Roval is consistently trying to improve our system weight limits. Our newest wheels and components now have an industry leading system weight limit of 275lbs (125Kg) and our older generation of wheels has a system weight limit of 240lbs (109Kg).
275lbs (125Kg) - Rapide CLX, Rapide C, Alpinist CLX, Alpinist CL, Terra Evo CLX, Terra CLX, Control SL (2020).
240lbs (109Kg) - All products not referenced above.
Lightweight everyday workhorse
Lightweight everyday workhorse
Long live alloy!
The E5 alloy used in the SLX 24 is notable for its exceptional elongation characteristics. This translates to aluminum that can be more precisely and extensively extruded to its final shape while retaining impressive strength at minimal weight. It makes for a rim that can handle severe abuse in real-world conditions without leaving you stranded.
Wide rims for wide tires, the way of the future
Wider tires roll faster, and are more comfortable, than narrow tires. The tubeless ready, 20mm internal width of the SLX 24 is optimized for use with modern, wider tires, providing them with the right amount of sidewall support to facilitate surefooted handling in all conditions.
Premium quality hubs and spokes
With two main goals in mind—long life and easy serviceability—we looked to Switzerland. The SLX 24 uses an ultra-reliable, rapid engagement DT 350 star-ratchet freehub for smooth power transmission and long-term dependability. Similarly, DT Swiss Competition spokes were chosen to lace hub to rim, and finished with brass Pro-Lock nipples.
Lightweight and tubeless ready
Total wheelset weight is 1515 grams, which is a mighty respectable weight for a wheelset that excels everywhere from training rides to ‘cross races. The tubeless ready design ensures hassle-free setup and trouble-free riding.
Alloy clincher, tubeless-ready
CNC Alloy (rim brake only)
Rim: 20mm internal, 24mm external
Disc: 20mm internal, 23.5mm external
Disc: Radial/Two-cross (2:1)
Rim: Radial/Two-cross (2:1)
Disc: One-cross/Two-cross (2:1)
Rim: Front/Rear: 20/24
Disc: Front/Rear: 24/24
DT Swiss Competition Race T-head
DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagonal
Rim Front Right/Left: 282mm/282mm
Rim Rear Drive-Side/Non-Drive: 275mm/282mm
Disc Front Right/Left: 284mm/278mm
Disc Rear Drive-Side/Non-Drive: 278mm/284mm
Rim: Roval AF1, sealed cartridge bearings
Disc: Roval AFD1, Centerlock, sealed cartridge bearings, QR or 12mm thru-axle end cap
Rim: Roval AF1, sealed cartridge bearings, DT Swiss 350 internals, 11-speed
Disc: Roval AFD2, Centerlock, sealed cartridge bearings, DT Swiss 350 internals, 11-speed, QR or 142x12mm thru-axle end cap
Rim: Roval steel QRs, Roval tubeless plugs and valves
Disc: Roval steel QRs, Roval tubeless plugs and valves, front QR & 12mm end caps, rear QR & 142x12 thru-axle end caps
Tire pressure recommendations
The right tire pressure for your ride is personal and depends on your riding style, the terrain you'll be riding, and the conditions of that terrain on the day you're riding. What you see below is a recommended starting point, a "ballpark." You'll also see a decal on your wheels indicating max pressure. Never exceed the max pressure. Enjoy your ride!
All Roval wheels are designed and tested as a system. This allows us to tune each wheelset specifically for the intended ride experience and deliver the highest quality wheels. For this reason, we do not offer individual components for sale.
Roval Road Wheels
Our CLX 32, 50, 64, Terra CLX, Terra CLX EVO, C38, SLX 24 and all Contol and Traverse models are compatible. Rapide CLX and Alpinist CLX wheels are not compatible with tubeless road tires. By making them tube-type specific we were able to create lighter and better complete wheels systems for performance road riders. To render these wheels tubeless would have required extra materials, and that extra mass would have outweighed the benefits of tubeless tires.
The wider CL(X) 32, 50, and 64 are compatible with tires between 22-47C. The previous CL(X) 40 and 60 models are compatible with tires up to 38C. Note that many Roval road wheels have a larger inner width than traditional road rims. Most road tires end up about 2mm wider on these wheels than on a traditional road wheel.
The wider CL(X) 32, 50, and 64 are compatible with tires between 22-47C. The previous CL(X) 40 and 60 models are compatible with tires up to 38C.
All Roval road wheels use DT Swiss internals. Stock DT Swiss replacement freehub parts are compatible with the rear wheels. Freehub bodies for virtually all component groups are available from your local Roval dealer. Please direct questions for specific part numbers to email@example.com
SCS is a system developed by Specialized Bicycle Components to ensure an ideal chainline and crisp shifting on disc brake road bikes with short chainstays. Wheels with SCS hubs move the cassette inboard (closer to the center of the bike). Select Roval models – CL(X) 40 and CLX 64 – are available with SCS rear hubs for use on certain Specialized Tarmac, Roubaix, Diverge, and CruX Disc models. Endcaps are available to use these wheels in both QR and SCS thru-axle configurations.
Our current generation CL(X) 32, 40, 50, and 64 wheels, along with SLX 24 disc wheels, are compatible with traditional QR and thru-axle configurations. In the front, this is 9x100mm QR and 12x100mm thru-axle. In the rear, this is 9x135mm QR and 12x142mm thru-axle. The end caps for these configurations all ship with each aftermarket wheel.
We have partnered with Swiss Stop and optimized our brake tracks for their Black Prince brake pads. These brake pads are available for Shimano/SRAM and Campagnolo configurations, and they're easy to find at either your local bike shop or online. Use of a brake pad other than the Swiss Stop Black Prince or the Roval “Red” pads will void your warranty and can be unsafe.
Roval Mountain Wheels
All Roval Mountain wheels use DT Swiss internals. Stock DT Swiss replacement freehub parts are compatible with the rear wheels. Freehub bodies for virtually all component groups are available from your local Roval dealer. Please direct questions for specific part numbers to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Roval wheel small parts are available through your local Roval dealer. For technical questions please contact email@example.com.
The spoke lengths and type vary by wheel. Please contact your local dealer or firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll get you sorted.
This depends on a ton of variables. Trail type and conditions, rider weight and style, tire casing, and internal rim width all play a part in choosing the proper combination. As a general baseline, we recommend the following: 22mm internal rim width – 2.0 - 2.3” tire; 29-30mm internal rim width – 2.3 - 3.0” tire; 38mm internal rim width – 2.6 - 3.0” tire
Current generation Control and Traverse wheels (all wheel diameters and hub spacing types) are compatible with the plugs.
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How we made it
There's no substitute for the hands-on experience and meticulous attention to detail that a human being brings to the craft of wheel building. While many wheels on the market are built by machines, Roval wheels are always built by people: from lacing the hubs, to equalizing spoke tension, to truing the wheel to lateral and radial perfection.
We engineer and build our wheels as an integrated whole to deliver performance that can’t be achieved by designing a rim and then sourcing third party parts for the rest. Example? By controlling the rim design, hub, lacing pattern, and spoke count, we drill spoke holes at precisely the angle the nipple will interface with the rim, ensuring the SLX 24’s reliability and the lightest weight possible.