Rapide CL II

World Tour Speed For All

Rapide CL II
Rapide CL II
Rapide CL II
Rapide CL II
Rapide CL II
Rapide CL II
Rapide CL II
Rapide CL II
Rapide CL II
Rapide CL II
Rapide CL II
Rapide CL II
Rapide CL II
Rapide CL II
Rapide CL II
Rapide CL II
Rapide CL II
Rapide CL II
Rapide CL II
Rapide CL II

Rapide CL II

World Tour Speed For All

Starting at: $725.00

Stability Equals Speed

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 we developed a front rim that both reduces drag AND increases stability by 25% in sudden wind gusts compared to our previous 50mm rims. 

Systems Approach

The Rapide CL II is hand built every step of the way, from initial lay-up to the final tensioning on the nippels. Built on DT Swiss 350 hubs with a 36 tooth Star Ratchet 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 and durability, with World Tour ready performance. 

Hooked on Tubeless

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 that 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. This is tubeless done right.

Kissing Drag Goodbye

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.

Product Specifications

Technical Specifications

Rim
Rim Type

Rapide CLX Cabon Clincher, 700c, Disc Brake, Tubeless

Rim Details

Front - 51mm Depth, 35mm External Width, 21mm Internal Width; Rear - 60mm Depth, 30mm External Width, 21mm Internal Width

Spoke
Spoke Front

DT Swiss Competition Race Straightpull, Radial/Two-cross (2:1) 18 count, DS: 258mm, NDS: 270mm

Spoke Rear

DT Swiss Competition Race Straightpull, Radial/Two-cross (1:1) 24 count, DS: 256mm NDS: 260mm

Nipple Type

DT Swiss Hex Prolock Al 2.0x14mm

Hub
Front Hub

DT Swiss 350 Straighpull Center Lock 100x12mm

Rear Hub

DT Swiss 350 Straighpull Center Lock, Star Ratchet 36t internals (10 degs), 142x12mm, Shim. RD. 11SP HG freehub

Bearings

DT Swiss Sealed Steel Cartridge Bearings

Other
Assembly Method/ Extras

Hand Built / Roval Rim Tape, Spare Spoke & Nipple Kit

Weight

Wheelset 1,590g, Front 725g, Rear 865g (including 15g, tubeless rim tape and tubeless valve)

System Weight Limit

275lbs / 125kg

Tire Size

24mm - 38mm

Tire Pressure

Max Pressure: 24mm-35mm: Tubeless (110psi) Tubed (130psi), 36mm – 38mm: Tubeless (60psi) Tubed (60psi)

Tire Pressure Recommendations

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How we made it

Made in Racing
Made in Racing

“We want the fastest option, and tires are faster than tubulars. This is a fact. Well, the next step we know it's tubeless. We raced tubeless already. We won with tubeless already.” - Ricardo Scheidecker, Technical and Development Director, Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl

Testing Tubeless

We are always chasing the fastest way from A to B, regardless of what that technology is. For the last two seasons, our tube-type wheels won 155 races on the World Tour—more than any other wheels. But we knew tubeless had the potential to make these wheels even faster. It took two years and the biggest development and testing program ever undertaken by Roval, but we can now say tubeless is truly ready. 

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