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The Roval CLX 32 wheel is one of the lightest carbon clinchers ever made but this doesn't come at the expense of fundamental performance.
The Roval CLX 32 wheel is one of the lightest carbon clinchers ever made but this doesn't come at the expense of fundamental performance.
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Roval CLX 32 Rim Brake 700c Wheelset - Carbon/Gloss Black

£1,399.00  £1,850.00  24% off
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Roval CLX 32 Rim Brake 700c Wheelset - Carbon/Gloss Black

Season : Current Model

Brand : Roval

Code : CLX32RIM

Specialized didn't create the CLX 32 Wheelset to be just another climbing wheel. They wanted to provide the lightest wheelset out there with the aerodynamic attributes of something twice its depth. One wheel that'll get you to the base of a climb quickly and up it as efficiently as possible, yet still be strong enough for day-to-day abuse. It was a tall order, but in the end, the CLX 32 gave more than what was asked for.

The design process started with a low overall weight at the forefront, as Specialized knew what weight they could hit with the information and technology they had available. With that weight in mind, the focus was turned to aerodynamics and Specialized 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 a 32mm-deep shape that boasts more logged wind tunnel time than any other wheel in its category.

Once they found the most aerodynamic shape, at the 32-millimtre depth, Specialized came back to the weight focus and proceeded to experiment with over 40 different layup methods to reach the desired weight. This made the CLX 32 lighter and faster than every other competitor in the lightweight wheel category.

For the CLX 32 clincher front, the rim was mated to an Aero Flange (AF) series hub with DT Swiss Aero spokes in order to create the best overall wheel system. This resulted in a 553g, 21mm-wide (internal width) 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. Additional width does three primary things for a rim - it provides additional structural strength, it allows for a clean rim and tyre interface when using wide tyres (resulting in enhanced aerodynamics and faster rolling properties), and it better supports the tyre in hard cornering. This boosts both predictable grip and confidence when things get twisty on the descents.

Each CLX 32 clincher front wheel also employs the legendary CeramicSpeed bearings and comes with a padded wheelbag, quick-release, tubeless plugs, tubeless valve, and SwissStop Black Prince brake pads.

For the CLX 32 rear clincher, the rim was mated to an Aero Flange (AF) series hub with DT Swiss Aero spokes to create the best overall system. This results in a 730g, 21mm-wide (internal width) rear 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. Additional width does three primary things for a rim - it provides additional structural strength, it allows for a clean rim and tyre interface when using wide tyres (resulting in enhanced aerodynamics and faster rolling properties), and it better supports the tyre in hard cornering. This boosts both predictable grip and confidence when things get twisty on the descents.

Each CLX 32 clincher rear wheel also employs the legendary CeramicSpeed bearings and comes with a padded wheelbag, quick-release, tubeless plugs, tubeless valve, and SwissStop Black Prince brake pads.

Technical Information

Front:

  • Rim Type: Carbon clincher, tubeless-ready
  • Rim Material: Carbon
  • Braking Surface: Carbon fiber
  • Brake Track Height: 12mm
  • Rim Depth: 32mm
  • Rim Width: 20.7mm internal, 28.1mm 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: 550g

Rear:

  • Rim Type: Carbon clincher, tubeless-ready
  • Rim Material: Carbon
  • Braking Surface: Carbon fiber
  • Brake Track Height: 12mm
  • Rim Depth: 32mm
  • Rim Width: 20.7mm internal, 28.1mm external
  • Spoke Pattern: Radial/Two-cross (2:1)
  • Spoke Count: 24
  • 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: 730g
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