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The Wheel Shop Evo E-Tour 19/Formula FM-21-QR 700c Front
$63.99 - $65.99
- Position Front - Wheel Diameter/ISO 700C / 622 - Axle Type QR - Hub Spacing 100mm - Wheel-Brake Comp. Rim - Freehub Body - - Wheel Tire Type Clincher - Rim Material Aluminum - Rim Construction Double wall - Rim Internal Width 19mm - Rim inner width range 0-21.9mm - Rim Drilling 36 - Hub Model Formula FM-21-QR - Wheel Weight - - Spoke Type Stainless - Valve Schrader - Rim External Width - - Depth 20mm - Rim Model Evo E-Tour 19 - Skewers Included Yes
The Wheel Shop Alex X101/Formula FM-21-QR 700c Front
$64.99
- Position Front - Wheel Diameter/ISO 700C / 622 - Axle Type QR - Hub Spacing 100mm - Wheel-Brake Comp. Rim - Freehub Body - - Wheel Tire Type Clincher - Rim Material Aluminum - Rim Construction Single wall - Rim Internal Width 19.7mm - Rim inner width range 0-21.9mm - Rim Color Silver - Rim Drilling 36 - Hub Model Formula FM-21-QR - Wheel Weight - - Spoke Type Steel - Valve Schrader - Rim External Width 25mm - Depth 16mm - Rim Model Alex X101 - Skewers Included Yes
The Wheel Shop Alex X101/Shimano Acera FH-T3000 700c Rear
$79.99
- Position Rear - Wheel Diameter/ISO 700C / 622 - Axle Type QR - Hub Spacing 135mm - Wheel-Brake Comp. Rim - Freehub Body Shimano HG - Wheel Tire Type Clincher - Rim Material Aluminum - Rim Construction Single wall - Rim Internal Width 19.7mm - Rim inner width range 0-21.9mm - Rim Color Silver - Rim Drilling 36 - Hub Model Shimano Acera FH-T3000 - Wheel Weight - - Spoke Type Steel - Valve Schrader - Rim External Width 25mm - Depth 16mm - Rim Model Alex X101 - Skewers Included Yes
The Wheel Shop Alex DM-18/Formula FM-21-QR 700c Front
$84.99
- Position Front - Wheel Diameter/ISO 700C / 622 - Axle Type QR - Hub Spacing 100mm - Wheel-Brake Comp. Rim - Freehub Body - - Wheel Tire Type Clincher - Rim Material Aluminum - Rim Construction Double wall - Rim Internal Width 18.4mm - Rim inner width range 0-21.9mm - Rim Color Silver - Rim Drilling 36 - Hub Model Formula FM-21-QR - Wheel Weight - - Spoke Type Stainless - Valve Schrader - Rim External Width 24.4mm - Depth 16mm - Rim Model Alex DM18 - Skewers Included Yes
The Wheel Shop Alex AT470/Shimano Sora HB-RS300 700c Front
$104.99
- Position Front - Wheel Diameter/ISO 700C / 622 - Axle Type QR - Hub Spacing 100mm - Wheel-Brake Comp. Rim - Freehub Body - - Wheel Tire Type Clincher - Rim Material Aluminum - Rim Construction Double wall - Rim Internal Width 17mm - Rim inner width range 0-21.9mm - Rim Color Black - Rim Drilling 32 - Hub Model Shimano Sora HB-RS300 - Wheel Weight - - Spoke Type DT Stainless - Valve Presta - Rim External Width 22mm - Depth 22mm - Rim Model Alex AT470 - Skewers Included Yes
49°N MTB/Urban 29-inch/700C Rim & Disc Front Wheel
$116.99
An affordable and clever dual-duty rim & disc brake compatible 29"/700c wheelset that combines MTB hub spacing with screw-on freewheel compatibility for a wheelset that's perfectly suited to trekking, MTB, and urban use. - Alex Rims Z1000 pinned construction single wall rim with 20mm internal width suitable for a wide-range of tire widths & ground sidewall - Joytech 6-Bolt disc alloy nutted hubs w/ serviceable cup and cone bearings - Anodized brake track for clean looks when used with a disc brake - Conventional screw-on freewheel fitting (7/8/9/10sp compatible) - Plain gauge 14G/2.0mm SUS304 Stainless Steel spokes (black) w/ 12mm brass nipples (silver) - 36H/3X lacing - Schrader drilling - Axle nuts & high-pressure rim tape included - Weight: Front - 1169g, Rear - 1244g
The Wheel Shop Alex DA22/Shimano Sora FH-RS300 700c Rear
$124.99
- Position Rear - Wheel Diameter/ISO 700C / 622 - Axle Type QR - Hub Spacing 130mm - Wheel-Brake Comp. Rim - Freehub Body Shimano HG - Wheel Tire Type Clincher - Rim Material Aluminum - Rim Construction Double wall - Rim Internal Width 13.9mm - Rim inner width range 0-21.9mm - Rim Color Black - Rim Drilling 32 - Hub Model Shimano Sora FH-RS300 - Wheel Weight - - Spoke Type Stainless - Valve Presta - Rim External Width 19.6mm - Depth 22mm - Rim Model Alex DA22 - Skewers Included Yes
The Wheel Shop Alex DM-18/Shimano Deore FH-T610 700c Rear
$129.99
- Position Rear - Wheel Diameter/ISO 700C / 622 - Axle Type QR - Hub Spacing 135mm - Wheel-Brake Comp. Rim - Freehub Body Shimano HG - Wheel Tire Type Clincher - Rim Material Aluminum - Rim Construction Double wall - Rim Internal Width 18.4mm - Rim inner width range 0-21.9mm - Rim Color Black - Rim Drilling 36 - Hub Model Shimano Deore FH-T610 - Wheel Weight - - Spoke Type Stainless - Valve Schrader - Rim External Width 24.4mm - Depth 16mm - Rim Model Alex DM18 - Skewers Included Yes
The Wheel Shop Mavic A719/Shimano Deore HB-T610 700c Front
$239.99
- Position Front - Wheel Diameter/ISO 700C / 622 - Axle Type QR - Hub Spacing 130mm - Wheel-Brake Comp. Rim - Freehub Body - - Wheel Tire Type Clincher - Rim Material Aluminum - Rim Construction Double wall - Rim Internal Width 19mm - Rim inner width range 0-21.9mm - Rim Color Black - Rim Drilling 36 - Hub Model Shimano Deore HB-T610 - Wheel Weight - - Spoke Type DT Stainless - Valve Presta - Rim External Width 24.5mm - Depth 20mm - Rim Model Mavic A719 - Skewers Included Yes
The Wheel Shop Mavic A719/Shimano Deore FH-T610 700c Rear
$259.99
- Position Rear - Wheel Diameter/ISO 700C / 622 - Axle Type QR - Hub Spacing 130mm - Wheel-Brake Comp. Rim - Freehub Body Shimano HG - Wheel Tire Type Clincher - Rim Material Aluminum - Rim Construction Double wall - Rim Internal Width 19mm - Rim inner width range 0-21.9mm - Rim Color Black - Rim Drilling 36 - Hub Model Shimano Deore FH-T610 - Wheel Weight - - Spoke Type DT Stainless - Valve Presta - Rim External Width 24.5mm - Depth 20mm - Rim Model Mavic A719 - Skewers Included Yes
DT Swiss E 1800 Spline 23 Front
$293.99
Ever fancied riding your road bike at its full potential? All you need to do is slot a pair 1800 SPLINEs in the dropouts. Whether you want to cut some minutes off your commute by taking new shortcuts, corner harder and hit the apex more precisely, or undertake some epic rides into unknown terrain, 1800 SPLINE allows all of that. With a precision build and high-end components throughout, it's the right wheel to find new roads and ride old ones like never before.
DT Swiss CR 1600 Spline 23 Front
$413.99
What feels better than passing a mountain biker on the trail while gripping the hoods of your cross bike? Not much, but the CR 1600 SPLINE offers more than that. Whether you are cutting through mud, dancing on icy, frozen trails, or exploring dusty desert roads, you will feel the great efficiency of these wheels. Wide straight-pull spokes attached to a beautifully machined, high end Ratchet System hub will keep encouraging you to attack new challenges as soon as the last one is over, and the CR 1600 SPLINE is totally up to it.
DT Swiss GR 1600 SPLINE 25 700c Front
$413.99
Are you already planning your next bike-packing trip? The GR 1600 SPLINE 25 is made for gravel adventures and all those unique experiences to be found far from the tarmac. A super-durable aluminum wheelset made of reliable components that supports you for endless miles of trouble-free riding pleasure, the GR 1600 SPLINE 25 is ready to explore the world.
DT Swiss PR 1600 Spline 23 Rim Brake Front
$413.99
Comfort and speed combined. The PR 1600 SPLINE 23 work perfectly with the new breed of wider road tires. These bring about more comfort in the saddle and more grip even when the tarmac turns less and less smooth. The result is a faster, more relaxed ride. Together with the laterally stiff build which uses high end bladed spokes, the PR 1600 SPLINE 23 lets you tackle even the last climb of the day with enough energy to enjoy the looks of the hubs and to plan your next big ride.
DT Swiss T 1800 Classic 32 Rear
$483.99
With the T 1800 CLASSIC track style is taken to the streets. From the wide, medium profile alloy rim to the extra flat bladed spokes it oozes muscles. And that muscle is needed when zipping around cars and corners at full pace. Its simplicity comes from Swiss engineering know-how, ensuring a long, trouble free life navigating city roads and procuring big grins on riders faces. That said, it doesn't mean it can't go fast on an oval, because it can.
DT Swiss GR 1600 SPLINE 25 700c Rear
$554.99
Are you already planning your next bike-packing trip? The GR 1600 SPLINE 25 is made for gravel adventures and all those unique experiences to be found far from the tarmac and the rest of the road cycling community. A super-durable aluminum wheelset made of reliable components that supports you for endless miles of trouble-free riding pleasure. Ready to explore the world? The GR 1600 SPLINE 25 definitely is! - Shimano/SRAM 11-speed road cassette-compatible
Zipp 30 Course Disc Brake Rear Wheel (Clincher)
$749.99 - $754.99
Upgrade your road bike with Zipp’s 30 Course Disc wheels. Featuring stiff, light 26mm-deep Zipp aluminum rims, Zipp's precision 77D/177D disc hubs and Sapim's outstanding CX-Ray spokes, these hoops maximize your power transfer for superior acceleration, climbing and handling. They also boast a 25mm-wide tire bed for running wider tires to improve the ride even more and minimize pinch flats.
Roval SLX 24 - Rim
$1,000.00
Engineered for light weight without sacrificing durability, the Roval SLX 24 is a no nonsense wheelset. The 20mm wide, tubeless ready, alloy rims provide an optimal tire profile to enhance confidence and feel on the road. Roval aero hubs with DT 350 star-rachet internals round out the package to create a light, stiff, and reliable wheelset. Tipping the scales at only 1460 grams, this wheelset is equally at home in a hilly road race or logging big miles training in the off-season.
Roval CLX 32 Front
$1,100.00
When we set out to create a lightweight wheelset, we didn't want it to be "just another climbing wheel." We 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 us more than what we asked for. Our design process started with a low overall weight at the forefront, as we knew what weight we could hit with the information and technology we had available. With that weight in mind, we then turned our focus to aerodynamics and 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 us with a 32mm-deep shape that boasts more logged wind tunnel time than any other wheel in its category. Once we found the most aerodynamic shape, at the 32-millimter depth, we came back to the weight focus and proceeded to experiment with over 40 different layup methods to reach our desired weight. And this made the CLX 32 lighter and faster than every other competitor in the lightweight wheel category. For the CLX 32 clincher front, we mated the rim to our Aero Flange (AF) series hub with DT Swiss Aero spokes in order to create the best overall wheel system. This resulted in a 553-gram, 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. But why so wide? Well, additional width does three primary things for a rim, it provides additional structural strength, it allows for a clean rim and tire interface when using wide tires (resulting in enhanced aerodynamics and faster rolling properties), and it better supports the tire 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 our padded wheelbag, quick-release, tubeless plugs, tubeless valve, and SwissStop Black Prince brake pads. - Assembly Method: Hand-built - Brake Track Height: 12mm - Braking Surface: Carbon fiber - Extras: Roval padded wheelbag, Roval steel quick-release, Roval tubeless plugs and tubeless valve, SwissStop Black Prince brake pads - Front Hub: Roval AF1, CeramicSpeed bearings - Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagonal - Rim Depth: 32mm - Rim Material: Carbon - Rim Type: Carbon clincher, 2Bliss Ready - Rim Width: 20.7mm internal - Spoke Count: 16 - Spoke Pattern: Radial - Spoke Type: DT Swiss Aerolite T-head - Weight: 550g
Zipp 302 Carbon Tubeless Rear
$1,199.00
Zipp's 302 Tubeless rim-brake wheels deliver dependable speed for aspiring and experienced cyclists alike. These wheels provide great value and performance and are now tubeless, allowing you to run lower tire pressure for greater cornering grip and reduced rolling resistance without the risk of pinch flats. Its 45mm deep Indianapolis-made carbon rim is optimized for low aerodynamic drag and precise handling in all riding conditions. The 302's smooth carbon rim is laced to Zipp's 176 hub using Belgian CX-Sprint spokes and brass spoke nipples to build a wheel that is fast and reliable—tough enough to thrive in the big Gran Fondo or the road less traveled, yet light enough to tackle the steepest grades. The 302 is equally suited to training rides or duking it out at your local race series. - Tubeless design provides secure performance when riding at lower tire pressures - New Zipp graphics and cosmetic identity that scream speed - Dependable 76/176 hubs with Sapim CX Sprint J-bend spokes - Ships with QR end caps, quick release skewers
Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 C40 Carbon Tubeless Front 700c
$1,289.99
The lightweight Dura-Ace C40 Carbon Tubeless disc-brake wheel is the ultimate all-rounder. Yet, it’s still aero thanks to the wide rim you’ll see at the C40. This carbon wheel has an increase in rigidity for improved aerodynamic performance, while maintaining a comfortable riding experience. Its braking, handling and acceleration are top notch. - For the performance driven triathlete and road racer - Wide section rim - Ultra-light full carbon rim - Tubeless - Center-lock Disc - E-thru axles
Roval CLX 64 Front
$1,350.00
When we set out to create a wheelset built purely for speed, we wanted to make it more than just fast. Not that being fast wasn't a priority, but we were tired of wheels that only performed well in a straight line. In the end, we developed the CLX 64, the fastest wheel that we've ever tested. Not only is it the fastest in the tunnel, but its prestige has been verified with Gold Medals in the men's road race, time trial, and team time trial at the 2016 UCI World Championships. One of the first questions we get about the CLX 64 is, "Why 64mm instead of 65mm?" To put it simply, it's because 64mm simply tested faster than 65mm. One millimeter, that's how deep our testing goes. Having an in-house wind tunnel allows us to run every possible variation, and after two years of development, 80 variations in rim design, and nearly 300 hours studying tire and frame interactions in the Win Tunnel, we found 64mm to be the fastest iteration for normal riding conditions. In fact, it's even faster than the 80-plus-millimeter-deep wheels they were tested against. Being able to use a shape that's nearly 20mm shallower than the competition, yet just as low in drag, makes for a wheel that has drastically less side force and steering torque. This translates to less buffeting and more confidence in even the gustiest winds. Another positive of a shallower rim depth is the reduction in weight that follows using less material. Many deep carbon wheels feel "slow" due to their high inertia value. What's that? Inertia is the amount of force it takes to accelerate or decelerate, and wheels that are built around heavier rims lack the liveliness that many riders crave. Being over a half-a-pound lighter than the other wheels in its aero category, the CLX 64 accelerates, decelerates, and changes direction with less effort. The rim is not the only component of the CLX 64 that contributes to its aero prowess though, in order to create the fastest wheels, we focused on the wheels as a system, not just a rim with "other parts," and our Aero Flange (AF) hubs play a significant role. Designed completely in the Win Tunnel, our AF hubs feature an incredibly small frontal aero, without sacrificing stiffness, making them aerodynamically efficient. Taking the advantage a step further, these wheels were developed to work in harmony with modern-width 24C tires. The 21mm internal rim width spreads the tire out, in this case to 26C, making it seamlessly meet the rim. Not only does this create a system with low aerodynamic drag, but one that has exceptionally low rolling resistance and inspiring grip in the corners. And to make sure we checked all of the feature boxes, we also made the rim tubeless-ready. To top off the multitude of performance features of the rim, we chose the highest quality build components to pair the CLX 64 front with. Starting with DT Swiss Aerolite bladed spokes, which test faster than their round counterparts in the Win Tunnel, we hand-laced the 64 rim to our AF hubs that house CeramicSpeed's legendary bearings. Why hand-built? Machines make mistakes and mistakes aren't something we're ok with, so we have real people lace each wheel by hand. - Assembly Method: Hand-built - Brake Track Height: 12mm - Braking Surface: Carbon fiber - Extras: Roval padded wheelbag, Roval steel quick-release, Roval tubeless plugs and tubeless valve, SwissStop Black Prince brake pads - Front Hub: Roval AF1, CeramicSpeed bearings - Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagonal - Rim Depth: 64mm - Rim Material: Carbon - Rim Type: Carbon clincher, 2Bliss Ready - Rim Width: 20.7mm internal, 29.9mm external - Spoke Count: 16 - Spoke Pattern: Radial - Spoke Type: DT Swiss Aerolite T-head - Weight: 695g
DT Swiss CRC 1400 SPLINE 24 Front
$1,419.99
The CRC 1400 SPLINE 24 — a wheelset for all those challenges off the beaten track. Whether you are competing in cyclocross races, gravel adventures, or simply the prestigious CX-lunch ride with your colleagues, these wheels will bring a smile to your face. The full carbon tubeless ready rim, laced to a straight pull 240s-based hub, combines superb performance with maximum reliability for harsh off-road use. The CRC 1400 SPLINE 24 and a set of extra-wide tubeless tires, will deliver the ideal combination of light weight, comfort, and grip while you discover new adventures.
DT Swiss GRC 1400 SPLINE 42 700c Front
$1,419.99
Introducing the Gravel racing king — GRC 1400 SPLINE 42, the most sophisticated gravel wheelset on the market. Taking a holistic approach to engineering, we rethought the characteristics of a modern benchmark-setting gravel wheelset. Aerodynamic efficiency for sustainable speed and endurance, ideal support of wide gravel tires for unprecedented comfort and traction off-road, as well as remarkable durability make this wheelset the perfect companion for your next gravel adventure.
DT Swiss PRC 1400 Spline 35 Disc Brake Front
$1,419.99
Unsure what will happen on your group ride? Mountains, hills or flat sections? Water from below, water from above? You needn't worry, the PRC 1400 SPLINE 35 has it covered. high-end, bladed straightpull spokes and the most reliable and light-weight freewheel system make for an efficient ride. Offering the perfect blend of comfort, grip and lightweight in combination with a higher volume tire, the wide and stiff full carbon rims accelerate with the best of them. Equipped with disc brakes it will stop on a dime all the time. So the PRC 1400 SPLINE 35 is ready for anything, are you?
DT Swiss PRC 1400 Spline 35 Front Rim Brake
$1,419.99
Unsure what will happen on your group ride? Mountains, hills, or flat sections? Water from below, water from above? You needn't worry — the PRC 1400 SPLINE 35 has it covered. High-end bladed straight pull spokes and the most reliable and lightweight freewheel system make for an efficient ride. Offering the perfect blend of comfort, grip, and low weight in combination with a higher volume tire, the wide and stiff full carbon rims accelerate with the best of them.
Roval Alpinist CLX Front
$1,485.00
Conquer mountains, flatten hills, and feel your bike come alive with this ultra-light, 1365 gram wheelset. Mass is the enemy of performance, and the Alpinist CL is the lightest wheelset in its class. Weight has been pared to the absolute minimum to make the make the most of every watt and deliver incredible responsiveness without sacrificing any of the strength, ride quality, or durability that are crucial to long-term performance and satisfaction. - Assembly Method: Hand-built - Braking Surface: Disc brake only - Extras: Roval padded wheelbag. NoFault crash replacement policy. Lifetime warranty - Front Hub: Roval AeroFlange Disc, Center Lock, Sealed Cartridge bearings - Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagonal - Rim Depth: 33mm - Rim Material: Carbon - Rim Type: Carbon, clincher (tube-type) - Rim Width: 21mm internal - Spoke Count: 21 - Spoke Pattern: Radial/Two-cross (2:1) - Spoke Type: DT Swiss Aerolite T-head - Weight: 562g
Roval CLX 32 Rear Wheel
$1,500.00
When we set out to create a lightweight wheelset, we didn't want it to be "just another climbing wheel." We 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 us more than what we asked for. Our design process started with a low overall weight at the forefront, as we knew what weight we could hit with the information and technology we had available. With that weight in mind, we then turned our focus to aerodynamics and 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 us with a 32mm-deep shape that boasts more logged wind tunnel time than any other wheel in its category. Once we found the most aerodynamic shape, at the 32-millimter depth, we came back to the weight focus and proceeded to experiment with over 40 different layup methods to reach our desired weight. And this made the CLX 32 lighter and faster than every other competitor in the lightweight wheel category. For the CLX 32 rear clincher, we mated the rim to our Aero Flange (AF) series hub with DT Swiss Aero spokes to create the best overall system. This results in a 730-gram, 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. But why so wide? Well, additional width does three primary things for a rim, it provides additional structural strength, it allows for a clean rim and tire interface when using wide tires (resulting in enhanced aerodynamics and faster rolling properties), and it better supports the tire 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 our padded wheelbag, quick-release, tubeless plugs, tubeless valve, and SwissStop Black Prince brake pads. - Assembly Method: Hand-built - Brake Track Height: 12mm - Braking Surface: Carbon fiber - Extras: Roval padded wheelbag, Roval steel quick-release, Roval tubeless plugs and tubeless valve, SwissStop Black Prince brake pads - Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagonal - Rear Hub: Roval AF1, CeramicSpeed bearings, DT Swiss 240 internals, 11-speed - Rim Depth: 32mm - Rim Material: Carbon - Rim Type: Carbon clincher, 2Bliss Ready - Rim Width: 20.7mm internal - Spoke Count: 24 - Spoke Pattern: Radial/Two-cross (2:1) - Spoke Type: DT Swiss Aerolite T-head - Weight: 730g
Roval CLX 50 Rear Wheel
$1,650.00
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, 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, while taking some aero guidance from the CLX 64, if we were going to create what we like to call ""the unicorn wheel."" 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 supported our svelte weight requirements, we opted to lace the rims, via 21 DT Swiss Aerolite spokes, to our Aero Flange (AF) hub with the legendary CeramicSpeed bearings and DT 240 hub internals. And when it was time for final testing validation, we were left with a 50mm-deep, 770-gram clincher wheelset that's not only 200 grams 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 - Brake Track Height: 12mm - Braking Surface: Carbon Fiber - Extras: Roval padded wheelbag, Roval steel quick-release, Roval tubeless plugs and tubeless valve, SwissStop Black Prince brake pads - Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagonal - Rear Hub: Roval AF1, CeramicSpeed bearings, DT Swiss 240 internals, 11-speed - Rim Depth: 50mm - Rim Material: Carbon - Rim Type: Carbon clincher, 2Bliss Ready - Rim Width: 20.7mm internal, 29.4mm external - Spoke Count: 21 - Spoke Pattern: Radial/Two-cross (2:1) - Spoke Type: DT Swiss Aerolite T-head - Weight: 770g
Roval CLX 64 Rear Wheel
$1,650.00
When we set out to create a wheelset built purely for speed, we wanted to make it more than just fast. Not that being fast wasn't a priority, but we were tired of wheels that only performed well in a straight line. In the end, we developed the CLX 64, the fastest wheel that we've ever tested. Not only is it the fastest in the tunnel, but its prestige has been verified with Gold Medals in the men's road race, time trial, and team time trial at the 2016 UCI World Championships. One of the first questions we get about the CLX 64 is, "Why 64mm instead of 65mm?" To put it simply, it's because 64mm simply tested faster than 65mm. One millimeter, that's how deep our testing goes. Having an in-house wind tunnel allows us to run every possible variation, and after two years of development, 80 variations in rim design, and nearly 300 hours studying tire and frame interactions in the Win Tunnel, we found 64mm to be the fastest iteration for normal riding conditions. In fact, it's even faster than the 80-plus-millimeter-deep wheels they were tested against. Being able to use a shape that's nearly 20mm shallower than the competition, yet just as low in drag, makes for a wheel that has drastically less side force and steering torque. This translates to less buffeting and more confidence in even the gustiest winds. Another positive of a shallower rim depth is the reduction in weight that follows using less material. Many deep carbon wheels feel "slow" due to their high inertia value. What's that? Inertia is the amount of force it takes to accelerate or decelerate, and wheels that are built around heavier rims lack the liveliness that many riders crave. Being over a half-a-pound lighter than the other wheels in its aero category, the CLX 64 accelerates, decelerates, and changes direction with less effort. The rim is not the only component of the CLX 64 that contributes to its aero prowess though, in order to create the fastest wheels, we focused on the wheels as a system, not just a rim with "other parts," and our Aero Flange (AF) hubs play a significant role. Designed completely in the Win Tunnel, our AF hubs feature an incredibly small frontal aero, without sacrificing stiffness, making them aerodynamically efficient. Taking the advantage a step further, these wheels were developed to work in harmony with modern-width 24C tires. The 21mm internal rim width spreads the tire out, in this case to 26C, making it seamlessly meet the rim. Not only does this create a system with low aerodynamic drag, but one that has exceptionally low rolling resistance and inspiring grip in the corners. And to make sure we checked all of the feature boxes, we also made the rim tubeless-ready. To top off the multitude of performance features of the rim, we chose the highest quality build components to pair the CLX 64 with. Starting with DT Swiss Aerolite bladed spokes, which test faster than their round counterparts in the Win Tunnel, we hand-laced the 64 rim to our AF hubs that house CeramicSpeed's legendary bearings and DT 240 hub internals at the rear. Why hand-built? Machines make mistakes and mistakes aren't something we're ok with, so we have real people lace each wheel by hand. - Assembly Method: Hand-built - Brake Track Height: 12mm - Braking Surface: Carbon fiber - Extras: Roval padded wheelbag, Roval steel quick-release, Roval tubeless plugs and tubeless valve, SwissStop Black Prince brake pads - Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagonal - Rear Hub: Roval AF1, CeramicSpeed bearings, DT Swiss 240 internals, 11-speed - Rim Depth: 64mm - Rim Material: Carbon - Rim Type: Carbon clincher, 2Bliss Ready - Rim Width: 20.7mm internal, 29.9mm external - Spoke Count: 21 - Spoke Pattern: Radial/Two-cross (2:1) - Spoke Type: DT Swiss Aerolite T-head - Weight: 850g
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