Roval Alpinist CL II vs CLX II

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Conradsleight
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by Conradsleight

mirko85 wrote:
Mon Sep 12, 2022 7:24 pm
Hi! Anyone bought the new Alpinist CLX II ? I was wondering whether the claimed weight is true or not.
I just got a set, haven't weighed them but from all the reviews I've read, they come in right at 1265 including tape etc.

mistap
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by mistap

I am just about to buy Alpinist CLX II - what type of Rotars lock ring do i need? internal or external?

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BadBoyR
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by BadBoyR

Depends if you have the tools, internal uses the shimano cassette tool


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mistap
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by mistap

BadBoyR wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2023 4:00 am
Depends if you have the tools, internal uses the shimano cassette tool


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Thank you - i do - that is the info i was looking for

stickyfingers
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by stickyfingers

mirko85 wrote:
Mon Sep 12, 2022 7:24 pm
Hi! Anyone bought the new Alpinist CLX II ? I was wondering whether the claimed weight is true or not.
fwiw my Alpinist clx II came in at 1245g complete including valves and rim tape.

-568.5g front
-676.5g rear

BBres
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by BBres

I am trying to decide between CL II and CLX II.

Apart from slightly higher weight do you see any differences in handling, etc.?

CLX II wheelset is about 40% more expensive - is it worth it? It will be my second wheelset mostly for windy weather and races in moun - I also have the Rapide CLX II wheelset.

BBres
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by BBres

So I decided there's no point in investing in Alpinists CLX II as I don't live in highland and my Rapides CLX II deal great with my closest ascents (up to 20 minutes 6-7% avg). They're good even with short steep climbs (600 meters ca. 15-20%).

So I took the Alpinists CL II with a 15% discount. Tomorrow I will take them to the Dolomites, where I am mostly worried about wind gusts (my weight ca. 63-65 kg) no the total weight of the wheelset. I will also use the wheels in worse conditions like early spring rides (a lot of sand, water and/or salt).

The real weight of my wheelset is 1362 grams.

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