Slice through the wind on Roval's Rapide CLX 40 Wheelset. They feature 40mm-tall aero carbon rims, and DT Swiss Revolution straight-pull spokes laced to sealed ceramic cartridge bearings Roval hubs. The rear hub is adorned with DT Swiss's renowned 240 star ratchet internals. The wide, carbon rim provides a round tire profile and greater lateral stiffness for precise handling. This feathery, 1240-gram wheelset spins up with ease so you can bolt out of corners and breeze up the climbs. With your favorite tubular tires, these wheels roll as smooth as silk.
|Rim Material||Roval carbon|
|Hub(s)||Front: Roval carbon/aluminum w/ceramic bearings; Rear: Roval aluminum w/DT Swiss internals and ceramic bearings|
|Spokes (Front/Rear)||DT Swiss Revolution|
|Nipples||DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagonal|
|Weight (Front/Rear)||Front: 548 grams Rear: 692 grams|
|Lacing (Front/Rear)||Radial/2-cross & radial|
|Cassette Compatibility||Shimano/SRAM 9/10/11-speed|
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I bought the clincher version of this wheel 2 1/2 years ago. Light, smooth, solid and true - couldn't have been happier. Just when I was considering buying another set of Rovals for a second bike, things turned sour though: the CLX40 started to develop significant pulsing, making for hazardous downhill rides. Upon examination, I discovered heavily damaged brake tracks and significant deformation of the carbon rims. I am glad my dealer talked me into Campagnolo Boras. I am still working on my warranty claim with Specialized which is proving difficult. Unless you ride on essentially flat terrain and do not use your brakes very much, I cannot recommend these wheels.