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Roval CLX 50 Disc Clincher Rear - 2021

Roval CLX 50 Disc Clincher Rear
$1,375.00
Axle:
142 x 12mm
Color:
Satin Carbon/White/Black
Size:
700c
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Details

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

Specs

Rim Carbon clincher, 2Bliss Ready
Brake Compatibility Disc brake only
Cassette Compatibility Shimano HG
Axle 135mm QR or 142 x 12mm thru-axle
Hub Roval AFD2, Center Lock, CeramicSpeed bearings, DT Swiss 240 internals, 11-speed, quick-release or 142x12mm thru-axle end cap
Spokes DT Swiss Aerolite T-head
Spoke Count 24
Nipples DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagonal
Lacing One-cross/Two-cross (2:1)
Inner Rim Width 20.7mm
Outer Rim Width 29.4mm
Rim Depth 50mm
Valve Type Presta
Extras Roval padded wheelbag, Roval steel quick-release, Roval tubeless plugs and tubeless valve,142x12mm thru-axle, quick-release end caps

* Subject to change without notice.

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Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
142 x 12mm / Satin Carbon/White/Black / 700c 888818532995 30019-8412 RAP44919806C

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