get a complete, superior wheel system, not just a quick rim. And at the end of the day, it all amounts to a 50mm-deep, 770-gram rear wheel that's not only significantly lighter than the competition's similar depth wheel, but is also measurably faster in every conceivable test than each wheel in its category. - 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: 50mm - Rim Material: Carbon - Rim Type: Carbon clincher, 2Bliss Ready - Rim Width: 20.7mm internal, 29.4mm external - Spoke Count: 24 - Spoke Pattern: One-cross/Two-cross (2:1) - Spoke Type: DT Swiss Aerolite T-head - Weight: 770g
Roval CLX 50 Disc Clincher Front
$1,125.00
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 Disc, 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, take some aero guidance from the CLX 64, and keep all of the disc brake benefits that we've come to love if we were going to create what we like to call "the unicorn wheel." Why discs you ask? With our disc-specific rims, we ditch the brake track, making for a stronger, more impact-resistant rim. This way, you get a disc-specific carbon layup that optimizes stiffness, a weight as close to its rim-brake brethren as possible, and incredible brake modulation and power in all conditions. 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. 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. After finding the optimized rim shape that best supported our svelte weight requirements, we opted to lace the rims to our Aero Flange (AF) hub, via 21 DT Swiss Aerolite spokes, which features the legendary CeramicSpeed bearings. This way you get a complete, superior wheel system—not just a quick rim. And at the end of the day, it all amounts to a 50mm-deep, 1415-gram clincher disc wheelset that's not only ~300 grams lighter than the competition’s similar depth wheel, but is also measurably faster in every conceivable test than each wheel in its category.
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.
Zipp Super-9 Disc Carbon Rear Wheel (Clincher)
$2,731.00
Equip yourself with the wheel that carried Tony Martin to a World Championship and reach the pinnacle of your own potential. Zipp’s Super-9 Carbon Clincher Disc underwent extensive fluid dynamic modeling, wind-tunnel testing, and relentless refinement so you can enjoy no-holds-barred aero domination. With a variance in width of just a single centimeter from rim to hub, the Super-9 is almost invisible to the wind. Plus the wide rim creates a virtually seamless integration with the tire, increasing aerodynamics and allowing wider tires run at a lower pressure. This diminishes rolling resistance, increases rider comfort, and reduces the chance of pinch flatting.
Whisky Parts Co. No.9 30w Front
$725.00
Whisky No.9 30w carbon tubeless wheels are the most versatile performance wheels we offer. No.9 30w rims have a 24mm internal width that works with a variety of tires from road plus to standard mountain sizes. No.9 30w rims feature hookless walls for easy tubeless setup and greater impact resistance. Whisky wheels are laced, tensioned, and hand-finished in Minnesota, where our experts have decades of experience building wheels one spoke at a time. Every wheel we sell comes with Whisky tubeless valves and tape in the box. And we’ve chosen each component with a focus on performance, reliability, and serviceability. 30w wheels use DT Swiss 350 hubs, which are well-known for their balance of performance, low weight, and tool-free serviceability. DT Aerolite spokes set the lightweight standard for wheel builders. We chose traditional, j-bend spokes and brass nipples for their durability and serviceability. Both are readily available at your local bike shop and ensure easy maintenance. The No.9 30w is light and wide, providing great versatility no matter where your ride takes you.
Zipp 30 Course Disc Brake Rear Wheel (Tubular)
$555.00
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.
Quality Wheels Shimano / Alex DC19 700c Rear
$79.00
Double-wall rims, Shimano hubs, DT-Swiss spokes and nipples - all at competitive pricing. These all-black wheels are the new standards in repair staples.
DT Swiss CRC 1400 SPLINE 24 Front
$1,036.90
The CRC 1400 SPLINE 24 — a wheelset for all those challenges off the beaten track. Whether you are competing in cyclocross races, gravel adventures, or simply the prestigious CX-lunch ride with your colleagues, these wheels will bring a smile to your face. The full carbon tubeless ready rim, laced to a straight pull 240s-based hub, combines superb performance with maximum reliability for harsh off-road use. The CRC 1400 SPLINE 24 and a set of extra-wide tubeless tires, will deliver the ideal combination of light weight, comfort, and grip while you discover new adventures.
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
DT Swiss PRC 1400 Spline 35 Disc Brake Front
$1,036.90
Unsure what will happen on your group ride? Mountains, hills or flat sections? Water from below, water from above? You needn't worry, the PRC 1400 SPLINE 35 has it covered. high-end, bladed straightpull spokes and the most reliable and light-weight freewheel system make for an efficient ride. Offering the perfect blend of comfort, grip and lightweight in combination with a higher volume tire, the wide and stiff full carbon rims accelerate with the best of them. Equipped with disc brakes it will stop on a dime all the time. So the PRC 1400 SPLINE 35 is ready for anything, are you?
Easton EC90 SL Tubular Rear Wheel
$1,249.99
Turn once-formidable climbs into opportunities to extend your gap with Easton's EC90 SL Tubular wheels. Their flyweight 38mm-deep carbon rims are so light they practically dance up steep grades for you, while their semi-aero profile gives you an advantage on solo flyers off the front. The EC90 SLs also feature sealed bearings for a practically frictionless ride. Plus, they're hand built with Sapim spokes for the ultimate in quality. When it comes time to lay it all on the line, be sure you have the EC90 SLs at your disposal.
DT Swiss HE 1800 SPLINE 32 Rear
$289.90
The HE 1800 SPLINE 32 is the perfect wheelset to enter into the world of e-road biking. A super-reliable pair of wheels for your everyday e-road bike rides, the HE 1800 SPLINE 32 comes with e-road-specific components to handle that little bit of extra power and secure unlimited riding fun on the road. Whether you simply want to enjoy the extra support uphill or if you want those additional watts to hang with your elite racing friends, the HE 1800 SPLINE 32 is ready for every e-road challenge. Shimano/SRAM 11-speed road cassette-compatible
DT Swiss HGC 1400 SPLINE 42 700c Front
$1,068.90
While our Hybrid Endurance wheels are made to deliver maximum speed on tarmac, our Hybrid Gravel wheels deliver maximum fun on gravel roads. The HGC 1400 SPLINE 42 is the answer for high-end e-gravel bikes that set the benchmark in a new cycling segment. With a select mix of high-end e-specific hubs, spokes, and rims, this wheelset has the pedigree to be the uncontested King of e-gravel.
Stan's NoTubes Avion Pro 700c Rear
$1,194.00
Offering decreased rolling resistance on paved roads, unbeatable comfort on gravel, and a weight barely over 1500g, the carbon tubeless Avion from Stan's NoTubes is the future of performance road wheelsets. The Avion features a BST-R rim shape, designed for tubeless specific road tires, traditional clincher tires when used with tubes, and wider gravel and cyclocross tires. The 28mm WideRight rim profile of the Avion increases tire volume and decreases pressure, for less rolling resistance, superior traction, and more comfort. Showcasing Stan's vibration damping Radial Impact Absorbing Carbon Technology (RiACT) and built around the reliability and quick engagement of Stan's Neo and Neo Ultimate hubs, the Avion offers performance that doesn't stop when the pavement ends. Avion wheels come with yellow tape and 55mm tubeless valves installed. Front wheels ship with 15x100mm TA end caps installed, and also include 12x100mm TA and QR end caps and skewers. You'll also find replacement spokes and a final QC readout for your unique wheelset. - Tubeless ready with rim tape and valves installed - Designed for disc brake road, gravel, and cyclocross - Faster engaging, 100% CNC-machined Neo Ultimate hubs - Sapim CX-Ray spokes with Secure Lock aluminum nipples - 41mm deep aerodynamic RiACT rims absorb impacts and roll faster - BST-R series for tubeless road, traditional road with tube, and wider tires - 28mm WideRight rim design optimized for 25-40mm tires
Mavic Comete Pro Carbon UST Disc Rear
$935.00
Speed and aero performance shouldn't be reserved just for pros. The Comete Pro Carbon UST road wheel brings true aero benefits to more people. Engineered with 65mm deep rims that are NACA compliant, the new Comete Pro Carbon UST Disc wheels produce super low drag without compromising handling and stability in crosswinds. Their low weight and high lateral stiffness make them feel quick and responsive out of every corner, and their disc brake compatibility offers maximum control. The wheels are engineered specifically for disc brakes, with an optimized spoke count and lacing. They are offered in Center Lock only and are compatible with 12mm thru axle and can convert to quick release with the included adapters. The Comete Pro Carbon UST Disc is completed with 25mm Yksion Pro UST tires for maximum rolling efficiency, grip and a smooth, comfortable ride. Proven aero speed - 65mm NACA-inspired rim shape minimizes drag. - 26mm wide rim optimized for 25mm tires - Flat spokes Fast acceleration and rolling efficiency - Reduced inertia of the lightweight rim delivers instant acceleration. - Mavic Road Tubeless UST improves rolling efficiency. Improved grip and control, fewer flats - UST and 11Storm compound provides best-in-class tire grip. - Reduced risk of flats with UST, plus easy roadside tire repair - Smartly adapted to disc brakes with specific lacing, along with 12mm and quick-release compatibility
Easton EA90 SL Disc Front
$399.99
The disc brake road revolution has arrived. The EA90 SL Disc combines the stout 19.5-millimeter internal tubeless EA90 SL rim with Easton’s M1 6-bolt disc hubs that have received an A+ Future-Proof rating by Velonews. Hubs easily converts from out of the box 9x100 and 10x135 quick release to 15x100 & 12x100; parts sold separately. These wheels are light, fast and bombproof. Best of all, they rely on standard Sapim double-butted straight-pull spokes and straight-pull spokes and standard external alloy nipples, so they’re easy to maintain and service.
Quality Wheels Formula 135mm Freehub / Alex Y2000 Silver 700c Rear
$57.00
The best price on the market for a wheel meant to be ridden. Single-wall rims and hubs that come out of the box round and true.
Easton EA70 AX 700c Front
$249.99
Find the road less travelled on the new EA70 AX. Joining forces with the EA70 and EC70 AX Bar in our AX adventure road line, the new EA70 AX wheel has the durability to withstand trail riding but is translated to drop bar applications with center lock hubs and 11-speed road compatibility. From bikepacking adventures loaded with gear, to washboarded gravel descents with only your wheels and tires providing the compliance, we have you covered. The welded tubeless ready rim boasts a generous 24mm internal rim width that increased tire volume and gives an optimal tire profile for 35 to 50C tires. It’s the perfect wheel to round out any adventure drop bar build.
DT Swiss GRC 1400 SPLINE 42 700c Front
$1,036.90
Introducing the Gravel racing king — GRC 1400 SPLINE 42, the most sophisticated gravel wheelset on the market. Taking a holistic approach to engineering, we rethought the characteristics of a modern benchmark-setting gravel wheelset. Aerodynamic efficiency for sustainable speed and endurance, ideal support of wide gravel tires for unprecedented comfort and traction off-road, as well as remarkable durability make this wheelset the perfect companion for your next gravel adventure.
The Wheel Shop Alex DM-18/Formula FM-21-QR 700c Front
$57.99
- Position Front - Wheel Diameter/ISO 700C / 622 - Axle Type QR - Hub Spacing 100mm - Wheel-Brake Comp. Rim - Freehub Body - - Wheel Tire Type Clincher - Rim Material Aluminum - Rim Construction Double wall - Rim Internal Width 18.4mm - Rim inner width range 0-21.9mm - Rim Color Silver - Rim Drilling 36 - Hub Model Formula FM-21-QR - Wheel Weight - - Spoke Type Stainless - Valve Schrader - Rim External Width 24.4mm - Depth 16mm - Rim Model Alex DM18 - Skewers Included Yes
DT Swiss HEC 1400 SPLINE 47 Rear
$1,473.90
With the HEC 1400 SPLINE 47, we offer the perfect endurance wheelset for e-road bikes, delivering all the advantages of the AERO+ concept mixed with e-bike-specific components to ensure a long-lasting and trouble-free ride. A valuable upgrade for any high-end e-road bike, these wheels promise premium performance and aero advantages, along with many envious glances from overtaken riders. - Shimano/SRAM 11-speed road cassette-compatible
Origin8 Track Attack 42mm Fixie Wheelset
$241.59
Origin-8's Track Attack 42mm Fixie Wheelset comes in a rainbow of colors, from the subdued to the bold, so you'll know your ride is the sharpest on the block. But, they're not just a pretty face. They feature 42mm deep aluminum rims, sealed cartridge bearings and reliable DT Swiss spokes to roll strong and sure over less-than-ideal surfaces. And, they come with a flip-flop rear hub so you can choose between fixed and freewheeling!
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
DT Swiss PR 1400 DICUT 21 OXiC Front
$531.90
The pinnacle of aluminum road wheels. The ceramic OXiC surface coating brings brake performance to rim brakes as it has never been seen before. The rims are wide, asymmetric, and lightweight, making for an outstanding stiffness-to-weight ratio. If set up tubeless, supreme comfort and grip are added to the athletic character. And, at just 1450g, this wheelset is both extremely practical and competitive, very much in tune with its stealthy appearance.
DT Swiss CR 1600 Spline 23 Rear
$404.90
What feels better than passing a mountain biker on the trail while gripping the hoods of your cross bike? Not much, but the CR 1600 SPLINE offers more than that. Whether you are cutting through mud, dancing on icy, frozen trails, or exploring dusty desert roads, you will feel the great efficiency of these wheels. Wide straight-pull spokes attached to a beautifully machined, high end Ratchet System hub will keep encouraging you to attack new challenges as soon as the last one is over, and the CR 1600 SPLINE is totally up to it.
Stan's NoTubes Avion R Pro 700c Front
$844.00 $1,055.00 20% Off
Stan's award-winning Avion disc redefined what was possible with road tubeless performance. The Avion R brings all those advantages to rim brake bikes. That means decreased rolling resistance, incredible handling, and unbeatable comfort. We added a special high-temp resin brake track, but kept total wheelset weight barely over 1450g, making the Avion R one of the most versatile high-performance road wheels made. The Avion R also features Stan's Radial Impact Absorbing Carbon Technology (RiACT) for a more lively and responsive ride that won't jar your molars loose when the road gets rough. Avion wheels come with yellow tape and 55mm tubeless valves installed. Front wheels come set up 9x100 QR with skewer. Inside the included small parts bag, you'll find AS0148 Avion R All Weather Blue brake pads, replacement spokes, and a final QC readout for your unique wheelset. WARNING: Use only Avion R brake pads, Swiss Stop Black Prince, or Swiss Stop Flash Pro Platinum pads. Avion R All Weather Blue pads (AS0148) are recommended for best performance, and a pair are included with each Avion R wheel. - Tubeless ready with rim tape and valves installed - Designed for disc brake road, gravel, and cyclocross - 100% CNC-machined Neo Ultimate hubs - Sapim CX-Ray spokes with Secure Lock aluminum nipples - 41mm deep aerodynamic RiACT rims absorb impacts and roll faster - BST-R series for tubeless road, traditional road with tube, and wider tires - 28mm WideRight rim design optimized for 25mm-40mm tires
Sta-Tru 27-inch Front Wheel
$62.49 - $66.99
Sta Tru Front Wheel - Hub/Brake Compatibility: Rim Brake - Wheel Size: 27" - ISO Diameter: 630 / 27" - Tire Type: Clincher
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 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.
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