The Quickest Roval Wheels Lastly Go Tubeless With New CLX II Fashions

Two years after Roval Elements rolled out its gentle, speedy carbon Rapide and Alpinist wheelsets, the corporate introduced Tuesday that each wheels at the moment are tubeless-ready.

In a world the place weight and effectivity imply every part, dropping tubes from a highway bike is a fast and straightforward approach to improve. It takes a chew out of mass and rolling resistance in addition to improves dealing with and safety from the dreaded pinch flat.

Roval’s new Alpinist and Rapide CLX II highway wheels are tubeless-ready; (picture/Roval)

Roval wheels have been beneath the winners of greater than 150 world tour races since 2020, together with Mark Cavendish’s current win on stage three of the Giro D’Italia.

Roval says its latest wheels, the Rapide CLX II and the Alpinist CLX II, are the quickest and strongest it’s ever made.

Throughout testing, the wheels held as much as 55 J of power from a blunt edge striker with no harm, far exceeding the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) normal of 40 J.

Roval Rapide CLX II

Roval Rapide CLX II wheel set in front of wind tunnel fans.
The Rapide CLX II includes a deeper part to extend aerodynamic efficiency; (picture/Roval)

Roval styled the brand new Rapide CLX II as a wheel that blends the deeper part of aerodynamic time trial-type wheels with the burden financial savings present in shallower units tuned for climbing.

Roval says the design of the Rapide offers for a steady really feel in various wind circumstances and appreciable pace.

Roval Rapide CLX II rim detail view.
The Rapide CLX II wheel weighs 1,520 g with tape and valves put in; (picture/Roval)

Alpinist CLX II

Roval Alpinist rear wheel on black background.
The Alpinist CLX II can run tubeless at pressures as much as 110 psi; (picture/Roval)

The Alpinist CLX II can run tubeless at pressures as much as 110 psi; (picture/Roval)Roval payments the Alpinist CLX II as an especially responsive clincher that leaves nothing on the wheel that’s not completely essential to dial in dealing with and acceleration.

Not like many opponents, each new Roval wheels characteristic a hooked-rim design that may maintain tight at pressures of as much as 110 psi and permit simpler setup and roadside repairs.

Roval says the hooked-rim system additionally retains tires in place on the wheel even when a rim cracks, enabling riders the chance to return to a cease upright moderately than taking a tip over the bars or sliding throughout the tarmac.

Roval Alpinist wheel set in front of wind tunnel turbines.
The Alpinist CLX II wheel weighs 1,265 g with tape and valves put in; (picture/Roval)

Alpinist CLX II Specs

  • Weight: 1,250 g (1,265 g with tape and valves)
  • LFD hubs with EXP internals and SINC ceramic bearings
  • Spokes: DT Swiss Aerolite
  • 110 most psi with tubeless 26mm tires
  • Weight restrict: 275 lbs.
  • MSRP: $2,650

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