Roval Rapide Cl 2 Carbon Front Road Wheel 2023 700c Front – Satin Carbon/Satin Black


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The all-new Rapide CL II wheelset brings the Rapide CLX II’s speed efficiency incredible handling and stability in any conditions to more riders. Built on the exact same rims as the Rapide CLX II to elevate all this performance with tubeless-done-right technology the Rapide CL II makes that performance easier to catch at check-out and you almost impossible to catch on the open road. Deep-section front rims are affected adversely by crosswinds. This negatively impacts handling in turn causing a rider to slow down. By utilizing the first modeling algorithm designed around riders’ real-world reaction times and validated by on-road testing we developed a front rim that both reduces drag AND increases stability by 25% in sudden wind gusts compared to our previous 50mm rims. The rear wheel is the last thing the wind sees so we developed that rim shape to minimize drag at the trailing edge of the bike. At 60mm deep with a 30mm external width the Rapide CL II rear rim reduces turbulence and yields the greatest aerodynamic benefit. Since the rear wheel doesn’t affect steering the way the front does this deep section doesn’t adversely impact handling. Together they represent the fastest package for real-world race conditions. The Rapide CL II is hand-built every step of the way from the initial lay-up to the final tensioning on the nipples. Built on DT Swiss 350 hubs with 36t Star Ractch and Competition Race straight pull spokes the result is a set of wheels designed as a complete system that weighs just 1590 grams a set delivering incredible reliability durability and performance. The reduced rolling resistance of a tubeless setup is undeniable as are the benefits of improved handling and incredible puncture protection. The development of the Rapide CL II involved the most rigorous and extensive engineering and testing program we’ve ever undertaken and resulted in a wheelset that almost doubles current industry impact standards while managing to achieve the lightest weight possible. The Rapide CL II utilizes a hooked rim allowing for real-world riding pressures up to 110psi if that’s your thing for secure tire bead retention and an easier set up and mounting experience than ever before. Wheels sold individually front or rear. Rim Type: Carbon tubeless-first clincher Spoke Count: Front/Rear: 21/24 Rim: Rapide CLX Carbon Clincher 700c Disc Brake Tubeless. Spoke Type: DT Swiss Butted J-Bend Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagonal Hub: DT Swiss 350 Straighpull Center Lock Star Ratchet 36t internals 10 degs 100x12mm and 142x12mm Shim. RD. 11SP HG freehub. Front Hub: DT Swiss 350 Center Lock Sealed Cartridge bearings Bearing Type: DT Swiss Sealed Steel Cartridge Bearings. Rear Hub: DT Swiss 350 Centerlock Sealed Cartridge bearings DT Swiss internals HG Freehub 142x12mm thru-axle compatible No-Fault crash replacement policy. Lifetime warranty. Nipple: DT Swiss Hex Prolock Al 2.0x14mm. Handbuilt Weight Front/Rear: 690g/844g Avg w/o tape or valves Weight: Wheelset 1 590g Front 725g Rear 865g including 15g tubeless rim tape and tubeless valve. Extras: Roval Rim Tape Spare Spoke and Nipple Kit System Weight Limit: 275lbs / 125kg. All Roval Wheels are covered by Specialized's Lifetime Warranty which covers the wheels against manufacturing defects and imperfections. All Roval Wheels are also covered under Specialized's **it Happens No Fault Crash Replacement Warranty for 2 years. Learn more about Specialized Warranty here


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