Alpinist CLX

The Fastest Way to the Top

Alpinist CLX
Alpinist CLX
Alpinist CLX
Alpinist CLX
Alpinist CLX
Alpinist CLX
Alpinist CLX
Alpinist CLX
Alpinist CLX
Alpinist CLX
Alpinist CLX
Alpinist CLX
Alpinist CLX
Alpinist CLX
Alpinist CLX
Alpinist CLX
Alpinist CLX
Alpinist CLX

Alpinist CLX

The Fastest Way to the Top

Starting at: $1,100.00

Systems Approach

In order to create a 1284-gram wheelset, we developed each wheel as a complete system. By making wheel systems, not just rims, our engineers can control every aspect of the design; rim, hub, spoke spec and lacing pattern. This eliminates variables associated with off-the-shelf components, which in turn allows us to optimize weight and strength. Bottom line - the Alpinist CLX has precisely the amount and type of material needed, in precisely the correct place, and not a gram of fat anywhere.

Rim Layup

For the Alpinist CLX rim, we utilized a complex and precise carbon fiber layup schedule in order to minimize weight, optimize strength and durability, and serve up a smooth riding, superb handling wheel.

Lighter, Stronger, Faster

Our AeroFlange hubs form the basis of strong, light, fast wheels. Aerodynamically optimized, with wide bracing angles for increased strength and reduced spoke weight, they also benefit from the reduced weight, increased strength and reliability of DT Swiss’ new EXP freehub internals.

Product Specifications

Technical specifications

Rim
Rim type

Carbon, clincher (tube-type)

Rim width

21mm internal

RIM DEPTH

33mm

Spoke
FRONT SPOKE PATTERN

Radial/Two-cross (2:1)

REAR SPOKE PATTERN

One-cross/Two-cross (2:1)

SPOKE COUNT

21F/24R

SPOKE TYPE

DT Swiss Aerolite T-head

NIPPLE TYPE

DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagonal

Hub
Front hub

Roval AeroFlange Disc, Center Lock, Sealed Cartridge bearings

Rear hub

Roval AeroFlange Disc, Centerlock, Sealed Cartridge bearings, DT Swiss EXP internals, HG Freehub, 142x12mm thru-axle compatible

Other
Assembly method

Handbuilt

Extras

Roval padded wheelbag. No- Fault crash replacement policy. Lifetime warranty.

Weight

1248 grams (wheelset)
562 grams (F) / 686 grams (R) 

Tire pressure recommendations

General

Roval wheelsets with carbon rims are designed for a maximum rider weight of 240lbs (109kg). Our alloy wheelsets, however, do not have a weight limit.

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 support@rovalcomponents.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 support@rovalcomponents.com.

All Roval wheel small parts are available through your local Roval dealer. For technical questions please contact support@rovalcomponents.com.

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

Composites Shop
Composites Shop

To optimize the strength and weight of our rims, we define exactly where we need to place carbon fiber, what type of carbon to utilize, and the orientation of the fiber. The final layup schedule defined during prototyping in our California composites lab becomes the guide used when the wheels reach the production stage. It’s part hard number crunching; part black art; and part, test, destroy, redesign and repeat until we reach our goal.

Testing
Testing

Good design only gets you so far. We are relentless in our testing. Days on end spent in our wind tunnel, hour upon grueling hour in the test lab, field testing, and the explosive power of World Tour professionals all contribute to bringing our wheels to life. Every step of the way we seek the fastest, lightest, best handling, smoothest riding path. Once our wheels have proven themselves across all these criteria, and survived these arenas, they are ready for you.

Select variant

Alpinist CLX

Configuration
Color
Size

700c

Brake type

Disc

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