New Rovals?

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parajba
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by parajba

Do we know how much these new Rovals will cost and when they will be available for sale? the current version is £2250 in the UK. I am still sporting the 2019 CLX50 and this new version could finally be a decent upgrade.

aeroisnteverything
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by aeroisnteverything

Someone should really put the Rovals head to head with Craft Racing 5060. Very similar profile, depth, etc. Is there a difference in performance to justify paying a premium for Rovals?

One thing that I have always liked about the Rapides is the internal rim bed shape: tyre retention when deflated is outstanding. I think this is vital for safety.

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ParisCarbon
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by ParisCarbon

So if this is the "limited edition" set wheel.. anyone know if there is a "regular edition" wheel?
I can only imagine the Canadian tag on these bad boys...

toxin
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by toxin

Yes, the clx2

ParisCarbon
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by ParisCarbon

toxin wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2024 11:32 pm
Yes, the clx2
So basically there's a few of these limited ones coming out, if not, the current CLX 2 is the wheel.. Im just about to start my SL8 build, was looking at CLX 2s, but heard about a new Roval which I guess is this limited one...

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chorus88
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by chorus88

images are from Specialized China website.
WHEELSET-Rapide CLX II Team ROAD JUN2024.jpg
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WHEELSET-Rapide CLX II Team ROAD2 JUN2024.jpg
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WHEELSET-Rapide CLX II Team ROAD6 JUN2024.jpg
WHEELSET-Rapide CLX II Team ROAD7 JUN2024.jpg
WHEELSET-Rapide CLX II Team ROAD8 JUN2024.jpg
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ichobi
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by ichobi

aeroisnteverything wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2024 10:42 am
Someone should really put the Rovals head to head with Craft Racing 5060. Very similar profile, depth, etc. Is there a difference in performance to justify paying a premium for Rovals?

One thing that I have always liked about the Rapides is the internal rim bed shape: tyre retention when deflated is outstanding. I think this is vital for safety.
This is why brand exists no? Entirely depends how much value you put in Specialized / Rovals. Same with everything else really. Cars, Watches etc.

mikehhhhhhh
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by mikehhhhhhh

Really digging the silver, not so much the white decals.

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CJosephB
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by CJosephB

spacemunk wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2024 7:07 am
Meet the fastest wheels in the world - The Rapide CLX II Team Wheels. Designed to be lighter and more aerodynamic, these wheels are engineered to make riders like Remco Evenepoel and Demi Vollering even faster. These wheels were developed using our equation for speed: Lightweight + Aerodynamics + Handling + Durability = Speed. These limited edition wheels are the absolute pinnacle of road racing performance, reserved for the greatest riders in the world and the lucky few who get their hands on a set.

The Roval Rapide CLX II Team wheels are 130g lighter, 0.5 watts more aerodynamic, and double the industry’s tubeless impact standards. With class-leading tire retention for incredible confidence on the roughest roads at any speed, the Roval Rapide CLX II Team wheels offer an unprecedented combination of performance and security.

LIGHTWEIGHT: The Roval Rapide CLX II Team wheels weigh just 1,360g without valves and tape due to new carbon rim layups and the new Roval LF hub. More than 100 carbon layup variations and hundreds of rims tested delivered a weight savings of 40g per rim, while the new low flange hub saves 50g. We even optimized logos and paint to save additional weight—shaving a total of 130g off our system weight.

THE FASTEST RACE WHEELS: Speed is about balancing the right things, and the combination of the proven Rapide rim shape, DT Swiss Aerolite II spokes, and the all-new Roval LF Hub resulted in a 0.5-watt drag saving compared to our Rapide CLX II wheels, making the fastest in the peloton just a bit faster. A 0.5-watt decrease in power might not sound like much, but over 40km adds up to one second. Sure, it’s only 0.5 watts faster, but Remco and Demi have never asked us to make them slower.

UNMATCHED DURABILITY: We know that hookless wheels don’t perform under our demanding high-pressure testing standards. Any carbon wheel can crack under intense impact, but that’s no excuse for a tire to blow off. That’s why our Rapide CLX II Team wheels are not just built for a higher durability standard—they are hooked, resulting in the fastest, most dependable, and versatile wheels in the world. The bonus is that riders can choose the tire and pressure that’s best for their ride.

UNLIMITED CAPABILITY: The Rapide CLX II Team wheels are the most consistent, offering riders the same aerodynamic performance across various tire sizes. Whether racing a cobblestone course with 30mm tires or riding on smooth, buttery tarmac and opting for 26mm tires, your aerodynamic advantage remains the same with the Rapide CLX II Team wheels. With the same proven Rapide CLX II shape, these wheels are 25% less impacted by crosswinds than other wheels of this depth, allowing riders to stay off the brakes and on the gas regardless of wind conditions.

SILVER IS THE NEW GOLD: Silver hubs, valves, and the chrome Team logo helped us save weight by eliminating powder coating and paint, but it’s not just weight savings we were going after. We are also sending a message. When you see silver highlights on a Roval product, know that it’s our secret sauce, the new standard to beat, the best of the best.

Rim: Rapide CLX Team Carbon Clincher, Hooked, 700c, Disc Brake, Tubeless
Rim Details: F-51mm-Depth, 35mm External Width, 21mm Internal Width : R-60mm-Depth, 30.7mm External Width, 21mm Internal Width
Hub: Roval Team Light Hub (LF16/LF17R) Center Lock, DT Swiss 180 Ratchet EXP 36t internals (10 degs), 100x12mm & 142x12mm, Shim. RD. 11SP HG freehub
Bearing Type: DT Swiss SINC Ceramic Bearings
Spokes: DT Swiss Aerolite II T-head, Front: Radial/One-cross (2:1) 18 count, DS: 258mm, NDS: 267mm, Rear: One-cross/Two-cross (2:1) 24 count, DS: 261mm, NDS: 256mm
Nipple: DT Swiss Hex Prolock Al 2.0x14mm
Tire Size: 24mm-38mm, Max Pressure: 24mm-35mm: Tubeless (110psi) Tubed (130psi), 36mm-38mm: Tubeless (60psi) Tubed (60psi)
Weight: Wheelset 1,390g, Front 643g, Rear 747g (including 15g, tubeless rim tape and tubeless valve)
Extras: S-Works Turbo Rapidair 2Bliss Ready T2/T5 Tires 700 x 26, Silver Alloy Centerlock Rings, LTD Roval Double Wheel Bag, LTD Roval Water Bottle (x2), Custom Roval Dynaplug® Racer Pro w/ Spare Plugs, DT Swiss XDR FHB, DT Swiss Ceramic SINC Bearings, Spare Spoke & Nipple Kit w/ Hand Built Tension Card, Lifetime Warranty, System Weight Limit: 275lbs/125kg.
Assembly Method: Hand-built.
Wonder if they are using a similar tech to Hunt's limitless technology to widen the external width without adding weight...

Ytse
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by Ytse

I really can't getmy head around the tyre choice. 26mm? Really? In 2024?
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toxin
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by toxin

Dumping stock probably

Ytse
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by Ytse

toxin wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2024 12:03 pm
Dumping stock probably
Good point
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Torbjorn
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by Torbjorn

Several World Tour teams race on 26mm tires.

ParisCarbon
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by ParisCarbon

I have an in on a set of these... except I am switching to Campagnolo freehub... is there a particular dT swiss freehub I need?

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r3m
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by r3m

So nothing to change rapide CLX 1 gen with cermaic bearing upragde ....

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